Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.
Advocacy Group Calls On Obama To Use Authority To Release Immigration Activist Being Detained By Border Patrol
Prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has lived and worked in the U.S. without legal documentation for years, was detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday at a South Texas airport.
A 15-year-old Guatemalan boy whose death became a symbol of the perils facing children attempting to illegally cross into the United States was buried in his hometown Saturday, amid prayers and tears from his family.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry believes that it’s time to put a “show a force” on the border in an effort to halt the influx of immigrants.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked President Obama to deploy National Guard troops to handle the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing into South Texas.
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.
A shift by immigrant smugglers to target the tough-to-defend U.S.-Mexico border in southernmost Texas has accelerated this year as the Border Patrol scrambles to shift its resources from states further west, according to an internal agency report obtained by The Associated Press.