Texas Border

Texas Border Residents Begin Fundraising for Wall

While President Donald Trump visited the Rio Grande Valley Thursday to make the case for a $5.7 billion wall that is part of a comprehensive border security package, a group of residents nearby banded together and raised $12,000 to help pay for the construction.

Construction crews install new border wall sections Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — "I said bye-bye," he tweeted— as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his …

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.

Jeb Bush in Florida - Rob Milford Photo

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.

Lakota Helicopter

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.

Texas border police press conference

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.

Texas River Boat - Mission Texas

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.

Raymondville Prison Riot

‘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.

Judge's Gavel