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Perry Questions Border Wall Plans

Speaking on Wednesday at the Iowa State Fair, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said that building a wall is not the best way to secure the U.S. border and halt illegal immigration.

08/19/2015

Donald Trump gestures while speaking surrounded by people whose families were victims of illegal immigrants  (Photo Frederick J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Trump To Visit Texas-Mexico Border Thursday

The billionaire businessman and reality TV star, who has been dominating the GOP primary race since he announced his candidacy last month, will travel to Laredo, Texas on Thursday.

07/22/2015

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

Is Texas Creating Its Own Border Patrol?

Gov. Greg Abbott this month approved $800 million for border security over the next two years — more than double any similar period during Rick Perry’s 14 years in office.

06/17/2015

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

Abbott Signs Border Security Package Into Law

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law an $800 million border security package that will mean more state troopers, cameras and a spy plane to patrol the Texas border with Mexico.

06/09/2015

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)

State Senate Passes Border Security Bill

The Texas Senate has passed a $300 million border security bill — one of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities and part of a sweeping, $800 million border package.

05/27/2015

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Effort To Repeal In-State Tuition Law Takes Center Stage

The Republican-controlled Legislature began a push Monday to repeal Texas’ 14-year-old law that gives the children of some people living in the United States illegally in-state tuition at public universities.

04/06/2015

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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

Texas State Capitol

Texas House OKs Sweeping Border Security Bill

Plans to hire of hundreds of new troopers for the Texas-Mexico border is part of sweeping border security measures tentatively approved by the Texas House.

03/18/2015

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

Texas National Guard soldier scans the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border on September 11, 2014 in Havana, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

High Price Tag Of Texas Border Security Plan Draws Scrutiny

Calls for unprecedented border security spending in Texas are drawing bipartisan scrutiny as the Senate proposes doubling funding to pay for more manpower and crime-fighting technology.

02/23/2015

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Feds Ask Judge To Lift Hold On Obama’s Immigration Action

The U.S. government asked a federal judge Monday to lift his temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s action to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

02/23/2015

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Lt. Gov. Patrick: National Guard Not Leaving Texas Border

The Lieutenant Governor says state leaders no longer want the Texas National Guard off the border with Mexico next month as originally planned.

02/10/2015

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