Investigation Shows Rich Mexicans Seeking Legal Path to Residency Swindled

"In the midst of a growing security crisis in Mexico, the McAllen-based USA Now Regional Center offered Mexican families with money an escape: Invest $500,000 in South Texas and get a legal permanent resident card in the United States. But the offer may have been too good to be true. In mid-July...

DHS Flies Central American Migrants From McAllen to El Paso

"Overwhelmed by the number of immigrants crossing illegally into in South Texas, the U.S. Border Patrol was scheduled to send a planeload of recent arrivals across the state to El Paso for processing for the first time on Wednesday. Immigrants who cross the Rio Grande and enter the state illegally...

1,000 Migrants Detained at McAllen Station, Agents Warn of Overcrowding

"Border Patrol agents detained roughly 1,000 people Wednesday morning at the McAllen Station, severely overcrowding the modest building on Military Highway. Without anywhere else to keep them, agents temporarily detained many immigrants who entered the United States illegally inside the McAllen...

Jose Antonio 'Define American' Vargas Detained at Texas Airport

"Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant and prominent immigration activist, was detained at an airport in McAllen, Texas, on Tuesday as he was passing through a security checkpoint, rights groups said. Airport officials in the border city could not confirm...