WESLACO - Federal officials released more information about the number of illegal immigrants arrested so far this year in the Rio Grande Valley.
Recently released information puts the number at 245,000. Seventy five percent of those crossers are from countries other than Mexico. Most of those are from Central... more »
WESLACO - The federal government handed down a new set of rules to Texas schools on how to deal with young illegal immigrants from Central America.
The U.S. Department of Education put together fact sheets for schools across the country. The pages detail what services schools must make available... more »
WESLACO - A new intelligence report reveals more information about the recent wave of immigrants crossing illegally into the United States.
The report also sheds some light into the possible motive behind the illegal crossings.
Officials have said illegal immigrants from Central America are crossing the border to... more »
WESLACO - U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) says he's feeling pressure from the White House to tone down his rhetoric on the Rio Grande Valley's border crisis.
Cuellar has been one of the most vocal congressmen to discuss the immigration issues in the Valley.
Cuellar said he personally... more »
LOS EBANOS - Hundreds of illegal immigrants use Anzalduas Park to cross into the United States every day. Others choose more secluded areas, like the small community of Los Ebanos.
Residents of the small town are concerned about the increase in illegal activity. Still, they are not sure about... more »
McALLEN - Children entering the country illegally are being tested for things like scabies and lice. Most, however, are not being tested for HIV.
The Valley AIDS Council is only testing children that may remain in the United States long-term.
"What's important for folks to realize is that... more »
WESLACO - Border Patrol agents say drug cartels are taking advantage of the recent surge of unaccompanied minors into the United States.
The cartels' reach extends the length of the border between Mexico and the United States.
A news crew for an Arizona television station recently toured the... more »
MISSION - CHANNEL 5 NEWS continues to watch the federal ports of entry and learn what happens when the bridges close. In November, we showed you two that appeared to be unmanned overnight. No one seemed to be watching America's front door. We decided to check out one more.
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