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DACA Recipient Arrested for Alleged Human Smuggling in Texas

Agents assigned to the Laredo Sector arrested a former recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on charges of human smuggling after a call for assistance from Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers.

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MS-13 Gang Member Wanted for Texas Murders Arrested in Virginia

Law enforcement authorities in Virginia arrested an illegal alien MS-13 gang member wanted for his alleged role in two Houston-area homicides. Texas Department of Public Safety officials added the man to their most-wanted list earlier this week.

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Texas Troopers Find Migrants near Death in U-Haul

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers discovered eight illegal aliens locked inside the cargo area of a U-Haul truck. Some were near death as outside temperatures in the area climbed to more than 100 degrees.

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220K Criminal Aliens Incarcerated in Texas in 6 Years, Says DPS

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported nearly a quarter million criminal aliens have been jailed in Texas over the past six years. The State’s criminal courts handed down convictions for nearly 600,000 criminal offenses during this period for crimes including murder, assault, burglary, drug possession and distribution, kidnapping, theft, robbery, sexual assaults, and weapons charges.

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Texas Governor’s Address Sets Four State Emergency Priorities

Governor Greg Abbott addressed members of the Texas House and Senate in his State of the State Address on Tuesday and laid out his emergency items, including banning sanctuary cities, reforming the embattled agency responsible for safeguarding children, calling for a Convention of States to address overreaches by the federal government, and ethics reform governing elected officials.

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Texas to Feds: Reimburse Us for $2.8B in Border Security Expenses

Texas House leadership wasted no time in calling on the federal government to reimburse the State for the costs–to the tune of $2.8 billion–incurred as a result of the Obama Administration’s failure or refusal to secure the Texas-Mexico Border.

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Texas Police Union: ‘It’s a Very Tough, Unfriendly World’ for Cops

“It’s a very tough, unfriendly world when Politifact starts asking whether we have really lost the most officers, and when a state senator falsely claims Texas has lost more officers in car accidents than gun violence,” the leader of the largest law enforcement union in Texas said. He added that this is the atmosphere in which peace officers now find themselves.

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Texas Taxpayers Bear Brunt of Sandra Bland Legal Settlement

HOUSTON, Texas — Texas taxpayers will be paying higher insurance rates because of the cost of defending a nuisance lawsuit, a Waller County plaintiff’s lawyer says. Waller County has reportedly settled the lawsuit with Sandra Bland’s mother for $1.9 million. The Texas Department of Public Safety was not a party to the settlement.

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Texas AG, Cops Team Up With Truckers to Stop Human Trafficking

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton met with a group of truckers who are committed to help spot and report human trafficking on our nation’s highways. Law enforcement professionals and truck drivers working together has proven to be an effective tool to stop the trafficking and abuse of many young girls in this country.

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Gag Order Sought in Sandra Bland Case

HOUSTON, Texas — The lawyers who are defending Waller County and the State of Texas in a lawsuit brought by Sandra’s Bland’s mother are seeking a gag order in the case. One of the lawyers for Bland’s estate and Bland’s mother has been quoted repeatedly in the Houston Chronicle in recent days.

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Hillary Uses Sandra Bland’s Mother to Court Black Vote in Chicago

Hillary Clinton is in Chicago on Wednesday to court the minority vote and use the suicide of a young black woman in a Texas jail to do so. The mother of Sandra Bland is expected to join her at the rally in a Bronzeville, Illinois, neighborhood.

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Sandra Bland Special Prosecutors and Grand Jury Racially Diverse

HOUSTON, Texas — The grand jurors who are hearing the evidence in the Sandra Bland cases, and the special prosecutors who were appointed to serve in the case, are racially diverse and include two black special prosecutors, and three blacks and one Hispanic on the grand jury.

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Border Patrol Agent Assaulted on Thanksgiving, Illegal Alien Charged

While many Americans had just finished a Thanksgiving dinner with family, a U.S. Border Patrol agent was reportedly assaulted and injured by an illegal alien who had just crossed the border from Mexico. The illegal alien has been charged in McAllen, Texas.

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Texas Governor Activates State Operations Center in Advance of Severe Weather

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Friday, an elevated activation of the Texas State Operations Center in advance of severe weather anticipated in advance of Hurricane Patricia’s march through the southwest. The storms are expected to bring flooding conditions to many parts of the Lone Star State.

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52 New Texas DPS Troopers Headed to the Border

Texas is sending fifty-two new Department of Public Safety troopers to the Texas/Mexico border region. The new troopers are part of the State’s efforts to beef up border security by providing more permanent law enforcement resources along the border region.

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DEVELOPING: Two Texas DPS Troopers Shot, Suspect Dead

Two Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers were shot and injured Tuesday afternoon in Odessa, Texas. They were assisting a Texas Ranger along with two other troopers. The group was executing multiple arrest warrants in the area.

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DPS Arrests 8 Alleged Prostitutes, Part of Anti-Human Trafficking Operation

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrested eight alleged prostitutes in the Bryan/College Station area as part of an ongoing effort to combat human trafficking in Texas. The department’s goal is to find women who are being forced into sexual servitude and help them find a way out.

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EXCLUSIVE: End of Session Interview with Texas Lt Gov Dan Patrick

AUSTIN, Texas – Following the end of the 84th Legislative Session, Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick sat down with Breitbart Texas to discuss the accomplishments of the Senate during the session. Patrick discussed big victories for conservatives in the areas of border security, tax reductions, transportation, and the Second Amendment. He also discussed how procedural changes impacted the Senate’s ability to get things done this session and the differences between being a senator and lt. governor.