An 18-Year-Old Citizen Has Been in Immigration Detention for a Month. It's Not the First Time.

Francisco presented his Texas ID, a Social Security card, and a small copy of his birth certificate at a CBP checkpoint
Emma Ockerman
VICE News Tonight on HBO

The mayors of sister-cities across the Texas-Mexico border think Trump's wall will be useless

This is the view of Trump's wall — from both sides of the border.
Joshua Hersh

Two US Citizens Kidnapped a Texas Man and Took Him to Mexico

The victim was abducted in McAllen on May 12 and rescued when Mexican police at a checkpoint discovered him in the trunk of a vehicle driven by his alleged kidnappers.
Alan Hernandez

The Relatives of Missing Migrants Find Joy and Pain While Searching in Mexico

The relatives are part of an annual trip to look for Central American migrants who went missing in Mexico, mostly on their way to the United States. Activists say thousands disappear every year during the increasingly dangerous journey.
Orsetta Bellani

Big Brother Narco: Cartels Are Building Their Own CCTV Networks

It's an unprecedented feat of counter-surveillance in the ongoing technological arms race between Mexican and American authorities and cartels.
Brian Anderson

Videos Show Chaos in Mexican Border Town After Capture of Drug Cartel Leader

Gunmen hijacked and torched cars to blockade streets in Reynosa after the suspected leader of a Gulf cartel faction was captured Friday.
Olivia Becker
drugs and crime

Citizens Fear the Mexican State of Tamaulipas Is Plunging Back Into Chaos

Dozens have been killed in Mexico’s northeastern border state in recent weeks, a brutal wave of violence that resembles what occurred in 2010 during the peak of the drug war.
Shannon Young

Pregnant US Teen Shot by Mexican Police During Car Chase

Police fired on truck that refused to stop, hitting pregnant teen in the process. The girl and fetus are expected to survive.
Payton Guion

Cartel Kidnapping Spreads Terror on Twitter

A Mexican doctor was abducted and apparently murdered because she tweeted anonymously about drug war violence. A VICE News investigation now sheds light on what may have led the killers to discover her true identity.
Shannon Young