Texas Border Crisis - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

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

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.

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...

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

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, Jul 25, 2014

Border Agents Work to Keep Drugs, Criminals Out

Border Agents Work to Keep Drugs, Criminals Out

There is another side to the immigration issue law enforcement wants people to know about: the fight to keep drugs and criminals out of the United States.

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

Constables Patrol, Capture Along Border

Constables Patrol, Capture Along Border

On a hot summer day in July, the border between Texas and Mexico is as dangerous as ever. Still, it's heavily trafficked by illegal migrants.

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

On the Front Lines With the Border Patrol

On the Front Lines With the Border Patrol

Border Patrol agents are keeping a vigilant eye on the division between Texas and Mexico while Congress works to find a solution to the influx of children and adults crossing the border illegally.

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014

Perry's Border Plan Stirs Debate

Perry's Border Plan Stirs Debate

National Guard troops will soon patrol the border for illegal immigrants as part of Gov. Rick Perry's plan to stop the influx of unaccompanied children, and the plan is stirring plenty of debate.

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014

Journalist Released by Border Patrol in Texas

Journalist Released by Border Patrol in Texas

Prominent immigration activist and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who has lived and worked in the U.S. illegally for years, was released by U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday after they...

Monday, Jul 14, 2014

Bill Would Speed Removals of Immigrant Children

Bill Would Speed Removals of Immigrant Children

Two Texas lawmakers are teaming up on a bill to speed removals of the unaccompanied Central American kids who've been arriving by the tens of thousands at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014

Texas Delegation Speaks on Border Crisis

Texas Delegation Speaks on Border Crisis

Members of the Texas congressional delegation are weighing in after President Barack Obama asked their help in getting a bill passed that would supply $3.7 billion in emergency funding for the border crisis.