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Migrant Family Shares Their Story Of Desperation Getting To Texas

As the numbers of unaccompanied minors showing up to the Texas-Mexico border continues to rise, 14-year old Silvia Marroquin of El Salvador and her family are opening up to CBS 11 News about the teens journey to North Texas.

CBS 11–07/11/2014

Webb County Sheriff Officer Captain Manuel Gomez Jr  inspects a section of the Rio Grande that marks the border between the US and Mexico (Photo HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Border Sheriffs Concerned About Strained Budgets, Disease

Some Sheriffs departments near the Texas border are very near bankruptcy by dealing with the illegal immigration crisis.

07/02/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents in Mission, Texas (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Commissioner Stresses Immigration Dangers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske will highlight the dangers of illegal immigration by visiting a South Texas riverfront park that’s a busy crossing point.

07/02/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants near the U.S.-Mexico border (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Official Believes Illegals Renting Kids To Cross Border

A Texas Congressman tells of a disturbing trend of adults ‘renting’ children in Central America in order to increase their chances of being able to stay in the U.S. once they cross over.

07/01/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants near the U.S.-Mexico border (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

U.S. Plans Child Migrant Processing Center In Texas

The U.S. government has received permits to transform an empty 55,000-square foot warehouse into a processing facility for unaccompanied child immigrants who have entered the country illegally.

06/23/2014

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cruz, Abbott: Obama To Blame For Flood Of Minors

Texas Republican leaders Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott are ramping up criticism of President Barack Obama for more than 52,000 unaccompanied minors who have poured across the southwestern border of the U.S. in recent months.

06/23/2014

A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks for footprints from illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. (credit: Getty Images/John Moore)

Texas Asks Feds For $30 Million To Secure Border

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has asked the U.S. Homeland Security secretary for $30 million so Texas can send more state troopers to the Texas-Mexico border to provide security while the Border Patrol is contending with an immigration surge.

06/12/2014

Enrollment Specialist Horacio Castaneda (L) helps Rosa Ayala Cruz (R) apply for health benefits. (credit: Chris Schneider/Getty Images)

Many Immigrants Hesitate To Seek Health Insurance

Day after day, Adonias Arevalo tried to calm his parents’ nerves. Like many other immigrants, they worried personal information on their son’s application for government-subsidized health insurance could draw the attention of immigration authorities.

12/16/2013

Farmers Branch city council meets about controversial immigrant rental policy. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Dallas Suburb Hears Public On Housing Ruling

Leaders of a Dallas suburb heard public comment on whether to appeal a ruling that overturned an ordinance banning immigrants in the country illegally from renting apartments.

CBS 11–08/06/2013

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Nearly 50 Sex Offenders Arrested in Statewide ICE Sting

An operation to remove sex offenders or people from other countries with felony convictions has led to the arrest of 50 immigrants across Texas, federal authorities said Thursday.

09/13/2012

A "Ceiling" for Young Illegal Immigrants (Audio)

“”They hit a ceiling because of their legal status.”  That’s how some have described the situation that young illegal immigrants are in after they’re brought into the country illegally as infants.  They’re educated in American […]

06/29/2010