The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Friday.
An interview with Bill and Turner Ross, whose Sundance award-winning documentary about border life, Western, screens at SXSW Film.
On Thursday, the president said that Congress had left him no choice but to act alone. Conservatives can argue otherwise.
The area in and around Anzalduas Park, on the Rio Grande, has become an epicenter of the latest border crisis, a place where residents confront promise and peril as they deal with a reality as old as the river itself.
The Texas National Guard in the Valley Reached Out to a Local Food Bank While Waiting For Their Paychecks
It's unclear if any troops have used the charity resource, but it's bad optics surrounding the already controversial decision to send the National Guard to the border.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in El Paso stand accused of violating the confidentiality of dozens of Sikh asylum seekers detained in their facility.
The resignation of longtime sheriff Lupe Treviño in March didn't end the funny business in Hidalgo County law enforcement.
Disgruntled agents are overwhelmed and overworked, processing groups of hundreds of undocumented immigrants.
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.
Why did dozens of Sikh detainees in a federal facility in El Paso go on hunger strike in April?
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.
The top law enforcement official in Hidalgo County pled guilty to money laundering charges—here's what that means for the Valley.
The human cost of a militarized border.
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?
The illogical politics of immigration reform.
The messy, lonely, and visionary life of the first Texas writer—and the first Latino—to win the vaunted PEN/Faulkner Award.
Ted Cruz is going all in against immigration reform. But would his win be our loss?
Alfredo Corchado’s tragic, hopeful vision of Mexico’s emergence from an era of blood and fear.
An exclusive excerpt from a UT professor's new book on the Juárez drug wars
A Q&A on immigration reform with the president and CEO of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Democrats and Republicans seem ready to make a push for comprehensive immigration reform, after years of stalemate on the issue. But Brooke Rollins, head of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, thinks their approach may have the wrong focus.
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.
U.S. Citizens are cautioned to avoid the four Mexican states bordering Texas just a week before President Obama is set to meet with incoming Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Already running gunboats on the Rio Grande, the Texas Department of Public Safety has now purchased a manned spy plane to police the border.
If Congress passes the DREAM Act, the total economic impact for Texas could top $66 billion by 2030.
Texas officials are mourning the untimely passing of Chad Foster, the former Eagle Pass mayor who became the face of border communities straddling the two nations.
Writing in the Austin American-Statesman, the governor says the U.S. is "through the looking glass in terms of border policy," and revives talk of forbidding so-called "sanctuary cities."
The governor discussed "Fast and Furious," the Texas DREAM Act, and his "vulture capitalist" critique of the Republican presidential nominee with CBS News's Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation.
In a huge departure from its past stances on immigration, the Republican Party of Texas came out in favor of a heavily regulated guest worker program in its 2012 platform.
UPDATE: The Lite Guv says he never really "challenged" Ted Cruz to debate en español, but the Senate candidates are now scheduled to spar in English twice.
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.
For a third straight year, the Texas Department of Public Safety advised vacationers to stay away from the country, but a Mexican ambassador says the warning has a "clear-cut political agenda."
The Texas Observer's Melissa del Bosque traveled to the Juárez Valley, where the murder rate is 1,600 people killed per 100,000 inhabitants, to report on the violent drug war gripping the region.
Walker, Texas Admiral, anyone? DPS will launch six gunboats on the Rio Grande to fight drug trafficking.
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.
This is the fourth victim since September to be targeted by the Zetas for using blogs and social media to spread news about cartel violence.
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.
As the Mexican drug cartels have waged war along the border, they have also developed a disciplined approach to managing the press.
Inside the vicious cartel war in northern Mexico—and one family’s struggle to survive.
So much for the border fence.
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?
Ten years. More than three hundred women murdered. What is going on in Juárez? And why aren't the Mexican authorities doing something about it?
Who’s the toughest opponent for Republicans who want to crack down on illegal immigration? Other Republicans.
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.
Meet Toribio Romo, the patron saint of immigrants.
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