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Immigration

Mark Haslett / KETR News

The ACLU of Texas says it wants to know what roles two Northeast Texas sheriff’s departments played in a late-August immigration roundup at a trailer manufacturing company in Lamar County. But law enforcement officials say there’s nothing to find. 

Mark Haslett
Mark Haslett, KETR News

U.S. Customs & Immigration Enforcement said Friday that the number of undocumented workers arrested in an enforcement raid on A sumner-area business is 159. Of those, 145 were Mexico nationals. The remainder a mix of Guatemalan, Honduran, and Salvadoran nationals.

Cars blocked access to the parking lots of Load Trail in Sumner during Tuesday's Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid.
Mark Haslett

More than 100 people were arrested Tuesday at Load Trail, a vehicle trailer company in the unincorporated Lamar County community of Sumner, about 15 miles west of Paris.

Betty Block
TAMUC Marketing Communications

  The Commerce Lions Club and the A&M-Commerce Health and Human Performance department are teamed up to generate support for relief efforts related to the care and housing of the roughly 60,000 unaccompanied immigrant children expected to to have detained at the U.S.-Mexico border by this September.

More border apprehensions, but spotlight shifts from Mexico

Jan 29, 2014
U.S. Border Patrol agents say that illegal traffic on public and private land in the Rio Grande Valley has triggered the need for additional resources in the region this year.
NPR

U.S. Border Patrol agents last fiscal year apprehended about 57,500 more people attempting to cross into the United States illegally via the southern border than in 2012, according to data released this week by the agency.

The spike, however, is attributed mainly to an influx of immigrants coming from countries other than Mexico. Agency officials said in a statement that those immigrants were “predominantly individuals from Central America.”