Texas: The Issue Is – State Rep. Matt Schaefer on reorganizing Operation Lone Star
Operation Lone Star is entering its third year and people are wondering how this mission can continue as it is. State Rep. Matt Schaefer talks with FOX 7 Austin's Rudy Koski about HB 20 and how he hopes to reorganize the mission.
Texans testify before Senate committee on frustrations over illegal border crossings
Texans who live along the southern border testified before the Senate Committee on Border Security to say illegal border crossings are out of control.
Mexican man pleads guilty in deadly smuggling crash that killed 13 near U.S.-Mexico border
Jose Cruz Noguez pleaded guilty Tuesday to coordinating a smuggling effort that left 13 people dead when a Ford Expedition carrying 25 people was broadsided by a tractor-trailer in Imperial County in 2021.
Cuban baseball player defects after team's loss to USA in World Baseball Classic
Ivan Prieto Gonzalez failed to show up to his flight back to Havana with the team on Monday.
Texas: The Issue Is – Senator Ted Cruz talks debt ceiling, border crisis
As the national debt continues to grow, reaching the highest debt seen in history, conversations in Congress continue to circle around what should be done regarding the U.S. debt ceiling.
New x-ray tech now used at Texas border to fight drug, human smuggling crisis
Federal officials started testing the scanners last year at several Texas ports of entry. Vehicles drive over scanners in the roadway, and that is a difference maker.
House unveils bill giving state authority to “repel” and return migrants crossing from Mexico
House Bill 20 by state Rep. Matt Schaefer, R-Tyler, would test the boundaries of the state’s ability to enforce immigration law, which courts have historically ruled falls under federal purview.
Hundreds travel to Austin to call on Abbott to end Operation Lone Star
Those gathered at the capitol Saturday morning say Operation Lone Star has been ripping families apart at the border.
Migrant boat crashes off coast of Italy; dozens killed
More than 170 migrants were on board when the overcrowded boat crashed.
New rule would impose 'severe limitations' on asylum-seekers at US southern border
President Donald Trump pursued a similar ban in 2019 but a federal appeals court prevented it from taking effect.
Senator John Cornyn talks border, debt ceiling, Ukraine and China
The Lone Star State's Senior U.S. Senator is shouldering what many see as the "Herculean" challenge of forging limited, bipartisan consensus as a means of easing the multifaceted border crisis plaguing Texas and the entire country.
Feds reunite nearly 700 migrant kids separated from their families at US-Mexico border
President Joe Biden issued an executive order on his first day in office to reunite families separated under his predecessor's policy of forcibly separating parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border to discourage illegal immigration.
Gov. Greg Abbott hires 'border czar' to accelerate wall construction
Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday the creation of a Texas “border czar” and said he has appointed a recently retired Border Patrol agent to that position who will “tap his expertise to deploy strategies that reduce illegal immigration and keep our community safe.”
Gov. Greg Abbott not giving up COVID-era powers: Report
Earlier this month, Gov. Abbott extended his COVID-related executive orders under the Texas Disaster Act of 1975.
Gov. Abbott won’t give up COVID-era power until Texas lawmakers ban vaccine mandates, strengthen border
Abbott doubles down on his long-standing call to lawmakers to prohibit local governments from enacting mask and vaccine mandates.
Texas Rep. discusses concerns about Senate Bill 147
If passed, according to the bill language, it would ban companies and citizens from North Korea, Iran, Russia and China from buying property in Texas.
Afghan soldier seeking US asylum freed from immigration hold
An Afghan soldier seeking U.S. asylum who was arrested while trying to cross the Mexico border has been freed and reunited with his brother after spending months in immigration detention, his attorney said Wednesday.
Texas Rep. introduces bill to keep Title 42 until COVID-19 federal mandates are lifted
State Rep. Brian Harrison discusses Title 42, and its legal battle at the Supreme Court.
Officials condemn SB 147 that forbids people, businesses from certain countries from owning Texas land
The bill was authored by State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst. If passed, according to the bill language, it would ban companies and citizens of North Korea, Iran, Russia and China from buying property in Texas.
Refugee Services of Texas names experienced executive as new CEO
Refugee Services of Texas CEO David McKeever discussed what the organization has seen and how private citizens can get involved.