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Obama, Texas gov discuss solutions to immigration crisis

During a meeting Wednesday, President Obama urged Gov. Rick Perry to support his call for more funds for border resources. Perry urged the president to address policies he says have made Texas a magnet for illegal activity.... Read more»

Texas Dems say GOP stalling aided immigrant influx

Texas border Democrats are pushing back against Republicans who have said that current White House policies are responsible for the swell of Central American migrants breaching the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»

Texas Gov. Perry and Obama will meet to discuss border crisis

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will meet with President Obama on Wednesday to discuss the continuing crisis on the border, an aide to the governor confirmed Tuesday.... Read more»

Woman settles part of border cavity search lawsuit for $1.1 million

A woman who sued a border-area hospital and agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection after being subjected to what she argued was an unwarranted body cavity search for drugs has settled part of the lawsuit for $1.1 million.... Read more»

Video: Texas gov implies 'conspiracy' on border crisis

On ABC News ‘This Week,’ Texas Gov. Rick Perry told host Martha Raddatz that the Obama Administration is failing on border security and that the President’s response is “about five years too late.”... Read more»

Texas gov: Send migrant kids home without delay

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday doubled down on his stance that tens of thousands of children crossing into Texas illegally from Central America should be sent back to their countries without delay.... Read more»

Border Patrol union: Shooting suit ruling could harm agents

The U.S. Border Patrol’s union says that an appellate court ruling allowing a foreign national’s family to sue BP agents could seriously endanger officers, who in the future might hesitate to use deadly force when necessary.... Read more»1

Immigrant surge fueled by rumors, misinformation

The undocumented immigrants flooding into Texas from Central America don’t often know terms like “deferred action” or “prosecutorial discretion,” White House policies that grant relief from deportation and a possible work permit. But some are still basing their decisions to leave their home countries on misinformation — a rumor that they’ll be allowed to live here legally.... Read more»

Volunteers provide care, shelter to incoming immigrants in Texas

President Barack Obama, calling the recent surge of immigrants into Texas a humanitarian crisis, has ordered FAME to coordinate an effort to maintain detention centers for unaccompanied minors and help reunite them with relatives in this country. His administration is also moving to send more assistance to Central America.... Read more»

Texas provides 2,000 vaccines for child detainees

In light of a recent surge of undocumented immigrants crossing the southern border of Texas, the state has sent 2,000 state-purchased flu vaccines to a federal shelter housing unaccompanied minors.... Read more»

Texas Gov. Rick Perry warns of 'Trail of Tears' from Central America

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Monday warned that if Central American leaders do not heed the call to stop their citizens from flooding across the Texas-Mexico border, the summer months will bear witness to a “trail of tears” caused by a surge of dead migrants.... Read more»

Texas officials: Immigrant surge is a medical crisis

As immigrants — many of them unaccompanied minors — surge across the Texas-Mexico border, health officials warn of a looming medical crisis.

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White House under fire for proposed solution to immigrant surge

A White House plan to deal with the influx of migrants illegally crossing Texas’ southern border is being met with criticism by progressive immigrants’ rights groups and conservative lawmakers.... Read more»

Texas among nation's worst water polluters

Texas is the second-biggest water polluter in the country, in terms of pounds released. But when the toxicity of the pollution is factored in, Texas jumps to the top of the list — and it’s not even close.... Read more»

Texas DPS offers details on new border operation

A day after state leaders announced a directive to the Texas Department of Public Safety to increase its efforts along the border with Mexico, the agency discussed its new mission, saying it would not include enforcing immigration laws, as it lacks that authority.... Read more»

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