Gov. Greg Abbott wants to build a border wall, but does Texas have the ability — or money — to do so?
Critics have denounced Abbott's proposal as "political theater" that won't pass legal muster. But the two-term Republican governor says it's time to secure the border.
TribCast: Will Texas build its own border wall?
In this week's TribCast, Matthew speaks with Ross, Patrick and James about Gov. Greg Abbott's border wall idea, the politics of South Texas and the GOP statewide ticket in 2022.
Gov. Greg Abbott announces plan to build a border wall in Texas
The governor suggested more details would be released next week. The announcement Thursday of several initiatives is the latest in an ongoing conflict between Abbott, a Republican, and Democratic President Joe Biden's administration.
COVID-19 ravaged the state’s border counties. Now they’re leading Texas in vaccinations
From El Paso to Brownsville, every county along the border is outpacing the state average for the percentage of residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Join ProPublica and The Texas Tribune for a conversation about President Biden’s border policy
A panel of experts will discuss the policy decisions that have created confusion at the border, what to expect in the coming months and possible paths to reform.
Crisis along Texas’ border with Mexico not slowing, numbers continue rising
Data just released by Customs and Border shows the number of encounters along our southern border continues to rise and reached a level not seen since the year 2000.
5 undocumented people found during human smuggling investigation near Katy
Five undocumented people were found Wednesday during what investigators described as a possible human smuggling attempt near Katy.
Biden administration cancels border contracts involving funds meant for military missions
The Biden administration says it will begin work to address the risks of flooding and soil erosion from unfinished sections of the wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.
Gov. Abbott plans to request federal reimbursement for financial impact of border control
Governor Greg Abbott plans to request the federal government to pay for the financial costs associated with protecting the border.
Biden to nominate Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to lead ICE
President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated the sheriff of one of the nation's most populous counties to lead the agency that deports people in the country illegally, picking a seasoned law enforcement official who sharply criticized Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies.
Concerns grow over number of immigrants apprehended along Texas border
The number of immigrants apprehended along the southern border rose to levels not seen in nearly 20 years. The sharpest increase in apprehensions came from February to March, according to Customs and Border Protection data.
Bush criticizes GOP isolationism, anti-immigration rhetoric
George W. Bush says the Republican Party he served as president has become “isolationist, protectionist and, to a certain extent, nativist” and says he’s especially concerned about anti-immigration rhetoric.
Texas investigating allegations that unaccompanied migrant children are being abused, sexually assaulted in San Antonio
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will hold a news conference on the unaccompanied minor crisis today at 5:30 p.m. in San Antonio.
White House says it’s working on access to migrant centers
White House press secretary Jen Psaki is declining to provide a specific date for when the media will get access to Border Patrol facilities temporarily holding thousands of migrant children seeking to live in the United States.
Republicans, Democrats searching for solutions after visiting the Texas-Mexico border
Republican senators and Democrats spoke at the border Friday after getting a first-hand look at the conditions along Texas’ border with Mexico.
As senators head to border, debates continues on how to deal with surge of illegal crossings
A delegation of 19 Republican senators is heading to the Rio Grande Valley on Friday to get a first-hand look at the conditions along Texas’ border with Mexico.
Biden addresses coronavirus, North Korea, border crisis and reelection in first news conference
President Joe Biden at his first news conference Thursday left the door open to pushing for fundamental changes in Senate procedures to muscle key elements of his agenda such as immigration and voting rights past firm Republican opposition “if there’s complete lockdown and chaos.”
Biden taps VP Harris to lead White House effort to tackle migration challenges at US-Mexico border
President Joe Biden has tapped Vice President Kamala Harris to lead the White House effort to tackle the migration challenge at the U.S. southern border.
Migrants, including children, face cramped conditions at South Texas Border Patrol facility
Photos released by the office of a Democratic congressman show dozens of migrants cramped together in a Border Patrol facility in South Texas as President Joe Biden’s administration continues to come under heavy criticism for its response to a recent increase in border apprehensions.
Abbott calls on Biden administration to ‘step up’ at the Texas-Mexico border
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott held a news conference Tuesday and called on the Biden administration to help address the state’s border security efforts.
Abbott appears to reject aid from Biden administration in dispute over coronavirus testing for migrants
Gov. Greg Abbott appeared this week to rebuff help from the federal government to give coronavirus testing to migrants before they are released from federal custody, saying it’s a federal responsibility to screen immigrants coming into Texas.
KPRC 2 Trust Index: Are immigrants with COVID-19 entering the US?
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was fired up on Wednesday after President Joe Biden called the governor’s decision to end the mask mandate “Neanderthal thinking.”
Joe Biden’s newest immigration orders include task force to help hundreds of migrant children find their parents
The Biden administration on Tuesday unveiled new elements of its immigration agenda as it works to undo the Trump administration’s hardline policies.