Migrant surge at US border pushes Texas city to ‘breaking point’

A sharp rise in migrants crossing the US border from Mexico has pushed a Texas city to “breaking point”, its mayor has warned. With more than 2,000 people a day seeking asylum, services in El Paso have been overwhelmed, leaving the authorities struggling to cope. The influx has also hit the Texas border city of […]

Texas troopers told to push migrants back into Rio Grande and deny them water

Border security agents in Texas have allegedly been ordered to push migrants back into the Rio Grande river and to withhold water. Concerns about the “inhumane” treatment of migrants along the border with Mexico were outlined in an email from an unnamed trooper to the Texas Department of Public Safety. In the email the trooper […]

Texas mall gunman Mauricio Garcia may have been neo-Nazi sympathiser, police say

A gunman who killed at least eight people and injured several others at a Texas shopping center was a 33-year-old suspected neo-Nazi sympathizer, police have said. Police have named Mauricio Garcia as the gunman who opened fire on shoppers at the Allen Premium Outlets mall, in a suburb north of Dallas, on Saturday. Garcia, who […]

Manhunt for gunman who shot dead five neighbors in Texas enters its fourth day

The search for a suspected gunman has entered its fourth day after five neighbors were shot dead in Texas – as a grieving father has recalled the moment his wife and young son were killed. Francisco Oropesa, who is considered to be armed and dangerous, is believed to have fled the rural town of Cleveland […]

3-year-old girl fatally shoots her 4-year-old sister, Texas police say

A 3-year-old girl fatally wounded her 4-year-old sister in an accidental shooting in Texas, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. “This basically involves a 3-year-old girl and a 4-year-old girl,” González explained. “The 3-year-old girl is the alleged perpetrator of the shots. It appears that it was accidental.” Calling the incident “tragic” but “preventable,” the […]