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FactCheck: Border Patrol required to provide formula to detained infants

A shortage of baby formula has been driven by the shutdown of a major plant, a formula recall and supply-chain issues - but conservatives have suggested that the shortage was due to sending baby formula as legally required to the immigrants at the border.... Read more»

VP Kamala Harris making first border visit in El Paso on Friday

Vice President Kamala Harris will head to El Paso on Friday, the first visit to the border by the Biden administration’s point person on migration issues.... Read more»

Five days after Harvey, here's where things stand in Texas

Nearly five days after the hurricane-turned-tropical storm first touched Texas soil, Harvey has broken state rainfall records and sparked unprecedented flooding across Southeast Texas and the city of Houston, where residents are desperate for relief. ... Read more»

Texas voter ID law violates Voting Rights Act, court rules

Texas’ voter identification law violates the U.S. law prohibiting racial discrimination in elections, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. ... Read more»

Texas Gov orders National Guard to stay in place on border

Because of a recent spike in minors crossing the border illegally in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he is ordering the state's National Guard to stay in the area.... Read more»

In Texas, Jade Helm begins with a whimper

The predictions included martial law, mass citizen roundups and widespread gun seizures. So what really happened as Jade Helm 15 started Wednesday in Bastrop County, Texas, was pretty damn boring.... Read more»

Tx House passes bill that beefs up resources for border prosecutors

The bill would fund the unit through grants from the governor’s office that pay for special prosecutors assigned to handle border-specific crimes— mainly smuggling, violent crimes, money laundering and gang activity associated with cartels. ... Read more»

Texas lawmakers want to expand worker screening

Just before leaving office, Rick Perry ordered state agencies to start using E-Verify, the federal employment verification system, to make sure job applicants can legally work. But some lawmakers say that mandate isn't enough.... Read more»

New border measures coming, says Homeland Security chief

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Tuesday that a new border security task force is coming to the U.S.-Mexico-border as part of President Obama's executive action on immigration. ... Read more»1