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Homeland Security secretary touts speedier processing as HHS sees numbers surge

DONNA — U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas visited a Border Patrol detention center on Friday to announce the rapidly decreasing number of...

Top DHS official to visit the RGV; CBP announces expansion at Donna facility

The Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is expected to visit the Rio Grande Valley on Friday afternoon. Mayorkas is expected to lead a...

Migrant children with special needs sent back to Mexico with father

U.S. Border Patrol agents are sending some migrant children with special needs who are seeking asylum with their parents back to Mexico under a...

Feds launch partnership targeting migrant smuggling

Federal agencies on Tuesday announced a partnership aiming to reduce irregular migration by cutting off access to smugglers' ability to travel, trade and finance...

Protesters in Reynosa cross international bridge with message for Biden

Dozens of migrants expelled from the U.S. to Reynosa walked onto the international bridge with a message for President Joe Biden, the first such...

Protest in Mexico shuts down local international bridge 

HIDALGO — The Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge closed momentarily Monday afternoon due to a protest on the Mexican side.  Officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection...
Migrants stand outside the Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley Respite Center in McAllen on March 21, 2021. (The Monitor photo)

Bluster at the border: Viral video at migrant respite center latest slap to Valley...

It’s happening again. As thousands of migrants head to the Rio Grande Valley seeking asylum, a long-standing phenomenon in the area, politicians and personalities far...

New intake site in Donna expedites migrant children processing

A new expansion at the tent site in Donna serving as an emergency intake site for unaccompanied migrant children will be operational as of...

‘It’s starting’: Cartel threat looms as migrants surge in Reynosa

New challenges lie ahead for Rio Grande Valley-based organizations helping thousands of migrants either sent back to or arriving in Reynosa, a Mexican border...

Donna leases land to CBP for $500K

The city of Donna is set to receive half-a-million dollars in exchange for leasing land to Border Patrol for a tent facility holding the...