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Central American immigrants sit atop the so-called La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train, in an attempt to reach the Mexico-U.S. border, in Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico on July 16, 2014. (credit: ELIZABETH RUIZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico Cracking Down On Central Americans Riding ‘The Beast,’ Sending Them To Deportation Centers

Mexico’s largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route.

08/29/2014

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to fulfill an order for thousands of pairs of men’s underwear – with hundreds of the requested men’s briefs in the 5X and 6X-large sizes. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Homeland Security Seeks Thousands Of Pairs Of Underwear For Detained Immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to fulfill an order for thousands of pairs of men’s underwear – with hundreds of the requested men’s briefs in the 5X and 6X-large sizes.

06/24/2014

Construction permits reveal plans for a facility in McAllen that could accommodate about 1,000 children. (David McNew/Getty Images)

U.S. Plans Child Migrant Processing Center In Texas

Construction permits reveal plans for a facility in McAllen that could accommodate about 1,000 children.

06/23/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Cancels Flights To Bring Hundreds Of Illegal Immigrants To Calif.

The Border Patrol on Sunday canceled flights scheduled to bring nearly 300 Central American migrants from south Texas to California for processing, but the plans could be reinstated, an official said.

06/23/2014

A U.S. Border Patrol agent says that the federal government is “completing the smuggling cycle” by bringing unaccompanied minors into the country “for free.”  (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

5 Charged In Houston Human Smuggling Operation

The men are accused of holding 115 people in a Houston home and threatening them with violence if they could not come up with a ransom payment.

03/25/2014

(Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

US Questioning More Than 100 From ‘Stash House’

U.S. immigration authorities on Thursday were interviewing more than 100 people presumed to be in the country illegally after they were discovered crammed into a small house in south Houston.

03/20/2014

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Lawsuit: Wrongly Deported Woman Killed By Ex-Boyfriend

The three surviving children of a Mexican woman who lawyers say was wrongly deported and later killed in Mexico by her abusive ex-boyfriend are suing the U.S. government.

06/06/2013

File photo of security lines at Bush Intercontinental Airport. (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Police: Houston Airport Gunman Intent On Suicide

A man appeared intent on suicide, or what’s known as suicide by cop, when he opened fire with a pistol inside a busy terminal at Houston’s largest airport and died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said Friday.

05/03/2013

Ted Nugent with normal accouterments (Photo by Michael Stravato/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Stoke Racial Resentment And Divide The Country

Mitt Romney seems to be drinking the same Kool-Aid as some of his nuttiest supporters. Mitt Romney is silent… and occasionally joins in as his endorsers make increasingly outrageous statements against the president.

09/10/2012

File photo of the movie theater in Aurora, Colo., where the recent mass shooting took place. (credit: Getty Images)

Houston Releases PSA With Tips For Surviving Workplace Shooting

Produced by the City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security, “RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event,” is a six-minute video released last week that promotes tips on how to survive a shooting inside the workplace.

07/30/2012

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