Supreme Court won’t halt challenged border wall projects

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court declined by a 5-4 vote Friday to halt the Trump administration's construction of portions of the border wall...

Pilot program to address human trafficking; Brownsville chosen to be part of project

An initiative led by United Way Worldwide and UPS will feature Brownsville as one of four cities across the United States in a pilot...

Storm causes erosion at Trump backers’ private border wall

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Weeks after it was criticized by President Donald Trump as “done to make me look bad,” a...

Monitor: Unaccompanied children should not be placed in hotels

A day before attorneys attempted to contact migrant children held by the government at a McAllen hotel, an independent monitor recommended against using such...

Despite judge’s order, migrant kids remain in ICE custody

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government did not release 100 immigrant children detained with their parents despite this week's deadline...

Deadline passes for ICE to release migrant children

A court denied over the weekend another request by attorneys for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to delay release of roughly 100 migrant children...

More ICE detainees test positive for COVID-19

The number of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees in local detention centers who have tested positive for COVID-19 is on the rise. To date,...

CBP confirms firings, suspensions over Facebook posts

After a more than year-long investigation into derogatory social media posts from some of its personnel, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials fired four, and suspended more than 35 officers as a result. "U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) addresses misconduct that violates our Standards of Conduct and is contrary to our core values of vigilance, service to country, and integrity,” the official statement from CBP confirming the firings and suspension states. “(Four) employees were removed from service, 38 employees were suspended without pay, and the remaining were disciplined with reprimands or counseling.” Read the full story at themonitor.com

Judge declines to order release of detained migrant families

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday declined to order the release of roughly 300 migrant parents and children...

AP: Migrant kids held in Valley, US hotels, then expelled

By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration is detaining immigrant children as young as 1 in hotels, sometimes for weeks, before...