Immigration Crisis

Nearly $3 million in drugs seized in South Texas

Nearly $3 million in drugs seized in South Texas

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly $3 million in illegal narcotics during two seizures at international bridges in South Texas.
I'm a legal immigrant, but not allowed to work

I'm a legal immigrant, but not allowed to work

A land of opportunities?  Not for Rashi Bhatnagar.
Wall Street bets on prison growth from border crisis

Wall Street bets on prison growth from border crisis

There's a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, and Wall Street is betting that it will be result in a boom for private prisons.
Four backpacks seized in South Texas contain $650,000 and a kilo of cocaine

Four backpacks seized in South Texas contain $650,000 and a kilo of cocaine

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; four abandoned backpacks found by U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Thursday contained more than $650,000 in cash and a kilogram of cocaine.

Texas schools prepare for influx of immigrant children

School districts across Texas are preparing for classes to start once again. Unlike most years, however, because of the recent influx of immigrant children, some are anticipating a higher number of immigrant children enrolling.
South Texan gets 6 years for smuggling ammunition

South Texan gets 6 years for smuggling ammunition

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a South Texas man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison over a weapons smuggling ring linked to more than 15,000 rounds of ammunition meant for Mexico.
Rusk Co. becomes first ETX county to pass immigration resolution

Rusk Co. becomes first ETX county to pass immigration resolution

The Rusk County Commissioners Court voted for immigration resolution, Tuesday morning,
24-year-old ICE detainee dies in south Texas hospital

24-year-old ICE detainee dies in south Texas hospital

 A 24-year-old Salvadoran national, who had been in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations custody since June 27, 2014, died Sunday, August 3 at Laredo Medical Center.
Number of unaccompanied minors crossing into U.S. tops 60,000

Number of unaccompanied minors crossing into U.S. tops 60,000

The number of unaccompanied minor immigrants who have crossed into the United States has officially surpassed the 60,000 expected in the Obama administration's initial estimates, according to Department of Homeland Security data.

Video Tour: Texas center opens today, will house immigrants

There are only three places in the United States that house women and children together who've crossed the border illegally from Central America.
Mexican nationals get 9 years for stashing 115 immigrants in Texas house

Mexican nationals get 9 years for stashing 115 immigrants in Texas house

Three of the five men arrested in connection with the March discovery of more than 100 illegal aliens in an area stash house have been ordered to federal prison.
Photos show border militias moving across Texas

Photos show border militias moving across Texas

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Photos showing dozens of members of the militia groups on the U.S.-Mexico border carrying semi-automatic rifles and wearing masks, camouflage and tactical gear provide one of the first glimpses into the group
GOHMERT: Until we stop the flood, we will never overcome this border crisis

GOHMERT: Until we stop the flood, we will never overcome this border crisis

The following is an op-ed by Texas Representative Louie Gohmert:
House GOP seeks cover with slimmer border bill

House GOP seeks cover with slimmer border bill

House Republicans are fashioning a scaled-down bill to address the southern border crisis that would provide less than $1 billion and include an immigration policy change that most Democrats strongly oppose.
ICE cracks down on human smuggling in 'Operation Coyote'

ICE cracks down on human smuggling in 'Operation Coyote'

Immigration and Customs Enforcement said stopping smugglers is one of their top priorities and they said they have a new way to do it.