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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

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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

A health professional attends a mother breastfeeding her baby. (credit: Joel Nito/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas House Bill Aims To Protect Breastfeeding In Public

House bill 1706 in the Texas Legislature would legally prohibiting anyone from interfering with a nursing mother in public, a protection breast-feeding advocate Michelle Hickman feels new mothers need.

03/15/2013

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Fight Brewing To Block Texas License For Illegal Immigrants

Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) who authored an Arizona style immigration bill for Texas, thinks that allowing illegal immigrants to legally drive on roadways would be slap in the face to the Texas legal system.

08/24/2012

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)

Bill Would Make Hiring Illegal Workers A Felony

A state representative from Houston has filed a bill that would make it a felony to knowingly hire an illegal immigrant.

02/25/2011