Border Security

A newly updated white paper by Dennis E. Nixon, CEO, International Bank of Commerce Laredo, and Texas Chairman, International Bancshares Corporation, discusses the current state of the border and proposes effective and...
Congressman Morgan Luttrell (R-TX) is introducing the Jalisco Cartel Neutralization Act in the House of Representatives. This bicameral legislation would require the Department of Defense (DoD) to establish a strategy to...
The Border security and Ukraine and Israel aid bill that was drafted by Sens. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), Kyrsten Sinema (I-Arizona), and Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) failed to advance in its current form on a vote of 49-50...
The US Border Patrol had over 6.3 million encounters with illegal immigrant border crossers from the beginning of the Biden administration in January 2021 to December 2023.
The detailed interview examined several topics related to the border including factors that push and pull migrants to the U.S., the recently passed border bill Texas Senate Bill 4 (TX SB4), and the need for bipartisan asylum...
Evangelical leaders sent a letter urging members of Congress to pursue policies that improve border security but also ensure due process and legal protections for asylum seekers and unaccompanied children.  
The Mexican government on Wednesday responded to the Texas Legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 4 — which creates a state crime for entering the state illegally from Mexico and allows state and local authorities to deport...
Monday on the floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) recapped his trip to the Rio Grande Valley with Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), John Barrasso (R-WY), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Pete Ricketts (R-NE) and urged the Biden...
Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) announced over $13 million in federal funding for border security through Operation Stonegarden. Operation Stonegarden is a federal grant program that provides funding to local and state law...
The Dignity Act is the most viable legislation in Congress that secures our border and fixes our broken immigration system.
When I’m home in Texas, the number one issue my constituents are concerned with is the border. The chaos and destruction are a result of the Biden administration's open border policies and Secretary Mayorkas' failed...
U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) discussed the Senate’s border proposal and expressed frustration with the White House’s refusal to negotiate on policy that would actually deter illegal immigration and enforce the law. ...
Recent supplemental budget negotiations between the Biden Administration and US Senators have included bipartisan talks of reforming the asylum system to improve border security. Senators should update the asylum system in a...
Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) sent a letter to Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (LA-04), House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Senate Minority Leader Mitch...
A problematic border bill passed in the Texas House and Senate during the 4th Special Legislative session and awaits a signature from Governor Greg Abbott.
Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) issued the below statement on the recent surge of illegal crossings in Eagle Pass.
Republican lawmakers who control both chambers have largely been in agreement about their desire to pass the border security legislation — but in the most recent special session that ended Tuesday, their efforts unraveled...
These legislative proposals raise serious constitutional questions, while jeopardizing the fundamental human rights of asylum seekers and others asking for protection in the United States.
As the 2024 presidential campaign heats up, divisive, misleading rhetoric on immigration is spreading — in contrast to the solutions Americans want.

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