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.

Congressmen introduce bipartisan missing persons bill

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, announced Monday legislation that would help local officials’ ability to record and report missing persons and unidentified remains found...

More punishments handed down in gun case

Two more people implicated in a firearm violations case were sentenced for their role in the conspiracy, records show. A court sentenced James Robinson, 29,...

Trio of men sentenced in cocaine case

A Court handed down punishments in a case involving a group of men who allegedly conspired to transport drugs to the Midwest, records show. U.S....

Court orders gov’t to halt deportation of unaccompanied minors

A District Court ordered the Trump administration to stop using a public health code to expel unaccompanied minors from the country, court records show. On...

Birding preserve withdraws from land sale with gov’t

What was nearly a year of hand-wringing over whether to sell land at a local birding preserve to the government for wall construction, came...

Man promised $400 to smuggle drugs set for sentencing

The sentencing for a U.S. citizen who told federal agents he was going to be paid $400 to transfer large quantities of illicit drugs...

RGC man’s trip to Mexican market lands him in prison

A fairly mundane trip to a Mexican meat market landed a Rio Grande City man in prison for more than three years, records show. On...

Louisiana men indicted in kidnapping case involving McAllen minor

Indictments were handed down for two Louisiana men accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a minor girl from McAllen in June of this year,...

Sentencing set for driver of tractor trailer stuffed with cocaine

A court has scheduled a sentencing hearing for a man who has pleaded guilty to the distribution of a controlled substance, records show. Fernando Alexis...

Experts: Biden admin’s immigration agenda ambitious

Despite taking a backseat to the pandemic as its chief campaign issue in recent months, the upcoming Biden administration’s immigration plan included promises to...