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Texas Immigration Law Paused by U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court intervened in the legal battle over a new Texas immigration law that would allow state law enforcement officers to arrest migrants who illegally enter the state. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit issued a temporary stay of a previous order blocking the implementation of a newly enacted Texas law. The latest SCOTUS ruling will temporarily halt the law’s implementation until March 13.

A Texas border showdown is building between the State of Texas and U.S. Department of Home

Appeals Court Stays Block on Texas Latest Immigration Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a temporary stay of a lower court order blocking the implementation of a newly enacted Texas law that would allow for the prosecution of migrants illegally entering the state. The new law provides a mechanism for the State of Texas to remove migrants from the country.

Texas immigration law (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

281 Human Smuggling Stash Houses Busted in FY23 in Single Texas Border Sector

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents raided more than 280 human smuggling stash houses during the recently ended Fiscal Year 2023. The raids on the stash house operations in far West Texas and southern New Mexico led to the apprehension of more than 3,600 migrants who were in the process of being smuggled into the U.S. interior.

El Paso Human Smuggling Stash Houses (PHOTOS: U.S. Border Patrol, ICE-HSI)

Texas House to Vote on Impeachment of AG Ken Paxton

The Texas House of Representatives will convene on Saturday at 1 p.m. to act on 20 articles of impeachment filed against Attorney General Ken Paxton. The House General Investigations Committee, composed of three Republicans and two Democrats referred the articles of impeachment to the House on Thursday evening.

Texas state Attorney General Ken Paxton, center, flanked by his staff, makes a statement a

Texas Governor Seeks Stiffer Penalties for Human Smuggling

AUSTIN, Texas — Governor Greg Abbott asked the Legislature to increase penalties for those convicted of human smuggling incidents. The state has seen a spike in attempts as criminal organizations expand their use of social media to recruit smugglers, Abbott told Breitbart Texas.

Texas DPS troopers arrests a suspected human smuggler. (File Photo: Texas Department of Pu

Texas Governor Seeks Law Simplifying Process to Seize Human Stash Houses

AUSTIN, Texas — Governor Greg Abbott asked the Legislature to pass new laws to ease the process of seizing human smuggling stash houses and vehicles. The request comes as Border Patrol agents, State Troopers, and local law enforcement disrupt stash house operations in the Texas-based border sectors.

El Paso Sector finds human smuggling stash house. (U.S. Border Patrol)

Texas GOP 2022 Platform Calls for Vote to Secede from U.S.

The delegates of the Republican Party of Texas voted overwhelmingly to add a plank to the party platform calling for a statewide vote for returning to an independent nation. Texas GOP officials told Breitbart Texas the plank received approximately 80 percent of the delegate votes cast at the June state convention.

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Abortions Resume in Texas Ahead of Total Ban

HOUSTON, Texas — A Texas district court judge in Houston issued a verbal order allowing abortions to resume in some clinics across the state. The judge will issue a written order later on Tuesday.

A sign reading "Mind Your Own Uterus" is taped on the check-in window at the Hope Medical

Arrest Warrant Issued for Texas Democrat Who Fled to D.C.

The Texas Speaker of the House of Representatives issued a warrant for the arrest of a Democrat member who fled to Washington, D.C. to avoid a special session. The San Antonio-area Democrat traveled to the nation’s capital with fellow legislators to break quorum and prevent the House from voting on legislation involving election reforms.

Texas Speaker of the House Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, strikes his gavel as he opens the spec

Texas Governor Backs Bill to Prevent Police Defunding

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) announced he would sign a bill to prohibit cities from defunding their police departments. The announcement follows a case where the response to a shooting in Austin took more than 16 minutes despite a man being critically wounded at the scene.

Austin Police Department (File Photo: Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Texas Moves to Protect Residents from Extreme Spike in Energy Bills

Leaders of Texas’ executive and legislative branches met on Saturday to protect Texans from an expected spike in their energy bills. The meeting took place via a conference call attended by the governor, lieutenant governor, speaker of the house, and key legislative committee chairs.

Oncor crews work to restore power to homes in Euless, Texas, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. (AP

Death Toll Rises as Winter Storm Kills Power, Heat Across Texas

Multiple people are dead in Texas as a massive winter storm continues to cut off power and heat to millions of Texans all across the state. Approximately four million Texans are without electricity as the state’s power grid continues to fail to keep up with demand.

Icicles hang off the front of a vehicle as the temperature continues to fall below freezin

Texas State Rep: Hard to Imprison Trump If He Dies from Coronavirus

Texas House of Representatives member Gene Wu (D-137) lamented on Twitter Friday evening that it would be “hard to serve a prison sentence” if President Donald Trump dies of Coronavirus. Not long after, the tweet was deleted and replaced with well wishes for a full recovery. The southwest Houston politician did not offer an apology for the original statement.

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New Texas Law Bans Red Light Cameras Statewide

The Texas Legislature passed a bill to make red light cameras illegal in the Lone Star State. The Governor signed the bill on Saturday and placed it into law. Existing cameras can stay in place until the local jurisdictions contract with the supporting companies expire.

Texas Red Light Camera

Texas Fights Open Borders Advocates on Sanctuary City Ban

Texas took its fight for the State’s new anti-sanctuary jurisdiction ban to the appellate courts. A judge appointed by then-President Bill Clinton blocked the law’s prohibition on ignoring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers and provisions that address policies that “materially limit” the enforcement of federal immigration laws.


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.

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23 Voter Fraud Cases from 2016 and Beyond

President Donald Trump kept the threat of voter fraud on the front pages both before and after the 2016 Election. Although ballots have long since been counted, cases of illegal voting and other election law violations continue to surface in the aftermath.

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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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