The U.S.-Mexico border wasn’t immune to the Republican tidal wave that swept America on Election Day, and the results have political and policy implications for Congress in 2015.
Back and forth in Texas and Arizona
If you’re looking for Election Day drama, my home state of Texas isn’t usually the place to look. The Lone Star state is solidly red, but there is one slice of the congressional map that serves as a barometer for the rest of the electorate.
Former CIA operative and Republican Will Hurd won Texas’ only swing seat, in the sprawling 23rd district. The 23rd stretches from San Antonio west to the edges of El Paso and contains 800 miles of border, including border communities Eagle Pass and Del Rio where I work with border authorities often.