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State agency recommends firms oversee construction of Abbott’s border wall

By Uriel J. García, The Texas Tribune State officials have recommended that a joint venture between a design firm and an engineering firm be awarded...

Migrants? Unvaccinated people? Who’s fueling a COVID-19 surge on the border?

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske | Los Angeles Times MCALLEN – Hundreds of Central American asylum seekers awaited coronavirus test results under tents in a park on...

Noem says National Guard troops to return from border

By STEPHEN GROVES Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced Friday that National Guard troops that she deployed to...

Judge says forcing waits in Mexico to seek asylum is illegal

By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press (AP) — A federal judge ruled Thursday that the U.S. government's practice of denying migrants a chance to apply for...

Mexico president says containing migrants not enough

By FABIOLA SÁNCHEZ Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador expressed frustration with a strategy of containing migrants in the...

Migrant children spend weeks at US shelters as more arrive

By AMY TAXIN and JULIE WATSON Associated Press Five months after the Biden administration declared an emergency and raced to set up shelters to house...

State may detain immigrants at Edinburg prison

A state prison in the Rio Grande Valley may be used to detain immigrants as part of the governor’s Operation Lone Star, according to...
Migrants stand outside the Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley Respite Center in McAllen on March 21, 2021. (The Monitor photo)

Catholic Charities shelves plans to expand respite center

By BERENICE GARCIA and VALERIE GONZALEZ Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley reversed course on plans to expand their respite center in McAllen, explaining...

Supreme Court halts reinstating ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is temporarily halting a judge's order that would have forced the government to reinstate a Trump administration policy...

Donations sought to create Reynosa COVID-19 shelter

A new shelter for migrants in Reynosa is under construction, but organizers are in need of donations to cover related expenses. Overnight, Mexican law enforcement...