Known as “Space City,” Houston was the first word spoken from the moon. Home to more than two million people within an area covering 600 square miles, the city of Houston is the fourth largest in the United States and a major hub of transportation. It has two major airports and is the second busiest port in America. Truly an intercultural city, more than 90 languages are spoken here and has one of the youngest populations in the nation, partly due to an influx of immigrants into Texas. An estimated 400,000 illegal immigrants reside in Houston. The offices contain the headquarters of the Southern District as well as nearly 200 attorneys and support staff personnel. For more information about the respective divisions, see:
Located literally at the tip of Texas on the northeast border with Mexico and along the Gulf coast, the Brownsville Division today primarily covers the two counties of Willacy and Cameron including the City of Brownsville which now has more than 150,000 people and as far north as Kleberg, Kenedy and Nueces County. Read more about the work of the - Brownsville Division.
The beautiful city of Corpus Christi, with its 285,000 people looks out over the Gulf of Mexico. Even though it has no international border, the division covers 100 miles of coast line and three of the most heavily traveled smuggling routes in Texas. Read more about the work of the - Corpus Christi Division.
Billed as the Gateway to Mexico, Laredo is one of the fastest growing cities in the U.S. It has a population of more than 217,000 people along with more than 520,000 across the river in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Laredo is also the busiest inland port in the nation, handling more freight than all the U.S. ports of entry to its west combined. (Read more about the work of the - Laredo Division.
McAllen, a border town located 60 miles up the Rio Grande River from Brownsville, is a major gateway to Mexico. The McAllen office is responsible for all cases arising from Hidalgo and Starr Counties, which cover a 175-mile stretch of international border, with seven ports of entry and have a combined population of more than 786,000. Read more about the work of the - For more information - McAllen Division.