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

Perry Takes Rare Step Of Authorizing Additional Spending For ‘Operational Surge’

Plans to ramp up patrols along the Texas-Mexico border at a potential cost of $1.3 million a week are getting new attention in the Capitol.

07/01/2014

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)

Sheriff: We Come Across Decomposed Bodies Of Immigrants ‘Quite Often’

When authorities found an 11-year-old Guatemalan boy’s body about a mile from Texas’ southern border, they also discovered his brother’s Chicago phone number scribbled on the inside of his belt buckle.

07/01/2014

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)

Border Patrol Going Forward With Plans To Fly Immigrants From Texas To Southern California

The Border Patrol announced Friday that it was going forward with its plans to fly Central American migrants from the Rio Grande Valley to Southern California and two Texas border cities to help relieve what President Barack Obama has called a humanitarian crisis.

06/30/2014

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)

AP: Border Patrol Has Lots Of Agents In The Wrong Places

The downcast faces on computer screens are 1,500 miles away at a Border Patrol station in McAllen, Texas: a 20-year old Honduran woman arrested rafting across the Rio Grande and a 23-year-old man caught under similar circumstances.

06/30/2014

Republican candidate for governor, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, speaks to the press after voting in the Texas primary at Western Hills Church of Christ on March 4, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas AG: If We Can Land People On The Moon, We Can Achieve Border Security

Texas Democrats say the solution for dealing with the thousands of immigrant children pouring into the country is a softer, more measured policy response, while state Republicans emphasize clamping down on the U.S.-Mexico border first and tackling everything else later.

06/30/2014

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)

Hundreds Of Immigrants To Be Sheltered At Border Patrol Training Academy

Hundreds of illegal immigrants are going to start being sheltered at the Border Patrol training academy in Artesia, N.M.

06/26/2014

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)

Immigrant Mother: ‘All Children Need To Do Is Hand Themselves Over To The Border Patrol’

On the last day of school Gladys Chinoy memorized her mother’s phone number in New York City and boarded a bus to Guatemala’s northern border.

06/25/2014

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to fulfill an order for thousands of pairs of men’s underwear – with hundreds of the requested men’s briefs in the 5X and 6X-large sizes. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Homeland Security Seeks Thousands Of Pairs Of Underwear For Detained Immigrants

The Department of Homeland Security is looking to fulfill an order for thousands of pairs of men’s underwear – with hundreds of the requested men’s briefs in the 5X and 6X-large sizes.

06/24/2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson speaks during a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives on June 18, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Homeland Secretary: I Will Consider ‘Every Conceivable, Lawful Option’ To Deal With Immigrants

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress Tuesday he would consider “every conceivable, lawful option” to deal with a continuing flood of immigrants crossing the U.S. border illegally in southern Texas.

06/24/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the final day of the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 31, 2014 in New Orleans, La. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Perry: ‘This Is An Absolute Humanitarian Catastrophe Waiting To Happen’

A surge of immigrant children pouring into Texas and across the southwest U.S. border brought Republican and Democratic leaders Monday to federal facilities across the state where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors are being held in temporary shelters.

06/24/2014

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