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Texas Border Mayor Declares Disaster, Closes Entry to International Bridge Above Migrant Camp

The mayor of the border city of Del Rio, Texas, declared a state of disaster on Friday as migrants continue to pour across from Mexico. Calling the situation “dire,” the mayor shut down the toll booths on the Del Rio International Bridge and closed it to traffic as a security measure. “Dire circumstances require dire…

‘Nobody is Being Tested for Anything,’ Says Texas Sheriff at Migrant Bridge Camp

Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez says the Biden administration is not testing any of the nearly 10,000 migrants being held in a makeshift border camp for COVID or anything else. He said they are alone at the border dealing with a national issue. “Nobody is being tested for anything,” Sheriff Martinez told reporters…

WATCH: 27 Migrants Rescued from Locked Railcars near Border in Texas

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a group of migrants locked inside a railcar in Eagle Pass, Texas. Border Patrol officials in the Del Rio and Laredo Sectors report increases in the use of trains to smuggle migrants. Union Pacific Railroad Police summoned Border Patrol agents to a freight yard in Eagle Pass, Texas,…

EXCLUSIVE: 2K Hatian, Venezuelan Migrants Cross Border into West Texas this Week

More than 2,000 mostly Haitian and Venezuelan migrants crossed the Rio Grande at Del Rio, Texas, during the past week. Several hundred migrants remain at the river’s edge awaiting transport and processing due to logistical problems plaguing the Border Patrol. The flow of more than 2,000 such migrants in a week is such that the…

Trafficked Migrants Released in Texas Panhandle After Feds Refused Custody, Says Sheriff

For a second time in as many days, Hutchinson County Sheriff Blaik Kemp and his deputies were forced to release migrants after federal officials refused to take them into custody. Sheriff’s office officials released the migrants, 24 in all, after Kemp exhausted all efforts to get assistance from federal agencies. Deputies arrested two suspects and…

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: West Texas Non-Profit Ignores Governor’s Order Barring Ground Transport of Migrants

A Texas non-profit migrant shelter in Del Rio ignored Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order prohibiting the ground transportation of migrants released by Customs and Border Protection officers. Shelter staff and volunteers could be seen on Sunday hastily assisting a large group of mostly Haitian migrants into awaiting vans. Once loaded, a convoy of vans left…

Watch: Border Bandit Robs Migrants at Gunpoint in Arizona

Yuma Sector Border Patrol officials released surveillance video showing a border bandit robbing migrants as they attempt to enter illegally into the United States. According to the Border Patrol, the recently released video captured a June incident that captured a group of migrants entering the United States illegally and their encounter with an armed bandit…

$2.5M in Drugs Seized During Week of Trump’s Border Visit to Ground Zero

During the days leading up to Governor Greg Abbott’s border briefing to former President Donald Trump in Weslaco, Texas, Customs and Border Protection officers and Border Patrol agents seized more than $2.5 million in street value worth of cocaine, methamphetamine, and marijuana in the Rio Grande Valley. At Wednesday’s briefing Texas Department of Public Safety Director,…

Exclusive — Monica De La Cruz-Hernandez: Republicans Will Flip Vicente Gonzalez’s Seat in the...

Monica De La Cruz-Hernandez, who is currently looking to unseat Democrat Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (TX) in the midterms, told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Saturday this weekend that she will flip Texas’s 15th Congressional District to Republican in the upcoming midterms. De La Cruz-Hernandez ran against Gonzalez in Texas’s 15th Congressional District, coming within a few thousand votes of winning the district…

Biden’s Deputies Inivite More ‘Vulnerable’ Migrants Across the Border

The Biden Administration has reportedly loosened a Trump-era border policy to contain the spread of the Chinese coronavirus to allow “vulnerable populations” such as transgender people to enter the U.S. and seek asylum. On Wednesday, El Paso Matters learned from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and migrant advocacy groups of the new exception to…

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