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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.

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)

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.

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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.

TOPSHOT - Inmates that are to appear in court for their trial are rounded up at the Quezon City Jail in Manila in this picture taken on July 29, 2016. There are 3,800 inmates at the jail, which was built six decades ago to house 800, and they engage in …

Feds Arrest Dozens of Texas Mexican Mafia Members

A federal grand jury returned an indictment against 37 suspected Texas Mexican Mafia (TMM) members – including “TMM General” Raul Ramos – charging them with conspiracy, narcotics, and firearm-related crimes.

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Houston Will Be Hostile Territory for Gangs, Says Texas Governor

HOUSTON, Texas — Governor Greg Abbott announced the expansion of the Texas Anti-Gang Task Force (TAG) and the creation of a technical operations center in response to a sharp increase in rape and murder in the Houston area by violent gangs.

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Video Shows Swerving Truck Moments Before Deadly Church Bus Crash

A concerned citizen videotaped a swerving pickup truck in the moments before a horrific crash with a church bus that left 13 people dead. The driver allegedly admitted to texting as the cause of his reckless driving. Twelve seniors on the bus, including the church bus driver, died at the scene. The thirteenth victim succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.

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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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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 Fugitive, Alleged Backpage Pimp Found in Dominican Republic

A man accused of sex trafficking a Texas teenage girl has been arrested in the Dominican Republic after fleeing the Lone Star State to avoid prosecution. The man allegedly fled after an investigation by the Texas Office of the Attorney General’ (OAG) human trafficking unit and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) led to an indictment against the man and a co-conspirator.

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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 Defends Law Criminalizing Migrant Sheltering in Court

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and the State of Texas are fighting it out at the Fifth Circuit. Texas House Bill 11 is being challenged by open border advocates who say that it improperly targets illegal alien shelters and those who rent to illegal aliens. Oral argument is being conducted Wednesday.

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Texas Dem Pushes Longer Response Time for Priority CPS Calls

A Democrat state representative in Texas has pre-filed a bill that would give Child Protective Services (CPS) a longer response window for both the highest priority and second highest priority cases after a report of abuse or neglect.