Texas

Mexican Man Killed in Shooting at US Border Patrol Station

A Mexican citizen has died at a hospital after he was shot at a U.S. Border Patrol station in Texas, authorities said. The man was in custody at the Ysleta Border Patrol Station in El Paso on Tuesday when he was shot, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement.

  • Oct 5, 2022
  • 10:00 AM

Reports: Migrant Flights’ Mysterious Recruiter Identified

The mysterious woman who allegedly lured dozens of migrants on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ flights to Martha’s Vineyard from San Antonio has been identified by several media outlets as Perla H. Huerta, a former combat medic and U.S. Army counterintelligence agent living in Tampa.

  • Oct 4, 2022
  • 10:25 AM

Sen. Luján: GOP Governors ‘Hateful’ for Bussing Migrants

Forty-five House Democrats sent a letter Friday to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting the Justice Department look into a “political stunt” by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), after DeSantis took credit for sending 48 Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Vineyard last week.

  • Sep 23, 2022
  • 4:44 PM

Centering Latinos in the Anti-Gun Violence Movement (OPINION)

With gun violence becoming a top political issue for Latinx voters, and Latinx people in the U.S. dying from gun violence at a faster rate than their white peers, we need more Latinx faces organizing to end gun violence.

  • Sep 23, 2022
  • 2:37 PM

Texas Sheriff Investigating Migrant Flights to Martha’s Vineyard

A Texas sheriff on Monday opened an investigation into two flights of migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, but did not say what laws may have been broken in putting 48 Venezuelans on private planes last week from San Antonio.

  • Sep 20, 2022
  • 5:15 PM

The Republican Stain on Hispanic Heritage Month (OPINION)

Thursday is the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, four weeks of celebrating Latino contributions not just to the United States, but to the entire hemisphere. Meanwhile, Republicans have decided to treat Latinos seeking sanctuary like vermin.

  • Sep 15, 2022
  • 2:29 PM

Uvalde School District’s Fired Police Chief Blames Everyone Else (OPINION)

Suggesting that criticism against Arredondo and his firing constitutes a “public lynching” —as Arrendondo does in a 17-page statement— is not only abhorrent but diminishes the lives that were lost that day.

  • Aug 25, 2022
  • 5:40 PM

The Justice System in Texas Is Failing Victims of Crime and Their Families (OPINION)

A personal account about the murder of a young Latino man in Texas and the failure of the local court system to provide justice to his loved ones.

  • Aug 25, 2022
  • 3:43 PM

Family Still Searching for Salvadoran Mother Who Disappeared at Texas Border

Ana Guadalupe Robles last spoke to loved ones on June 10. Three days later, they received a photo supposedly showing the 29-year-old Salvadoran nurse and mother lying dead in the Texas desert. But more than two months later and still no body, friends and family members are left with questions.

  • Aug 24, 2022
  • 1:18 PM

LULAC Blocks Takeover by Pro-Statehood Puerto Ricans, Suspends CEO

Domingo García, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, told Latino Rebels that CEO Sindy Benavides has been “temporarily suspended pending an investigation by the personnel committee of LULAC.”

  • Aug 9, 2022
  • 5:35 PM

From the Pulga to the Polls: Latina Looks to Keep South Texas District Blue

Born in McAllen and practically raised at her family’s flea market in the Rio Grande Valley, Michelle Vallejo is focused on defending Texas’ 15th congressional district from being flipped by her Trump-backed Republican opponent.

  • Aug 4, 2022
  • 11:00 AM

Two Indicted in Tractor-Trailer Case That Left 53 Migrants Dead

Two men, both of Pasadena, Texas, were indicted Wednesday in the case of a hot, airless tractor-trailer rig found last month with 53 dead or dying migrants in San Antonio, officials said.

  • Jul 21, 2022
  • 10:57 AM

‘Miss Frijoles’: Blogger Paid by Latino Democrat Aims Slurs at Latina Opponent in Texas

A political blogger paid by Texas Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez to run campaign ads has aimed racially charged insults at Gonzalez’s Republican opponent, Rep. Mayra Flores, including “Miss Frijoles” and “Princess Pozole.”

  • Jul 20, 2022
  • 6:14 PM

Frequent Lockdowns May Have Contributed to Uvalde Tragedy

The new findings that a culture of lockdowns in Uvalde played some role in the failures on May 24 reflects how one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history intersected with immigration policies and thousands of Border Patrol agents, National Guard members, and state police assigned to apprehend migrants and stop drug traffickers.

  • Jul 20, 2022
  • 11:29 AM

Texas State Police Launch Internal Review of Uvalde Response

Two months after the Uvalde school massacre, Texas state police on Monday announced an internal review into the actions of dozens of troopers who were at Robb Elementary during 73 minutes of bewildering inaction by law enforcement as a gunman slaughtered 19 children and two teachers.

  • Jul 19, 2022
  • 12:34 PM

Extreme Heat Threatens Latino Residents in Texas

As high temperatures threaten to leave Texans without power to cool their homes, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which operates a grid carrying about 90 percent of the state’s power load, has asked residents to turn up their thermostats and reduce their use of major appliances from 2 to 8 p.m. to avoid outages.

  • Jul 15, 2022
  • 5:55 PM

Texas Hospitals Delaying Care Over Abortion Ban, Letter Says

Some hospitals in Texas have reportedly refused to treat patients with major pregnancy complications for fear of violating the state’s abortion ban, the Texas Medical Association said in a letter this week.

  • Jul 15, 2022
  • 11:29 AM

First Lady Biden Blasted, Defended for ‘Taco’ Comparison

First Lady Jill Biden apologized Tuesday morning for calling Latinos “as unique” as breakfast tacos during her speech at a conference in San Antonio, Texas held by UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Latino nonprofit advocacy organization.

  • Jul 12, 2022
  • 1:36 PM

Interview With ​Christopher Carmona (A Latino Book Review Podcast)

The Latino Book Review speaks with Christopher Carmona, author, poet, and interim director of Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, about his work, superheroes, the bloody history of the Texas Rangers, and more.​

  • Jul 11, 2022
  • 4:34 PM

Report Finds Use of ‘Unnecessary’ Force by Border Patrol Agents at Rio Grande

U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback engaged in “unnecessary use of force” against non-threatening Haitian immigrants but didn’t whip any with their reins “intentionally or otherwise,” according to a federal investigation of chaotic scenes along the Texas-Mexico border last fall that sparked widespread condemnation.

  • Jul 8, 2022
  • 3:11 PM

Texas Governor Authorizes State Forces to Return Migrants to Border

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday authorized state forces to apprehend and transport migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border, claiming the enforcement powers of federal agents and pushing the legal boundaries of the Republican’s escalating efforts to curb the rising number of crossings.

  • Jul 7, 2022
  • 5:46 PM

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