Plenty of politicians have posed for photo ops on the Texas border, but few have ventured farther into Central America, where so many of the unaccompanied children are coming from.

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) quietly led a bipartisan trip to Guatemala and Honduras last weekend. U.S. House Speaker John Boehner assigned her to lead a working group to brainstorm solutions to the humanitarian crisis.

Granger discusses her proposals and reveals how much the unaccompanied children cost the U.S. every day with 'Inside Texas Politics' host Jason Whitely and Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy.

WATCH: Rep. Kay Granger interview

Ross Ramsey, co-founder and executive editor of The Texas Tribune, discusses outgoing Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst naming Sen. Jane Nelson of Flower Mound to chair the Senate Finance Committee. It's the first time a woman has chaired a budget-writing committee, and Ramsey also reveals why this was a concession to his former GOP opponent Dan Patrick. Ramsey also addresses the differences between Patrick and his Democratic challenger, Leticia Van de Putte, on how to handle the migrant children on the border.

WATCH: Ross Ramsey analysis

Mark Davis is a popular talk show host on 660 AM The Answer, a regular contributor on 'Inside Texas Politics,' and now an author. 'Lone Star America - How Texas Can Save Our Country' details the economic success this state has enjoyed for two decades and many of the factors that have helped make it happen.

WATCH: Mark Davis interview

People have protested in California over the flood of unaccompanied children crossing the border; some say they'll do the same in Dallas County when young people are brought to shelters here. But in My Voice, My Opinion, Ed Gray from 'The Commish Radio Show' likens these demonstrations to the reaction that African-Americans experienced during desegregation.

WATCH: My Voice, My Opinion

Just how secure is the border between Mexico and the U.S.? Border Patrol has posted thousands of new agents there in the last two decades, but that's where the debate begins on Flashpoint. From the right, Mark Davis from 660 AM The Answer spars with his friend from the left, former Democratic state representative Domingo Garcia.

WATCH: Flashpoint

In Reporters Roundtable, Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy and Ross Ramsey from The Texas Tribune provide perspective for the huge fundraising totals that gubernatorial candidates Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis amassed over the last reporting period. Plus, they predict the political future of fracking. Denton City Council met last week, but decided to let voters choose whether to ban the controversial oil and gas removal method. And U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar are sponsoring s bipartisan bill to amend the 2008 law protecting unaccompanied children. Should the U.S. pay for lawyers to represent the children in immigration court?

WATCH: Reporters Roundtable


Read or Share this story: