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After Deaths of Immigrant Children, Border Officials Defend Detention System

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News Facing criticism over multiple cases of immigrant children dying while in government custody, U.S. border officials on Tuesday defended their agencies’ approach to caring for families and children who arrive at the southern border.

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Apprehensions Of Undocumented Immigrants On The Southwest Border Continue To Fall

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune The number of people apprehended by or surrendering to immigration officials on the U.S.-Mexico border hit its lowest monthly total in more than a year last month, according to statistics released Thursday by the Department … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Apprehensions Are Declining, But Immigration Officials Say Crisis Isn’t Over

By Carlos Morales Across the 500-mile stretch of Custom and Border Protection’s Big Bend Sector, 9,637 migrants — families, single adults and children — were either apprehended by or surrendered to immigration officials in the budget year that ended Sept. … Continue reading

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West Texas Border Patrol Agent Shot 22-Year-Old Guatemalan After Officials Say Agent Was Attacked

By Carlos Morales A Border Patrol agent stationed in the Big Bend Sector of West Texas shot and injured a 22-year-old Guatemalan man late Tuesday night after federal immigration officials say the agent was “attacked.” In a press release, Border … Continue reading

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Homeland Security Report: Tensions Rising In Overcrowded Migrant Detention Facilities

By Riane Roldan, Texas Tribune The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General released a report Tuesday detailing severe overcrowding and escalating tensions between detainees and Border Patrol agents at five facilities in the Rio Grande Valley. The report … Continue reading

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Members Of Congress Describe Migrant Detention Center Without Running Water

By Mallory Falk, Joey Palacios, Bri Kirkham About a dozen members of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus toured three migrant detention facilities near El Paso on Monday as part of an investigation.

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In The Vast Big Bend, There’s An Increase In Migrants Crossing The Border. Here’s Why.

By Carlos Morales It’s approaching midday, and Border Patrol agent Derek Boyle is driving along the snaking Rio Grande. On either side of the river: The seemingly-endless Chihuahuan desert. No houses. No buildings.  “And so when you’re talking about vast … Continue reading

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Government To Accelerate Redeployment Of Customs And Border Protection Agents Amid Migrant Surge

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday said it will begin returning more migrants to Mexico after they apply for asylum in the U.S. and ordered Customs and Border Protection officials to speed up the redeployment … Continue reading

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A Year After A Border Patrol Agent Died In West Texas, Questions Remain

On a dark, moonless night, a week before Thanksgiving last year, 36-year-old Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez and his partner Stephen Garland were on duty along a rural stretch of highway in West Texas. The two, according to the Federal … Continue reading

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Federal Officials Unveil Plans For Four-Mile, 18-Foot-Tall Wall On Texas-Mexico Border

The El Paso “wall” — a steel bollard fence — is a reminder that the White House is doing what it can to make good on one of President Trump’s signature campaign promises.

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