Border Patrol

Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

Cruz, Perry, Abbott Tour Immigration Facilities

Some of the state’s top conservative stars are getting first-hand looks at the surge of unaccompanied children caught crossing the U.S. border with Mexico illegally.

06/23/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants near the U.S.-Mexico border (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Close To 300 Women, Children Caught Along Texas-Mexico Border

A day after Texas state leaders approved a border security surge, close to 300 women and children have been caught trying to cross illegally into the U.S.

06/19/2014

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Spending For More Border Security Announced

The state’s Republican leadership has authorized the Texas Department of Public Safety to spend about $1.3 million per week to fund operations to fight what they describe as a surge of illegal immigration along the Texas-Mexico border, the GOP leaders announced Wednesday evening.

06/19/2014

An aerial view of the border between Reynosa, Mexico (L) and McAllen, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Security ‘Surge’ Could Create Ghost Towns Along Rio Grande

An increased security presence near the Mexican border created “ghost towns” last year, as illegal immigrants stayed off the roads. Officials hope to avoid this scenario this time around.

06/19/2014

Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

Sights & Smells Of Immigrant Kid Holding Cells

Children’s faces pressed against glass. Hundreds of young boys and girls covered with aluminum-foil-like blankets next to chain link fences topped with barbed wire. The pungent odor that comes with keeping people in close quarters.

06/19/2014

Border Patrol (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Iraqi Extremists Promising Attack Could Slip Through Mexican Border

The jihadist group ISIS has promised direct confrontation with the United States. Congressman Poe believes drug cartels in Mexico could provide entry into the country at the Texas-Mexico border

06/18/2014

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TX Lawmakers Say Special Session May Be Needed To Secure Border

State Rep. Debbie Riddle says that the surge of illegal immigrants along the Rio Grande Valley has passed crisis levels, with over 100,000 expected to be captured this year.

06/17/2014

Jose Luis Zalaya (Credit: Jose Luis Zalaya)

PhD Candidate Describes His Illegal Journey Into The U.S.

Jose Luis Zelaya, currently a 27-year-old Ph.D candidate at Texas A&M University, describes his illegal journey from Honduras into the United States almost 15 years ago.

06/12/2014

Parked next to a section of the border fence, a Border Patrol agent watches an area of the U.S.-Mexico border along the Rio Grande River May 26, 2010, near Hidalgo. (credit: Getty Images/Scott Olson)

Homeland Security Official Visiting Texas Border

Less than a month after the U.S. Homeland Security secretary visited the busiest sector on the Southwest border, his second-in-command will do the same.

02/19/2014

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Homeland Security Chief Visiting Texas Border

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is to tour the Texas-Mexico border on Tuesday and receive a briefing on border security operations in South Texas.

01/21/2014

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$3.7 Million Worth Of Marijuana Seized In South Texas

U.S. Border Patrol agents in South Texas have seized more than $3.7 million worth of marijuana over a four-day period.

12/25/2013

U.S. Border Patrol patch.  (Associated Press photo)

About 420,000 Border Patrol Arrests Last Year

The head of the Border Patrol said that his agents made about 420,000 arrests in the budget year that ended in September, a 15 percent increase from the previous year.

11/01/2013

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