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Critics worried too much being spent on Texas border security

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — When former Gov. Rick Perry ordered a big reinforcement of security at the Mexico border in 2011, Texas bought six new gunboats that can fire 900 rounds a minute and clock highway speeds. But the boats, which cost $580,000 each, ...

Dan Patrick: National Guard not leaving border

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — National Guard troops sent to the Texas-Mexico border last summer are now in line to stay indefinitely and not come home in March as originally planned, Republican Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said Wednesday. The shift comes only f ...

DHS ordered immigration agents to help illegals stay in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal ...

Obama admin sets up workshops for illegal aliens

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In small-town community centers, schools, churches and a vast city convention center, immigrant advocates are spreading the word about President Barack Obama's plan to give millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally a temp ...

Border Network for Human Rights asks El Paso for municipal ID cards

Several local advocacy organizations are pushing for El Paso City Council to create a municipal identification card, following in the footsteps of a handful of cities nationwide. The ID cards would be available to all city residents, but would be tar ...

Border Patrol: Only Females Need Apply

LAS CRUCES -- The Border Patrol needs a few good women. The federal force charged with patrolling New Mexico's southern border is accepting only female applicants for some 1,600 openings nationwide in a special hiring window that closes on Wednesday. ...

Only drones patrolling half of border with Mexico

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to ...

Texas governor criticizes Mexico border failure

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday invited President Enrique Pena Nieto to visit his state and observe law enforcement efforts on the U.S. side of the border while sharply criticizing Mexico's "failure" on immigration and crime p ...

See what you paid for Border Patrol housing

AJO, Ariz. (AP) — Some people here call it Sesame Street. Others call it Legoland. They're referencing the boxy-shaped, brightly colored houses built by the government for U.S. Customs and Border Patrol and agents who work in and around this small fo ...

Obama admin wants $1.2 M for border while saying 'worst is over for now'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration renewed its plea Monday for Congress to provide additional money to deal with the unaccompanied migrant children at the border, even as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared that "the worst is ove ...


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