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  • Valley: The Epicenter for Immigration Issues Play Video

    November 21, 2014 5:50 PM

    MISSION - U.S. immigration officials are preparing for the possibility of a second surge of illegal immigrants in the coming months. Much of the Rio Grande Valley was at the center of the last wave earlier this year. Many people considered Anzalduas Park the hot spot for the surge.... more »
  • Complaints Filed Against Immigration Detention Facility Play Video

    October 3, 2014 5:32 PM

    KARNES CITY - Two complaint letters have been filed with the immigration detention facility in Karnes City and two federal agencies. The first complaint discusses problems with some of the living conditions. The second details a far more serious problem, sexual abuse. According to attorneys handling the cases, the... more »
  • Allegations of Sexual Abuse at Karnes City Immigrant Facility Play Video

    October 2, 2014 3:23 PM

    WESLACO - Attorneys filed a sexual abuse complaint with federal immigration officials over the newly opened facility for women and children in Karnes City. Lawyers with the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the University of Texas Law School are representing immigrants there. Attorneys say women were... more »
  • Immigrants to be Housed in 'Suites' Near San Antonio Play Video

    July 31, 2014 12:39 PM

    KARNES CITY - Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Friday will open a remodeled detention center three hours north of the Rio Grande Valley. The Karnes City center will house women and children who entered the country illegally through the Valley. The 532-bed facility underwent a massive renovation to... more »
  • New ICE Facility to House Illegal Immigrant Men With No Criminal Records

    March 14, 2012 5:38 PM

    KARNES CITY - Undocumented people crossing the border and caught by federal agents could wind up four hours north of the Valley. They may be surprised what they'll find at the new ICE detention facility in Karnes City. ICE's civil detention center is for a very specific group of... more »
  • Detainees to Move Into New Detention Center for Illegal Immigrants in a Few Weeks

    March 13, 2012 7:11 PM

    KARNES CITY - It's the first of its kind. ICE opens its first civil detention center for illegals who don't have criminal backgrounds. Tuesday was the grand opening in Karnes City, just southeast of San Antonio. The Karnes Detention Center sits on about 29 acres. Close to 500 detainees... more »

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