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AUSTIN, TX - FEBRUARY 18: Governor Greg Abbott (C) speaks alongside U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (L), Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) at a joint press conference February 18, 2015 in Austin, Texas. The press conference addressed the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas' decision on the lawsuit filed by a Texas-led coalition of 26 states challenging President Obama's executive action on immigration. (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas Gov. Abbott: ‘More Than 20,000 People’ Have Crossed Border Since Jan. 1

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.

02/23/2015

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

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. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Rep Warns People From Terrorist Countries May Be Taking Hispanic Names To Cross Border

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.

08/26/2014

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. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Law Enforcement Volunteer To Form ‘Border Brotherhood’ To Regulate Immigration

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.

07/31/2014

President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the urgent humanitarian situation following his meeting with local elected officials and faith leaders on July 9, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama On Why He Didn’t Visit Border: ‘I’m Not Interested In Photo Ops’

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.

07/10/2014

(File photo. Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Houston Suburb Passes Resolution Saying City Will Not House Illegal Immigrant Children

City council resolution refuses any federal request to set up detention or processing centers in the community.

07/08/2014

President Barack Obama speaks with Texas Gov. Rick Perry after arriving on Air Force One at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, on May 9, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS News: Perry To Sit Down With Obama For ‘Substantive Meeting’

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.

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)

Officials: More Than 1,100 Immigrant Children Being Housed At Fort Sill

Federal officials say the number of immigrant children being housed at a temporary facility in Fort Sill has topped 1,100.

07/03/2014

File photo of Gov. Rick Perry. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Perry To Testify Before House Committee On Humanitarian Crisis At Border

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.

07/03/2014

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)

‘Send Them Back!’: Protesters Shout Down Feds After Immigrant Standoff

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.

07/03/2014

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