Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, R, says that “more than 20,000 people” have come across the U.S. border since January 1 of this year – and that the problem is not going away.
A Laredo-based Border Patrol agent has been charged with harboring and concealing illegal immigrants.
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, reiterated his concerns over terrorists flowing over the largely unsecured U.S.-Mexico border, recalling a former FBI director’s testimony that individuals may be taking Hispanic names to gain access through the southern border.
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.
Faced with a potentially awkward scene at the Texas-Mexico border, President Barack Obama sought to recast the political debate over a flood of young migrants as a question of Republican willingness to tackle the problem, not his decision to skip a chance to view the crisis first-hand.
City council resolution refuses any federal request to set up detention or processing centers in the community.
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.
Federal officials say the number of immigrant children being housed at a temporary facility in Fort Sill has topped 1,100.
Gov. Rick Perry is to testify at a U.S. House Homeland Security Committee hearing in South Texas about the humanitarian crisis from an overwhelming flood of unaccompanied child immigrants.
An overflow crowd in a Southern California community where protesters turned back Homeland Security busloads of immigrants gave a harsh reception to federal officials behind the decision to bring them to Murrieta in the first place.