The United States began flying some of the thousands of Haitian migrants who have crossed from Mexico into a Texas border camp back to their poverty-stricken homeland.
A US official says the Biden administration plans on “massive movements” of Haitian migrants in a small Texas border city on flights to Haiti starting Sunday.
Customs and Border Patrol estimates some 12,000 Haitian migrants have now crossed the Rio Grande into the U.S. illegally. It's unclear how so many amassed so quickly in Del Rio.
There are expected to be more than 210,000 migrant encounters in July
An overloaded van carrying 29 migrants crashed Wednesday on a remote South Texas highway, killing at least 10 people, including the driver, and injuring 20 others, authorities said. All of the passengers were migrants.
The letter asks President Biden to appoint a new border czar and recommends former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, who worked under President Obama.
Abbott's order directs DPS to stop any vehicle upon reasonable suspicion and reroute it back to its point of origin or a port of entry.
In a letter addressed to Tracy R. Norris, Adjutant General of the Texas National Guard, Abbott said, “As Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the State” under Article IV, Section 7, of the Texas Constitution, the governor can “call forth the militia to execute the laws of the State.”
Both governors pointed blame at the White House for a surge in illegal crossings this year.
The governor held a security briefing with sheriffs from the border communities Saturday at the Texas State Capitol.
The Biden administration has given a rare look inside an emergency shelter it opened to house migrant children who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone.
Former President Trump's visit to the Texas border comes two weeks after Gov. Greg Abbott promised to finish the border wall in Texas using state funds and private donations. Critics call it a political stunt.
Vice President Kamala Harris has used her first trip to the U.S.-Mexico border since taking office to call for an end to political “rhetoric” and “infighting” over immigration, an issue that Republicans have been eager to weaponize against her.
Vice President Kamala Harris is set to make her first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border since taking office.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans to build a border wall in Texas, pledging a quarter of a billion dollars from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice budget to get started.
Much of the criticism on Friday was whether the state can even build a wall and the political posturing by Abbott ahead of a re-election bid in 2022 and a potential presidential run in 2024.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that Texas will build a border wall along the state’s boundary with Mexico — but provided no details on where or when.
The vice president says she is on a fact-finding mission to figure out the root causes that are driving thousands of migrants to the U.S-Mexico border. She defended her decision not to visit the border, which Republicans and many Democrats want her to do.
Members of Congress visited border facilities near Hildalgo Wednesday to urge support for a bipartisan bill aimed at solutions to the border crisis.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is calling on more federal leaders to visit the border to see firsthand how the crisis is unfolding along the Texas-Mexico border.