“The border is safe.” That’s a common refrain from lawmakers who say the unprecedented buildup of law enforcement in the region has netted positive results. But as sequestration looms, lawmakers say federal inaction could put that reality in jeopardy.Full Story
The Texas Border Coalition is an advocacy group composed of mayors, county judges, city council members, and community and business leaders from the Texas-Mexico border. Del Rio Mayer Efrain Valdez is the current chairman.
The coalition focuses on issues that include education, unemployment, healthcare, immigration, border security, international trade and transportation. During the 2009 legislative session, it lobbied the Texas ...
Eight U.S. senators unveiled a plan Monday for an overhaul of the country’s immigration system. Reaction in Texas ranged from praise to concerns over the plan’s border-security component.Full Story