Over the weekend, Senator Jeff Merkley paid a visit to the Southwest Key Casa Padre migrant children's shelter in Brownsville, Texas. He was refused entry.
The 11 candidates at CNN's Republican debate on Wednesday clashed over immigration and the issue of building a wall on the US-Mexico border. But a year ago, we spoke to some people living closest to the border who say it's time to consider options outside of longer fences and increased patrols.
Remember that movie with Tom Hanks when he was trapped in an airport without proper documentation? For tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants, they’re not trapped in an airport, they’re confined within a small swath of land in southeast Texas along the Mexican border.
Reporter Betto Arcos looks back at Rigo Tovar, a big pop music figure in Mexico in the 1970s and 80s. Betto used to listen to his music and was invited to write a personal essay for a newly published book on Rigo Tovar called "Rigo es Amor."
These are trying times at the US-Mexican border, and many of the tattoo designs there reflect that life, as The World's Jason Margolis found out in the Rio Grande Valley, in corner of southeast Texas.
The drug war in Mexico has turned local journalism there into a potentially deadly career choice. Powerful cartels often threaten or kill hometown journalists who dare to report on the latest violence. But an innovative system for getting information out quickly -- and safely -- has recently emerged.
Maurice Ashley, 45, is one of just 1,000 ches grandmasters in the world. He's also the only African-American and he's hoping to use that status to inspire a new, younger generation of African-Americans to take up the sport.
The grieving relatives of the latest victims in Mexico's drug wars are coming together for a gruesome task. They are going to the morgue in the Mexican city of Matamoros to search for their loved ones among the dead. Hernán Rozemberg has the story.
110 mph winds are ripping through Brownsville, Texas, sending some residents fleeing while others prepare storm shelters. We speak with Brownsville Mayor Pat Ahumada, who is confident his town will weather the storm.
The endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtle is intimately tied to the gulf coast, feeding and nesting right in the path of the oil slick.
This week, a federal judge ordered the University of Texas at Brownsville and the Department of Homeland Security to continue discussing alternatives to a border fence that, if left to current DHS plans, will cut through a large portion of the campus.