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House rejects immigration bill that included pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, border wall funding

As expected, Republicans were unable to reconcile differences within their party to move a major immigration bill through the U.S. House on Wednesday. Rep. Martha McSally voted for the measure; Rep. Raul Grijalva voted no as it failed 121-301.... Read more»

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Immigrant children forcibly injected with drugs, lawsuit claims

President Trump's zero tolerance policy is creating a zombie army of children forcibly injected with medications that make them dizzy, listless, obese and even incapacitated, according to legal filings that show immigrant children in U.S. custody subdued with powerful psychiatric drugs.... Read more»

Trump reverses course, signs executive order to stop separating families at border

After days of outcry, President Donald Trump is backing off of a contentious new "zero tolerance" policy that separated more than 2,300 immigrant children from their parents who crossed the border illegally.... Read more»

What we know about immigrant children being separated from their families

The attention of the nation has turned to Texas and its border with Mexico after the Trump administration enacted a policy that has resulted in undocumented children being separated from their parents. Here's what we know:... Read more»

After Trump took office, ICE transfers jumped 60 percent in most populous Texas county

Even before last year's protests, lawmaker scuffles and marathon committee hearings over "sanctuary" legislation, Texas counties were some of the most compliant when it came to immigration enforcement, a new study shows.... Read more»

Texas sues the maker of OxyContin over opioid epidemic

The Texas Attorney General's Office says Purdue Pharma fueled "the nation's opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing prescription painkillers," including OxyContin... Read more»

Texas and 6 other states sue to end DACA

The office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing to fight an Obama-era immigration measure that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants nationwide from deportation.... Read more»

Immigration judge says quota will do more harm than good to already clogged system

A mandate handed down by the Trump administration designed to speed up activity within the country’s backlogged immigration court system could actually have the opposite effect, the president National Association of Immigration Judges said.... Read more»

Trump deploying troops to border, but crossings at historic lows

Homeland Security said a surge of apprehensions at the border justifies President Trump’s decision to deploy National Guard units, but critics of the plan argue that despite the increase, overall crossings are at historic lows.... Read more»

Texas suit alleging fraud in border wall construction comes apart

Hidalgo County’s claims of improper enrichment by a former employee and his family are either dismissed or withdrawn. Employee sees vindication; the county says it could appeal or head to federal court.... Read more»

New evidence in border wall kickback scheme could suggest wrongdoing beyond fraud

Fresh details have been alleged about a plan to make millions off the first border wall in Texas, with a court filing talking of kickback deals worked out over drinks and steak dinners.... Read more»

The Taking

How a Texas bureaucrat became a multimillionaire amid rush to build border fence

A decade ago as the federal government rushed to construct 60 miles of barrier in the Rio Grande Valley, it entrusted the chief of a little-known local agency to execute a compromise project. What it didn’t know was that he — and his family — stood to make millions from it.... Read more»

Days later, cause of Border Patrol agent's death still unclear

Days after a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another seriously wounded in Texas, details as to what happened to the agents, or even whether they were attacked, are still scarce. ... Read more»

Five days after Harvey, here's where things stand in Texas

Nearly five days after the hurricane-turned-tropical storm first touched Texas soil, Harvey has broken state rainfall records and sparked unprecedented flooding across Southeast Texas and the city of Houston, where residents are desperate for relief. ... Read more»

Border Patrol says Texas checkpoints to remain open during Hurricane Harvey

As Texans in the Rio Grande Valley prepare for Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Border Patrol said its checkpoints north of the border will remain open.... Read more»

White nationalist rally at Texas A&M University has been canceled

The white nationalist rally planned on the campus of Texas A&M University has been canceled, officials confirmed Monday. ... Read more»

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