Texas Gov. Abbott: 'More Than 20,000 People' Have Crossed Border Since Jan. 1Texas 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.
Border Patrol Agent Indicted In Laredo A Laredo-based Border Patrol agent has been charged with harboring and concealing illegal immigrants.
GOP Rep Warns People From Terrorist Countries May Be Taking Hispanic Names To Cross BorderRep. 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.
Texas Law Enforcement Volunteer To Form 'Border Brotherhood' To Regulate ImmigrationLaw 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.
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.
Houston Suburb Passes Resolution Saying City Will Not House Illegal Immigrant ChildrenCity council resolution refuses any federal request to set up detention or processing centers in the community.
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.
Officials: More Than 1,100 Immigrant Children Being Housed At Fort SillFederal officials say the number of immigrant children being housed at a temporary facility in Fort Sill has topped 1,100.
Perry To Testify Before House Committee On Humanitarian Crisis At BorderGov. 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.
'Send Them Back!': Protesters Shout Down Feds After Immigrant StandoffAn 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.
Arpaio: Immigrants 'Keep Coming Back' Despite Turning Them Over To ICEMaricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he wants to know why the immigrants he turns over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement keep coming back.
Texas Health Commissioner: Immigrants' Health Risks Escalating By Sleeping Too Close Together, Sharing Few BathroomsThousands of immigrant children placed in temporary shelters across Texas have been found to have only minor diseases such as scabies and chicken pox, but conditions inside crowded U.S. Border Patrol stations are worrisome, the state health commissioner said Tuesday.