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Feds Brace For Possibility Mothers, Children May Again Come Pouring Across Border Illegally

A former oil field workers’ camp in rural South Texas that’s being converted into the nation’s largest family immigration detention center.

12/15/2014

The government recorded 307 deaths in the 2014 fiscal year that ended in September, the lowest number since 1999. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Border Deaths Drop To 15-Year Low

Border Patrol says more immigrants turned themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer took their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.

10/23/2014

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Militia Members Arrested Over Handgun Incident

Two militia members have been arrested over a handgun incident.

09/16/2014

Women and children sit in a holding cell at a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after being detained by agents near the U.S.-Mexico border on Sept. 8, 2014 near McAllen, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Immigrant Children Begin School At Federal Immigration Jail

In one classroom monitored by security cameras, third- and fourth-graders read in Spanish from a short story about mice.

09/16/2014

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

Central American immigrants sit atop the so-called La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train, in an attempt to reach the Mexico-U.S. border, in Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico on July 16, 2014. (credit: ELIZABETH RUIZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico Cracking Down On Central Americans Riding ‘The Beast,’ Sending Them To Deportation Centers

Mexico’s largest crackdown in decades on illegal migration has decreased the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants and families, according to officials and eyewitness accounts along the perilous route.

08/29/2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a GOP event on Aug. 23, 2014 in Stratham, N.H. (credit: Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

Mexico: Perry’s Statement That There Is ‘Very Real Possibility’ That ISIS Terrorists Crossed Border Is ‘Absurd’

Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade says Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s recent statements about the possibility that Islamic fundamentalists could be entering the U.S. from Mexico are “absurd.”

08/25/2014

Central American immigrants await transportation to a U.S. Border Patrol processing center after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the Texas on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Relaxes Standards For Immigration Shelters, How Much Space Each Child Needs

Overwhelmed by the arrival of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children, the state of Texas relaxed its standards for the shelters that house them, easing rules governing how much space each child needs and what kind of facilities they should have.

08/06/2014

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal speaks during the 2014 Republican Leadership Conference on May 29, 2014 in New Orleans, La. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gov. Jindal: ‘It’s Really Not That Complicated’ To Secure Border

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said he saw three groups of people try to illegally cross into Texas from Mexico when he traveled Monday to the border to get a closer look at the nation’simmigration crisis.

08/05/2014

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)

Texas Lt. Gov: I’m Convinced Some In Mexican Government Helping Immigrant Children Get Into US

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst believes that some Mexican government officials are helping immigrant children from Central America illegally cross the U.S. border.

07/29/2014

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