Posted on · Union Gen. Gordon Granger set up his headquarters in Galveston, Texas, and famously signed an order June 19, 1865, "All slaves are free." President Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday last year.
Posted on · "Operation Lone Star," as it's called, relies on a force of state troopers, National Guard and reinforcements from other red states. The mission is to curtail the migrants surging into the Rio Grande.
Posted on · The figures are preliminary and don't include what Border Patrol agents call "got aways." Officials say it was the highest monthly total since at least 2006.
Posted on · Because of worries about flooding, the border wall is often built as much as a mile north of the Rio Grande, leaving thousands of isolated acres between the water and the wall.
Posted on · Construction of the Trump administration's border wall has been slowed by difficulties acquiring private land, so the government is prioritizing construction inside federal nature sanctuaries.
Posted on · About 104,000 migrants were taken into custody after crossing the Southwest border — a 28% drop from May. The hot-weather drop "outpaces last year's decline by 11 percent," DHS said.
Posted on · The government wants to avoid the kind of scandal that occurred in Clint, Texas, where scores of immigrant children were warehoused together.
Posted on · The McAllen, Texas, facility is the same one where a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy became ill last week, and died after he was transferred to another Border Patrol station.
Posted on · The immigration system is "overwhelmed," says Manuel Padilla, director of Joint Task Force-West in San Antonio. Since October, there has been a 90 percent jump in the number of people apprehended.
Posted on · In a surprise policy change, the Department of Health and Human Services plans to speed the vetting of sponsors so that more migrant children can be released from custody.
Posted on · When Vietnamese immigrants first arrived in Texas, they received a hostile reception from locals who were concerned about competition. Now that immigrant community is thriving.
Posted on · Immigrant families held at the Karnes County Residential Center in Texas are striking to protest their imprisonment
Posted on · Nine family members—from 58 years to nine months— make a fourth attempt to cross an international bridge between Matamoros, Mexico and Brownsville, Texas.
Posted on · Casa Padre is a former Walmart Super Center converted into living, recreation and dining quarters for 1,469 immigrant boys ages 10 to 17.
Posted on · In a wide-ranging interview with NPR, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the administration is merely following the law