Rio Grande Buoy Barrier

Border

Dead body found stuck to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s border buoys in Rio Grande

Posted on · The body was discovered by Mexican government officials, who have condemned Abbott's placement of the buoys as a "violation of our sovereignty." The U.S. Department of Justice has sued Texas over the buoys.

Migrants trying to enter the U.S. from Mexico approach the site where workers are assembling large buoys to be used as a border barrier along the banks of the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass , Texas, Tuesday, July 11, 2023. The floating barrier is being deployed in an effort to block migrants from entering Texas from Mexico.

Town Square

The Latest in Politics: Texas’ Floating Border Barrier, Hunter Biden, Houston Mayoral Race, and More

Posted on · Political experts share their thoughts on recent headlines in political news; plus, Rep. Joaquin Castro on the floating barrier in the Rio Grande.

Greg Abbott National Guard
Texas DPS Border

Border

Houston Democrats call for accountability amid claims about DPS troopers’ treatment of migrants

Posted on · A whistleblower said DPS troopers had been instructed to deny migrants water and to push migrants back into the Rio Grande. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has denied that such orders have been given.

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 8, 2021, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference in Austin, Texas. Abbott, who faces a contested reelection primary next year, is pushing looser gun laws than he ever previously embraced and proposing unprecedented state actions, including promises to build more walls on the Mexican border. Similar scenes are playing out in campaigns in other red states including Arkansas and Idaho, where ultra right-wing challengers are tapping into anger among Republicans over Trump’s election loss and coronavirus-related lockdowns. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Immigration

L.A. mayor slams Abbott for ‘despicable stunt’ after Texas sends more migrants to California

Posted on · About 40 migrants were transported to Los Angeles from Texas earlier this week as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s ongoing effort to have so-called sanctuary cities take the burden off Texas border towns.