“Where Does This End?”: Abbott’s Border Initiative Needs An Additional $1.35B

Gov. Greg Abbott's favorite project needs another billion dollars to stay afloat. Yes, you read that correctly, another $1.35 billion to keep...

National Guard Or Expensive Scarecrows? Troops Deployed To Private Ranches

Earlier this year, National Guard members that are part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s highly touted border mission were dispatched to famous Texas...

Reality Check: Seven Times Texas Leaders Misled The Public About Operation Lone Star

This story was originally published by ProPublica. Earlier this month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ratcheted up pressure on President...

Greg Abbott’s Wasteful Border War Is Draining The State’s Coffers

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Forced Family Separation Policy At the U.S.-Mexico Border ‘Violated Human Rights’, Study Finds Long-Time...

In 2017 and 2018, the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security under Trump’s direction aggressively separated more than 5,000 children - the...

Abbott’s Border Initiative Defunds State Law Enforcement

Last Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott’s was approved with a  $495 million transfer from other state agencies to continue funding his border initiative,...

‘Someone Please Wave The White Flag And Send Us All Home’: Guard’s At The...

In 2021, more than 4,000 Guards from 20 states were sent to monitor the U.S.-Mexico border alongside Customs and Border Protection personnel....

Lack Of Equipment Drowns Texas National Guard

In the wake of Specialist Bishop Evan drowning while trying to save a migrant's life, Texas National Guard members stood idly by...

Texas National Guard’s Border Mission Gets Struck by a Wave of Suicides

Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star – a mission to secure the Texas border with the National Guard – has been a logistical...

National Guard ‘Rolls The Dice’ On Health And Death Benefits

Operation Lone Star members are getting short-changed when it comes to health and death benefits. Since it was Gov. Greg Abbott who...

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