What would happen at the U.S./Mexican border if the Department of Homeland Security shut down?
Residents of McAllen, Texas explain how it would impact those near the border and the implications for the rest of the country.
In Raymondville, a total of 350 workers are being let go.
As of right now, nearly 100 people from the Willacy County Correctional Center are out of a job and almost 250 more will be laid off over the next week.
For illegal immigrants entering the country through the Valley, the sight of the Rio Grande may be a beacon of hope. However, Border Patrol says more and more often they see people, and their dreams drown.
Today, the twenty plus states which filed suit against President Obama's immigration action have until midnight to respond with evidence to prove the action could cause irreparable harm to their states.