Travis County

Sanctuary Cities List Grows to Nearly 500, Notes Report

A new report shows sanctuary jurisdictions growing at an alarming rate. The Ohio Jobs and Justice Political Action Committee (OJJ) totaled nearly 500 sanctuary cities. The group has been tracking sanctuary cities for more than 10 years.

Thousands of people take part in the ``Free the People Immigration March,'' to protest actions taken by President Donald Trump and his administration, in Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 18, 2017. March and rally organizers are calling for an end to ICE raids and deportations, minority killings by police and that …

Texas Sanctuary County Faces Loss of Millions in State Funding

Texas’ capital county faces the loss of millions of dollars in state funding as a result of the Travis County sheriff’s sanctuary policies when a new bill that outlaws the same passes the legislature. Texas Governor Greg Abbott made abolishing sanctuary jurisdictions in Texas an emergency item for this year’s legislative session.

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ICE Rounds Up 44 Criminal Aliens in Texas Capital

Enforcement actions underway in Texas as part of the nationwide Operation Cross Check have landed 44 criminal aliens in federal detention this week. While the ICE spokesperson would not confirm or deny the operation, U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro confirmed the arrests underway in Austin and throughout South and Central Texas are part of Operation Crosscheck.

A man is detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), agents early on October 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. ICE agents said the undocumented immigrant was a convicted criminal and gang member who had previously been deported to Mexico and would be again. ICE builds deportation cases against thousands …

Immigration Officer Injured in Texas Sanctuary City

An “immigration officer” was reportedly injured during an attempted arrest. The incident follows a protest in Texas’ capital city over other detention arrests made by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. It also follows a contentious dispute between Travis County and the State of Texas over sanctuary city issues.

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Texas Rep Asks DOJ to Pull Funds from Sanctuary County

U.S. Representative John Culberson asked the Department of Justice to certify Travis County as a sanctuary jurisdiction and declare it ineligible for federal law enforcement grants. The move by the Texas congressmen follows a declaration by the Travis County sheriff that she will no longer, with certain limited exceptions, honor federal immigration detainers.

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Hundreds Testify to Stop Texas Anti-Sanctuary Bill

Hundreds of protesters opposed to an anti-sanctuary city and campus bill descended on the Texas Capitol on Thursday. Shouts of “Governor Abbott is a fascist” and applause and shouts broke the normal decorum of the Senate Gallery.

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Texas Early Voting Drops After Bombshell Halloween Weekend

HOUSTON, Texas – It seems that Texas Democrat voters have disappeared over the Halloween weekend. Was it the Great Pumpkin that scared them off or the announcement by FBI Director James Comey about the re-opening of the Clinton email investigation that kept some voters at home?

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Texans Continue to Ratchet Early Voting Records

Texans continued their march to the polls in massive numbers on the second day of early voting. Most of the state’s largest counties reported second day numbers above the record setting first-day totals.

More than 50 voting machines filled this location in West Harris County. Voter lines still reached up to an hour. Additional registration equipment was added later in day to reduce wait-times. (Photo: Bob Price/Breitbart Texas)

Texas AG Fires Off Brief in Waller Courthouse Gun Carry Lawsuit

The Texas Attorney General has fired off a brief in the litigation over the right to bear arms in the Waller County Courthouse complex. AG Ken Paxton urges that “Both the law and sound public policy against the chilling of protected speech demand dismissal of Waller County’s claim. He also urges that the Waller County court is without jurisdiction to determine the issue.

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Travis County GOP Speaks Out Against Its Own Chairman

To address the “barrage of questions” that has hit Travis County Republicans after the election of their controversial chairman, the county GOP organization has armed itself with a public relations campaign titled “Travis County Republicans Are Bigger Than That.”

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Vulgar Texas GOP County Chair: ‘I’m Donald Trump on Steroids’

“If the Republican Party wasn’t just doing damage-control at the national level this week, a number of local elections also threw-up terrifying results. Just look at Texas,” cracked John Oliver on Last Week Tonight. Oliver then pinpoints to the vulgar, newly-elected Travis County, Texas, GOP chair who calls himself “Donald Trump on Steroids.”

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