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Immigrants who have been caught crossing the border illegally are housed inside the McAllen Border Patrol Station in McAllen, Texas on July 15, 2014, where they are processed. (Rick Loomis/Pool/Reuters)

Plans for immigrant family detention center draws criticism

09/15/14 04:59PM

Federal officials plan to open a detention center for immigrant children and their parents — and the massive new facility could be run by a controversial for-profit prison firm with a documented history in Texas for providing sub-par living conditions to the families locked up. read more

Texas Governor Rick Perry awaits the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama in Dallas, July 9, 2014.

Rick Perry: This is Obama’s Katrina

07/10/14 09:05AM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry jumped on the “Katrina” wagon Thursday, comparing an influx of Central American refugees to the devastating 2005 hurricane that killed more than 1,800 Americans and nearly destroyed New Orleans. read more