Nine months into a federal pilot program created to reduce wait times at international ports of entry, operators of bridges on the Texas-Mexico border say it appears to be accomplishing that goal. But they also say it’s difficult to measure whether cars, trucks and pedestrians are moving faster across the border.Full Story
A new report raises fresh doubts about a key witness instrumental in securing the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham. This new evidence forces again the question as to whether Texas executed an innocent man.Full Story
While the federal and state governments squabble over what to do about immigrant children on the Texas-Mexico border, Gov. Rick Perry is scoring political points on an issue of high importance to Republican voters. His positions on related issues helped sink his first run for president in 2011.Full Story
Texas' recent designation as one of six test states for a federal project that seeks to expand drone use is spotlighting how far apart border lawmakers are on using more unmanned aircraft for border security. Some say adding more drones could deter illegal immigration and drug smuggling. Others fear unwarranted surveillance.
The Federal Aviation Administration has selected Texas A & M University – Corpus Christi as a test site to further study the uses of unmanned aircraft systems.Full Story
Republican leaders in the U.S. House have publicly rejected the U.S. Senate's comprehensive immigration reform bill, calling it a rushed-through omnibus measure with too many flaws and not enough guarantees that the border will be secure.Full Story