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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued the Biden administration on Thursday over new federal guidance saying doctors can continue to conduct abortions when providing emergency care.

Texas is suing the Biden administration over guidance released Monday telling doctors they’re protected by federal law to terminate a pregnancy as part of emergency treatment when it is “the stabilizing treatment necessary” to resolve a medical emergency. Read more»

Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson leads a prayer during a 2021 event in Nogales, Sonora.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the Biden administration has the right to end a Trump-era immigration policy that forces asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico as their cases make their way through U.S. immigration courts. Read more»

Each year during Sunshine Week (March 13-19), the Foilies serve up tongue-in-cheek "awards" for government agencies and assorted institutions that stand in the way of access to information. The Electronic Frontier Foundation and MuckRock combine forces to collect horror stories about Freedom of Information Act and state-level public records requests across the U.S. Read more»

President Joe Biden walks with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 26, 2021, at the Harris County Emergency Operations Center in Houston.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott boasted Thursday about the amount of fentanyl seized and the number of undocumented immigrants arrested since a border crackdown a year ago - yet many immigrants have had cases dismissed and six National Guard soldiers have died during the deployment. Read more»

Airline companies — including Texas-based American Airlines and Southwest Airlines — have cited federal law as a reason for requiring face coverings and barring violators from travel.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and U.S. Rep. Beth Van Duyne, R-Irving, are suing the Biden administration to end mask mandates on planes that requires travelers to wear masks while using public transportation services or facilities, including airports and subway stations. Read more»

A family at the Kino Border Initiative on July 28 in Nogales, Sonora.

Eight states filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration, seeking to stop the administration's use of the Central American Minor Program that allows migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras to petition the government to have their children resettled with them. Read more»

Jennifer and Chad Brackeen, shown speaking with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, are challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act, claiming it violates their rights under the 14th Amendment.

A Texas challenge to the federal Indian Child Welfare Act at the Supreme Court might not be entirely successful in at least nine states where state laws impose similar restrictions on the adoption of Indigenous children by non-Native parents. Read more»

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton spoke last month during a press conference outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton pledged to take his fight against a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate to the Supreme Court after the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in a 2-1 vote that the mandate set by the Biden administration could go back into effect. Read more»

A family at the Kino Border Initiative on July 28 in Nogales, Sonora.

A 5th Circuit panel late Monday rejected the Biden administration’s efforts to end a Trump-era immigration policy that forces some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for resolution of their cases, a week after the government restarted the program in compliance with an injunction. Read more»

Lisbet, an asylum seeker from Cuba, at her home in Kentucky. Lisbet and her husband were separated at the border and sent into Mexico under the Migrant Protection Protocols. In Ciudad Juarez, she said she was stalked and raped by a Mexican police officer.

A Cuban woman sent to Ciudad Juárez after seeking asylum in El Paso was raped as she waited for her U.S. court date - now, she worries more migrants could be victims of violence as the Biden administration revives the "remain in Mexico" program. Read more»

Republicans on Saturday claimed an early victory after a U.S. federal appeals court temporarily blocked the Biden administration from mandating that companies with more than 100 employees require workers to get coronavirus vaccines or submit to weekly testing. Read more»

Trump’s administration erected about 80 miles of new barrier before he left office, including 21 along the Texas-Mexico border.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt argue that Biden can’t legally stop border wall construction after Congress dedicated money for the project - they previously sued the administration to force it to restore the “remain in Mexico” policy. Read more»

Abortion protestors at the Texas Capitol Rotunda.

Texas’ controversial abortion law, the Texas Heartbeat Act, has been lifted from a temporary restraining order issued by a federal judge earlier last week after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the order blocking enforcement of the law Friday evening. Read more»

Texas’ new voting restrictions, a recent push by GOP activists to seize control of local party precincts and efforts to delegitimize the elections process in places like Hood County could have a greater chilling effect that drives out a generation of independent elections administrators.

Hood County stands out because it offers a rare view into the distrust and political pressure facing elections administrators even in communities that Trump safely won, and also represents the escalation to replace independent administrators with more actively partisan election officials. Read more»

A group of more than 100 people, who surrendered to Border Patrol agents near Sasabe, including more than 90 children.

A federal judge erred in blocking the Biden administration’s policies guiding which undocumented immigrants it is prioritizing to arrest for deportations, a Fifth Circuit panel ruled - one month after a different panel declined to stay another order for the restart of Trump's MPP. Read more»

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