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What we know about the migrant caravan waiting at the Texas-Mexico border

For the sixth straight day since arriving at the Texas-Mexico border, roughly 1,600 Central American migrants intent on seeking asylum in the U.S. are playing a frustrating waiting game in Mexico.... Read more»

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'Someone did not do due diligence': How attempt to review Texas' voter rolls turned into a debacle

Texas officials flagged 95,000 voters for citizenship reviews. But after thousands have already been cleared, questions are being raised about how they handled the process.... Read more»

Days later, cause of Border Patrol agent's death still unclear

Days after a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another seriously wounded in Texas, details as to what happened to the agents, or even whether they were attacked, are still scarce. ... Read more»

Texas gov. calls for more resources following Border Patrol agent's death

Texas and national leaders called for more resources to go to border security after a U.S. Border Patrol agent died in the line of duty Sunday. ... Read more»

Texas governor jokes about shooting reporters after signing gun bill

After signing a bill and testing out a few guns at a shooting range Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott held up his bullet-riddled target sheet and joked, "I'm gonna carry this around in case I see any reporters."... Read more»

Texas border leaders think Trump's tough talk on NAFTA will die down

Despite all the time Donald Trump spent bashing NAFTA while running, Texas border leaders hope he'll soften his stance as campaign trail rhetoric cools. ... Read more»

Voting wars

Review of states with voter ID laws found no impersonation fraud

Politicians and voting rights advocates continue to clash over whether photo ID and other voting requirements are needed to prevent voter fraud, but a News21 analysis and recent court rulings show little evidence that such fraud is widespread.... Read more»

Obama to attend Dallas memorial service

President Barack Obama will travel to Dallas on Tuesday for a memorial service in honor of the five police officers killed in the Thursday shooting that left seven others wounded, a White House spokesman said Sunday.... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

Texas scrambles to fund border security project

Despite Texas lawmakers’ urgent calls to secure the border and fill in gaps they say the federal government has left wide open, a key effort Gov. Greg Abbott deemed a priority in 2015 isn’t off the ground yet.... Read more»

Bordering on insecurity

Texas crime rates lower in border cities

Crime has dropped, and the Texas side of the border apparently is now safer than the state's larger cities. But a political tug-of-war about the security needs of the region remains full of fiery rhetoric and competing views about how safe border communities really are.... Read more»

As feds plan to cut border monitoring, Texas officials ask why

Texas officials pressed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday to explain why the agency plans to reduce its aerial surveillance on the Texas-Mexico border.... Read more»

Activists sue Texas over law making it a felony to harbor undocumented immigrants

Taking aim at a new Texas law making it a state felony to harbor undocumented immigrants, the national civil rights group MALDEF announced Monday that it is suing the state.... Read more»

Texas sues feds, relief agency, to block Syrian refugees

Texas has gone to federal court in its efforts to keep Syrian refugees out of the state, filing suit against the federal government and a refugee resettlement nonprofit.... Read more»

Feds defend refugee programs; 153 Syrians sent to Arizona this year

As Arizona's governor joined 29 others in calling for a halt to the resettlement of Syrian refugees following Friday's attacks in Paris, the Obama administration defended the program. More than 150 refugees from the war-ravaged country have come to Arizona this year — including 63 in Tucson.... Read more»

Ducey wants to block Syrian refugees from Arizona

In the wake of the terrorist attacks that killed more than 100 people in Paris on Friday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey wants to bar refugees from the war-stricken nation of Syria from entering the state. Other state governors have also announced such moves, but critics have pointed out that their powers over immigration matters are limited.... Read more»1

5th Circuit keeps hold on Obama immigration plans

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has once again ruled against the Obama administration’s controversial immigration program, upholding a lower court's injunction barring the plan from taking effect while awaiting the outcome of a full trial on the lawsuit's underlying arguments.... Read more»

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