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Narco-Masacres Continúan Azotando a Michoacán

Los cárteles continúan causando grandes masacres en un estado occidental de México mientras luchan por lucrativas rutas de producción y tráfico de drogas. En la masacre más reciente, un cartel dejó 7 cuerpos desmembrados durante el fin de semana.

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U.S. Border Ports of Entry Re-Open to Tourists

LAREDO, Texas — Long lines began forming at the International Bridge as shoppers and visitors entered the United States for the first time in nearly 18 months as the ban on non-essential travel at land borders ended Monday. The non-immigrant visa holders moved into the downtown area to shop and visit relatives.

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REPORT: Biden Vaccine Mandates Could Reduce Border Patrol Agents by Half

A report credited to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials by Fox News shows that the number of Border Patrol agents who could be terminated under President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates could exceed 50 percent of the workforce. This comes amid the record-setting apprehension of migrants illegally crossing the border from Mexico.

Vocational nurse Christina Garibay displays a syringe with Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Covid-19 vaccine at a Skid Row community outreach event where coronavirus vaccines and testing were offered in Los Angeles, California on August 22, 2021. (Frederick J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images)

Large Group of South American Migrants Apprehended at West Texas Border

Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents encountered a large group of South American migrants after they illegally entered the U.S. near Eagle Pass, Texas. Large group crossings in this sector forced Biden administration officials to reopen the infamous outdoor detention area under the Del Rio International Bridge.

Eagle Pass Station Border Patrol agents apprehend a group of 90 Honduran migrants near Quemado, Texas. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector)

EXCLUSIVE: Biden Admin Offers Parole, Possible Work Permits for Some Migrants

The Biden Administration enacted a new release policy for migrants which will grant parole status in the two busiest southwest Border Patrol sectors. The program, known as Parole + ATD (Alternatives to Detention), will allow agents in the Rio Grande Valley and Del Rio to swiftly release migrants and divert them from overcrowded detention centers.

Migrants heading in a caravan to the US, walk towards Mexico City to request asylum and refugee status in Huixtla, Chiapas State, Mexico, on October 27, 2021.(Isaac Guzman/AFP via Getty Images)

EXCLUSIVE: Biden Admin Detaining Migrants Outdoors Under Texas Border Bridge Again in Winter Weather

The Biden administration reopened the infamous outdoor detention area that once held 15,000 mostly Haitian migrants for processing and transport. According to a source within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Border Patrol officials detained more than 100 mostly Central American migrants under the Del Rio International Bridge on Saturday as overnight temperatures fell into the low 50s.

Border Patrol holds a group of mostly Haitian and Venezuelan migrants under a bridge near Del Rio, Texas. (More than 2,000 mostly Haitian and Venezuelan migrants crossed the Rio Grande at Del Rio, Texas, during the past week. Several hundred migrants remain at the river’s edge awaiting transport and processing …

Human Smugglers Lead Texas Police on 125 MPH Chase Away from Border

After receiving intelligence concerning a convoy of six suspicious vehicles spotted near the Mexican border, Kerr County Sheriff’s Office (KSCO) Special Investigators prepared to intercept the vehicles suspecting they might be involved in a migrant smuggling operation. Four of the suspected vehicles were later found and a 40-mile pursuit reaching speeds in excess of 125 miles per hour ensued.

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Sicarios Matan a 11 Trabajadores Agrícolas en Michoacán

Un grupo de sicarios mató a 11 trabajadores agrícolas en el estado de Michoacán, lo que marca la última de numerosas masacres en la región donde carteles rivales continúan luchando por el control de la región. Seis de las víctimas eran adolescentes menores de edad.

Mass graves found in Jalisco. AP File Photo/Agencia Esquema

EXCLUSIVE: 50K Migrants Elude Border Patrol in October

The number of migrants crossing the border without being apprehended since the start of Fiscal Year 2022 is more than 50,000, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection source. This figure represents an estimate of the total number of migrants believed to have escaped into the U.S. interior without apprehension by Border Patrol.

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Large Migrant Group Arrested in Rural West Texas Town near Border

Border Patrol agents arrested nearly 200 migrants shortly after they crossed the Rio Grande in Normandy, Texas. The Border Patrol is seeing an increase in migrant traffic choosing to ford the river into the town. The groups, often more than 100 strong, are part of what the Border Patrol says is a troubling and dangerous trend.

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EXCLUSIVE: Migrants from Uzbekistan, Eritrea Appear at Texas Border

EAGLE PASS, Texas — In separate events, local Border Patrol Agents and their Brackettville-stationed colleagues apprehended migrants from two counties designated by the Department of Homeland Security as “special interest.” The arrests triggered immediate reporting to DHS headquarters. According to a source within Customs and Border Protection, the incidents occurred on Monday and involved one group of 13 Eritreans and a separate family of three from Uzbekistan.

Migrant families crossing border in South Texas. (File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Rio Grande Valley Sector)

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Texas Installs Border Barrier Made of Shipping Containers

EAGLE PASS, Texas — Trucks arrived in the early morning hours Tuesday hauling dozens of shipping containers to the banks of the Rio Grande. Governor Greg Abbott is using the re-purposed containers to serve as a makeshift border barrier in preparation for the latest migrant caravan. As locals looked on from both sides of the border, Texas authorities worked with contract crews to install the containers.

Shipping Containers fill gaps between military vehicles