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Young boys sleep in a holding cell where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. (credit: Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

Kaufman County: No Illegal Immigrant Children Here

Kaufman County Commissioners approved a resolution on Monday telling the federal government that they don’t want to house any illegal immigrants in their communities.

07/22/2014

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Texas Processing Center For Child Migrants To Open

A 55,000-square foot warehouse converted to process immigrant children who have entered the U.S. illegally will open July 20.

07/17/2014

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Sheriff Feels ‘Snubbed’ By Homeland Security Secretary

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who’s county rests along the border says he’s reached out to Secretary Johnson to discuss the ongoing issue of illegal immigrants flooding his jails and being let out, but that Johnson ‘snubbed’ him.

06/26/2014

US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Border Sheriffs: DHS Secretary’s Visit To Texas Border ‘Too Late’

The Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s arrival in Texas is being met with mixed feelings by some law enforcement officials along the border.

06/20/2014

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

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

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

U.S. Border Patrol agents (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Sheriff Likens Influx Of Illegal Immigrants To Hurricane Katrina

Officials say that nearly a thousand illegal immigrants a day are crossing into Texas from Mexico, an anomaly that is now being compared to Hurricane Katrina.

06/11/2014

Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Republican Lt. Governor Candidate Accused Of Hiring Illegal Immigrants

Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick finds himself in the middle of a political firestorm, less than two weeks before the March 4 Texas primary.

CBS 11–02/19/2014

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AP: DHS Released Over 2,000 Illegal Immigrants

The Homeland Security Department released from its jails more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation in recent weeks due to looming budget cuts and planned to release 3,000 more during March.

03/01/2013

An assortment of seized assault rifles, shotguns, pistols and ammunition. (credit: Getty Images/Norberto Duarte/AFP)

Police Seize 15 Assault Weapons From Suspected Illegal Immigrant

A suspected illegal immigrant is in custody after police recovered 15 military-style assault weapons in his vehicle in Oak Cliff.

10/26/2012

Elizabeth Villafranca (L) speaks to a crowd of protesters outside the city hall November 13, 2006 in Farmers Branch. Later in the evening, council members unanimously voted to pass the legislation that would make English the official language of the city and approving fines for landlords and businesses who do business with illegal immigrants. (credit: Brian Harkin/Getty Images)

Farmers Branch Immigrant Rental Ban Goes Before 5th Circuit

Farmers Branch’s expensive fight to ban illegal immigrants from renting homes will get perhaps its most important hearing Wednesday before a largely conservative group of judges with the power to influence the national immigration debate.

09/18/2012

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