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Texas Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Removal of ‘Rogue’ Prosecutors Who Fail to Enforce Laws

Texas may remove locally elected prosecutors for misconduct if they fail to enforce certain laws, under a new bill passed by the state legislature. The bill, introduced by Republican state Senator Joan Huffman, allows residents who have lived in a county for at least six months to file a petition against a prosecuting attorney for misconduct, if the prosecutor fails to enforce specific state laws. The legislation has been criticized by Democrats and civil rights groups, who argue it is unconstitutional.

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Texas AG Sues Biden Administration Over App Allowing Immigrants to Register ‘Unlawful Crossings’

By Jana J. Pruet Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration over a new asylum rule that he argues encourages immigrants to unlawfully enter the United States through the use of a mobile app. Paxton claims in his lawsuit that the Biden administration intentionally streamlined the preapproval process for […]

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Texas Gov. Praises Troops for Repelling Illegal Immigrants, Vows That ‘Elite’ Units Will Continue Effort

By Tom Ozimek Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said that he has deployed “elite” teams from the Texas National Guard to continue the effort of preventing illegal immigrants from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border while praising Texas troops for physically repelling people from trying to cross the border illegally near Brownsville. Abbott told Fox News in an interview Wednesday […]

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Texas Activates ‘Tactical Border Force’ Ahead of Illegal Immigration Surge at Border

By Jack Phillips Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he’s deployed a special border force just ahead of this week’s expiration of the Title 42 public health order that turned back millions of illegal immigrants in recent years. Abbott, a Republican who has been critical of President Joe Biden’s border policies, said that members of the newly minted […]

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Police Identify Suspect With ‘Extensive Rap Sheet’ After 8 People Outside Texas Center Killed

By Jack Phillips The driver accused of running over and killing eight people near a Texas facility holding illegal immigrants was identified as 34-year-old George Alvarez, officials said Monday. Brownsville Police Chief Felix Sauceda told reporters Monday that Alvarez has been arraigned on eight counts of manslaughter and 10 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly […]

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Suspect in Killing of 5 People in Texas Was Illegal Immigrant Deported Multiple Times: Sheriff

By Tom Ozimek The suspect who shot and killed five people in Texas—including an 8-year-old child—had been deported from the United States multiple times, according to San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers. Capers told Breitbart that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers had deported the suspect—Mexican national Francisco Oropeza—three times, most recently in 2016. DHS Secretary Alejandro […]

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Iran Seizes Oil Tanker Headed for Texas: US Navy

By Jackson Richman Iran seized an oil tanker headed for Texas on Thursday, according to the U.S. Navy. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) took over the Marshall Islands-flagged tanker, called the Advantage Sweet, in the Gulf of Oman, said the Navy’s Fifth Fleet. The tanker issued a distress signal as this was happening. […]

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400-Foot Tall SpaceX Rocket Explodes Over Texas

By Jack Phillips Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched its first Starship rocket on Thursday morning, but it exploded during a mid-flight failure over the Gulf of Mexico near Texas. “As if the flight test was not exciting enough, Starship experienced a rapid unscheduled disassembly before stage separation,” the private space exploration company wrote on Twitter. “Teams will continue […]