In border visit, Abbott urges balance between security, trade

00 Gov. Greg Abbott told Donald Trump’s new Homeland Security secretary Wednesday that border security should be balanced with Texas’ economic interests. “We want to achieve safety and security, but we…

Trump administration moves forward with construction of border wall (video)

00 http://www.youtube.com/embed/p010aKbPNgU?wmode=opaque&autohide=1&showinfo=0&rel=0 In the Texas Political Roundup: Lawmakers push for school choice legislation, President Trump unveils plans to build a wall on the southern border and Gov. Greg Abbott proposes removing any…

Trump suggests large tax on Mexican imports to pay for border wall

00 The Trump administration announced Thursday it intended to implement a 20 percent tax on Mexican imports to pay for a coming border wall. An official appeared to walk back the…

In addition to border wall, Trump's executive action targets detention space

00 The White House announced Wednesday that in addition to moving to build a barrier on the southern border, it will act to build more detention space for undocumented immigrants…

Border Patrol agent's murder trial begins this week

00 The capital murder case began with the discovery of a headless body floating in the waters off South Padre Island. Now, nearly two years later, the trial of two…

Lawmakers draw battle lines on border security, sanctuary cities

00 On the same day that Texas House Republicans doubled down on border security efforts and announced plans to send an invoice to the federal government, Senate Democrats said they…

Texas Legislature faces a shift in border security funding debate (video)

00 In 2015, state lawmakers approved $800 million for border security efforts. But the election of Donald Trump as president has some thinking there will be a change in spending plans…

A Massachusetts Sheriff Is Offering President-Elect Trump His Inmates to Build the Proposed Wall Along the Mexican Border

00 Is this a good idea? It isn’t going to help unemployment much, and how easy would it be for inmates to escape across the border? As reported by Newsweek,…

Appeals court panel taking up provision in Texas border security law

00 On Wednesday the U.S. Fifth Circuit of Appeals will hear arguments over whether an immigrant harboring provision lawmakers passed nearly two years ago should be implemented.   Source: Texas Tribune…

8 border security secrets state and federal officials don't want to reveal

00 Want to find out what specific locations immigrant smugglers used most to transport their loads? Which gun dealers sold the most firearms that ended up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels?…