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Greg Abbott’s border stunts are the real ‘invasion’ at Eagle Pass

Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of Texas, has spearheaded a manufactured political crisis over the state of the US-Mexico border for years. Not content to send hundreds of non-consenting migrants to Democrat-run cities by the busload, Abbott’s latest stunts have now brought him into confrontation with the federal government over the border. Jim Hightower and […]

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Senate Republican slams ‘criminal’ Texas attorney general for ‘pushing Russian propaganda’

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton recently attacked Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) over his support for the $95 billion supplemental foreign aid package that just passed the US Senate. Cornyn didn’t let the attack stand without firing off a pithy response of his own. Earlier on Tuesday, 22 Senate Republicans joined 48 Democrats and independents in […]

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Despite Mounting Doubts About His Guilt, Ivan Cantu Running Out of Time to Avoid Texas’ Death Chamber

Ivan Cantu in the visitation room at the Polunsky Unit near Livingston on Jan. 31, 2024. (Maria Crane/The Texas Tribune) By William Melhado / The Texas Tribune In 20 days, state authorities are scheduled to drive death row inmate Ivan Cantu from the Allan B. Polunsky Unit, past freshly built vacation homes on Lake Livingston, […]

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Texas Border Policies Threaten Deadly Outcomes

 US border wall, CC-BY-SA-4.0, Wikimedia By Human Rights Watch Austin, Texas, January 31, 2024 – Increasingly extreme rhetoric from political leaders and escalations of Texas’ Operation Lone Star border deterrence program are increasing the risk to the lives and safety of immigrants and border residents alike, Human Rights Watch said today. Earlier in January, three […]

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Justice Department Threatens to Sue Texas Over Anti-Migrant Law

Rio Grande Barrier Construction in Texas from Wikimedia Commons By Brett Wilkins / Common Dreams The Biden administration on Thursday warned it will sue Texas unless Republican Gov. Greg Abbott backs down on enforcing an anti-migrant law the U.S. Justice Department says is unconstitutional. Earlier this month, Abbott signed a pair of bills: S.B. 3, which allocates over $1.5 […]