Operation Lone Star border security mission may run out of funds, Senate committee says

While the surge of border-crossers continues, Republicans and Democrats on the State Senate's finance committee are wondering how long they can continue spending billions of dollars on the problem. Abbott has made border security his top priority during his re-election bid. He and the legislature approved about $4 billion for border security.

Some Texas leaders want border surge declared an 'invasion'

Gov. Greg Abbott has made the record number of border-crossers from Mexico and criticism of the federal government's response the cornerstone of his administration. But now, some local leaders in Texas border counties want the migrant surge declared an "invasion.” They think that would trigger a constitutional mandate for the White House to send more resources.