Texas Military Department/ Sgt. Mark Otte

Texas' homeland security chief lauded the deployment of National Guard troops to the border on Thursday, telling Congress the situation remains dire even as questions mount about the costs, lack of planning, and impact on military readiness.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Public Affairs/Ralph Desio

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he'll send as many as 4,000 troops to the U.S.-Mexico border until Congress relents on his demands for a massive border wall.

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