"Gov. Rick Perry, already jockeying amid a crowded field of potential Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls, issued an executive order Wednesday for state agencies to start using a federal electronic system designed to weed out undocumented workers...
"It would be hard to exaggerate the degree to which Governor Perry and
DPS Chief McCraw have outsourced state border-security,
homeland-security, and public-safety programs to Washington Beltway
contractors." - Tom Barry, Mar. 12, 2012...
"[Austin American-Statesman] Investigative reporter Jeremy Schwartz spent more than three months reviewing
thousands of pages of contracts, program status reports and internal
Department of Safety Public documents that were the result of multiple...
"Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry
said the federal government should extend work visas permitting
undocumented immigrants to move freely between the U.S. and their home
countries, but stressed that he still opposes amnesty or a path...
"In a nondescript room on the University of Texas campus, about 20
students chattered and laughed before Daniel Olvera called the meeting
to order. One by one, they introduced themselves: the mechanical
engineering major who's building...
"In today’s GOP, the correct term
for a human being who crosses the U.S. border without a visa in search
of a brutally difficult, poorly paid job that few native-born Americans
wish to do but on which our national economy depends is “illegal...
"Gov. Rick Perry's surge of law enforcement officers on the southern border recently met the most specific goal publicly set by its commander, a development that has received so little attention that critics say it calls into question the true...
"Leaders along the Texas border with Mexico slammed Gov. Rick Perry’s move Monday to send 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas, saying overwhelmed counties need law enforcement and charitable aid, not militarization. ... Sheriffs and...
"McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez testified that an increase in crime has not accompanied the wave of Central American immigrants. "As far as I can tell, our community has not been impacted in any way from a criminal activity standpoint...
"They came here to help protect the border but now the first wave of Texas National Guard troops deployed after Governor Rick Perry made the call, are needing assistance to pay for food and gas. "We were contacted that 50 troops that are in...
"Self- described conservative Jesus Cantu sees his family home, buffered by a wooden fence and high barbed wire, as ground zero of the Texas border battles. But unlike his fellow conservative, Gov. Rick Perry, he doesn't believe it's a battle...
Articles by Dianne Solís (Dallas Morning News) and Julian Aguilar (Texas Tribune) on driver license eligibility in Texas for deferred action grantees.
"Texas is dealing pragmatically and humanely with a consequence of failed federal immigration policy. Are
you listening Mitt Romney? If the GOP nominates and the nation elects
to the White House, a candidate who misunderstands these basic facts...