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El Paso's federal courthouse.

More than 3½ years after he walked into the Cielo Vista Walmart, massacred 23 people and broke El Paso’s heart, Patrick Crusius pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to various hate crimes and weapons charges. Read more»

Emergency workers spray down a Chevrolet Tahoe at the scene of a fatal crash involving a U.S. Border Patrol pursuit in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, on July 27, 2022.

Come May, border law enforcement agents will be prohibited from engaging in vehicle pursuit solely on the grounds of a vehicle failing to stop at a checkpoint or yielding to an agent attempting to pull it over, in an attempt to reduce incidents that have led to dozens of deaths. Read more»

A group of migrants from Venezuela crosses the Rio Grande toward a temporary border patrol processing facility on Oct. 6 in El Paso.

The Biden administration plans to turn most Venezuelan migrants crossing the southern border back to Mexico - which was previously not allowed - while also creating a pathway to bring as many as 24,000 “qualified” Venezuelans into the country. Read more»

A 1901 photo of Wong Kim Ark, required as a condition of his bond after his arrest in El Paso.

Wong Kim Ark has the unique distinction as perhaps the only person with a Supreme Court ruling declaring him, by name, a citizen of the United States — but that didn’t prevent an immigration official from arresting him and beginning deportation proceedings. Read more»

Ruben Garcia, director of Annunciation House, speaks about the arrival of Haitians in El Paso during the last week. Some migrants have been released while others have been expelled to Haiti or Mexico.

More than 1,200 migrants who crossed the border in Del Rio, Texas, were released from federal custody into El Paso between Thursday and Sunday, often with little warning, Annunciation House founder Ruben Garcia said during a press conference Monday. Read more»

Haitian migrants are put on a plane near Del Rio, Texas, for eventual expulsion to their home country.

Following the arrival of thousands of Haitian migrants to the small Texas border city of Del Rio, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has begun transporting Haitians to El Paso as part of a mass expulsion operation. Read more»

High vaccination rates, geography and a sense of community in the wake of 2019’s Walmart shootings help keep El Paso’s delta numbers low, experts and locals say. Read more»

Everilda, 27, a migrant from Guatemala, sits with her 2-year-old daughter in a shelter in Anapra. Everilda crossed into the United States near the Reynosa-McAllen border, but was sent by plane to El Paso and then expelled to Juárez without being told where she was going.

A shelter just across the U.S.-Mexico border from El Paso was already straining to keep up with growing needs, and now advocates are concerned how the city will accommodate migrants after the Biden administration was ordered to reinstate the Migrant Protection Protocols. Read more»

A pink cross dedicated to Idaly Juache Laguna, one of the disappeared women whose bones were found in Arroyo del Navajo, is decorated with ballons to mark what would have been her 31st birthday on July 29.

In the Valley of Juárez, a seemingly tranquil arroyo has been the site of carnage, a place where the remains of at least 24 murdered women were found between 2008 and 2013. Their families strive to keep their memories alive. Read more»

The Otero County Processing Center on Jan. 4.

Two El Paso-area ICE detention facilities are seeing large outbreaks of COVID-19 among detained migrants, with a combines 138 current confirmed cases - up from three cases as of July 12 - all part of a trend: There are nearly 1,400 current cases among people in ICE detention. Read more»

Beto O'Rourke discussing being detained by border officers in Nogales in September 2013.

As the the universe of nativist American media border has built a powerful false narrative that immigrants are dangerous thieves of our resources, border residents have borne the brunt of the challenges faced by area communities, and it is also the border that can provide the solutions. Read more»

U.S. law caps plasma donations at 104 a year, compared to Europe’s recommended frequency of 33 times per year. In Mexico, selling plasma is entirely illegal.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is closing a legal loophole that allowed blood plasma companies to harvest plasma from thousands of Mexicans a day, who were lured by bonus payments and hefty cash rewards. Read more»

Vice President Kamala Harris gets a briefing at the Northeast El Paso Border Patrol station on Friday.

Vice President Kamala Harris made it to the U.S.-Mexico border Friday, though her focus remained on what was happening south of the Rio Grande in the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Read more»

President Joe Biden has made Vice President Kamala Harris the administration’s point person on Central America migration issues.

Vice President Kamala Harris will head to El Paso on Friday, the first visit to the border by the Biden administration’s point person on migration issues. Read more»

Maria Aldama (center, in blue), 42, reunites with family members from Mexico that she has not seen in 20 years. Aldama drove from Kansas to El Paso for a three-minute embrace with her family.

The Hugs Not Walls event put on by the El Paso-based Border Network for Human Rights, in partnership with the Mexican and United States governments, allows families from both sides of the river with no legal means to reunite to reconnect for a brief embrace in the middle of the Rio Grande. Read more»

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