Immigration

LUPE holds vigil for 8-year-old girl who died in Border Patrol custody

BROWNSVILLE — La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) held a vigil here at Alice Wilson Hope Park Tuesday morning in memory of Anadith Tanay Reyes Alvarez, an 8-year-old girl from Panama who died while detained by U.S. Border Patrol in Harlingen.

Death of 8-year-old girl in Border Patrol custody highlights challenges providing medical care

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The recent deaths of an 8-year-old Panamanian girl and 17-year-old boy from Honduras who were under U.S. government supervision have again raised questions about how prepared authorities are to handle medical emergencies suffered by migrants arriving in the U.S., especially as agencies struggle with massive overcrowding at facilities along the southern border.

Mother of 8-year-old who died in Border Patrol custody says pleas for hospital care...

The mother of an 8-year-old girl who died in Border Patrol custody said Friday that agents repeatedly ignored pleas to hospitalize her medically fragile daughter as she felt pain in her bones, struggled to breathe and was unable to walk.

LUPE holds protest in opposition to proposed border bills

SAN JUAN — A few dozen people gathered inside the San Juan office for La Unión del Pueblo Entero, or LUPE, headquarters to show support for a delegation of LUPE members and other organizations who were in Austin this week to testify against Texas House Bills 7 and 800.

Photo Gallery: LUPE holds protest in opposition to proposed border bills

SAN JUAN — A few dozen people gathered inside the San Juan office for La Unión del Pueblo Entero, or LUPE, headquarters to show support for a delegation of LUPE members and other organizations who were in Austin this week to testify against Texas House Bills 7 and 800.

8-year-old girl dies in Border Patrol custody in Texas, as agency struggles with overcrowding

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A little girl from Panama born with heart problems died in Border Patrol custody Wednesday, the second death of a child from Latin America in U.S. government custody in two weeks.

April migrant crossings lower than last year in lead-up to Title 42’s end

Though the number of people crossing the Southwest border was slightly higher last month compared to March, on the whole, fewer migrants attempted to enter the country in April 2023 compared to the same period in 2022.

Bishop calls for clarity over chaos amid Title 42 brouhaha, says to ‘keep it...

SAN JUAN — Bishop Daniel E. Flores wants the media to keep it real considering immigration.

‘No surge in Harlingen’: Local shelters housing groups of migrants

HARLINGEN — Shelters here are housing groups of migrants as they make their way north to pursue asylum cases.

McAllen adds its own disaster declaration due to expected migrant crossings

Less than a day after the expiration of Title 42, the public health policy that for three years stymied the flow of migrants into the United States, McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos declared a local state of disaster Friday in anticipation of a large influx of migrants passing through the city.