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A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer checks identifications as people cross into the United States from Mexico on September 23, 2016 in San Ysidro, California. More than 10,000 people legally cross the border, mostly for work, at San Ysidro daily, making it the busiest port of entry on the 2,000 mile border between the United States and Mexico. Securing the border and controlling illegal immigration have become key issues in the U.S. Presidential campaign. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Lawsuit Accuses Texan of Using Mexican Officials to Extort Partner

EDINBURG, Texas — A businessman from Austin, Texas, has been accused of using a corrupt Mexican judge and a diplomat to file fake arrest warrants extorting $2.8 million from a former business partner. The scheme placed the victim into U.S. law enforcement databases as a wanted man so he would be detained by immigration authorities. The man was temporarily detained and released multiple times.

Police Siren, Crime Scene

Honduran Deportee Charged for Brutal Assault, Robbery

McALLEN, Texas — A previously deported illegal immigrant from Honduras has been arrested in connection with the brutal beating of a 56-year-old man while stealing his car. The man was about to be removed again before local police officers were able to charge him for the latest crimes.

TOPSHOT - Inmates that are to appear in court for their trial are rounded up at the Quezon City Jail in Manila in this picture taken on July 29, 2016. There are 3,800 inmates at the jail, which was built six decades ago to house 800, and they engage in a relentless contest for space. Men take turns to sleep on the cracked cement floor of an open-air basketball court, the steps of staircases, underneath beds and hammocks made out of old blankets. / AFP / NOEL CELIS / TO GO WITH AFP STORY: Philippines-politics-crime-jails, FOCUS by Ayee Macaraig (Photo credit should read NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Illegal Immigrant Stung Buying Grenade Launcher in South Texas

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — An illegal immigrant from Mexico has been charged in connection with the attempted purchase of at least one grenade launcher and three AK-47s in Texas; it remains unclear if the weapons were meant for a drug cartel. The grenade launcher was bound for Mexico before the bust.

Nuevo Leon Police

Fugitive Mexican Narco-Governor’s Money Man Released after Arrest

MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon — State authorities authorities have arrested a man wanted by the U.S. Department of Justice for his role in laundering millions in cartel funds and bribes for a fugitive Tamaulipas governor. The arrest was part of a joint operation between Tamaulipas and Nuevo León. Hours after the arrest, federal authorities in Mexico released him claiming they did not have a warrant.

Mexican Army

Reports: El Chapo’s Sons Ambushed

A recent series of gun battles in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, which have killed at least 12 and one bystander appear to be linked to a recent split within the Sinaloa Cartel. The split appears to be a power grab by one faction that tried to kill off famed leader El Mayo and the sons El Chapo.

Coast Guard Rescue

Family of Migrant Allegedly Hit by Coast Guard Boat Sues Feds

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The family of a migrant who died when she was reportedly struck by a U.S. Coast Guard boat is suing the federal government for damages. They allege that the government is responsible for the woman’s death since the craft was moving at a high rate of speed in area known for human smuggling.

Sec Kelly

DHS Secretary and Texas Governor Tour Border

McALLEN, Texas — The newly appointed head of the Department of Homeland Security traveled to this border city to see the challenges faced by the agents under his command as the new administration is expected to take a hard line on border security.

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Border Patrol Agent Beats Murder Charge in Cartel Decapitation

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been cleared of murder in the cartel decapitation of a Honduran illegal immigrant; he was convicted of two separate counts engaging in organized criminal activity. The agent’s brother, a Gulf Cartel commander, has been convicted of all charges and is facing life in prison.

Javier Duarte

Interpol Now Hunting for Fugitive Mexican Governor

A former Mexican governor who went into hiding after allegedly embezzling a large portion of his state’s budget has now been added to a list of wanted fugitives by the international police agency known as Interpol. The former politician is believed to have been responsible for giving child cancer patients distilled water instead of chemotherapy.

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Border Patrol Union: Trump’s Border Plan ‘Gives Us the Tools We Need’

As President Donald J. Trump prepares to kick off his new border security plan, various news outlets have begun to criticize the effort by focusing on the border wall. However, members from the union representing the men and women from the U.S. Border Patrol stated that the proposal comes from listening to agents instead of politicians.