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DACA supporters march to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office to protest shortly after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), will be suspended with a six-month delay, Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, in Phoenix. President Donald Trump on Tuesday began dismantling the Deferred …

Texas Seeks Nationwide Injunction to Halt DACA

The seven-state coalition that filed a lawsuit against the federal government to stop the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created by President Barack Obama is asking the judge to issue a nationwide preliminary injunction.

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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.

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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.

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Family Unit Border Crossings Up 625 Percent from April 2017 Low

The number of families apprehended by Border Patrol agents grew by 625 percent from a low point in April 2017. The figure fell sharply during the first four months of the Trump Administration but has risen steadily thereafter.

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Texans May Legally Bring Guns to Church, Says Attorney General

Texans licensed to carry firearms may bring their weapons to religious services if specific conditions are met, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton noted Thursday. The official opinion also exempts religious institutions from state fees levied on private organizations which maintain security forces.

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Texas Farmers Win Red River Federal Land Grab Suit

Texas farmers and public school children scored a major victory in the battle to stop the federal government from seizing land along the Red River boundary between Texas and Oklahoma.

Young immigrants and supporters gather for a rally in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Los Angeles, California on September 1, 2017. A decision is expected in coming days on whether US President Trump will end the program by his predecessor, former President Obama, on DACA which …

Judge Rules DACA Recipients Have Due Process Rights

A federal judge in Seattle, Washington, ruled that illegal aliens receiving amnesty under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) cannot have their status revoked without due process.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, left, and Texas Solicitor General Scott Keller, right, meet with members of the media at the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, April 18, 2016. The Supreme Court is taking up an important dispute over immigration that could affect millions of people who are living in …

Texas Attorney General: Church Shooting ‘Is Going to Happen Again’

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton warned Fox News Channel viewers Sunday that a shooting just like the Sutherland Springs, TX church massacre will happen again if a criminal wanted it to happen. “[Y]ou can’t necessarily keep guns out of the hands of

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Mexican Government Uses Disinformation to Influence Texas Politics

The Mexican government has joined pro-amnesty, open border advocates, and Democrat-run cities in the state, to challenge Texas’ new anti-sanctuary jurisdiction law. In doing so, Mexican officials are using disinformation to try to influence politics in Texas.

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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.

Demonstrators march in the Texas Capitol on Monday, May 29, 2017, protesting the state's newly passed anti-sanctuary cities bill in Austin, Texas. Opponents call Texas' anti-sanctuary cities law a "show your papers" law since it empowers police to inquire about peoples' immigration status during routine interactions such as traffic stops. …

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.

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DACA Might Not Survive Legal Challenge, Says DHS Secretary Kelly

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly admitted that the Obama executive action program known as Deferred Action Against Childhood Arrivals (DACA) might not survive a legal challenge threatened by Texas and ten other states.

Abortion rights demonstrators rally outside of the State Capitol to protest recent legislation that could shut down all but five clinics and restrict abortion rights throughout the state in Austin, Texas on Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Tamir Kalifa)

Texas Governor Inks Dismemberment Abortion, Sale of Body Parts Ban

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law Tuesday which not only bans dismemberment abortion in the state; it prohibits the purchase or sale of baby body parts. The law also requires that aborted remains be disposed of in a humane and respectful way.

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Texas AG Ken Paxton’s Criminal Trial Halted

An appellate court stayed the securities fraud trial against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Tuesday. The issue is whether Judge George Gallagher is acting without authority to preside over the criminal case.

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Texas Wins Victory for Farmers Against BLM

Texas leaders and farm owners secured a victory in the battle against the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) attempted land grab along the banks of the Red River. The federal agency announced it is suspending the surveys ordered during the Obama Administration to justify the attempted takeover of 90,000 acres of land.

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Texas Sanctuary Sheriff Defiant: Demands Federal Funds

Following Monday’s announcement by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he is withholding federal law enforcement grants from sanctuary jurisdictions, a Texas sheriff quickly tried to claim this action would not apply to her county.

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Judge Dismisses SEC Case Against Texas AG with Prejudice

A federal district judge nominated by President Obama has dismissed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s entire civil securities fraud case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. The judge dismissed the case with prejudice.

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5th Circuit Reinstates Texas’ Alien Harboring Law

The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court’s injunction, reinstating Texas’ illegal alien harboring law. The three-judge panel poured out the plaintiff’s claim that renting houses or providing social services would put them at risk of prosecution.

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Texas Lawmakers Fast-track Voter ID Expansion

Leading Texas Republican lawmakers and officials publicly endorsed a bill that would make permanent a voter ID “safety net” allowing those without proper documentation to cast a regular ballot if they sign an affidavit.

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Trump Administration Hits Pause on Transgender Lawsuit

Justice Department lawyers have asked a federal appeals court to cancel an upcoming hearing on the 13-state lawsuit against the federal government’s transgender directive, essentially buying time to figure out what to do on transgender policy in general and this lawsuit in particular.