First National Guard Troops At Texas-Mexico BorderSeveral 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.
Texas Relaxes Standards For Immigration Shelters, How Much Space Each Child NeedsOverwhelmed 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.
Gov. Perry Creates New PAC To Support GOP Candidates NationwideGov. Rick Perry has created a new political action committee to support Republican candidates nationwide as he mulls a possible second presidential run.
Gov. Jindal: 'It's Really Not That Complicated' To Secure BorderLouisiana 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.
Texas Law Enforcement Volunteer To Form 'Border Brotherhood' To Regulate ImmigrationLaw 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 Department Of Public Safety: 'It's Not Rocket Science' To Secure BorderDemocratic 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.
Texas Lt. Gov: I'm Convinced Some In Mexican Government Helping Immigrant Children Get Into USTexas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst believes that some Mexican government officials are helping immigrant children from Central America illegally cross the U.S. border.
Perry: 'Individuals From Countries That Have Strong Terrorist Ties Being Apprehended' Crossing BorderTexas 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.
State Lawmaker: Immigrant Minors At Fort Sill Should Be QuarantinedA 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.
General: National Guard Troops Will Only Detain People If They Interfere With Mission At BorderMost 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.
Texas Attorney General: Immigrants Crossing Border Illegally Are Raping, Killing In TexasTexas Attorney General Greg Abbott says up to 1,000 National Guard troops will be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the immigrants who are crossing the border illegally for criminal purposes.
New Mexico Has No Plans To Send National Guard Troops To BorderNew Mexico has no plans to send National Guard troops to the international border to deal with an influx of children and families from Central America trying to enter the country illegally, Gov. Susana Martinez's administration said Monday.