Immigration Crisis

Attorney General Paxton vows to continue fight to stop President’s lawless amnesty

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s request for a stay of a federal judge’s ruling in favor of Texas and other States that enjoined in full the president’

DOJ files motion for stay on U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen's immigration decision

he Justice Department has filed on Monday a motion for stay and a notice of appeal to challenge the Texas judge's ruling on the president's executive order on immigration.

Governor Abbott's first State of the State touches on Border Security

312 miles away from the Valley, Governor Abbott's budget submitted just before he gave his first State of the State Address, definitely concerned our region.

Lieutenant Governor announces National Guard troops to continue protecting the border

Today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick held a press conference where he announced an update on border security priorities in the senate.

Congressman Mike McCaul visits the Valley to discuss controversial border legislation

It was a three day trip documented by tweets and pictures from Congressman Michael McCaul. He along with 18 law makers from across the country hit three areas along the 2,000 mile stretch of the Mexico/ U.S.

Tennessee and Nevada join multi-state immigration lawsuit against federal government

Two additional states have joined the immigration lawsuit against President Obama's executive action for illegal immigrants.

Immigration support groups rally against 20+ state lawsuit

The Equal Voice Network, a coalition of immigration support groups around the Rio Grande Valley are ready to let their voice be heard against the lawsuit going on inside Brownsville’s federal courthouse, Thursday morning.

Steel mesh being placed on border fence in Brownsville

The border wall in Brownsville is getting some improvements to deter people from climbing over it.

Brownsville mayor defends President Obama's executive immigration policies

Brownsville Mayor, Tony Martinez, has filed an amicus “friend of the court” brief in federal court on behalf of U.S.

Border Patrol Agents apprehend convicted sex offender

Border Patrol Agents in Weslaco apprehended a Mexican National convicted of sexual assault of a minor, on New Year's Eve. 

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.