Border Patrol deploys emergency beacons to assist migrants in distress in remote areas

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – The U.S. Border Patrol has deployed four life-saving emergency beacons in a busy migrant corridor near Lordsburg, New Mexico. These self-sustaining towers purposely placed in some of the region’s most remote areas will allow lost or exhausted migrants to press a “panic” button and summon the Border Patrol for … Read more

South Texas nun makes gutsy decision to continue moving migrants despite governor’s executive order, for now

McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) — The Catholic nun who runs the largest migrant shelter in the Rio Grande Valley told Border Report on Thursday she will continue to transport migrants released by the Department of Homeland Security until she’s personally told otherwise. Sister Norma Pimentel’s decision comes on the heels of an executive order by … Read more

Extension of travel restrictions gives border cities chance to boost COVID-19 vaccination rates

JUAREZ, Mexico (Border Report) – The extension of non-essential land travel restrictions will give Mexican border cities a chance to catch up to their U.S. counterparts when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations, Chihuahua health officials said. Cities like Juarez have drastically increased their vaccination rates in July, but most people have only received the first … Read more

Mexico getting 1 million doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from U.S.

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Mexican border cities will get 1 million doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, that country’s president said Monday. The announcement by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador comes on the eve of Kamala Harris’ visit to Mexico to discuss how to curb the ongoing migrant surge that continues … Read more

Groups make last-minute appeal for Biden to ‘defund’ ICE, CBP

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – Migrant advocates on Thursday made a last-minute appeal for President Biden to take money earmarked for immigration enforcement and spend it on education and health care instead. “I call on the president to put forward a compassionate budget, one that affirms the dignity and humanity of our immigrant neighbors,” … Read more

Disabled migrant girl whose father carried her most of the journey from Honduras allowed to seek care in U.S.

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (Border Report) — As he made his way north from Honduras last month, Luis had to carry his disabled 9-year-old daughter Dayana for most of the 9-day journey. Honduran migrant Luis shows on May 10, 2021, how he carried his 9-year-old daughter Dayana, who has spina bifida, most of the journey from Central … Read more