Tag: Texas

Trump’s Deal Meets With Skepticism Among Immigrants in Texas

SAN ANTONIO — Donald J. Trump got Brenda Hernandez’s hopes up in 2016 when he indicated that he had a heart for young undocumented immigrants like her, who were brought into the country by their parents. But her hopes were dashed when Mr. Trump became president and ordered an end […]

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As Beto O’Rourke Weighs 2020 Run, Democrats Chafe at His Go-It-Alone Style

For a moment in August, an event hall in Texas teemed with hope, taquitos and unity. It was a border-town stop for Beto O’Rourke’s Senate campaign, but another Democratic politician commanded particular attention: Gina Ortiz Jones, a history-making congressional candidate — gay, Filipina-American, an Iraq war veteran — hoping to […]

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Beto O’Rourke: Border Already ‘Fully Secured,’ Building Wall ‘Will Ensure Death’

Former Congressman and potential 2020 Democratic nominee Beto O’Rourke falsely claimed that the United States border with Mexico is “already fully secured,” and that constructing a wall to stop illegal immigration “will ensure death” of innocent civilians.  In an extensive interview with The Washington Post, the 46-year-old reportedly expressed his belief that the “border is already fully secured […]

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How to Make New York as Progressive on Criminal Justice as Texas

In New York, prosecutors operate within a draconian system that gives them free rein to leave defendants in the dark about their cases for months or even years. In cases big and small, state law authorizes prosecutors to withhold key evidence from defense attorneys and their clients until the eve […]

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News Analysis: Before Trump Insisted on His Wall, Border Security Was an Issue That Could Be Discussed

WASHINGTON — Washington used to know how to have a serious debate about border security. Republicans demanded more money for Border Patrol agents and necessary fences. Democrats argued for better surveillance technology and more resources at the ports of entry. The two parties squabbled over how much to spend, how […]

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In Another Case of Dreadlock Discrimination, Texas Elementary School Insists 1st Grader Cut His Locs 

Photo: iStock In a disturbing case of déjà vu, another six-year-old is being turned away from school for wearing his natural hairstyle. Texas-based writer T.L. Browning posted to Twitter in early January, understandably furious that her son Jonathan was ordered to cut his locs over the winter break before being […]

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Texas Republicans Rally Behind Muslim Official as Some Try to Oust Him Over Religion

Republicans in the third-most-populous county in Texas voted overwhelmingly against the removal of one of their party leaders from his post on Thursday. The vote was not over qualifications or any misdeed by Shahid Shafi, a surgeon and longtime Republican, who was appointed vice chairman of the Tarrant County Republican […]

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Donald Trump Trolls Jim Acosta’s Case for a Border Barrier Video: ‘Dear Diary…’

President Donald Trump trolled CNN’s Jim Acosta Thursday for a tweet that provided evidence that border “walls work.” “Dear Diary…” Trump wrote, quoting Acosta’s tweet about a steel barrier and the safe community on the other side of the border slat wall. Dear Diary… https://t.co/NAuMaQW6fl — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2019 The Acosta […]

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In Texas Visit, Trump Presses His Argument That There’s a Border ‘Crisis’

McALLEN, Tex. — When a president comes to town there are two realities, the one the White House hopes to create and the one that actually exists. President Trump arrived in this city on the Mexican border on Thursday to dramatize his desire for a border wall, a hardened position […]

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Photos: Donald Trump Tours Texas Southern Border with Law Enforcement

President Donald Trump met with border law enforcement officials on Thursday, calling attention to the importance of building a physical barrier on the Southern Border. The president traveled with Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn to McAllen, Texas. President Donald Trump tours the U.S. border with Mexico at the Rio Grande on the southern […]

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In Texas, Trump’s Visit Offers Two Views of a Border

MCALLEN, Tex. — President Trump was briefed near a county park on the Rio Grande on Thursday on the perils of drugs and violence seeping across the Mexican border. But the river he visited has seen its share of both treachery and normalcy. Just a few months earlier, a short […]

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WATCH LIVE: President Donald Trump Holds Border Roundtable in Texas

President Donald Trump is participating in an immigration and border security roundtable near the Texas border Thursday. The president arrived in McAllen, Texas, Thursday afternoon. He is scheduled to visit the McAllen U.S. Border Patrol station. There he will participate in the roundtable on immigration and border security according to the White House. The federal […]

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Trump Border Wall: Texans vow to fight eminent domain, historic chapel threatened

Donald Trump’s border wall vs. the historic La Lomita church in Texas, which dates back to 1852. Donald Trump is scheduled to visit the border Thursday in McAllen, a city of 143,000 on the river. People who own land along the border between the U.S. and Mexico are readying legal challenges to the Trump administration’s […]

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Inquiry Into Migrant Shelters Poses Dilemma: What Happens to the Children?

A difficult situation for migrant children in government custody could grow more challenging if the largest provider in the overburdened shelter system were to lose its grants. The provider, Southwest Key Programs, faces mounting pressure after a video of staff members abusing children surfaced last month and the Justice Department […]

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Herb Kelleher, Whose Southwest Airlines Reshaped the Industry, Dies at 87

Herb Kelleher, who turned conventional airline industry wisdom on its head by combining low fares with high standards of customer service to build Southwest Airlines into one of the nation’s most successful and admired companies, died on Thursday. He was 87. The airline announced his death on Twitter. It did […]

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With Tech Expansion, Austin is Still Weird. It’s Just More Wired Now, Too

AUSTIN — Walking distance from the pink dome of the Texas Capitol building, there were whiskey samples, tamales and Nerf guns. The Virtual Reality crowd talked Augmented Reality. The millennials in YETI shirts and the gray-haired post-hippies in psychedelic vests racked up points in a 3-D shootout on Space Pirate […]

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Trump Says Contract Awarded to Build 115 Miles of Border Wall in Texas

President Donald Trump claims he has awarded a contract to construct 115 miles of border wall in Texas as a partial government shutdown over the U.S.-Mexico border wall extends into Christmas Eve. “I am in the Oval Office & just gave out a 115-mile long contract for another large section of the Wall in Texas,” President […]

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Sidebar: Texas’ One-Stop Shopping for Judge in Health Care Case

WASHINGTON — When lawyers for Texas and 19 other states were deciding where to file a lawsuit seeking to wipe out President Barack Obama’s health care law, they had many choices. But they settled on a federal courthouse in Fort Worth, Tex. Forum shopping in litigation is common, and liberal […]

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States Ask Judge to Declare Health Law Still in Effect While Ruling Is Appealed

WASHINGTON — California and 15 other states asked a federal judge on Monday to protect current health care coverage for millions of Americans while courts sort out the implications of his ruling that the Affordable Care Act was invalid in its entirety. The states, which support the health care law, […]

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