The National Guard is deployed to Brooks County, Texas, where hundreds of migrants have died from heat exposure and thirst.
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At a press conference near Bastrop today, Rick Perry shed little light on border troop deployment but did provide striking visuals for his presidential bid.
The first in our four-part Beyond the Border series, produced in collaboration with The Guardian, examining migrant deaths in South Texas. In part one, we report the story of Exelina Hernandez who, to comply with U.S. immigration law, would have to risk her life.
The House Republican leadership fails to pass emergency supplemental bill for influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America
Congressman Beto O’Rourke joins us to discuss the HUMANE act and other ways the U.S. might respond to the influx of Central American immigrants at the border.
Protests at Mexican Consulates across Texas marked anger at the border influx—but it’s the unresolvable tension behind them that poses a greater danger.
Our weekly roundup of the choicest moments in Texas public discourse. This week’s theme: the elusive “core concept.”
At the Republican Party of Texas’ 2014 convention, delegates undid one of their biggest achievements from 2012—and left some big issues on the table.
For connoisseurs of WTF—I’m looking at you trolls—there is but one ur-text, the guiding document by which all others emanate from, and are compared to. And though it is based on immutable laws of nature and God, it is nevertheless a living document too, revised every couple years by a gathering of wise men and women, who puzzle and debate over the text with the passion and intensity of a gathering of Talmudic scholars. I am of course referring to the Texas Republican Party platform.
President Obama issued a presidential memo Monday calling the huge number of unaccompanied children crossing the border—primarily into Texas—an “urgent humanitarian situation.” The White […]