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City in Texas, United States

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Brownsville, Texas: City in Texas, United States
Brownsville is a city in Cameron County in the U.S. state of Texas. It is located on the western Gulf Coast in South Texas, adjacent to the border with Matamoros, Mexico. The city covers 81.528 square miles (211.157 km2) and has a population of 183,299 as of 2017. It is the 131st-largest city in the United States and 16th-largest in Texas. It is part of the Brownsville–Matamoros conurbation, with a population of 1,136,995 people. The city is known for its year-round subtropical climate, deep-water seaport and Hispanic culture.


Asylum Protesters Close Bridge on Texas-Mexico Border

Hundreds of migrants protesting desperate conditions in Mexico shut down traffic on an international bridge leading into Brownsville, Texas.
NYTimes.com - Published

Migrant protesters occupy U.S.-Mexico border bridge, crossing closed

Migrants seeking asylum in the United States who are camped in a dangerous Mexican border town occupied a bridge to Brownsville, Texas on Thursday, leading U.S. authorities to close the crossing,..
Reuters - Published

SpaceX launch pad transforms tiny Texas town: "Where the hell do I go now?"

A launch site for SpaceX rockets is next to a tiny neighborhood east of Brownsville, Texas, called Boca Chica, where the rocket company has transformed life
CBS News - Published

What happens when SpaceX moves in next door: "Where the hell do I go now?"

A hover test by a Starhopper rocket at SpaceX's launch site is the latest move by founder Elon Musk to eventually take humans to Mars. The launch site is next to a tiny neighborhood east of..
CBS News - Published

Immigrants wait for asylum hearings in "tent courts" along the border

Tents are now being used as courthouses along the southern border, as a backlog of immigrants seek asylum in the U.S. In Brownsville, there are 66 mini courtrooms that are connected to judges via video..
CBS News - Published

"Tent courts" open along southern U.S. border

The Trump administration is opening "tent courts" today to review cases from asylum-seekers affected by the president's "Remain in Mexico" policy. CBS News correspondent Mireya Villarreal is outside..
CBS News - Published

Tent courts set up in Texas for immigration hearings closed to media

The first complex in Laredo began hearing cases immediately, and another complex in Brownsville is expected to be operational Thursday.
USATODAY.com - Published

El Paso, Dayton, Chicago: Media doesn't treat all gun violence the same

Shootings in El Paso, Dayton, Gilroy, Brownsville and Chicago revealed that the national news media does not report on gun violence uniformly.
USATODAY.com - Published

Fifth U.S. city will process applications from migrants returned to Mexico

The U.S. government on Friday named Brownsville, Texas, as a fifth city for processing applications from asylum seekers and other migrants returned to Mexico pending a decision, the latest initiative..
Reuters - Published

New border city added to program returning migrants to wait for U.S. hearings in Mexico

The U.S. government will start returning migrants to Mexico to wait out their U.S. court hearings in Mexico through Brownsville, Texas on Friday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Homeland..
Reuters - Published

Migrant families wait for weeks in Mexico hoping for asylum

Many migrants come to America illegally because entering as a legal asylum-seeker is getting more difficult. In Mexico, just across the bridge from Brownsville, Mexico, the wait to request asylum seems..
CBS News - Published

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