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  • DMV employee investigated for ‘shoot them all at the border’ comment on Facebook

    A DMV employee is on administrative leave while an investigation is underway for her Facebook comments. Oregon woman Lori McAllen posted a Facebook comment on her solution to U.S.’s border drama saying that immigrants should be gunned down to prevent them from entering the nation. “I personally think they should shoot them all at the border and call it a day,” the comment said. “It’ll save us hard working AMERICANS billions of dollars on our taxes.” @OregonDOT so Lori McAllen […]

  • Texas could gain hundreds of millions of dollars after Supreme Court rules on taxing online purchases

    Texas stands to gain hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue after the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that states may force online retailers to collect sales tax even when they have no physical presence in the state. Every year, Texas loses $1.1 billion in uncollected sales tax, according to the Texas comptroller’s office — well over the $800 million the state will spend securing its southern border this year and next. That’s the result of the high […]

  • Texas shelter operator says it knows the locations of the parents of separated children in its care

    Confusion over the fate of families that were separated by the federal government at the U.S-Mexico border continues to reign, but the Texas-based company that houses nearly half of all undocumented children in federal custody said Thursday that it knows where the parents of all its separated children are located. The children are allowed to be in contact with those parents, as long as the separate federal facility where the parents are being held allows it, according to Alexia Rodriguez, […]

  • South Texas — already ground zero for immigrant family separations — hit with disaster-level flooding

    Days of heavy rain and flooding in South Texas have prompted Gov. Greg Abbottto issue a disaster declaration for six counties — including areas that have been ground zero for the ongoing fallout from the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The area, which includes Hidalgo and Cameron counties, has been waterlogged for days, and rains continued unabated Thursday. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for the Rio Grande Valley until 7 p.m. Thursday. “As severe weather and flooding continue to impact parts of […]

  • Amid immigration debate, feds moving ahead with land seizures for South Texas border wall

    As a national debate raged about family separations at the border, U.S. Customs and Border Protection told a group of South Texas officials earlier this week that the federal government plans to move forward with private land seizures in the Rio Grande Valley to build sections of President Donald Trump’s border wall. “They said that they got the money, they got the authority and they’re going to move on trying to acquire the land,” said U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, a Laredo […]

  • Here’s what’s known 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: What’s happening at the border? The federal government announced an immigration policy of “zero tolerance,” which means all adults who cross the border illegally between official ports of entry will be criminally prosecuted. Since children can’t be sent to federal jail, kids who are […]

  • Republicans in Washington are closer to a compromise on immigration — but it’s still unclear if they can pass a bill

    WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress appear closer to reaching a compromise on immigration — and ending family separations at the Texas-Mexico border — after a closed-door meeting with President Donald Trump Tuesday evening. Trump, who has repeatedly blamed Congress for his administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, encouraged House Republicans to pass a modified version of a compromise bill Republican leaders introduced last week. That updated version would include a provision that would keep immigrant families together as they await court hearings, […]

  • Will Texas pass a ‘red flag’ law to remove guns from people who are deemed dangerous?

    It’s become a common refrain after each new mass shooting: “There were red flags.” Before 26 people died in a rural church in Sutherland Springs in November, the shooter had escaped from a mental health facility, received a domestic violence conviction and had a standoff with police. Before the February massacre of 17 students and staff at a high school in Parkland, Florida, there were repeated calls to the police and multiple warnings about a potential school shooting to the FBI. As mass […]

  • Here’s a list of organizations that are mobilizing to help immigrant children separated from their families

    It’s been nearly two months since the Trump administration announced its new “zero tolerance” policy regarding illegal immigration, which federal officials say has led to about 2,000 undocumented immigrant children in government custody being separated from their parents. The first tent city that’ll house immigrant children opened in El Paso on Friday. Some families have been separated for months; some parents have been deported without their children. We’ve compiled a list of organizations that are mobilizing to try and help children […]

  • Self-defense keychains are illegal in Texas, can cost a $4,000 fine

    Self-defense weapons are growing in popularity among women, but did you know some of them are illegal? There’s a self-defense keychain being sold online that could cost its wielder up to a year in jail or a fine up to $4,000 dollars. The keychain shaped like a cat or dog with sharp points at the ears that’s supposed to fend off attackers, but in Texas, these weapons are classified as brass knuckles or knuckle dusters. Carrying one is a class […]