Texas’ approximately 110,000 DACA holders have no idea if or when Congress will assure them a future in the U.S.
Around two dozen immigrant rights activists sang Christmas carols outside the Texas governor’s mansion Tuesday evening as a reminder that nearly 700,000 young...Read More
After Observer Story, Congressman Questions DEA’s Secretive Surveillance Partnership with Texas National Guard
“I want to know why a federal law enforcement agency is working with a military unit,” Congressman Joaquin Castro said in an interview.
Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro is asking the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to explain its role in the use of controversial cellphone spying devices on surveil...Read More
“Whistleblowers are the nation’s first line of defense,” says watchdog group.
A nonprofit watchdog group is demanding an investigation into whether U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials violated federal law by instructing fed...Read More
Republican elected officials have ignored official statements and spread questionable reporting in rush to cash in on Rogelio Martinez’s death.
On the night of November 18, two Border Patrol agents lay badly wounded at the bottom of a 14-foot deep culvert near Van Horn, Texas. Thirty-six-year-old El Pas...Read More
The records give the most in-depth picture to date of where and how the Trump administration plans to build the president’s “big, beautiful wall.”
Last week the Observer revealed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers documents that show where the Trump administration plans to build 33 miles of border wall in South ...Read More
Through corruption and intimidation, many Coahuila state authorities coordinated with the Zetas and let them operate with impunity.
More than a decade into a violent conflict that seems nowhere near being resolved, Mexico is a country haunted by the missing. The Mexican government estimates ...Read More
The 15 segments of wall would tear through three wildlife areas in the Rio Grande Valley and put more homes and other structures in jeopardy than previously known, the documents show.
Documents obtained by the Observer offer new insights into the Trump administration’s plans for a border wall in portions of the Rio Grande Valley. A map prod...Read More
“There are really big privacy and constitutional due-process concerns with the use of this technology,” a state lawmaker said.
The Texas National Guard last year spent more than $373,000 to install controversial cellphone eavesdropping devices in secretive surveillance aircraft. Mary...Read More
Immigration checkpoints are keeping undocumented immigrants in South Texas while farmers in other parts of the state are desperate for labor.
For the last two years, Bernie Thiel has watched yellow squash rot in his farm fields outside of Lubbock. The crops weren’t diseased, and they weren’t ravag...Read More