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Trump: Border Patrol Union Backed Out Because They Were ‘Petrified’ To Say What’s Happening At Border

A local border patrol union pulled out of events involving Donald Trump on Thursday as the Republican presidential contender charged ahead with his visit at the Mexican border to highlight his hardline stance on illegal immigration.

07/23/2015

The new Republican governor, Greg Abbott, this month approved $800 million for border security over the next two years a€” more than double any similar period during Perry's 14 years in office. (File photo. David McNew/Getty Images)

Is Texas Spending $800M To Create Its Own Border Patrol?

When former Gov. Rick Perry ordered a big reinforcement of security at the Mexico border in 2011, Texas bought six new gunboats that can fire 900 rounds a minute and clock highway speeds. But the boats, which cost $580,000 each, spent more time docked than patrolling the Rio Grande.

06/16/2015

File photo of marijuana. (credit: LUIS ROBAYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Border Patrol: $5 Million Of Marijuana Seized In South Texas

The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents have seized more than $5 million worth of marijuana in various seizures since the start of this month.

03/04/2015

Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants after a foot chase on July 25, 2014 near Falfurrias, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Border Patrol: Agent Bitten ‘Numerous Times’ By Mexican Man Who Was Previously Deported

A Border Patrol agent was reportedly bit “numerous times” by a Mexican man at a checkpoint.

02/25/2015

The government recorded 307 deaths in the 2014 fiscal year that ended in September, the lowest number since 1999. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Border Deaths Drop To 15-Year Low

Border Patrol says more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.

10/23/2014

File photo of border control. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Agent Indicted In Laredo

A Laredo-based Border Patrol agent has been charged with harboring and concealing illegal immigrants.

10/03/2014

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)

Officials: 54-Year-Old Mexican Immigrant Hanged Himself At Border Patrol Station

Border Patrol officials say a 54-year-old Mexican man apparently hanged himself at a Border Patrol station in South Texas.

09/08/2014

Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants after a foot chase on July 25, 2014 near Falfurrias, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Border City Mayor: ‘We Sacrifice Privacy An Awful Lot Down Here For The Security That This Nation Needs’

Not long ago, the U.S. Border Patrol was the only law enforcement agency monitoring the mesquite thickets and sugarcane fields along the Rio Grande, and an agent’s challenge was to distinguish between an exhausted immigrant and a threat.

09/07/2014

File photo of border control. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Agent Fires At Armed Militia Member

Agents were chasing a group of immigrants when one saw the armed militia member and opened fire but did not hit the man.

08/29/2014

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

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