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Texas Border Sheriff Wants Smugglers to Get 5 Years Per Illegal Immigrant

By Charlotte Cuthbertson KINNEY COUNTY, Texas—The number of human smugglers arrested by deputies in Kinney County, Texas, has more than quadrupled in the past two years and the sheriff wants the penalties to increase. Kinney County Sheriff Brad Coe said his deputies arrested 741 smugglers transporting illegal immigrants from the border in 2022, up from […]

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Texas Sues Biden Admin Over Public Charge Immigration Rule Change

By Caden Pearson Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit on Thursday to stop the Biden administration from ignoring a federal immigration law that prevents illegal immigrants from residing in the United States if they’re likely to rely on taxpayer-funded programs. “I’ve sued [President Joe] Biden over a dozen times to secure our southern border,” Paxton […]

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Greg Abbott Says Texas Has Bused Nearly 16,000 Migrants to Sanctuary Cities This Year

By Jana J. Pruet Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday said the state has bused nearly 16,000 migrants to sanctuary cities this year. “Texas has bused over 15,900 migrants to sanctuary cities,” Abbott wrote on Twitter. “ … We’re providing relief to local communities overwhelmed by President Biden’s open border policies.” Since April, the Republican governor has transported at least 8,900 migrants to […]

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Texas National Guard ‘Border Force’ Blocking Illegal Crossings

By Tom Ozimek Texas National Guard troops deployed to El Paso have constructed a razor-wire barrier along the Rio Grande and have been blocking people from making unauthorized crossings into the United States amid a migrant surge and legal back-and-forth about ending Title 42, a Trump-era rule that helped stem the tide of illegal immigration. Acting under orders from […]

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Texas Supreme Court Rules Harris County Should Count Over 2,000 Votes Cast Late on Election Day

By Katabella Roberts The Texas Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that Harris County should include over 2,000 votes that were cast during an extended one-hour period of voting on Election Day in its certified election results. The court also ordered the county to determine whether the votes cast later would affect the outcome of any races. In a temporary order (pdf), the court ordered Harris […]

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Texas Governor Invokes Invasion Clause at US-Mexico Border

By Jack Phillips Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday he is invoking “invasion clauses” due to illegal immigration from Mexico, allowing his administration to use the National Guard to repel illegal aliens, construct a border wall, and deploy gun boats. Abbott, a Republican who won reelection by about 10 percentage points last week, said that he will now “fully authorize […]

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Calls for Investigation Into Harris County Elections

By Caden Pearson Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday called for an investigation into how Harris County runs elections, citing problems and delays including missing keys, insufficient paper ballots in Republican precincts, and staffing problems he said left voters frustrated and confused. “I’m calling on the Secretary of State, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Texas Rangers to initiate investigations […]

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Border Patrol’s West Texas Region Twitter Account Deactivated Over ‘Inappropriate’ Posts Criticizing Biden’s Border Policies

By Katabella Roberts The official Twitter account for U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations in the West Texas region is set to be deactivated after it retweeted posts by a former Trump administration policy adviser criticizing President Joe Biden’s border policies. In a statement on the social networking site on Sept. 10, CBP commissioner Chris Magnus said the agency “has become aware of […]