• December 7, 2021

Tags : border security

Lawmakers Draw Battle Lines on Border Security, Sanctuary Cities

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 were committed to fighting bills to eliminate sanctuary cities. House Republicans on Wednesday said they aren’t backing away from recent efforts to secure the southern border […]Read More

Video: Texas Legislature Faces a Shift in Border Security Funding

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 this session. This kicks off The Texas Tribune’s “State of Mind” video series looking at community concerns coming to the Capitol. Authors: JUSTIN DEHN AND ALANA ROCHA – […]Read More

With Trump in D.C., Texas Might Spend Less on Border

If President-Elect Donald Trump delivers on his promise to dramatically beef up security on the U.S.-Mexico border, leading Texas lawmakers say they might quit spending so much state tax money on it. If President-Elect Donald Trump delivers on his promise to dramatically beef up security on the U.S.-Mexico border, leading Texas lawmakers say they might […]Read More

Lawmakers Could face Tough Decision on Border Security Funding

The main architect of the state’s record-setting border security bill said on Tuesday he’s concerned lawmakers will find it hard to keep funding the effort when they reconvene in Austin next year. In 2015, the Texas Legislature approved $800 million for border security efforts, largely in response to an influx of Central Americans breaching the […]Read More

Texas Lawmakers Criticize Border Surge For Moving Crime but Not

The $800 million border security operation passed by state lawmakers has helped seal off parts of the state’s southern border. But the surge has also made the rest of the area more of a hotbed for illegal activity, the state’s top law enforcement officer told lawmakers on Wednesday. The assessment by Texas Department of Public Safety Director […]Read More

Border Communities Have Lower Crime Rates

LAREDO — It’s a scene repeated often in Texas towns along the Rio Grande: a white U.S. Border Patrol van sporting the agency’s trademark green stripe competing with a Laredo Police Department car at a busy Stripes convenience store. Just two miles away, a nondescript orange building tucked between a bus stop and the Mariscos […]Read More

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