Tag: Greg Abbott

Texas Sanctuary City Law Survives Fifth Circuit Appeal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled on behalf of the State of Texas and upheld most of the new anti-sanctuary city law that went into effect September 1, 2017. The three-judge panel unanimously overturned most of the lower court’s ruling that temporarily blocked some provisions of the law.

medicare FILE - In this July 12, 2008 file photo, a gavel rests on the table of a model court room at Mexico's National Institute of Penal Sciences in Mexico City. The model courtroom has been used by students to prepare for the new legal system that will replace its closed proceedings with public oral trials in which suspects are presumed innocent, legal authorities can be held more accountable and equal justice is promised to all. Yet the decision of three Chihuahua state judges, under the new open oral trial system, to absolve the main suspect in the 2008 murder of a 16-year-old girl has put the country's U.S.-backed judicial reform on trial. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)

Trump Nominates 11th Wave of Federal Judges

The White House on Monday announced President Donald Trump’s eleventh wave of nominees for federal judgeships, comprised of nine picks for lifetime appointments, reflecting both conservative stalwarts and careful negotiations.

SB4 Sanctuary City Law Protest

Texas AG Confirms Investigation Into Alleged Violation of Sanctuary City Law

The Texas Office of the Attorney General (OAG) confirmed to Breitbart Texas that it is conducting an investigation into a possible violation of the state’s new sanctuary city law by San Antonio Police Chief William McManus. The investigation could lead to a criminal prosecution under the SB4 anti-sanctuary city law passed in the 2017 legislative session.

215 Arrested in Texas Anti-Gang Operation

Federal, state, and local law enforcement officers combined to take 215 gang members and affiliates off the streets of San Antonio, Texas. The busts came during a three-month joint law enforcement task force operation that ended on December 18.

Sanctuary City Policies

Sanctuary Sheriff Lupe Valdez Announces Run for Texas Governor

In the final days leading up to the filing deadline, Texas Democrats now have a relatively high-profile candidate to lead their ticket for next year’s elections. After several prominent politicians declined the task of running against Governor Greg Abbott (R), the party will feature a candidate backing “sanctuary” policies: Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez.

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Texas Governor Offers $20,000 for Info on ‘Murder’ of Border Patrol Agent

The Office of Texas Governor Greg Abbott is offering $20,000 for information on the death of a Border Patrol agent in Texas. One agent was killed and one agent left hospitalized in serious condition after an event on the morning of November, 19, 2017. Border Patrol agents are saying that their brother in service was murdered, though federal agencies are refusing to release any additional information on what occurred.

Mexico Butts into Fight Against Texas’ Sanctuary City Ban

The government of Mexico stepped into the fight against the State of Texas’ new anti-sanctuary city law. Mexico filed an amicus brief in support of the several Texas cities and organizations bringing suit against the state seeking to overturn the SB4 legislation on constitutional grounds.

Steve Blatt helps a neighbor to retrieve an item from a debris pile in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Texas Congressmen Secure $15B for Harvey Relief Funding

Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation burned the midnight oil with Governor Greg Abbott and leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives to secure nearly $15 billion in disaster relief funding for the state. The funds will be included in an emergency disaster bill that is expected to pass the House on Thursday afternoon.

United We Dream Protest in Houston

Trump’s DACA, Border Security Plan is a ‘Ransom Note,’ Says Amnesty Group

HOUSTON, Texas — A Texas-based amnesty group called the plan by President Donald Trump to tie border security and immigration enforcement to a congressional bill to replace the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program a “ransom note.” The group demands a clean bill issuing amnesty to approximately 800,000 of the so-called “DREAMers.”

Texas’ Anti-Sanctuary City Law Can Be Enforced, Appeals Court Rules

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Texas and overturned the lower court’s ruling on the State’s new anti-sanctuary city law. The unanimous decision by the court will allow the State of Texas to move forward with enforcing key provisions of the law including the duty of law enforcement agencies to detain illegal aliens wanted by immigration officials.

*** LIVE WIRE *** Day 5 of ‘Harvey,’ Houston Sees ‘Glimmer of Hope,’ Says Flood Control Official

Houston area shelters filled to capacity as hundreds of thousands of people flee catastrophic flood waters in the ongoing tragedy of now-Tropical Storm Harvey. Floods that have claimed the lives of up to 14 people continue and concerns shift from flooded roadways to overflowing rivers, creeks, and bayous. President Donald Trump is slated to visit the areas of the Texas Coastal Bend that are starting to recover from the destruction of Category 4 Hurricane Harvey that marched in five days ago.

HURRICANE HARVEY: President Trump Signs Disaster Declaration for Texas

President Donald Trump signed an emergency disaster declaration for Texas as Hurricane Harvey made landfall Friday night in Rockport, Texas. “At the request of the Governor of Texas, I have signed the Disaster Proclamation, which unleashes the full force of government help!” President Trump Tweeted Friday night. His signature opens the door for federal resources and manpower to come to the assistance of Texas as officials begin the work of recovering from the storm while devastating rains and winds continue.

President Trump Plans Response to Dangerous Hurricane with Texas Governor

President Donald Trump spoke with Texas Governor Greg Abbott Wednesday afternoon to offer his administration’s support in advance of the potentially deadly Hurricane Harvey. The president assured Abbott that “all available resources” will be available to help with preparation, and rescue and recovery efforts.

Texas House Reps Slow Special Session with Non-Agenda Bills

Members of the Texas House introduced a series of bills in an apparent attempt to obstruct the conservative agenda set by Governor Greg Abbott. The Texas Constitution states that there shall be no legislation on subjects other than those designated by the governor in his proclamation calling for the special session.


ICE Arrests 650 Obama Era Border Crossers

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) officers picked up 650 illegal aliens that came to the country as Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) and Family Unit Aliens (FMUA). Operation Border Guardian/Border Resolve is a response to the surge of families and UACs that illegally entered during the Obama administration.

Accused MS-13 Murderer Entered U.S. under Obama’s Catch-and-Release

HOUSTON, Texas — ICE officials confirmed to Breitbart Texas that the MS-13 illegal alien arrested over the weekend in Virginia for two alleged murders in Houston entered as an Unaccompanied Alien Child (UAC). Border Patrol agents released him under President Obama’s catch-and-release program and he failed to appear for a removal hearing.

Feds to Fund Texas Border Security Efforts

The Trump Administration is providing funding for the Texas National Guard’s efforts to assist in securing the state’s border with Mexico. This follows more than three years of the Obama Administration’s refusal to help with any funding for Texas’ border security operations.

California Attacks Texas with Travel Ban over Alleged LGBT Discrimination

The California Attorney General added Texas to the State’s travel ban over the passage of a new law allowing child welfare organizations to deny services and adoptions based upon religious beliefs. The California AG claims Texas, along with Alabama, Kentucky, and South Dakota, have recently passed laws “that are discriminatory toward sexual orientation and gender identification.”

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Trump DOJ to Fight for Texas ‘Sanctuary’ Ban

The Trump Administration is going to enter the battle on Texas’ sanctuary city ban and will fight against Democrats and open borders advocates. The law has some of the “stiffest penalties in America” against officials who ignore immigration detainers and release criminal aliens in defiance.