Ties that bind: Concertina wire illustrates intertwined public-private partnership on border
Stacks of razor-sharp concertina wire, or c-wire, sat coiled up on a flatbed trailer parked at the entrance of federal property in Mission on Friday — a representation of the governor’s border security partnership with local landowners.myrgv.com
Migrants arrive in D.C. on buses sent by GOP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
A group of undocumented migrants arrived in the nation’s capital Wednesday on a bus sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, part of the Republican governor’s strategy to oppose the Biden administration’s rescinding of a Trump-era border policy.
State climatologist: Texas had hottest December since 1889
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Last month was the hottest December in Texas since at least 1889, state Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon said.Gammon found that temperatures from Dallas through Abilene [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
‘We suffered a lot to get here’: A Haitian migrant’s harrowing journey to the Texas-Mexico border
After witnessing fellow migrants swept away in a Central American river and a sexual assault by armed men, one man wants to put the traumatic journey in the past and find stability for his family in Ohio.
Questions linger over response to surge of Hatiatians showing up in Del Rio
As the federal government was working to process and remove an estimated 15,000 migrants from under the international bridge in Del Rio, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials held an “on background” conference call with reporters covering the effort.
Biden said Border Patrol agents ‘will pay’ for treatment of Haitian migrants. Texas Gov. Abbott offered them jobs.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott promised to hire any Border Patrol agents who get in trouble for what President Biden called "outrageous" conduct toward Haitian immigrants trying to cross the border.washingtonpost.com
'Amistad' binds Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña amid migrant crisis
The “amistad,” or friendship, that Del Rio, Texas, and Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, celebrate with a festival each year has been important in helping them deal with the challenges from a migrant camp that shut down the border bridge between the two communities for more than a week.
Haitians heading to US change plans, ready to wait in Mexico
As U.S. authorities moved out the last of the more than 14,000 migrants who gathered beside a border bridge in Del Rio, thousands of other Haitians en route between the border and South America are coming to the realization that a window of time has closedwashingtonpost.com
Controversial Arizona recount reaffirms Biden's victory
The Arizona recount of the 2020 election confirmed President Biden’s victory in the state — by an even larger margin. It comes as a House panel investigating the Capitol riot subpoenaed four associates of former President Trump. Ed O'Keefe has the details.news.yahoo.com
House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump associates
A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is demanding records and testimony from four close associates of former President Donald Trump who were in contact with him before and during the attack. (September 24)news.yahoo.com
All migrants have been cleared from encampment in Del Rio, Tex., homeland security secretary says
Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made the announcement Friday at the White House amid widespread criticism of the Biden administration’s handling of the migrants, most of them Haitians, at the U.S.-Mexico border.washingtonpost.com
Time's Up leader pledges openness after scandal
The new leader of Time's Up, Monifa Bandele, is pledging openness and equity at the embattled women's rights organization. Her predecessor resigned in August over revelations the group’s leaders advised former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Sept. 24)news.yahoo.com
U.S. Border Patrol will no longer use horses in Del Rio, Texas after outrage over treatment of Haitian migrants
The Biden administration has suspended Border Patrol agents from using horses in Del Rio, Texas amid public outcry over photos showing agents on horseback charging at Haitian migrants trying to cross into the U.S.cnbc.com
OPINION: Name calling” Dehumanizing words make abuse of other people easier
Anyone with a heart should be shocked by images released Tuesday of Border Patrol agents at the Del Rio-Ciudad Acuña International Bridge chasing terrified people on horseback, rounding them up like cattle — complete with lashings from the reins of their horses’ bridles.myrgv.com
Some Haitian migrants remain determined to stay in US, while others reconsider
KPRC 2 Investigates spoke with several Haitian immigrants who remain at an encampment just across from Del Rio in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna. Many there said they were aware of the US Government’s plans for mass expulsions of Haitian immigrants, but are still determined to stay in the US.
Many migrants staying in US even as expulsion flights rise
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Three hours after being freed from a giant migrant camp under an international bridge, Mackenson Veillard stood outside a gas station and took stock of his sudden good fortune as[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s closure of Del Rio bridge disrupts businesses and jobs on Texas side of the U.S.-Mexico border
Federal officials have halted traffic so they can process thousands of Haitian migrants seeking asylum. The closure has made it difficult for the Texas city’s binational employees and business owners to keep normal operations going.
Options shrink for Haitian migrants straddling Texas border
Gov. Greg Abbott will hold a press conference to discuss the situation in Del Rio on Tuesday. The governor will be joined by Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw, Texas Military Department adjutant Gen. Tracy Norris, and National Border Patrol Council president Brandon Judd.
Border patrol agents criticized for treatment of Haitian migrants in Del Rio as U.S. tries to dissuade more from coming
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas warned would-be migrants that “your journey will not succeed” and promised to investigate the actions of mounted agents at the Rio Grande.
Biden administration speeds up deportation flights for Haitians in growing Texas migrant camp
The situation in Del Rio spiraled this week as more than 15,000 migrants, many of them from Haiti, arrived at the border in recent days, settling in a makeshift camp as they waited for CBP agents to process their petitions to stay in the U.S.
After a Texas prosecutor dismissed dozens of migrant trespassing cases, some men were dropped at a border bus station
Officials said immigration authorities weren’t interested in taking migrants who had no criminal conviction into federal custody. But without documentation, at least one newly released migrant soon found himself back in detention.
An 18-year-old Venezuelan was among the first set free from Texas’ new jail for migrants. No one knew what to do with him.
After more than three weeks in jail, a trespassing charge against the man was dropped because state troopers shouldn’t have arrested him under Gov. Greg Abbott’s border security push. He wound up in bureaucratic limbo for days as federal agencies passed the responsibility for resolving his immigration status.
The first migrants arrested in Gov. Greg Abbott's border crackdown have served their time. Federal officials will decide what happens next.
The Texas governor has derided federal immigration policy as "catch and release." But unless federal authorities now take them into custody, the migrants Abbott ordered state troopers to arrest could soon be freed.
US sues Texas to block state troopers from stopping migrants
The Biden administration sued Texas to prevent state troopers from stopping vehicles carrying migrants on grounds that they may spread COVID-19, warning that the practice would exacerbate problems amid high levels of crossings on the state’s border with Mexico.
US says order coming this week on border asylum restrictions
A Justice Department attorney says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will issue an order this week about how migrant children are treated under a public health order that has prevented people from seeking asylum at the nation’s borders.
8 immigrants killed when pickup crashes in Texas border city
Debris is strewn across a road near the border city of Del Rio, Texas after a collision Monday, March 15, 2021. Eight people in a pickup truck loaded with immigrants were killed when the vehicle collided with an SUV following a police chase, authorities said. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP)AUSTIN, Texas – Eight people in a pickup truck loaded with immigrants were killed when the vehicle crashed into another truck during a police chase that began when the driver refused to pull over for a traffic violation near the Texas border city of Del Rio, authorities said. All eight of the people killed and the surviving passenger of the Dodge pickup were immigrants in the U.S. without authorization, according to DPS. The driver of the Dodge pickup truck, Sebastian Tovar, 24, ran away following the crash, but was later arrested, according to the state agency.
Shoppers get ready for Nutcracker Market
HOUSTON – Nutcracker Market 2012 kicks off the Holidays in Houston. Tinseltown Nutcracker Market 2012 is gearing up with plenty of Christmas cheer. More than 300 vendors from all over the nation are in Houston to showcase their unique Holiday gifts. The market hopes to draw more than 100,000 shoppers and expects to see $30 million in total sales over the next few days. The Nutcracker Market starts with a preview party Wednesday night and runs through the weekend at Reliant Center.