Tag Archives: Border Security

Texas Congressman Introduces SMART Act, Calls for Tech-Minded Approach to Border Security

Congressman Will Hurd, who represents much of far West Texas, has introduced a bill aimed at using tech in order to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Rep. Will Hurd calls for ‘smart wall’ at House subcommittee hearing

The House Homeland Security Committee held a subcommittee hearing on border security in Washington on Tuesday. The subcommittee on border and maritime security heard from experts testifying on how technology is used to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Residents Concerned Wall Would Affect Cultural, Business and Familial Ties That Transcend the Border

This story was originally broadcast on a special episode of the Texas Standard called “The Wall”, an hour-long look at the prospect for an expanded border wall under the incoming Trump Administration. It’s just before the holidays in McAllen, a town of 130,000 … Continue reading

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8 border security secrets officials don’t want to reveal

Trying to get beyond the rhetoric on border security or immigration at the state or federal level is often a fool’s errand. Here are eight secrets in those often shadowy arenas. Illegal immigration and border security were top issues in 2016, … Continue reading

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Mexico Proposes Legislation To Counter Border Wall Expansion

MEXICO CITY, DF – Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has said he wants to work collaboratively with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Peña hasn’t commented on the wall publicly since the U.S. election. But his Foreign Secretary, Claudia Ruiz Massieu has. “We’ve been very clear … Continue reading

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Risk of terrorists crossing U.S. border into Texas is real — but low

The number of illegal border crossers from far flung places— including countries deemed sponsors of terrorism — has been increasing, but they remain a small fraction of total border apprehensions. In border enforcement parlance, they’re known as “exotics:” distinct from the … Continue reading

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Supreme Court To Consider How Long Immigrants May Be Detained Without Bond Hearing

The legal issue before the court tests whether people who are detained for more than six months have a right to a bond hearing. This involves permanent U.S. residents or people seeking asylum.

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Immigration And Border Security Top President-Elect Trump’s To-Do List

Donald Trump told CBS he plans to build a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border. Adding he’s not going to round up all unauthorized immigrants as he vowed during the campaign — just the law breakers.

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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. With a tight Texas budget session ahead in … Continue reading

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With More Nationalities Seen in Border Apprehensions, a Changing Face of Migration

TONALA, Mexico — The face of migration from Central America and Mexico to the United States appears to be changing. Immigration arrest statistics from Mexico for the first six months of 2016 mirror a rise in detentions in the same timeframe by U.S. border … Continue reading

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