An ex-Central Texas police chief faces up to 20 years in prison for taking bribes from immigrants and lying about making them tipsters so they could stay in the U.S. legally.
Border Patrol agents have rescued four immigrants from the South Texas brush while the remains of another person were discovered.
More than 30 people have been indicted in a Houston-based wrongful employment and human smuggling ring with ties to Louisiana and Arkansas.
By the time the woman perished, she had probably slogged 25 miles through dry ranch lands in her quest to enter the United States. She was found just feet from a highway where she might have been picked up and taken to Houston with other migrants making the same journey.
A Central Texas organization accused of providing unauthorized legal services to immigrants has been closed and must pay fines and restitution of more than $500,000.
A South Texas woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for arranging more than 30 bogus marriages for immigrants wanting to live in the U.S.
A South Texas man has been convicted in a human smuggling case in which more than 30 suspected illegal immigrants were found in an apartment.
Three men have been sentenced to prison in an immigrant-smuggling attempt that ended when the smugglers’ sport utility vehicle plowed through a South Texas home, killing the 70-year-old woman inside.