Tense Border Standoff Between Texas Guard and Federal Government Is Reaching a Crescendo

A group of migrants wades through the Rio Grande

This article was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. EAGLE PASS — On a chilly January afternoon, a military drone hovers over Shelby Park as Texas National Guard members pull boats from the Rio […]

Texas National Guard Seizes Section of Southern Border as Feds Appeal to Supreme Court

Texas National Guard members block migrants from crossing the Rio Grande

This article was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. The Texas National Guard and state troopers have blocked U.S. Border Patrol agents from a 2.5-mile stretch of the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, preventing […]

Nebraska National Guard Troops Who Were Sent to Border Expected to Return Home This Week

Nebraska National Guard patch

Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen announced Saturday that the Nebraska Army National Guard soldiers who were sent to the U.S.- Mexico border last month to aid authorities in efforts to counter immigration and drug trafficking are expected to return home Friday. The 61 soldiers have been stationed there since Aug. 2 to provide “additional observation and reporting near the border” to assist Texas law enforcement involved in Operation […]

West Virginia Guard Troops on Texas Border Mission Unhappy with Pay Level

Soldiers and Airmen of the West Virginia National Guard

Several volunteer members of the West Virginia National Guard say they are unhappy with the level of pay they are receiving at the southern border as part of Operation Lone Star. The troops departed West Virginia late last month for the southern border following a deployment ceremony in Charleston. They are assisting the Texas Military Department with that state’s ongoing efforts to secure […]

North Korea Acknowledges US Soldier Travis King Ran Across Border, Says They Are Investigating

file image of American soldier Travis King during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul

North Korea in a brief statement addressed the defection of U.S. Army Private 2nd Class Travis King, an American soldier who dashed across across the demilitarized zone and into the communist nation some two weeks ago, officials revealed. “I can confirm that the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] has responded to United Nations Command, but I don’t have any substantial progress to read out,” […]

More Republican Governors Deploy National Guard Troops to Texas Border

Texas Army National Guard patrol the banks of the Rio Grande

The Republican governors of Oklahoma, West Virginia and Nebraska this week joined a growing list of those deploying National Guardsmen to the U.S.-Mexico border to bolster the ranks of the Texas National Guard’s scandal-scarred mission. The roster now includes at least 13 Republican governors who collectively made pledges to send roughly 1,300 Guardsmen to the […]