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.
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.
Still unclear is how many guard troops will remain, serving in their strictly surveillance role. They are armed, but they do not have arrest authority and must call another agency at the first sign of trouble.
The commander of the Texas National Guard wants “predictability” for his troops who are living in motels along the border with Mexico and have the end of their deployment up in the air again.
The Lieutenant Governor says state leaders no longer want the Texas National Guard off the border with Mexico next month as originally planned.
The U.S. Border Patrol is actively looking to increase the number of female agents in its ranks to help with the influx of women who are crossing into the country illegally.
A Texas House panel is again examining how much Gov. Rick Perry’s National Guard troop surge to the Texas-Mexico border will cost the state.
Texas is leading a 17-state coalition in suing over the Obama administration’s recently announced executive actions on immigration.
A Mexican citizen has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for helping lead a South Texas drug ring
Patricia Moore and her family came from Colombia and waited 15 years to become U.S. citizens.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants to spend more than $86 million to extend extra security patrols along the border with Mexico to next August.
A cruise ship carrying a Dallas health care worker monitored for Ebola returned to port Sunday.