Trump, a businessman and reality TV host, set up a dramatic scene in advance of his own campaign trip, telling the mob of reporters who greeted him at the airport that he was putting himself in “great danger” by coming to the border area across from the volatile Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo.
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.
New highway checkpoints and putting retired police officers on duty are part of a sweeping Texas border security bill that Republicans on Monday said would ramp up enforcement as promised under new Gov. Greg Abbott.
A South Texas border officer has been accused of letting drug-hauling vehicles pass in deals allegedly done via cellphone.
The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say they have seized $1.5 million worth of heroin and cocaine from a man crossing the border into Texas.
The commander overseeing 1,000 National Guard troops being sent to the Rio Grande Valley says the open-ended mission is a first for the reserve military force.
Arizona border officials say no unaccompanied child immigrants apprehended in Texas remain at a Nogales facility.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry took his border security criticisms to an audience of Hispanic ministers in San Antonio, telling them the federal government should put more Border Patrol troops on the ground and drones in the air to secure the Texas-Mexico border.
After turning down “a quick handshake on the tarmac” with President Barack Obama, Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, will sit down with the president for a “substantive meeting” on Wednesday.