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Feds Open Migrant Processing Center After Cutting Border Surveillance

Border Patrol officials in far west Texas announced the opening of an illegal immigrant processing center in response to the flood of crossings and apprehensions. The move comes as officials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shut down an aerial surveillance program intended to interdict and deter such behavior.

A Border Patrol agent points out an area of possible illegal activity to a National Guard aviator along the Texas-Mexico border July 17, 2013. National Guardsmen from across the country assist Customs and Border Protection in disrupting transnational criminal organizations and drug trafficking organizations by conducting aerial detection and monitoring …

Texas Leaders Call on Feds to Stop Border Security Cuts

Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott and Democrat U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar joined forces in a bi-partisan effort to stop President Obama’s administration from cutting border security resources along the U.S./Mexico border.