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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

File photo of the Texas border. (credit: Getty Images)

Woman Sues Border Patrol Agent Accused Of Assault

A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a Border Patrol agent guarding her at a South Texas hospital has filed a federal lawsuit against him, alleging he violated her constitutional rights.

07/30/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Immigrant Woman Claims Border Patrol Agent Sexually Assaulted Her

A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a Border Patrol agent guarding her at a South Texas hospital has filed a federal lawsuit against him, alleging he violated her constitutional rights.

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)

Border Resident: ‘We’re Being Invaded’

Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.

07/22/2014

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)

Border Patrol: Agents Have Detained Fewer Immigrant Children Over Past 10 Days

The U.S. Border Patrol has detained fewer unaccompanied children entering South Texas illegally in the past 10 days, agency officials said Thursday.

07/18/2014

Jose Antonio Vargas, founder of Define American, holds up a copy of "A Nation of Immigrants" by John F. Kennedy, a book he says he carries with him at all times, during his testimony during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" on Capitol Hill on Feb. 13, 2013 Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

Advocacy Group Calls On Obama To Use Authority To Release Immigration Activist Being Detained By Border Patrol

Prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has lived and worked in the U.S. without legal documentation for years, was detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday at a South Texas airport.

07/15/2014

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: We Need To Secure Border With A ‘Show Of Force’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry believes that it’s time to put a “show a force” on the border in an effort to halt the influx of immigrants.

07/11/2014

Immigrant rights activist Mary Estrada speaks with anti-immigration activists during a protest outside of the U.S. Border Patrol Murrieta Station on July 7, 2014 in Murrieta, Calif. (credit: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Border Patrol Stops Immigrant Flights To San Diego Following Backlash

The U.S. Border Patrol said Thursday it has stopped transporting Central American children and families to San Diego after they are arrested in South Texas, halting the short-lived experiment that sparked a backlash in one city when protesters blocked a road and forced the rerouting of busloads of immigrants.

07/11/2014

Two immigrants at an El Paso facility have reportedly tested positive for tuberculosis. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Active Cases Of Tuberculosis Found In Central American Immigrants

Two immigrants at an El Paso facility have reportedly tested positive for tuberculosis.

07/08/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents escort a group of undocumented immigrants into custody with helicopter support from the U.S. Office of Air and Marine on May 20, 2013 near the U.S.-Mexico border in Havana, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Deputy: Past Two Months Have Been ‘Chaos’ Along Border

Trevino said the past two months have been “chaos.” He’s corralled 100 people in a night and had a group of 50 walk up to him at the park bathroom.

07/07/2014

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