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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 …

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.

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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.

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 …

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.

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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.

A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent directs a group of undocumented men being deported to Mexico at the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego, California, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is nearing a partial shutdown as the agency's funding is set to …

Local Authorities Can Cooperate with Immigration Agents, Says Texas AG

The Texas Attorney General has issued a letter signing off on the legality of requiring governmental entities to cooperate with federal authorities when they are enforcing immigration laws. Police officers may also not be prohibited from verifying immigration status.

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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?

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)

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.

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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.

AUSTIN, Texas -- Local firefighters are pushing back against a …

Austin Firefighters Push Back on Union Activity Lawsuit

AUSTIN, Texas — Local firefighters are pushing back against a lawsuit alleging they are spending a significant amount of time engaging in union activities when they should be answering calls.

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Failed Candidate Wendy Davis Campaigns for Hillary in Texas

Failed gubernatorial candidate and former State Senator Wendy Davis hit the streets of Austin, Texas, to campaign for Hillary Clinton on September 17. She sees the races and the presidential election in the historically red state to be in jeopardy.

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#NeverTrump Travis County GOP Chair Out, Running for President

Robert Morrow, the controversial Travis County, Texas, GOP Chairman who was last seen outside an Austin Trump rally holding a sign that said “Trump is a Child Rapist” has resigned because he has declared himself a write-in candidate for president of the United States.

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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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New Texas GOP County Chair Known for Obscene Tweets, Conspiracy Theories

A newly-elected Texas Republican Party chair is making headlines for making outrageous comments that would probably make even Donald Trump cringe. He correctly notes on Twitter, “Driving them up the f**king wall, Master Troll style. Do not try this at home.”

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Texas Judges Not Warned of Safety Threat Prior to Shooting of Judge

A criminal court judge in Travis County, Texas, is angry that she and her fellow judges were not warned of a safety threat prior to the attempted murder of a fellow judge. County authorities did not notify the judges and simply ruled out the threat as not credible.

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Rick Perry Battles at Texas Court of Criminal Appeals

Former Governor Rick Perry and his legal team were at the state’s highest criminal court on Wednesday morning arguing that the remaining count against him (abuse of official capacity) should be dismissed. A special prosecutor argued that a second count (coercion of a public servant) dismissed by an immediate court of appeals should be reinstated.

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Targeted: Retaliation Suspected in Attack on Texas Judge

Reports in Texas indicate that Austin police suspect retaliation as a possible motive in the shooting of a Travis County Criminal District Court judge. The judge was attacked Friday night after returning home with some friends. She is said to be in stable condition with serious injuries.

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Texas Criminal Court Judge Shot in Her Driveway

A felony criminal district court judge in Travis County, Texas, was shot outside her home last night. Judge Julie Kocurek is also a former prosecutor. It is unknown whether the shooting is related to her duties as a criminal judge or prosecutor.

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FloodAidTX Concert to Raise Money for Central Texas Flood Victims

“It’s hell and high water, that you’re going through,” goes the chorus of Alex Harvey and T. Graham Brown’s 1986 country hit, and that certainly was the experience for hundreds of Central Texas families during the devastating floods last month. Hundreds