Lorenzo Zazueta-Castro

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Lorenzo Zazueta-Castro covers immigration and federal courts for The Monitor. He can be reached at lzazueta@themonitor.com or (956) 683-4452.

Former ADA on bond after pleading not guilty

A former Hidalgo County assistant district attorney is free on a $50,000 bond a day after she pleaded not guilty to making a false...

Weslaco man faces child porn charges

McALLEN — The arrest of a Weslaco man led federal agents to a Pharr man accused of receiving and distributing child pornography, records show. Vincent...

New waivers would expedite border wall construction in RGV

A month after the last set, the Trump administration issued a new set of waivers last Thursday for between 60 and 80 miles of...

Border wall construction prep begins in Donna

DONNA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said preparation for wall construction in the Mid-Valley has begun. During a CBP-led media tour in rural...

Former police chief gets 20 years in drug trafficking case

McALLEN — A federal judge last Thursday sentenced a former Rio Grande Valley lawman to a 20-year prison sentence in connection with a drug...

El Salvadorian man dies in CBP custody

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials confirmed Sunday the death of an El Salvadorian man after his apprehension near Roma, according a statement from...

Teen dies at Weslaco Border Patrol station

McALLEN — While new details have been shared regarding the 16-year-old Guatemalan teen who died last Monday at the U.S. Border Patrol station in...

Donna tent facility reopens

DONNA — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials have unveiled the tent facility here that’s designed to accommodate asylum-seekers who, upon arriving at the...

Weslaco man pleads guilty to threatening Border Patrol agents

A local trailer driver could receive up to six years in federal prison for threatening several U.S. Border Patrol agents at the checkpoint in...

‘State of the border’: New RGV chief patrol agent holds agency’s inaugural address

MISSION — U.S. Border Patrol’s new chief patrol agent for the Rio Grande Valley sector used the agency’s first state of the border address...