Tag: United States

Undocumented woman detained in Rio Grande City Shopping Center

Agents with the border patrol arrested woman near Rio Grande City, Saturday as she left from a shopping center. According to border patrol, law enforcement took the woman identified as Leticia Garcia the Harlingen, where they communicated with her family. She’s married to a citizen of the United States and has lived in the country for the past 10 years, has two children ages 3 and 7 years, old the older identified as having special needs.   UPDATE:...

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Carpintero & Dellapé Insect Intercepted in Brownsville

Border agents at the Brownsville Port of Entry had a “first in port” Pest Discovery found in a shipment of eucalyptus. According to the agency CBP agents intercepted the pest on the 13th and identified the insect known as Thaumastocoris peregrinus (Carpintero & Dellapé) The insect is not native to the United States and according to CBP may have an economic impact in the nursery industry. The pest, along with the shipment it came in, were re-exported to Mexico as a precautionary...

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Woman Faces Fifth Deportation After DWI Charge

Hidalgo County (KFXV) — A woman is facing her fifth deportation after she pleaded guilty for driving while intoxicated. I.C.E. agents detained 42-year-old Marisol Guevara-Perez — and Alamo resident — at the Hidalgo County Jail. According to court documents, in July of 2014, officials deported Perez for the fourth time. She then crossed back into the United States ten days after crossing the Rio Grande River near the city of Progresso. Perez is now charged with illegal re-entry, and is currently held in federal custody without...

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Pharr Man Arrested for Holding Two Honduran Nationals Hostage

MCALLEN (KFXV) — Today, a federal jury convicted a Pharr man for taking two Honduran nationals hostage, and harboring undocumented people. According to officials, it took the jury less than 45 minutes to convict 32-year-old, Jesus Manuel Ramirez. Witnesses — including two of the victims — testified that on May 4th 2014, Ramirez along with several other individuals, beat and threatened to kill his victims because their families hadn’t paid their smuggling fees. During the trial, the jury saw a video a family member captured when Ramirez and his accomplices then restrained and beat his two victims. One of...

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STC Holds Two-Day Human Trafficking Conference

EDINBURG (KFXV) — Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. South Texas College is hosting a two-day conference to raise awareness about this crime. Experts say human trafficking is modern-day slavery – happening everywhere – every year, thousands of cases are reported, but many more go unnoticed. South Texas College hosts the 12th Annual Conference to raise awareness on human trafficking. Experts say we are in a unique area where a lot of trafficking comes through. Many myths and misconceptions exist about human trafficking which is why...

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