The resignation of longtime sheriff Lupe Treviño in March didn't end the funny business in Hidalgo County law enforcement.
Jose Antonio Vargas, the Nation’s “Most Famous Undocumented Immigrant,” Has Been Released From Detention in McAllen
Vargas visited the Rio Grande Valley last week to learn about the border crisis—then realized he might not be able to leave.
After more than a decade of strict border enforcement, hundreds of residents on both sides of the US-Mexico border came together for the second annual Voices From Both Sides Festival to show what was lost when the border was closed.
Heightened security measures along the border—including a dramatic increase in personnel and highly sophisticated military equipment—have made that part of our state resemble a war zone. As violent clashes with Mexican citizens increase, a crucial question emerges: Who will hold the U.S. Border Patrol accountable?
A Q&A on immigration reform with the president and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Segundo Barrio, with its turn-of-the-century tenement buildings and dozens of brightly colored murals, is one of the most historic neighborhoods in the country. As the first community that immigrants encounter after crossing the Rio Grande from Juárez, it is known as the Ellis Island of the border, and over the
Four police officers in the Rio Grande Valley, including the son of Hidalgo County sheriff Lupe Treviño, are accused of taking payoffs to protect cocaine shipments along the Mexican border.
A gunbattle in Piedras Negras, which killed a Mexican police officer, prompted American officials to close two bridges in the city. This comes less than a month after an El Paso woman was hit by a stray bullet shot from Juárez.
The film 8 Murders a Day focuses on El Paso's sister city, which has seen 10,000 drug war-related murders since 2007.
The Illinois senator told the teen’s tragic story to inspire his colleagues to pass the DREAM Act.
Joaquin Luna’s family said he killed himself last week out of despair over his immigration status, but others say the suicide was unrelated to that.
Perry ally throws in the white flag, we learn the origination of the phrase “turn in the barrel,” and the governor tweets about foreign policy.
Depending on who you are and how you feel about immigration and cultural change, the image on this page is either no big deal, mildly provocative, or highly controversial. The original painting on which it’s based, American Gothic, by Grant Wood, is one of the most famous in the world.
What’s the deal with the border fence? Are green cards really green? How many undocumented immigrants live in Texas? Any more questions?
The Democrats will most certainly fight the Republicans over immigration reform legislation this session, but the Republican’s biggest opponents are powerful interests within their own party. Nate Blakeslee talks about grassroot efforts, tea party champions, and why immigration has become one of the most important issues facing our state.
Not everyone can claim to be related to a certified saint, but David Dorado Romo can. The author and El Paso native traveled to a tiny town in the Mexican state of Jalisco to learn more about his father’s second cousin, Santo Toribio Romo, and discovered some interesting things about
For as long as the U.S. military has patrolled the border in search of drug smugglers, there has been the possibility that an innocent civilian would be killed. The government insists the chance is worth taking. Tell that to the family of Ezequiel Hernandez, Jr.
“As Texas moves toward majority Hispanic status, the Republicans are going to have to do less shouting, less shorthand, and less sloganeering and court the Latino community in a way that’s relevant to Latino individuals—whether on education, taxes, or job creation.”
After a few hardline moves in 2011, the Texas Republican Party may be returning to its moderate stance on immigration policy.