Giant alligators have been released into the Rio Grande to deter migrants from crossing the border river to the United States, reports Mexican media.
"Smugglers will always try new, creative methods to smuggle narcotics," said Anne Maricich, CBP deputy director of Field Operations in San Diego.
Law enforcement say a stakeout of a suspected drug house led to the discovery of an elaborate smuggling tunnel and multiple arrests.
Caring for immigrant children is not a political issue. It is a child welfare issue.
The administration said providing baby formula to babies crossing the border is not only required under federal law but also the "morally right thing to do."
"We're expecting the number of migrants to go up more than double, and [CBP] and [DHS] are not prepared to deal with those kinds of numbers," Kelly said.
Two Senate Democrats have indicated they would possibly cut a deal with Republicans regarding White House plans to rescind Title 42 immigration restrictions.
QAnon supporters are intercepting the children with the intention to protect them from potential sex-trafficking. Critics, however, say the behavior is alarming.
The Texas Military Department is allegedly advising soldiers against performing water rescues after a National Guardsmen drowned last month during a rescue.
Border wall-related fall injuries that occurred between 2019 and 2021 cost local hospitals about $13 million, researchers said.
Texas lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the lack of military equipment that may have contributed to a National Guardsman's death.
"I think it's important that folks listen to folks that have to deal with this every day," Democratic Senator Mark Kelly told Newsweek.
A federal judge in Louisiana temporarily halted the Biden administration's plan to lift pandemic restrictions on migrants at the U.S. southern border.
Individual judges may not like the policy choices of the Biden administration, but it is not their job to weigh in on that policy debate.
Search and rescue crews plan to resume looking for the National Guard soldier last seen diving into the river to save a migrant.
The Texas National Guard said the soldier has "gone missing along the river during a mission related incident" and dismissed reports the soldier had died.
The Biden administration announced that the policy—which has limited asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border for two years—would end on May 23.
A group of 26 Republican-led states, only two of which are on the U.S.-Mexico border, will join the effort to "secure the southern border."
Senator Gary Peters is the latest Democrat to voice concerns over ending the rule, known as Title 42.
"Until President Biden decides to fulfill his constitutional duty to secure the border, we will continue to do whatever it takes to protect the safety and security of all Texans," Governor Abbott said.
Abbott's inspections have shut down some of the busiest commerce routes despite U.S. Customs and Border Protection calling those stops "unnecessary."
A government task force is facing immense challenges in reuniting more than 1,000 children who were separated from their families by the Trump administration.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki criticized Abbott's border policies as the first bus of migrants sent by the governor arrived in the nation's capital.
Some experts say the already high number of border crossings likely won't increase by much after the controversial border policy is lifted.
"There's no plan right now, and that's a big concern," Arizona Senator Mark Kelly told Newsweek.
The CDC announced last week that Title 42, which allows federal agents to turn away migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border would be suspended starting May 23.
"Large-scale seizures, such as this one, exemplify our mission priorities in securing the border," Laredo Port of Entry Director Alberto Flores said.
President Joe Biden has been under fire from immigrant advocacy groups, as well as other Democrats, for not ending the policy sooner.
According to a criminal complaint, officials did not find "documentation of any kind related to the reptiles," on the individual or in his vehicle.
"I'm for secure borders and I'm for immigration," Rep. Gonzalez said. "And I think that the best way to do it is through cutting-edge technology that we already have."