Immigration Crisis

Texas lawmakers call for D.C. reimbursement on border security costs

Texas lawmakers call for D.C. reimbursement on border security costs

More than two dozen Texas lawmakers today called on Washington to reimburse the state for costs related to the federal government’s failure to secure the border.
Extra $86M in border security up for approval

Extra $86M in border security up for approval

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Another $86 million on border security spending in Texas is up for approval by the state's top budget office.

Change is coming to immigration and our border

Thursday night, President Obama announced that he'll be using his executive privilege to change the nation's immigration system. President Obama will now allow millions of immigrants to stay in the states legally.
Suspected illegal immigrants found in Memorial area

Suspected illegal immigrants found in Memorial area

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Several people were detained early Thursday morning after police stopped a pickup in west Houston.
24 cartel scouts arrested in AZ anti-smuggling operation

24 cartel scouts arrested in AZ anti-smuggling operation

At least 24 drug cartel scouts have been rounded up in a special enforcement operation launched six months ago along the Arizona border.
Women allege sexual abuse at Texas immigrant detention center

Women allege sexual abuse at Texas immigrant detention center

Women detained at an immigrant holding facility in southern Texas allege workers there have sexually abused them, including by removing them from their cells at night for sex as well as fondling them in front of others, lawyers wrote in a lette
Arizona Congressman calls for hearing on Marine jailed in Mexico

Arizona Congressman calls for hearing on Marine jailed in Mexico

An Arizona congressman is holding a Capitol Hill hearing, focused on the US Marine being held in a Mexican prison.
Bridge Shutdown group to arrive in Valley

Bridge Shutdown group to arrive in Valley

An event to shutdown the border bridges is moving ahead.
Nearly $3 million in drugs seized in South Texas

Nearly $3 million in drugs seized in South Texas

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly $3 million in illegal narcotics during two seizures at international bridges in South Texas.
I'm a legal immigrant, but not allowed to work

I'm a legal immigrant, but not allowed to work

A land of opportunities?  Not for Rashi Bhatnagar.
Wall Street bets on prison growth from border crisis

Wall Street bets on prison growth from border crisis

There's a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border, and Wall Street is betting that it will be result in a boom for private prisons.
Four backpacks seized in South Texas contain $650,000 and a kilo of cocaine

Four backpacks seized in South Texas contain $650,000 and a kilo of cocaine

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; four abandoned backpacks found by U.S. Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Thursday contained more than $650,000 in cash and a kilogram of cocaine.

Texas schools prepare for influx of immigrant children

School districts across Texas are preparing for classes to start once again. Unlike most years, however, because of the recent influx of immigrant children, some are anticipating a higher number of immigrant children enrolling.
South Texan gets 6 years for smuggling ammunition

South Texan gets 6 years for smuggling ammunition

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a South Texas man has been sentenced to six years in federal prison over a weapons smuggling ring linked to more than 15,000 rounds of ammunition meant for Mexico.
Rusk Co. becomes first ETX county to pass immigration resolution

Rusk Co. becomes first ETX county to pass immigration resolution

The Rusk County Commissioners Court voted for immigration resolution, Tuesday morning,