Checkpoints, More Troopers In Sweeping Texas Border Bill New highway checkpoints and putting retired police officers on duty are part of a sweeping Texas border security bill that Republicans on Monday said would ramp up enforcement as promised under new Gov. Greg Abbott.
Texas Gov. Abbott Won't Set Deadline For National Guard Mission
Texas To Extend Border Plan Without National GuardIllegal 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.
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.
First National Guard Troops At Texas-Mexico BorderSeveral 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.
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.
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.
Texas Department Of Public Safety: 'It's Not Rocket Science' To Secure BorderDemocratic 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.
Reggie Wayne's 4 Most Ridiculous Colts Training Camp EntrancesIndianapolis 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.
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.
Texas Attorney General: Immigrants Crossing Border Illegally Are Raping, Killing In TexasTexas 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.
Lawmaker: Texas To Send 1,000 Guardsmen To BorderA 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.