Border Security

A special agent from Immigration and Customs Enforcement searches a vehicle heading into Mexico at the Hidalgo border crossing on May 28, 2010 in Hidalgo, Texas. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Action Over Illegal Immigration Raises Rigid Debate In Dallas

The issue of immigration rages on this week, from D.C. to Dallas.

04/28/2015

Texas Capitol Building (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Senate OKs Budget, But Long Way To Abbott’s Desk Ahead

With seven weeks left, the real wrangling in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s first session now begins.

04/14/2015

Texas Capitol Building (Photo J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Following 18-Hour Debate, Texas Budget Battle Has Only Begun

The budget plan bursts with big wins for Texas Republicans: more border security dollars, room for tax cuts and new jabs at abortion providers.

04/01/2015

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Schools & Border Big In Texas House Budget

The Texas House on Tuesday is expected to approve a budget that would drastically increase border security spending and put an extra $800 million into public schools.

03/31/2015

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)

Texas Border Security Bill Heads To House

A sweeping border security bill that would accelerate the hiring of state troopers along the Texas-Mexico border is set to clear a major hurdle in the Capitol on Wednesday.

03/18/2015

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Taxes, Immigration Top Texas Lawmakers’ Agenda

The start of Texas’ 140-day legislative session Tuesday may answer some key questions on several important topics, but it is sure to raise many others.

01/12/2015

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President Obama To Announce Immigration Steps Thursday

Sidestepping Congress, President Barack Obama on Thursday will announce steps he will take to shield up to 5 million immigrants illegally in the United States from deportation

11/19/2014

National Guard members stand in formation. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

National Guard: Length Of Border Mission A First

The commander overseeing 1,000 National Guard troops being sent to the Rio Grande Valley says the open-ended mission is a first for the reserve military force.

08/05/2014

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House GOP Weighs Tough New Immigration Bills

House Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids and address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.

08/01/2014

Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes (credit: by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Protestors To Rally Outside Gov. Perry Event In Dallas

Protestors are planning to rally outside the Dallas event where Governor Perry is set to speak Tuesday evening.

07/29/2014

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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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