A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agent pears out of the open door of a helicopter during a patrol flight near the Texas-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. The U.S. Border Patrol would have greater freedom to patrol federally protected lands if U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, has better luck on immigration legislation with a new Congress.
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agent pears out of the open door of a helicopter during a patrol flight near the Texas-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. The U.S. Border Patrol would have greater freedom to patrol federally protected lands if U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, has better luck on immigration legislation with a new Congress. Eric Gay AP
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agent pears out of the open door of a helicopter during a patrol flight near the Texas-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. The U.S. Border Patrol would have greater freedom to patrol federally protected lands if U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Austin, has better luck on immigration legislation with a new Congress. Eric Gay AP

Texas congressman’s plan would aid U.S. border patrol

January 22, 2015 12:25 PM