Immigration Crisis

Border Patrol moving ahead for fiscal year 2015

"We are for the moment the tip of the spear, or the focus sector," said Oscar Saldana of U.S. Border Patrol.

Volunteers want a more humane way of tracking illegal immigrants

Illegal immigrants passing through the Valley often only have the clothes on their backs. However, volunteers at Sacred Heart church in McAllen say in the last few weeks that has changed.

Border Patrol seeking new female agents

The Rio Grande Valley is home to 3,200 Border Patrol agents. Not many of them are female in fact only about 5% . However, the few that are proud to wear BP green say, their gender doesn't matter.

Border Patrol sees trend of speaker box smuggling in Falfurrias

Border Patrol Agents at the Falfurrias checkpoint intercepted to cases of smugglers using speaker boxes to hide people. 

Sec. Jeh Johnson visits McAllen after Obama's executive order

immigration speech. Homeland security secretary, Jeh Johnson, showed up in Mcallen to speak with agents. His visit is less than 24 hours after president Obama's executive order on immigration was announced.

Valley police chief hopes for clear answers in Obama's immigration address

President Obama will address the nation on immigration issues, Thursday night. He is expected to announce plans to fix the broken system.

Illegal immigrants found living in tents north of Edinburg

Just off Davis and Cesar Chavez Road north of Edinburg, illegal immigrants were living in squalor, in a tent city.

Government requests 34 million work and residency permits

Despite there being no official action from President Obama on immigration reform yet. The government is requesting suppliers for a 34 million work authorization permits.

Gov. Perry sends letter to Mexican President Peña Nieto, invites him to Texas

Gov. Rick Perry today sent the following letter to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto following the President's comments last week regarding Gov.

TX Department of Public Safety releases border security trends, recent activity

The Texas Legislature has requested that the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) provide a publicly releasable summary of border incidents and a data report related to historical trends of crime along the Texas-Mexico border as well as curr

Secretary Johnson releases statement on situation along the Southwest border

I am pleased that in August the number of apprehensions along the southwest border declined again, reflecting a continued sharp decline in the number of unaccompanied children and adults with children apprehended while attempting to cross our s

House GOP passes border bill -- likely to no effect

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A day late and a compromise short. House Republicans stayed in Washington longer than planned to try to change an emergency border bill so it can pass without any Democratic help.

Texas Game Wardens patrolling the Rio Grande River

We've been hearing a great deal in recent weeks about the immigration crisis in this country. From the wave of children entering this country from Central America, to the political struggle in Washington.

Congressman Joaquin Castro's response to Governor Perry deploying the National Guard at the border

Congressman Joaquin Castro extended an invitation to Governor Rick Perry to meet with the entire Texas Congressional Delegation.

Religious leaders visit new processing center for unaccompanied immigrant children

National and state Southern Baptist leaders as well as the Catholic Bishop of Brownsville were in McAllen to get a first hand look at the local response to the border crisis, Alex Stockwell shares their reaction after visiting a processing cent