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Several dozen soldiers deployed in the Rio Grande Valley are part of the up to 1,000 troops called up by Gov. Rick Perry last month. (David McNew/Getty Images)

First National Guard Troops At Texas-Mexico Border

Several dozen soldiers deployed in the Rio Grande Valley are part of the up to 1,000 troops called up by Gov. Rick Perry last month.

08/14/2014

Central American immigrants await transportation to a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the Texas on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Relaxes Standards For Immigration Shelters, How Much Space Each Child Needs

Overwhelmed by the arrival of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children, the state of Texas relaxed its standards for the shelters that house them, easing rules governing how much space each child needs and what kind of facilities they should have.

08/06/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry waits to greet President Barack Obama in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Creates New PAC To Support GOP Candidates Nationwide

Gov. Rick Perry has created a new political action committee to support Republican candidates nationwide as he mulls a possible second presidential run.

08/05/2014

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 29, 2014 in New Orleans, La. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Jindal: ‘It’s Really Not That Complicated’ To Secure Border

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said he saw three groups of people try to illegally cross into Texas from Mexico when he traveled Monday to the border to get a closer look at the nation’simmigration crisis.

08/05/2014

Law enforcement officers from several Texas counties have banded together to form a “Border Brotherhood” who volunteer without pay to help enforce U.S. border laws in counties where there are too few deputies to regulate the ongoing flow of illegal immigrants crossing over from Mexico.

Texas Law Enforcement Volunteer To Form ‘Border Brotherhood’ To Regulate Immigration

Law enforcement officers from several Texas counties have banded together to form a “Border Brotherhood” who volunteer without pay to help enforce U.S. border laws in counties where there are too few deputies to regulate the ongoing flow of illegal immigrants crossing over from Mexico.

07/31/2014

Immigrants from Central America answer questions from a U.S. Border Patrol agent after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Department Of Public Safety: ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ To Secure Border

Democratic state lawmakers questioned Tuesday what Texas will gain by committing more than $4 million a week to pump up border security amid a surge of immigrant children illegally crossing into the U.S., since all sides agree the minors pose little criminal or national security threat.

07/30/2014

Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas where they are processed on July 15, 2014. (credit: Rick Loomis-Pool/Getty Images)

Texas Lt. Gov: I’m Convinced Some In Mexican Government Helping Immigrant Children Get Into US

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst believes that some Mexican government officials are helping immigrant children from Central America illegally cross the U.S. border.

07/29/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry waits to greet President Barack Obama in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Perry: ‘Individuals From Countries That Have Strong Terrorist Ties Being Apprehended’ Crossing Border

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he has not heard from President Barack Obama since they met earlier this month in Dallas to discuss the border crisis.

07/24/2014

Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas where they are processed on July 15, 2014. (credit: Rick Loomis-Pool/Getty Images)

State Lawmaker: Immigrant Minors At Fort Sill Should Be Quarantined

A state lawmaker who is one of two doctors in the Oklahoma Legislature is insisting that unaccompanied immigrant minors being housed at Fort Sill be quarantined.

07/23/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents chase undocumented immigrants through the countryside on July 22, 2014 near Falfurrias, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

General: National Guard Troops Will Only Detain People If They Interfere With Mission At Border

Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday.

07/23/2014

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