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File photo of border control. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Texas To Extend Border Plan Without National Guard

Illegal crossings along the Rio Grande have slowed dramatically since an overwhelming surge of immigrants had state and federal agents scrambling to secure the border earlier this year. Texas leaders still don’t want their ground troops to leave just yet.

11/19/2014

Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants after a foot chase on July 25, 2014 near Falfurrias, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Border City Mayor: ‘We Sacrifice Privacy An Awful Lot Down Here For The Security That This Nation Needs’

Not long ago, the U.S. Border Patrol was the only law enforcement agency monitoring the mesquite thickets and sugarcane fields along the Rio Grande, and an agent’s challenge was to distinguish between an exhausted immigrant and a threat.

09/07/2014

Several dozen soldiers deployed in the Rio Grande Valley are part of the up to 1,000 troops called up by Gov. Rick Perry last month. (David McNew/Getty Images)

First National Guard Troops At Texas-Mexico Border

Several dozen soldiers deployed in the Rio Grande Valley are part of the up to 1,000 troops called up by Gov. Rick Perry last month.

08/14/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans on May 31, 2014. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Perry: Guard Protecting US, Not Playing Politics

Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday that sending National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border will defend not just his home state but the entire nation from “narco-terrorists” and that he doesn’t know how long they will have to be deployed before the national threat is quelled.

08/13/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents chase undocumented immigrants through ranchland on July 25, 2014 near Falfurrias, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

National Guard: Length Of Border Mission A First

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.

08/05/2014

Immigrants from Central America answer questions from a U.S. Border Patrol agent after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Department Of Public Safety: ‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ To Secure Border

Democratic state lawmakers questioned Tuesday what Texas will gain by committing more than $4 million a week to pump up border security amid a surge of immigrant children illegally crossing into the U.S., since all sides agree the minors pose little criminal or national security threat.

07/30/2014

Reggie Wayne #87 of the Indianapolis Colts. (credit: Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Reggie Wayne’s 4 Most Ridiculous Colts Training Camp Entrances

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne has earned a reputation for his flashy training camp arrivals and this year was no different. In keeping with tradition, Wayne stepped up his training camp arrival game.

07/24/2014

Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas where they are processed on July 15, 2014. (credit: Rick Loomis-Pool/Getty Images)

House GOP: Send National Guard, Speed Removals

House Republicans want to send National Guard personnel to the nation’s southern border to speed removal of unaccompanied young migrants.

07/23/2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents take undocumented immigrants into custody on July 21, 2014 in McAllen, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Attorney General: Immigrants Crossing Border Illegally Are Raping, Killing In Texas

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says up to 1,000 National Guard troops will be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border to stop the immigrants who are crossing the border illegally for criminal purposes.

07/22/2014

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)

Lawmaker: Texas To Send 1,000 Guardsmen To Border

A state lawmaker says Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border.

07/21/2014

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