When former Gov. Rick Perry ordered a big reinforcement of security at the Mexico border in 2011, Texas bought six new gunboats that can fire 900 rounds a minute and clock highway speeds. But the boats, which cost $580,000 each, spent more time docked than patrolling the Rio Grande.
The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents have seized more than $5 million worth of marijuana in various seizures since the start of this month.
A Border Patrol agent was reportedly bit “numerous times” by a Mexican man at a checkpoint.
Border Patrol says more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.
A Laredo-based Border Patrol agent has been charged with harboring and concealing illegal immigrants.
Border Patrol officials say a 54-year-old Mexican man apparently hanged himself at a Border Patrol station in South Texas.
Border City Mayor: ‘We Sacrifice Privacy An Awful Lot Down Here For The Security That This Nation Needs’
Not long ago, the U.S. Border Patrol was the only law enforcement agency monitoring the mesquite thickets and sugarcane fields along the Rio Grande, and an agent’s challenge was to distinguish between an exhausted immigrant and a threat.
Agents were chasing a group of immigrants when one saw the armed militia member and opened fire but did not hit the man.
Overwhelmed by the arrival of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children, the state of Texas relaxed its standards for the shelters that house them, easing rules governing how much space each child needs and what kind of facilities they should have.
A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a Border Patrol agent guarding her at a South Texas hospital has filed a federal lawsuit against him, alleging he violated her constitutional rights.