Amid growing criticism and pressure to reform the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, the Department of Justice has launched an investigation of three fatal shootings, two of which occurred along the Texas-Mexico border.
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In the past seven years, the bodies of hundreds of migrants have been recovered in the Texas borderlands, but only a fraction of the remains have been identified or returned to families. Thanks to new funding and legislation, local governments will now be better equipped with identifying, and recovering migrant bodies along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Author Dawn Paley talks about her book “Drug War Capitalism” and what inspired her to write about the devastating effects of drug cartels in Latin America.
Despite being a death trap for hundreds of migrants, Border Patrol is planning on expanding a secondary checkpoint near Falfurrias in Brooks County.
Without a real definition of border security, state budget analysts can’t tell whether spending has been effective, and yet $815 million is proposed anyway.
East of Brownsville, an unassuming patch of ground hosted the final, pointless battle of the Civil War.
For insights into the thinking behind the Texas Legislature’s proposed border policy—which amounts to more boots, guns and money—we look to the science of […]
Update: Senators voted on party lines early Tuesday morning to send SB 1819 to the full Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. Original: During a debate over the […]
Ben Sargent’s Loon Star State: “The lieutenant governor will have to get back to you… He’s busy contemplating border issues…”
In this full version, a state police officer with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) shoots at an unarmed truck of immigrants. Out of the three wounded men, only one would survive to tell his story.