U.S. Border Patrol
The U.S. Border Patrol is actively looking to increase the number of female agents in its ranks to help with the influx of women who are crossing into the country illegally.
Prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has lived and worked in the U.S. without legal documentation for years, was detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday at a South Texas airport.
Some unaccompanied minors have already arrived in North Texas and have been released to relatives or family friends until their day in court. This story details the trials and perils of a teenage girl and her one-year-old son.
Officials say that nearly a thousand illegal immigrants a day are crossing into Texas from Mexico, an anomaly that is now being compared to Hurricane Katrina.
Influx of illegal immigrants is putting a major strain on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security causing agents to fill out paperwork, transport, feed and moving these folks around.
Agricultural leaders from eight states far from the Mexican border are to join the Texas agriculture commissioner on a border security tour of the Rio Grande Valley.
A total of 409 bundles of marijuana weighing 4,719 pounds were recovered.