Less than a month after the U.S. Homeland Security secretary visited the busiest sector on the Southwest border, his second-in-command will do the same.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is to tour the Texas-Mexico border on Tuesday and receive a briefing on border security operations in South Texas.
U.S. Border Patrol agents in South Texas have seized more than $3.7 million worth of marijuana over a four-day period.
The head of the Border Patrol said that his agents made about 420,000 arrests in the budget year that ended in September, a 15 percent increase from the previous year.
Not content with the way the federal government is securing the border or with sitting by and doing nothing about it, a team of volunteers are patrolling private ranches in South Texas looking for people coming into the country illegally.
A U.S. House delegation touring the U.S.-Mexico border this week is starting its study in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.
A total of 409 bundles of marijuana weighing 4,719 pounds were recovered.
A Mexican man has been sentenced to prison for trying to smuggle illegal immigrants onto a charter flight bound for a major Texas city.
A U.S. Border Patrol spokesman says federal officials are investigating after the Mexican government said a Mexican citizen was killed when an agent patrolling the Rio Grande fired his weapon across the border.
Officials from a U.S. agency that monitors the U.S.-Mexico border are to explain why they’re allowing construction of border fence segments in the Rio Grande flood plain.
High-tech balloons equipped with cameras, tethered far above the Texas-Mexico border, have already assisted Border Patrol agents less than two weeks into their testing.
The U.S. government has paid almost $1 million for part of a South Texas nature preserve taken for the border fence, drawing to a close nearly four years of litigation in one of the project’s highest-profile condemnation cases.