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.”
As the numbers of unaccompanied minors showing up to the Texas-Mexico border continues to rise, 14-year old Silvia Marroquin of El Salvador and her family are opening up to CBS 11 News about the teens journey to North Texas.
In the last two years, the DISD has closed at least a dozen school campuses. CBS 11 News has learned that several of those buildings are now on the list of locations the federal government is looking at to temporarily house immigrant children.
As many as 2,000 unaccompanied immigrant children will be brought to Dallas by the end of July. The county will be prepared to offer lodging to undocumented children who are currently in holding facilities in McAllen.
A woman says illegal immigrants and gang members are often captured on her south Texas ranch. She’s heard them say, “That’s okay, Obama’s gonna let me go.”
Local governments in south Texas are overwhelmed by the more than 52,000 children who have entered the country illegal in recent months.
The White House prepares to spend millions to stop illegal migrants.
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.
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.
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.
The jihadist group ISIS has promised direct confrontation with the United States. Congressman Poe believes drug cartels in Mexico could provide entry into the country at the Texas-Mexico border
Six locations in Texas, California and Florida are going to be taking part in a pilot program designed to reduce the time people have to wait while entering the country by having the sponsoring organization help pay the costs of additional border officers.