The detainees are being held at what had been an empty state prison in Dilley, Texas, about 100 miles (160.93 kilometers) north of the border city of Laredo, said Robert Hurst, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He said the converted facility will be able to hold more than 950 people.
The original indictment claimed that between he engaged in a scheme to defraud the government in relation to his 2019 federal income tax returns.
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem announced that she is deploying National Guard troops to Texas to help with border security, joining a growing list of Republican governors -- including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis -- who have committed to sending law enforcement officers to the U.S. border with Mexico.
Rodney Scott wrote to agents that he will be reassigned.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans to build a border wall in Texas, pledging a quarter of a billion dollars from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice budget to get started.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that Texas will build a border wall along the state’s boundary with Mexico — but provided no details on where or when.
"They should finish the wall, number one," said former President Donald Trump.
Neither Biden nor Harris have visited the border region since taking office but members of the administration joined members of Congress in a visit to a facility in Texas on Wednesday.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a December 2019 ruling
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that it has awarded two contracts to build roughly 40 miles of new border walls in Webb County, Texas.
Trump has promised to build 450 miles of wall along the border with Mexico by the end of the year. So far, the government has awarded millions of dollars in contracts for construction of 30-foot-tall barriers, along with new lighting, technology, and infrastructure. The Trump administration says it has already built 187 miles of wall. Some of it is new, but most is replacing old, much shorter barriers that officials say were not sufficient.
The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.
It turns out Mexico won't be paying for the wall after all.
Defense officials say the Department of Homeland Security has asked the Pentagon to fund the construction of 270 miles of border wall this year as part of a counter-drug effort.
Wednesday’s ruling lifted a lower court’s order blocking the Trump administration from using the funds along the southern border.
A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration from using military construction funds for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Ten undocumented immigrants were hospitalized for hypothermia after a large group was rescued from storm waters inside a drain near the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said.
President Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and other White House officials are planning to set up web cameras to livestream construction along the border wall, according to a report.
“Build the wall" became the unofficial rallying cry of then-candidate Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.