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.
The U.S. Border Patrol unveiled its first national strategy in eight years. The new approach took more than two years to develop, and is more targeted at constantly evolving threats.
A Texas state senator took issue with a top agricultural official’s characterization of the entire Mexican border as a war zone run by drug smugglers.
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will spend a second day reviewing border protection operations in the Rio Grande Valley.