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State Trooper Shot in Texas Border City, Suspect in Custody

Authorities are investigating the shooting of a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper in the city of Edinburg which is located about 12 miles from the Rio Grande River border with Mexico. The suspect is believed to still be at large.

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Texas Police Form Wall of Vehicles to Help Border Patrol Stop Caravan Migrants

Police are lining up their vehicles near Eagle Pass, Texas, to help Border Patrol agents stop the illegal crossing of caravan migrants who arrived in the Mexican border town of Piedras Negras last week. Texas Governor Greg Abbott deployed an additional Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers to the region to assist in securing the border section that has no physical barriers to prevent illegal crossings.

Texas DPS troopers line up their patrol vehicles with Border Patrol agents to help secure the border near Eagle Pass, Texas. (Photo: JULIO CESAR AGUILAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Armed Juvenile Human Smuggler Arrested After Pursuit near Texas Border

A Texas juvenile faces multiple state charges related to firearms and human smuggling after leading police and Border Patrol agents on a chase that spanned more than 80 miles. The pursuit ended when the teenage driver crashed his pickup truck loaded with nine illegal immigrants into a concrete barrier.

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95K Noncitizens Registered to Vote in Texas, Say State Officials

The Office of the Texas Secretary of State (SOS) has discovered troubling figures — roughly 95,000 individuals identified as non-U.S. citizens by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are registered to vote and, 58,000 of those, 61 percent, voted at least once, says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

Voters takes ballots at a polling station before voting in the general elections on September 9, 2018 in Tomelilla, Sweden. (Photo by Johan NILSSON / TT NEWS AGENCY / AFP) / Sweden OUT (Photo credit should read JOHAN NILSSON/AFP/Getty Images)

270K Criminal Aliens Booked into Texas Jails in 7 Years, Says State

Law enforcement officers in Texas placed more than 270,000 criminal aliens in local jails since June 1, 2011, according to state data. The mostly illegal aliens allegedly committed more than 284,000 criminal offenses including homicides, assaults, burglary, drug offenses, theft, robbery, sexual assault, and other sexual offenses.

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60 Migrants Found in Stash Houses in One Day near Texas Border

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector discovered more than 60 illegal aliens, mostly from Central America, in stash houses near the Texas border with Mexico on November 1. The agents found the migrants in two separate incidents.

Laredo Sector agents find ten illegal aliens packed into motel stash house. (Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector)

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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Texas Mother Arrested for Selling Her Son, Say Police

A woman in Corpus Christi, Texas, is in jail after police say she sold her seven-year-old son to two men. She was also allegedly in the process of selling two other children when police intervened.

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DOJ Charges Alleged Human Smugglers in Crash Deaths of 5 Migrants

The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas filed charges on Tuesday against five people allegedly involved in a human smuggling operation that left five illegal immigrants dead after one of their vehicles crashed an rolled over. The five suspected human smugglers could face up to life in prison or the death penalty for their alleged roles.

In this image tweeted by David Caltabiano of KABB/WOAI, a heavily damaged SUV is seen on Texas Highway 85 in Big Wells, Texas, after crashing while carrying more than a dozen people fleeing from Border Patrol agents, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (David Caltabiano/KABB/WOAI via AP)

CATO: Illegal Immigrants More Likely to Commit Crimes than Ones Who Came Legally

A report by the Cato Institute released on February 26 reveals that illegal immigrants are much more likely to commit violent crimes than immigrants who follow the law to get here. Cato primarily provides written analysis on the portion of the report showing illegal immigrants less likely to commit crimes than native-born Americans.

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Texas Orders Probe into Karolyi Ranch Sex Abuse Allegations

Governor Greg Abbott requested a “full and thorough investigation” Tuesday into allegations that women athletes endured sexual abuse at the famed Karolyi Ranch, the Texas-based former national training center for USA Gymnastics.

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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.

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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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15 Arrested During DACA Lawsuit Protest at Texas AG’s Office

Police arrested 15 protesters outside the office of the Texas Attorney General on Thursday. Organizers managed to draw only 50 people to demonstrate against the State’s new sanctuary city ban and General Ken Paxton’s threat to sue the federal government to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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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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