Continuing coverage of the crisis on the Texas border and the surge of unaccompanied minors

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 06:51 AM CDT

Wendy Davis to Speak at Border

Wendy Davis to Speak at Border

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is to speak in McAllen amid a surge in illegal immigration and Gov. Rick Perry's decision to send the National Guard to the border.

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 01:46 PM CDT

Texas Eased Rules for Housing Immigrant Children

Texas Eased Rules for Housing Immigrant Children

When it was overwhelmed by thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children, Texas relaxed its standards for the shelters that house them.

Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014 at 07:29 PM CDT

National Guard: Length of Border Mission a First

National Guard: Length of Border Mission a First

The commander overseeing 1,000 National Guard troops being sent to the Rio Grande Valley says the open-ended mission is a first for the reserve military force.

Monday, Aug 4, 2014 at 11:03 PM CDT

Emergency Child Shelters Closing

Emergency Child Shelters Closing

The U.S. government is closing emergency shelters at military base shelters in Texas, Oklahoma and California being used to temporarily house unaccompanied immigrant children caught crossing the border.

Monday, Aug 4, 2014 at 09:24 AM CDT

Perry Using Emergency Funds on Border

Perry Using Emergency Funds on Border

Gov. Rick Perry says he's using $38 million in emergency funds to start deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to Texas' border with Mexico.

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 07:38 PM CDT

70 Kidnapped Migrants Rescued in Northern Mexico

70 Kidnapped Migrants Rescued in Northern Mexico

Authorities in northern Mexico say security forces have rescued 70 migrants who had been kidnapped and were being held at a house inside a gated community in the coastal city of Madero.

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 05:37 PM CDT

Mixed Reactions After Plan Scrapped to House Border Kids

Mixed Reactions After Plan Scrapped to House Border Kids

With news that the vacant Lamar Alternative Education Program campus is no longer in the running to temporarily house the border children, residents are sharing their thoughts and reactions.

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 08:04 AM CDT

Perry Blasts Congress for Failing to Act on Immigration

Perry Blasts Congress for Failing to Act on Immigration

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has blasted Congress for failing to respond to the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Friday, Aug 1, 2014 at 07:10 AM CDT

House GOP Divisions on Border Bill Delay Getaway

House GOP Divisions on Border Bill Delay Getaway

House Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting...

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 06:54 PM CDT

Immigrant Youth Not Coming to Dallas Co.

Immigrant Youth Not Coming to Dallas Co.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says his county won't take in any immigrant children crossing the Texas border illegally, a reversal of his earlier offer to house as many as 2,000 kids.