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First National Guard troops deploy at Texas-Mexico border

HIDALGO, Texas (AP) -- The first wave of National Guard troops has taken up observation posts along the Texas-Mexico border. Several dozen soldiers deployed in the Rio Grande Valley are part of the up to 1,000 troops called up by Gov. Rick Perry last ...

Biden on minors at border: 'These are our kids'

[caption id="attachment_29010" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the United States will be judged by how it treats the thousands of young immigrants showing up on its ...

Austin, TX wants to help illegal aliens

[caption id="attachment_32743" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]The Austin City Council on Thursday could take a stand on two controversial ideas aimed at helping people who come to the United States illegally. Under a proposal f ...

'Close the Border' message unwelcome in El Paso, TX

A convoy of anti-illegal immigration demonstrators was pulled over by El Paso police after receiving a call alleging that one of its members had threatened a pro-immigration activist who was following the convoy through the city on Sunday, officials ...

'Virtual kidnapping' scam targets El Paso doctors

A terrifying telephone scam known as a "virtual kidnapping" is targeting doctors in El Paso and other Texas border cities. An El Paso Police Department spokesman on Friday confirmed that police are aware of the extortion scam and a warning that has b ...

House OKs bill to address border crisis

[caption id="attachment_1657" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON — House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, wi ...

Chickenpox outbreak disrupts operation of NM illegal alien shelter

[caption id="attachment_32549" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Deportations of migrants from a temporary Artesia detention center have been halted after an unknown number of detainees came down with the chicken pox, according to ...

Two-thirds of Americans want illegal aliens deported quickly

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say U.S. law ...

Perry: Guardsmen needed at Mexican border to handle criminals

National Guardsmen are needed along the border with Mexico to deter and detain criminals, Texas Gov. Rick Perry told the Tribune-Review in an interview critical of the Obama administration's delayed response to a surge of illegal immigrant children. ...

Central American leaders criticize US policies

Three Central American leaders met President Obama on Friday to tell him that billions of dollars poured into attempting to prevent migrant children crossing the US border would be better spent addressing the root causes of the crisis in their countr ...


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