For insights into the thinking behind the Texas Legislature’s proposed border policy—which amounts to more boots, guns and money—we look to the science of […]
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After four hours of debate on almost 50 amendments, the House passed, on an initial vote, a comprehensive border security bill by Rep. Dennis Bonnen (R-Angleton).
While reporting my 8,000-word feature on the Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter shooting of two undocumented men over the last year, I tried […]
Greg Abbott gave his first State of the State address today—and he’s positioning himself as a relatively moderate governor. How much does that mean?
Dan Patrick wants to extend the National Guard presence on the Texas border, illustrating his shifting rhetoric & foreshadowing conflict with the House.
At a panel on immigration, Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls) said the GOP isn’t a “bunch of white people” but took a hard-line on the border and immigration.
At Camp Lonestar, a citizen militia campsite outside Brownsville, a group of armed volunteers seeks to ‘push back the illegals.’
It’s Perry, in good times and bad. Perry vs. Perry. Perry and a gun. Perry with a smile. President Perry. Wendy Davis, jihadi. Sorrow in the Metroplex.
Rick Perry has a plan for the thousands of refugee children streaming across the border from Mexico and Central America: Deport them at once. At a congressional hearing in McAllen, the governor did his best to sound compassionate while calling on Congress and President Obama to further militarize the border and enact mass deportations of children despite laws protecting refugees.
For the four Republican candidates vying to occupy the state’s second-highest office, including incumbent Dewhurst, talking tough on border security is a tried and true campaign strategy.