• December 3, 2021

Tags : texas border

Apprehensions at Texas-Mexico Border Spiked in May

The number of families caught entering the country illegally at the southwest border in May increased sixfold compared with the same month in 2017. But despite that increase, some of Texas’ historically busiest areas for illegal crossings have seen an overall decrease this fiscal year. The number of family units who were apprehended or turned themselves […]Read More

UT/TT Poll: Texans Take a Hard Line on Immigration and

A majority of Texans support banning Syrian refugees and blocking individuals from seven countries from entering the United States, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll. They balk, but only a bit, at banning Muslims who are not U.S. citizens from entering the country, the poll found. Asked about banning Syrian refugees, 54 […]Read More

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

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

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