illegal immigrants

Family members reunite through bars and mesh of the U.S.-Mexico border fence at Friendship Park on November 17, 2013 in San Diego, Calif. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Health Commissioner: Immigrants’ Health Risks Escalating By Sleeping Too Close Together, Sharing Few Bathrooms

Thousands of immigrant children placed in temporary shelters across Texas have been found to have only minor diseases such as scabies and chicken pox, but conditions inside crowded U.S. Border Patrol stations are worrisome, the state health commissioner said Tuesday.

07/02/2014

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)

Mother Of Young Immigrant Found Dead In Brush Told Son Not To Make Trek To Border

The mother of a Guatemalan boy whose body was found in the desert about a mile from Texas’ southern border said Tuesday she begged him not to make the dangerous journey from their modest cinder block- and sheet-metal home high in the northern Cuchumatanes mountains.

07/02/2014

A US Border Patrol agent stands near a crossing to Mexico. (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Calif. Mayor Urges Residents To Fight Plan To Fly Immigrant Families To Border Patrol Facility

A California mayor urged residents on Monday to fight a plan to fly migrant families from Texas for processing at a border patrol facility in his city as police start a hotline and prepare to field questions about the transfers.

07/01/2014

File photo of Gov. Rick Perry. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Perry Takes Rare Step Of Authorizing Additional Spending For ‘Operational Surge’

Plans to ramp up patrols along the Texas-Mexico border at a potential cost of $1.3 million a week are getting new attention in the Capitol.

07/01/2014

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)

Sheriff: We Come Across Decomposed Bodies Of Immigrants ‘Quite Often’

When authorities found an 11-year-old Guatemalan boy’s body about a mile from Texas’ southern border, they also discovered his brother’s Chicago phone number scribbled on the inside of his belt buckle.

07/01/2014

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 Going Forward With Plans To Fly Immigrants From Texas To Southern California

The Border Patrol announced Friday that it was going forward with its plans to fly Central American migrants from the Rio Grande Valley to Southern California and two Texas border cities to help relieve what President Barack Obama has called a humanitarian crisis.

06/30/2014

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)

AP: Border Patrol Has Lots Of Agents In The Wrong Places

The downcast faces on computer screens are 1,500 miles away at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas: a 20-year old Honduran woman arrested rafting across the Rio Grande and a 23-year-old man caught under similar circumstances.

06/30/2014

Republican candidate for governor, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, speaks to the press after voting in the Texas primary at Western Hills Church of Christ on March 4, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas AG: If We Can Land People On The Moon, We Can Achieve Border Security

Texas Democrats say the solution for dealing with the thousands of immigrant children pouring into the country is a softer, more measured policy response, while state Republicans emphasize clamping down on the U.S.-Mexico border first and tackling everything else later.

06/30/2014

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)

Hundreds Of Immigrants To Be Sheltered At Border Patrol Training Academy

Hundreds of illegal immigrants are going to start being sheltered at the Border Patrol training academy in Artesia, N.M.

06/26/2014

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)

Immigrant Mother: ‘All Children Need To Do Is Hand Themselves Over To The Border Patrol’

On the last day of school Gladys Chinoy memorized her mother’s phone number in New York City and boarded a bus to Guatemala’s northern border.

06/25/2014

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