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Abbott Stays Noncommittal On Pulling Guard From Texas Border

Gov. Greg Abbott remains noncommittal on a timeline for pulling the National Guard off the Texas-Mexico border after hundreds of police officers applied for jobs to effectively replace those troops.

03/27/2015

Texas State Capitol

Texas House OKs Sweeping Border Security Bill

Plans to hire of hundreds of new troopers for the Texas-Mexico border is part of sweeping border security measures tentatively approved by the Texas House.

03/18/2015

U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants near the U.S.-Mexico border (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Guard Troops Staying On Border, But Some Question Mission

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.

02/20/2015

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Lt. Gov. Patrick: National Guard Not Leaving Texas Border

The Lieutenant Governor says state leaders no longer want the Texas National Guard off the border with Mexico next month as originally planned.

02/10/2015

Male undocumented immigrants sit in a holding cell at the U.S. Border Patrol detainee processing center on April 11, 2013 in McAllen, Texas.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

House Panel Examines Texas Border Surge Cost

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.

12/04/2014

Texas governor Rick Perry  (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Texas Gov. Perry Criticizes Mexico Border “Failure”

In a sharp criticism of Mexico’s ‘failure’ on immigration and crime policies, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has invited President Enrique Pena Nieto to visit his state and observe law enforcement efforts on the U.S. side of the border.

09/17/2014

Texas National Guard soldier scans the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border on September 11, 2014 in Havana, Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Mexico Condemns Texas’ National Guard Border Deployment

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says Texas’ decision to deploy National Guard troops along the border is ‘unpleasant’ and ‘reprehensible.’

09/12/2014

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National Guard On Border, But Not Perry’s 1,000

In coming weeks, Texas National Guardsmen on two separate missions will be working along the Texas-Mexico border in South Texas.

08/15/2014

Governor Rick Perry (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Gov. Perry & FAA Disagree About Requests To Fly Drones Over Border

A new disagreement has emerged between Governor Rick Perry and the Obama Administration about border security. It centers around the state’s use of unmanned aircraft or drones along the Texas-Mexico border.

08/13/2014

Gov. Rick Perry (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Perry Tours National Guard Border Training Session

Perry visits Camp Swift Army National Guard training center in Bastrop on Wednesday. It’s unclear when the troops will actually go to the border.

08/13/2014

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Wendy Davis Questions National Guard On Border

Democratic candidate Wendy Davis said Thursday that as governor she would pull Texas National Guard troops from the border if local officials determined they weren’t necessary.

08/07/2014

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis speaks at the podium as she announces her intentions to run for Governor at the W.G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City on Thursday, October 3, 2013. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Davis To Speak At Mexican Border

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is to speak in McAllen amid a surge in illegal immigration and Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to send the National Guard to the border.

08/07/2014

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