Illegal crossings along the Rio Grande have slowed dramatically since an overwhelming surge of immigrants had state and federal agents scrambling to secure the border earlier this year. Texas leaders still don’t want their ground troops to leave just yet.
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.
Social services and local lawyers in North Texas are feeling the effects of the onslaught of Central American children arriving at the Mexico border.
Mexican authorities say they have captured a regional leader of a drug cartel who controlled illegal trafficking of drugs, guns and money in a frontier region bordering Texas.
The Mexican government says one of its citizens was shot and killed by U.S. Border Patrol agents on the border with Texas.
State and federal agencies are cracking down on border town corruption as part of the larger effort to battle Mexican drug cartels.
Melted snow providing water for irrigation had barely begun burbling down a bone-dry Rio Grande toward a thin 4-mile-wide strip of farmland straddling the U.S.-Mexico border when a war of words erupted.