Tribpedia: Texas Border Coalition

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 ...

Compassion, Tempered by a Broken System

Gov. Rick Perry has been outspoken in his frustration with the immigration system, Julián Aguilar writes. Perry says the system is broken and puts state lawmakers on the spot in deciding how to help Texans brought to the country illegally as children through no fault of their own. Critics say his compassion toward the undocumented population has waned since he took office.