Texas Border Crisis - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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

Friday, Dec 25, 2015

Migrant Children Explain Why They Traveled Solo

Migrant Children Explain Why They Traveled Solo

A total of 10,588 unaccompanied children crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in October and November, more than double the 5,129 who crossed during the same two months in 2014, federal statistics show.

Friday, Dec 11, 2015

Immigrant Children Influx Prompts Immigration Debate

Immigrant Children Influx Prompts Immigration Debate

The decision to temporarily house hundreds of unaccompanied children from Central America in Ellis and Rockwall counties is prompting a passionate debate over illegal immigration.

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015

TX Nat'l Guard Wants 'Predictability' on Border Surge

TX Nat'l Guard Wants 'Predictability' on Border Surge

The commander of the Texas National Guard wants "predictability" for his troops who are living in motels along the border with Mexico and have the end of their deployment up in the air again.

Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

Gov. Perry Criticizes Mexico Border 'Failure'

Gov. Perry Criticizes Mexico Border 'Failure'

In a sharp criticism of Mexico's "failure" on immigration and crime policies, Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday invited President Enrique Pena Nieto to visit his state and observe law enforcement efforts on the...

Friday, Sep 12, 2014

Mexican Pres. Condemns Texas' Guard Deployment

Mexican Pres. Condemns Texas' Guard Deployment

Texas' decision to deploy National Guard troops along its border with Mexico is "unpleasant" and "reprehensible," Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says.

Thursday, Sep 11, 2014

Federal Officials Propose Texas Immigration Lockup

Federal Officials Propose Texas Immigration Lockup

Federal authorities want to build a new South Texas immigration lockup for families amid an unprecedented surge in the number of youngsters pouring across the U.S. border, a federal official said Thursday.

Monday, Sep 8, 2014

Obama Administration Seeks $1.2B for Border

Obama Administration Seeks $1.2B for Border

The Obama administration renewed its plea Monday for Congress to provide additional money to deal with the unaccompanied migrant children at the border, even as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared...

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

Border Patrol Agent Fires at Armed Militia Member

Border Patrol Agent Fires at Armed Militia Member

The Border Patrol says an agent shot at someone near the Texas-Mexico border who later identified himself as a militia member.

Friday, Aug 29, 2014

2 Nat'l Guard Troops at Border Getting Financial Help

2 Nat'l Guard Troops at Border Getting Financial Help

At least two Texas National Guard troops are in need of financial assistance after being sent to the Texas-Mexico border in response to a surge of children pouring into the U.S.

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

Mexico to Increase Surveillance of Railroad Lines

Mexico to Increase Surveillance of Railroad Lines

A Mexican federal official says the government plans to improve railway surveillance and increase the speed of northbound trains in hopes of deterring Central American migrants from riding on top of freight...