Photographer says Border Patrol agents on horses did not whip anyone

Texas 09/25/21, 20:18

In an exclusive interview with KTSM, photographer Paul Ratje said he never observed any whipping incident, and neither did his colleagues. “I’ve never seen them whip anyone,” Ratje said. “He was swinging it, but it can be misconstrued when you’re looking at the picture.” In the photos and some footage, the agents ...

US to investigate case of border agents dispersing Haitians with whips

Texas 09/21/21, 01:19

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, on Monday, Sept. 20, promised that it would launch an internal probe into allegations of border agents using whips to round up Haitian refugees.  "The Department of Homeland Security does not tolerate the abuse of migrants in our custody and we take these allegations very ...

Border crisis grows: Nearly 15,000 illegal migrants camped under Texas bridge

Texas 09/20/21, 15:14

The border crisis is growing every day. Now more than 14,800 illegal immigrants are crammed under the bridge that connects the small city of Del Rio, Texas, with Mexico, informed Representative August Pfluger (R-Texas) after visiting the place.For Pfluger, the Biden administration must recognize the crisis and take action now; ...

Del Rio Port of Entry blocked due to migrant influx

Central America 09/19/21, 21:08

Thousands of migrants are still waiting under the international bridge between Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña. U.S. Customs and Border Protection responded by temporarily shutting down the infrastructure on Sept. 17. The federal agency that oversees U.S. borders closed the Del Rio Port of Entry, citing "urgent safety and security ...

Border Patrol hires civilians to cope with migrant surge

Texas 09/19/21, 20:13

A massive influx of Haitian asylum seekers arriving at a small Texas city prompted a federal border protection agency to seek help from civilians. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is hiring anyone who can help free-up agents at Del Rio, 240 miles southwest of Austin. CBP is offering about 1,200 border ...

Fox News drones allowed to fly over crowded migrant areas after an initial ban

Texas 09/18/21, 02:15

On Friday, Sept. 17, Fox News said that its drones are now allowed to continue hovering around the Texas-Mexico border after initially being banned. "FoxNews applied this morning and has received clearance to operate from now until the end of September in the restricted airspace," the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced ...

Record number of African migrants coming to Mexican border

Texas 06/16/19, 13:33

Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol agents more accustomed to Spanish-speaking migrants. Officials in Texas and even Maine are scrambling to absorb the sharp increase ...

4th death of migrant child since December raises new alarms

Texas 05/16/19, 17:09

Advocates raised new alarms Thursday about the U.S. government's treatment of migrant families after a 2½-year-old Guatemalan child became the fourth minor known to have died after being detained by border agents since December. "The death of a single child in custody of our government is a horrific tragedy," said Jess ...

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