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
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.
Why the closing of a footbridge to Mexico is bad for Candelaria.
While politicians and bureaucrats endlessly debate the best ways to secure our borders, undocumented immigrants are dying to get into America—literally.
“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.”
Television journalist Jorge Ramos, the author of the book Dying to Cross, on immigration reform and being called the “voice of the voiceless.”
After a few hardline moves in 2011, the Texas Republican Party may be returning to its moderate stance on immigration policy.
Last month, state troopers in a Texas Department of Safety helicopter shot two Guatemalan men who were hiding in the back of a pickup truck near the border. The national media takes note.
The Texas DPS just received $225,000 to put more cameras on private properties along the Mexican border.
Drug gangs track and kidnap many deportees returning to Mexico, hoping that family members who remain in the U.S. will cough up the ransom they demand.
How did a thirty-year-old Mexican man end up dead on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande in Matamoros?
The Dallas-based Pizza Patrón chain has received criticism for its June 5 promotion giving a free pizza to anyone who orders in Spanish. But how hard is that, really?
Earlier this week, the drug war claimed the city's 10,000th victim.
Several temporary shelters have cropped up around Texas to house a recent unexplained influx of unaccompanied minors crossing into the United States.
A jogging path along the Rio Grande was a treasured, secret place—until it became part of the front lines in a war I still don’t understand.
Valley farmers posting videos to ProtectYourTexasBorder.com say there is increased violence in the area, but critics find the stats don't back up this claim.
When refugees from Myanmar moved to the small city to work for Pilgrim's Pride, residents practiced good Texas hospitality and made efforts to bridge the cross-cultural divide.
More Americans are worried about tax fairness and "moral breakdown" than illegal immigration, a new national poll finds.
Authorities shipped Jakadrien Turner, a fourteen-year-old from Dallas, off to South America even though she's an American citizen who doesn't speak Spanish.
For many in this remote part of Texas, the crossing is convenient, but detractors fear the port entry could compromise security.
The border fence cuts through a Valley farmer's property, upending his family's life.
An eighteen-year-old aspiring engineer in Mission killed himself last week, because he feared his immigrant status would prevent him from attending college.
Drug gangs in Mexico are increasingly turning to American teenagers to smuggle their loads across the border. What can be done?
A trip through South Texas in search of the ghosts of borders past—and a vision for what comes next.
We invited four lawmakers who disagree vehemently on the subject and a couple of experts to keep things friendly. Pull up a chair for a round of table talk you won’t soon forget.
The job of most editors, myself included, is to delight, entertain, surprise, and inform their readers. The majority of the time, when it comes to choosing a cover story, we try to keep the emphasis on the first three, since the other job of most editors, myself included, is to
The faces—and voices—of eighteen Texans who are living the debate over illegal immigration.
When people ask me if cartel violence will find its way into Texas, I tell them it already has—and it’s going to get worse.
The facts of this case are quite simple. Two Border Patrol agents shot at an unarmed man as he was running away from them. And then, they covered it up.
Bienvenidos a Farmers Branch, the headline-worthy Dallas suburb where the biggest hard-liner on illegal immigration could soon be known as Mr. Mayor.
The first Hispanic to lead Texas will be a Basque jai alai phenom, Dallas attorney, and Democratic state representative whose election, in 2018, will relegate the GOP to semi- permanent minority status. Wanna bet?
What it used to be like to cross the border.
Which is worse: looking the other way as millions of illegals stream across the border or building an unconscionably expensive and impractical fence that few in the Valley (a) want or (b) believe will make a difference?
A generation after he crossed the border to work for my family, Vicente Martinez is the foreman of a ranch in the Hill Country, not far from his kids and grandkids. And yes, they all have their papers. This is an immigration story with a happy ending.
“If we advocate righteousness and if in the way we live our lives we exemplify righteousness, we are winning by doing our duty. But if we try to mandate righteousness, we are wrong.”
What the Hispanic vote tells us.
Silvestre Reyes has a plan for the border.
To residents of Presidio and Ojinaga, the international border that separates them had always seemed irrelevant. They crossed it easily, spoke the same language, and considered themselves part of the same community. When Mexican authorities wrongly imprisoned a Texas grocer in April, that relationship changed dramatically—and it hasn't been the