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As Tents Rise On The Border, So Do Tensions Over Whether Boys Are ‘Unaccompanied’

The boys live in white tents in the North Chihuahuan desert. At least once a day, they are allowed to play soccer in a dry dirt clearing that’s flanked by a large metal storage container, and in spots, portable toilets. … Continue reading

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Along the Border, News of National Guard is Met With Mixed Reaction

Late Wednesday, President Trump signed a proclamation directing the deployment of National Guard troops as a quote “immediate deterrent” to illegal immigration along the U.S.- Mexico border. This comes after days of tough talk from President Trump on immigration enforcement, … Continue reading

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Could Immigration Application Fees Pay For Building The Border Wall?

Many folks will be watching the State of the Union to hear what President Trump might say about immigration. The latest White House proposal has two key numbers – 1.8 million is how many so-called Dreamers could be put on … Continue reading

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Hurricane Harvey highlights the role of immigrant labor in Texas economy

By Caroline Halter The Trump administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA was expected. But it comes as Hurricane Harvey recasts a spotlight on the role of immigrant labor in Texas.

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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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West Texas residents become U.S. citizens at Fort Davis naturalization ceremony

Eleven West Texas residents became U.S. citizens Monday during a naturalization ceremony at the Fort Davis Historic Site.

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Trans-Pecos Pipeline Crews Team Up with Border Patrol

Drug smugglers and people who’ve entered the country illegally regularly travel North from Mexico through the desert of Presidio County. In the last year, that same desert has been the site of a massive construction project: The Trans-Pecos Pipeline, which … 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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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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