U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Second Guatemalan child dies in US custody

December 26, 2018

The total number of migrants arrested at the US-Mexico border is near its lowest level in decades. In September, the Border Patrol arrested more people traveling as families or unaccompanied children, than as single adults. The numbers for the entire FY year, to date, shows an increase in ...

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Mission, Donna, Catholic diocese contacted about border wall

April 27, 2018

At least two cities in Hidalgo County received a letter from U.S. Customs and Border Protection this week requesting access to land, another signal of movement in the construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall.

The cities of Mission and Donna received a letter requesting ...

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Government officials meet with Starr County leaders about border wall’s location

April 25, 2018

Starr County residents will soon find out how border wall construction will affect them.

That’s because notices for landowners in the western edge of the Rio Grande Valley will begin arriving in about three weeks, according to Roma Mayor Roberto Salinas.

Salinas said that information ...

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Mother, son admit to roles in drug smuggling attempt

March 4, 2018

McALLEN — A mother and son from Mexico with visitor visas pleaded guilty to federal drug charges for their role in an attempting to smuggle marijuana in December, according to court records.

Edgar Alberto Reyna-Riojas, 24, and his mother Diana Romelia Riojas-Vazquez, 49, each pleaded ...

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Amid failure to pass immigration bill, wall opponents protest VP’s visit

February 17, 2018

HIDALGO — With a border fence symbolically at their backs, more than 20 members of the Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network on Friday held a news conference here just hours before Vice President Mike Pence landed in McAllen.

The gathering of immigration advocates was in protest of the ...

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