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Biden’s latest border moves spur criticism that he’s continuing wall construction

Two recently announced border wall projects amidst what the federal governments says are repairs to old earthen levees have deepened concerns that President Biden has abandoned his promise that “there will not be another foot of [border] wall constructed” during his administration. ... Read more»

Trump visits Texas to tour 'unfinished border wall' with Gov. Abbott

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday joined Texas’ top state leaders at the U.S.-Mexico border to slam the Biden administration’s immigration policies amidst Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's push to build a state-funded border wall.... Read more»

Photos: Families, unaccompanied children held in Texas facilities

Images and video from U.S. Customs and Border Protection published Tuesday show the inside of two facilities in Texas where the agency is currently holding hundreds of families with children, and children traveling without parents or guardians, seeking asylum in the United States after crossing the border in the Rio Grande Valley. ... Read more»

Trump visits Texas as administration rushes to award more border wall contracts

The trip comes in the midst of planned impeachment proceedings following a violent week at the U.S. Capitol and a week after Department of Homeland Security officials touted the “historic” completion of 450 miles of border fencing during the Trump administration.... Read more»

Migrant apprehensions continue to surge on Texas-Mexico border

In some Texas Border Patrol sectors, apprehensions of families has spiked 1,000 to 2,000% since October.... Read more»

Guatemalan migrant dies after being apprehended at the Texas-Mexico border

The Guatemalan teenager, who hasn’t been identified, was found unresponsive Monday morning at the Border Patrol station in Weslaco.... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump's claims about border wall fall flat

President Trump repeated false claims during while discussing the border wall to be built with Mexican money that was a signature campaign promise.... Read more»

Border Patrol says Texas checkpoints to remain open during Hurricane Harvey

As Texans in the Rio Grande Valley prepare for Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Border Patrol said its checkpoints north of the border will remain open.... Read more»

Rio Grande Valley mayor welcomes National Guard troops

Rio Grande City Mayor Ruben Villarreal is among the few public officials on the border welcoming the presence of National Guard troops to deal with the surge of illegal immigration.... Read more»

Border Patrol ramping up in Rio Grande Valley

Border Patrol agents say the illegal traffic on public and private land in the Rio Grande Valley has triggered the need for additional resources in the region. In addition to the controversial border fence that straddles miles of the Rio Grande in this swampy part of Texas, the Valley has also seen an influx of watchtowers, barricades and agents.... Read more»

Focus on aquifers urged during push for water

As Texas lawmakers say farmers in the Rio Grande Valley are hurting because Mexico is not honoring a treaty on surface water delivery, experts caution that greater attention should be paid to water deep below the surface. ... Read more»

Proposed SpaceX launch site draws environmental worry

A proposed launch pad site in Texas has raised concerns among environmentalists and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Service over the potential impact on endangered wildlife.... Read more»

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At least 9 suspected illegal immigrants killed in Tx crash

At least nine suspected illegal immigrants were killed and six injured in a south Texas town when their van rolled over just after a Border Patrol traffic stop.... Read more»

Greening disease found in Texas citrus

On Jan. 13, the first-known case of citrus greening disease in Texas was confirmed on a Rio Grande Valley orange tree. The tree showed the telltale signs: undersized, discolored fruit and curled, mottled yellow leaves.... Read more»