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GOP/Dem Deal: Trump Must Have Approval from Left-Wing County to Build Wall

A Republican-Democrat spending bill being offered to President Trump mandates that the White House have approval from left-wing Starr County, Texas officials before the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can begin building a wall at the region’s U.S.-Mexico border. 

Construction crews install new border wall sections Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — "I said bye-bye," he tweeted— as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his …

Texas Border Residents Begin Fundraising for Wall

While President Donald Trump visited the Rio Grande Valley Thursday to make the case for a $5.7 billion wall that is part of a comprehensive border security package, a group of residents nearby banded together and raised $12,000 to help pay for the construction.

A woman places her ballot paper in the box during early voting for the mid-term elections in Sylmar, California on November 3, 2018. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Top 5 Voter Fraud Cases Along Texas Border in 2018

In a year fraught with voter fraud allegations, many of which resulted in prosecutions across Texas, counties along the Mexican border stood out as hotbeds for investigative activities.

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Activist Groups Protest Trump’s Border Wall in South Texas

Multiple civil rights, church, and nature organizations staged a march along the banks of the Rio Grande to draw attention to President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall. The groups are expected to hold a second march for the same purpose on Sunday.

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Texas Border ‘Gender Care’ Clinic Serves ‘Trans-Immigrants’

A Texas border college teamed up with a local physicians group to fill a need for transgender health care in the Rio Grande Valley. The result is a “gender care” clinic and among the patients they serve are a community of transgender migrants.

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Cartel Smuggler Escapes After Driving into Rio Grande

McALLEN, Texas — A Mexican drug smuggler managed to elude capture by plunging his SUV into the waters of the Rio Grande as he was fleeing from law enforcement. Cartel smugglers were not able to save the large drug load that was seized by authorities.

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Texas Urges Zika Testing Along Mexican Border

Texas public health officials issued an alert to doctors, urging more Zika testing along the Texas-Mexico border, considered a high-risk area for the virus to spread in the event of local transmission.

Our Open Border Brings More Cruelty for Migrants

Our Open Border Brings More Cruelty for Migrants

Border patrol agents in Tucson, Arizona, arrested more human smugglers attempting to traffic illegal migrants in the trunks of vehicles. There have been two such incidents in the last several days. On April 16, a driver attempted to avoid detection at

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Texas Family Held for Ransom in Border Home

A group of heavily armed gunmen stormed a Texas yet another border home as they searched for cash. This time, the gunmen were dressed as cops and held the family for ransom.

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Texas Aryan Brotherhood Saga: 18 Gang Members Headed to Prison

Eighteen members of the Aryan Brotherhood gang have been sentenced to federal prison for their role in a large-scale methamphetamine distribution network. The Aryan Brotherhood has been known to act as an enforcement and distribution arm for the Mexican Gulf cartel, the transnational criminal organization that controls territory immediately south of the Rio Grand Valley Sector of Texas.