New highway checkpoints and putting retired police officers on duty are part of a sweeping Texas border security bill that Republicans on Monday said would ramp up enforcement as promised under new Gov. Greg Abbott.
The Texas Department of Public Safety urges vacationers to avoid Mexico because of drug cartel violence.
A Mexican man has been sentenced to life in a U.S. prison for leading a human smuggling ring that held more than 20 immigrants hostage in Houston.
Gov. Rick Perry says the Obama administration’s executive action on immigration will trigger a new flood of people illegally entering Texas from Mexico.
The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.
Police in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas wounded a pregnant 14-year-old U.S. citizen after the truck she was in failed to obey police commands to stop.
Suspected Mexican drug cartel members confessed to killing the men and incinerating their remains; the grisly case shocked the country and triggered angry protests.
The bodies of Erica, Angel and Alex Alvarado and that of Erica’s boyfriend were found Oct. 29 outside Matamoros.
Four bodies were found east of the border city of Matamaros, near where three young Americans were reportedly abducted more than two weeks ago, a Mexican state official said.
DEA claims Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez took control of the drug smuggling operation after the arrest of Mario Ramirez-Trevino in 2013.