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Enrique Peña Nieto Criticizes Use of American Troops on Texas Border

Enrique Peña Nieto Criticizes Use of American Troops on Texas Border

The decision of Texas Gov. Rick Perry to station National Guard troops on the border with Mexico "is not only disagreeable" but "reprehensible," Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said in an interview published Friday. continue reading »

Rick Perry Deploys Texas National Guard on Mexican Border

Rick Perry Deploys Texas National Guard on Mexican Border

The first units of the National Guard contingent Texas Gov. Rick Perry is deploying to the Mexican border amid a surge in the arrivals of unaccompanied minors from Central America are in position, authorities said Tuesday. continue reading »

192 Arrested in U.S. Crackdown on Human Smuggling

192 Arrested in U.S. Crackdown on Human Smuggling

As part of the U.S. Government’s aggressive campaign to respond to the recent rise in illegal migration into South Texas, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, joined by U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Operations Division Deputy Chief Jaime Salazar, today announced the progress of ongoing enforcement efforts by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the United States Department of Justice to target human smuggling networks in the Rio Grande Valley. continue reading »

Texas Plan to Deploy National Guard at Border Worries Mexico

Texas Plan to Deploy National Guard at Border Worries Mexico

The Mexican government on Tuesday expressed its "concern" over the decision by Texas authorities to send 1,000 National Guard troops to the border to help stem the massive arrival of undocumented child migrants from Central America. continue reading »

Univ. of Texas Wins Right to Use Race As a Factor in Admissions

Univ. of Texas Wins Right to Use Race As a Factor in Admissions

A federal appeals court ruled that the University of Texas may use affirmative action in admissions to ensure ethnic diversity among its student body. continue reading »

Texas Governor Rick Perry Wants National Guard to Help with Border Crisis

Texas Governor Rick Perry Wants National Guard to Help with Border Crisis

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday that he will not support the request for $3.7 billion President Barack Obama made to Congress to deal with the wave of undocumented child migrants from Central America. continue reading »

Senate Approves Julian Castro as Housing Secretary

Senate Approves Julian Castro as Housing Secretary

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development. continue reading »

Texas Releases Hundreds of Immigrants Due to Lack of Space in Detention Centers

Texas Releases Hundreds of Immigrants Due to Lack of Space in Detention Centers

Hundreds of undocumented immigrants detained in Texas are being freed under supervision in Arizona because the detention centers in the Lone Star State do not have enough space for them due to an avalanche of immigrants entering illegally from Mexico. continue reading »

Republican Candiate for Texas Lt. Gov. Reaches Out to Hispanics

Republican Candiate for Texas Lt. Gov. Reaches Out to Hispanics

Conservative Dan Patrick, winner of the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor of Texas, reached out to the Hispanic community in his victory speech and avoided mentioning the criticism of hidden immigration that was the backbone of his campaign over the past few months. continue reading »

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Urges President to Halt Deportations

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro Urges President to Halt Deportations

The Obama administration should change its deportation policy to protect undocumented immigrants who have family members who are U.S. citizens, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro says. continue reading »

Denver Schools Actively Seeks Out Undocumented Immigrants To Be Teachers

Denver Schools Actively Seeks Out Undocumented Immigrants To Be Teachers

A Colorado school district has become the first in the nation to actively seek out qualified undocumented immigrants who want to be teachers, 9 News, NBC’s Colorado affiliate first reported. The Denver Public School (DPS) system has joined with continue reading »

Police Discover Over 100 Undocumented Immigrants Living in Houston Home

Police Discover Over 100 Undocumented Immigrants Living in Houston Home

Police on Wednesday rescued 109 people, most of them believed to be undocumented immigrants, from a house in southeastern Houston, local media reported. continue reading »

Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Brags of His Appeal to Latinos

Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Brags of His Appeal to Latinos

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who won Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary, said that the values of the Latino community match perfectly with those of U.S. conservatives. continue reading »

San Antonio Mayor to Keep His Promise, Dye His Hair Blond

San Antonio Mayor to Keep His Promise, Dye His Hair Blond

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro said he will dye his hair blond to honor a promise he made to members of a local high school basketball team. continue reading »

Texas Politicians Blocking Health Care for Workers

Texas Politicians Blocking Health Care for Workers

Millions of Texas workers have had no health insurance coverage or have struggled to keep it before the arrival of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or ‘Obamacare’. Workers with coverage have been progressively paying a larger share of their monthly premiums and out-of-pocket costs for doctor visits, prescriptions, and hospitalization. continue reading »