Tag Archives: Border Security

Texas Congressman Introduces SMART Act, Calls for Tech-Minded Approach to Border Security

Congressman Will Hurd, who represents much of far West Texas, has introduced a bill aimed at using tech in order to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Rep. Will Hurd calls for ‘smart wall’ at House subcommittee hearing

The House Homeland Security Committee held a subcommittee hearing on border security in Washington on Tuesday. The subcommittee on border and maritime security heard from experts testifying on how technology is used to secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Residents Concerned Wall Would Affect Cultural, Business and Familial Ties That Transcend the Border

This story was originally broadcast on a special episode of the Texas Standard called “The Wall”, an hour-long look at the prospect for an expanded border wall under the incoming Trump Administration. It’s just before the holidays in McAllen, a town of 130,000 … Continue reading

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8 border security secrets officials don’t want to reveal

Trying to get beyond the rhetoric on border security or immigration at the state or federal level is often a fool’s errand. Here are eight secrets in those often shadowy arenas. Illegal immigration and border security were top issues in 2016, … Continue reading

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Mexico Proposes Legislation To Counter Border Wall Expansion

MEXICO CITY, DF – Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has said he wants to work collaboratively with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Peña hasn’t commented on the wall publicly since the U.S. election. But his Foreign Secretary, Claudia Ruiz Massieu has. “We’ve been very clear … Continue reading

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A Border Patrol veihicle drives past vehicle barriers near Deming, NM. (Jim Greenhill via Flickr/Creative Commons)

Immigration And Border Security Top President-Elect Trump’s To-Do List

Donald Trump told CBS he plans to build a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border. Adding he’s not going to round up all unauthorized immigrants as he vowed during the campaign — just the law breakers.

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With Trump in D.C., Texas might spend less on border

If President-Elect Donald Trump delivers on his promise to dramatically beef up security on the U.S.-Mexico border, leading Texas lawmakers say they might quit spending so much state tax money on it. With a tight Texas budget session ahead in … Continue reading

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Borderland Trump Supporters Welcome A Wall In Their Own Backyard

Along the U.S.-Mexico border, most people favor Hillary Clinton for president and oppose building a wall. But a small group of Trump supporters demonstrates zeal.

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Sheriffs Want a Bigger Share of Texas Border Security Funding

There’s been a recent uptick in the number of unaccompanied minors and families crossing the Texas border illegally. In December, Governor Greg Abbott said he was responding by sending more state troopers to the border and keeping the state national … Continue reading

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Greater U.S. Security Threat: Mexico Border Or Canada Border ?

MONTREAL, Canada — The U.S. has fortified the border with Mexico since the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001 largely in the name of thwarting terrorism. However some analysts believe there’s a greater potential threat of terrorists entering the U.S. … Continue reading

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