Tag: Rio Grande Valley

March 25, 2021

March 31, 2021

Border Patrol detained 600 families for several days under the Anzalduas International Bridge in Mission, Texas. Migrants were held from Saturday to Monday, and were not provided with adequate shelter or medical care.

Tags: Border Patrol, Detention, Rio Grande Valley

March 15, 2021

March 17, 2021

Asylum-seekers being flown from the Rio Grande Valley to El Paso due to limited capacity are being expelled to Mexico by CBP, according to the Dallas Morning News. Exact numbers are unclear, but at least 50 migrants have been expelled into Juarez.

Tags: CBP, El Paso, Expulsions, Rio Grande Valley

March 9, 2021

March 16, 2021

El Paso will begin receiving two flights per day, each carrying 135 migrants from the Rio Grande Valley sector. The migrants will be processed in El Paso and stay at shelters until arrangements are made for them to connect with family in the United States.

Tags: El Paso, Rio Grande Valley

March 4, 2021

March 9, 2021

108 migrants in Brownsville tested positive for Covid-19, provoking an outcry from, among others, the Texas governor who repealed a mask mandate days before. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) also reported that an unidentified number of additional Border Patrol agents are being sent to the Rio Grande Valley sector on 30-day assignments to help manage the situation on the border. 

Tags: Border Patrol, Coronavirus, Rio Grande Valley

February 16, 2021

February 26, 2021

Freezing weather, with temperatures dropping to 25 degrees, has hit a migrant camp in Matamoros where Remain in Mexico enrollees await their turn to enter the United States. 

Tags: Asylum, Rio Grande Valley

February 1, 2021

February 1, 2021

A migrant attempting to cross the border into Texas near the Hidalgo port of entry was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent who was allegedly trying to arrest him, according to CBP. The case is under investigation by CBP, the FBI, and the Department of Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

Tags: Border Patrol, Organizational Culture, Rio Grande Valley, Use of Force

January 20, 2021

January 20, 2021

CBP announced that it is building soft-sided (tent) processing facilities in Donna, Texas that will be complete within 30 days. The facility will increase U.S. capacity to process apprehended migrants, particularly asylum seekers. A more permanent processing facility in McAllen, the Central Processing Center, is under renovation.

Tags: Asylum, CBP, Processing, Rio Grande Valley