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Tag: Texas Border

Jeb Bush: Border Wall ‘Not Practical’

Republican Presidential Candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush told a group at a Florida rally about his Texas border trip and explained why a border wall wouldn’t be practical or conservative. Bush returned to the friendly turf of the Sunshine State on Wednesday, with a town hall style meeting in Pensacola.

Illinois National Guard Heads to Texas Border

Members of the Illinois National Guard (ING) are headed to help secure the border between Texas and Mexico. Approximately twenty soldiers and one helicopter will join other National Guard units from across the nation as part of Operation Phalanx II.

Texas Cops Worried About Prevalence Of Online Predators Near Border

A joint operation between the FBI and several Texas police departments near the border has resulted in multiple arrests of suspected online predators, and authorities are concerned about the overwhelming response to their sting operation. Within four days, five men were arrested after responding to what they believed was an invitation from a 14-year-old girl to meet them for sex. Additional arrests are expected in the coming days.

Report: Border Surge a Success; Permanent Troopers Now Needed

A leaked report from the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) states that border surge was largely a success. The report cites numbers indicating a reduction in illegal immigrant border crossings and cartel activity. The report lays the foundation for Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s plan to increase the number of permanent DPS troopers along the Texas-Mexico border.

Illegal Aliens Riot in Texas Prison Near Border

Approximately 2,000 inmates at a federal detention center near the border that primarily houses immigration detainees rioted and set off fires, requiring a massive mobilization of law enforcement to secure the perimeter and restore order.

‘Special Immigrant Juvenile Status’: Texas Democrat Files Bill to Mandate Education Materials for Judges

Democrat Texas State Representative Ana Hernandez (D-Houston), has filed a bill that would require a Texas Supreme Court committee to develop an educational guide that would assist judges in determining which children are eligible for “special immigrant juvenile status” (“SIJS”). Federal law gives special protections to eligible unaccompanied immigrant children (“UACs”) who have entered the country illegally.

Border Region Probation Officer and Gang Convicted in Child Sex Trafficking Case

An El Paso federal court jury convicted an El Paso County Probation Officer and three other Folk Nation/Gangster Disciples on charges of trafficking a minor female in a sex trafficking case. The men were charged with forcing a 16-year-old girl into prostitution where she was forced to have sex for money with as many as six men per day.

Texas Border Drug Lord Busted, say Agents

Federal agents and local law enforcement along the Texas border arrested a major suspected drug trafficker. The accused kingpin had managed to stay away from convictions for almost a decade — despite years of serious accusations against him.