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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)

Border Resident: ‘We’re Being Invaded’

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.

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Jose Antonio Vargas, founder of Define American, holds up a copy of "A Nation of Immigrants" by John F. Kennedy, a book he says he carries with him at all times, during his testimony during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" on Capitol Hill on Feb. 13, 2013 Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

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.

07/15/2014

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 Boy Who Died Crossing Border Buried In Guatemala

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.

07/14/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry waits to greet President Barack Obama in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry: We Need To Secure Border With A ‘Show Of Force’

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.

07/11/2014

President Barack Obama is greeted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry as he arrives in Dallas, Texas, on July 9, 2014 for a meeting with local elected officials and faith leaders to discuss the urgent humanitarian situation at the Southwest border. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Perry: ‘The American People Expect To See Their President When There Is A Disaster’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has asked President Obama to deploy National Guard troops to handle the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing into South Texas.

07/10/2014

President Barack Obama delivers a statement on the urgent humanitarian situation following his meeting with local elected officials and faith leaders on July 9, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

07/10/2014

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)

Report: Shift Of Illegal Immigrant Crossings Into Texas Accelarates

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.

05/23/2014