House Republicans expressed optimism that a revised $694 million bill addressing the surge of immigrants at the border would win over reluctant conservatives.
There was some late maneuvering on Wednesday ahead of a planned vote on Thursday on a $659 million bill to send resources that would address the immigration crisis on the border.
The poll found that 53 percent of Americans believe the United States has no moral obligation to offer asylum to people who escape violence or political persecution.
Republicans have agreed to vote on a slimmed bill to address the immigration crisis by sending in National Guard troops to the border and speeding youths back to Central America.
Supporters of the plan to house undocumented kids in North Texas will gather in Dallas on Monday. Community and religious leaders want to ease fears about the plan.
Dallas grandmother has organized a grassroots effort to provide care packages for children caught at the border.
There’s a reason a Grand Prairie security alarm company has a lot of employees with military backgrounds.
On Monday, Governor Rick Perry deployed up to 1,000 National Guard and some state guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border. At a news conference at the State Capitol, the Governor said, “The price of inaction is too high for Texans to pay.”
Leaders from The Catholic Diocese of Dallas and Fort Worth have responded to Governor Perry’s plan to send National Guard troops to the border.
Gov. Rick Perry will announce the deployment of as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas border to help stem the tide of immigrants surging into the country illegally, according to conservative activists and media reports.
Dan Patrick and Leticia Van de Putte have each offered plans to deal with problems along the Mexican border. But at least one immigration expert said that they will not work.
Groups on both sides of the immigration issue took their messages to the streets on Saturday, as plans move forward to locally house immigrant children in North Texas.