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Governor Perry Testifies On Child Immigration Crisis

Gov. Rick Perry has testified at a U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing in South Texas that in addition to the humanitarian crisis created by a flood of unaccompanied child immigrants, there is a crisis involving border security.

07/03/2014

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

White House Hits Back Against Governor Perry On Border Crisis

The White House says the Obama administration will continue to “rigorously” enforce the law when it comes to addressing the flood of unaccompanied child immigrants at the southern border.

07/03/2014

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Texas Leaders Announce New Border Security Plan

Texas’ top three leaders, Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, and House Speaker Joe Straus are working on a plan to boost border security.

06/18/2014

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DHS Setting Up Emergency Shelter In Texas As Undocumented Youths Cross Border Alone

Law enforcement officials in South Texas have been overwhelmed by a surge of young illegal migrants traveling by themselves that DHS quickly moved to set up an emergency shelter for the youths at Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio.

05/20/2014

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AG Abbott: $300M Border Security Plan If Elected Governor

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott says he wants to double state spending on border security and deploy an extra 500 troopers along the Texas-Mexico border if elected governor in November.

02/04/2014

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Republican Abbott To Unveil Border Security Agenda

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott is laying out his border security agenda if elected governor in November.

02/04/2014

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House Panel Tours Texas-Mexico Border

The chairman of the House Homeland Security committee said Tuesday in South Texas that the U.S. Border Patrol’s resources in the area are “woefully inadequate.”

08/06/2013

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Texas, California, Florida Sites Get Customs Program

Six locations in Texas, California and Florida are going to be taking part in a pilot program designed to reduce the time people have to wait while entering the country by having the sponsoring organization help pay the costs of additional border officers.

08/02/2013

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) answers questions during a press conference regarding the omnibus spending bill on Capitol Hill December 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. Cornyn said he would vote against the bill in its current form. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Cornyn To Talk Security, Trade At Border

U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is scheduled to discuss security and trade matters with local law enforcement and business officials in Rio Grande City.

05/06/2013

A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks for footprints from illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. (credit: Getty Images/John Moore)

Napolitano To Inspect Border Security In El Paso

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is traveling to El Paso on Tuesday to inspect border security operations with state and local leaders.

02/05/2013

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)

Government Settles Texas Border Fence Land Case

The U.S. government has paid almost $1 million for part of a South Texas nature preserve taken for the border fence, drawing to a close nearly four years of litigation in one of the project’s highest-profile condemnation cases.

08/06/2012

A remote-controlled surveillance camera overlooks the Rio Grande River between the United States and Mexico near Laredo, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

State Adds New Camera Tool To Border Security

The Texas Department of Public Safety is ready to ramp up deployment of motion-triggered cameras in what it hopes is another tool to monitor the state’s 1,254-mile border with Mexico.

10/27/2011

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