Despite Trump’s Executive Order, This Mom Still Doesn’t Know if She’ll See Her 3 Kids Again

A Guatemalan mother and her three children had already spent two weeks in a for-profit family detention center in South Texas when U.S. immigration authorities forcibly split them apart, sending her to a different adult lockup, and her kids to …

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 06:04:59 PM CDT


‘There’s More of Us’: Texas Democrats Once Again Counting on Hispanic Turnout

4.8 million. That’s the number on the minds of those attending the myriad meetings for Latino Democrats —  the Progressive Hispanic Democrats, the Mexican American Caucus, Tejano Democrats, the Hispanic Caucus — on the first day of the Texas Democratic …

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:33:29 PM CDT


Growing Secular Movement Could Indicate Change in Political Tide — Even in Texas

“The future of American voters is secular.” So said Sarah Levin of the Washington, D.C., nonprofit Secular Coalition of America, speaking to a standing-room-only crowd at the Texas Democratic Party Convention in Fort Worth Friday. The occasion was the second-ever …

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 05:19:38 PM CDT


In a Blow to Local Government, Texas Supreme Court Strikes Down Plastic Bag Ordinances

Are you a Texan who hates having to take reusable shopping bags on your grocery run? Rejoice, for your time has come. After a new Texas Supreme Court ruling, your store could soon be stocked with all the plastic bags …

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 04:24:57 PM CDT


Texas Democrats Want to Turn Out Rural Voters, but What’s Their Plan?

You’ve gotta give it to them — they have energy. But if the first two days of the Texas Democratic Convention are any indication, that may be all Democrats have to offer, especially in rural parts of the state. In …

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 03:29:26 PM CDT


Agentes de E.U. Impidieron Asilo a esta Familia. Después, Fueron Detenidos en México.

Agentes de E.U. Impidieron Asilo a esta Familia. Después, Fueron Detenidos en México. Parece que las autoridades mexicanas se han sumado a los esfuerzos de inmigración de Trump al impedir que migrantes no mexicanos busquen asilo en Estados Unidos. – …

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Fri, 22 Jun 2018 03:09:49 PM CDT


Texas Democratic Convention: Can the Lone Star Left Seize the Moment?

The Texas Republican Party convention in San Antonio last week showed the dominance of the GOP’s far-right fringe, and party leaders’ outright deference to President Trump. Attendees were also treated to an apocalyptic vision of a George Soros-backed socialist takeover …

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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:59:59 AM CDT


U.S. Agents Blocked This Family from Seeking Asylum. Then Mexico Detained Them.

U.S. Agents Blocked This Family from Seeking Asylum. Then Mexico Detained Them. Mexican authorities appear to have joined in Trump’s immigration crackdown by blocking non-Mexican migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. – By Gus Bova @bova_gus June 21, …

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Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:17:33 AM CDT


It’s Time to Decriminalize Immigration

This week, the news has been dominated by horrifying scenes from the border of children being ripped apart from their parents who the federal government is criminally prosecuting. The best solution is to repeal the laws that allow for this …

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 03:46:19 PM CDT


Sinking Land and Climate Change Are Worsening Tidal Floods on the Texas Coast

For many folks who call the Texas Gulf Coast home, the coming and going of the tides is just part of the rhythms of salt life. There are high tides and there are low tides, and occasionally “king tides” that …

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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:45:28 AM CDT



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