Castro Invites Perry to Discuss Border With Texas Reps
U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, at a victory party for congressional candidate Pete Gallego at Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant in San Antonio on Nov. 6, 2012.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
El Paso Times
The Texas Tribune: Cuellar says "Failure is Not an Option" on Border Crisis
The U.S. government must take decisive steps to address the humanitarian crisis on Texas' southern border or risk sending a message to smugglers that it isn't taking the crisis seriously, says a Texas congressman who recently filed legislation addressing the issue.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Burnt Orange Report
Friday Wrap: Ted Cruz vs. Vampires, Weird Al's Successful Week, and More...
First up this week, Wendy Davis cemented her place in our collective hearts after posting this picture of herself enjoying Texas' favorite fast food chain.
Texas Dem Hopes Obama Prioritizes Border Visit
After President Barack Obama failed to visit the border on recent fundraising trips to Texas and California, Rep. Joaquin Castro said on Friday that he hopes Obama could prioritize a visit to the border to see the crisis firsthand.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Cuellar: "Failure is Not an Option" on Border Crisis
If lawmakers do not act to address the immigration crisis on Texas' southern border before their August break, smugglers will get the message that the government does not take the crisis seriously, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar says.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Calls for troops at border echo previous pushes
When Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced the deployment of up to 1,000 armed National Guard troops to the Mexican border he was speaking to voters in Iowa as much as Texas.
Stars and Stripes
Calls for troops at border echo previous requests
This July 21, 2014, file photo shows Gov. Rick Perry as he speaks during a news conference in the Governor's press room, in Austin, Texas.
Perry to Castro: You misunderstood Nata l Guard deployment
In a sharply-worded letter, Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday accused U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro of "misunderstanding" his decision to deploy the Texas National Guard to the southern border.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Taylor makes history
The three-term councilwoman is the first black woman to be San Antonio's mayor. Taylor represents the East Side's District 2 and is an urban planner who teaches classes at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Perry 'militarizing our border' in response to migrant children
What to do about unaccompanied migrant children arriving at the U.S. border continues to be a fight in the U.S. Senate and in Texas.
Lewis mug shot helps win him social media competition
Rep. John Lewis gained the biggest online presence of any House Democrat during Minority Whip Steny Hoyer's "Online All-star Competition."
Mon Jul 21, 2014
To Deal With Migrant Kids, Texas Governor Plans To Send National Guard To The Border
Faced with an uptick in children crossing the U.S.-border alone from several unstable Central American countries, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Monday he will send 1,000 members of the National Guard to the border.
Perry Will Cement That Strong National Image If He Sends the Guard to the Border
The Austin American-Statesman and The Houston Chronicle this morning are reporting that Governor Rick Perry will hold a press conference this afternoon to announce he's sending 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Mexican border to defend Texas against an invasion of unarmed Central American children.
The Brief: July 21, 2014
Gov. Rick Perry and DPS Director Steve McCraw spoke at a June 23, 2014, news conference following a tour of a federal facility housing unaccompanied minors in Weslaco, Texas.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Intel Report: Murder Rate in Central America Declined as Illegals Entering US Increased
Though the Obama administration has insisted that illegal immigrant children from Central America are flooding across the border primarily to escape rampant violence, a leaked intelligence report concludes that is not necessarily the case, especially because the murder rate in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras has declined since 2012.
Rep. Castro honors WWII vet
World War II veteran Jesse Bratton and U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, pose for photos being taken by Bratton's family.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Report: 'Vast majority' of asylum claims granted
Democrats who oppose changing the law to allow quicker removals of families and unaccompanied young people illegally crossing the southwestern border into the U.S. often argue that those entering the country illegally are entitled to a "day in court."
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Future unclear for House Republican response on border crisis
The House could vote on legislation to address the border crisis as early as next week, although prospects for bipartisan agreement in a divided Congress remained murky.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Obama on a high wire on immigration law changes
What the Veterans Administration failed to do for double amputee Michael Sulsona in two years, some New York hardware store workers delivered in an hour: They fixed his worn-out wheelchair.