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  • The Outgoing Congress Shouldn’t Reward Trump with More Homeland Security Funding
    The Department of Homeland Security is a moral and fiscal disaster. The lame-duck Congress shouldn’t reward it with more taxpayer dollars. Before December 7, Congress will have to make a decision: Will they reward the department responsible for family separation, jailing immigrants, raids on communities, and abuses at the border ... read more
    Source: ACLUPublished on 2018-11-14
  • Border Patrol Calls Cops on Lawyers, Activists Trying to Attend ‘Stakeholder’ Meeting
    Outside the McAllen Border Patrol station Wednesday morning, a group of about nine anti-border wall activists and civil rights attorneys attempted to attend a quarterly, invite-only Border Patrol meeting for local landowners and “stakeholders.” There, attendees could ask questions of Border Patrol officials about a proposed 6-mile stretch of wall ... read more
    Source: Texas ObserverPublished on 2018-11-14
  • Trump is Creating Border Crisis by Putting Troops Against Women and Children Fleeing Violence
      Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is traveling to McAllen, Texas, today to visit some of the thousands of troops deployed at the U.S.-Mexico border by President Donald Trump. Nearly 6,000 active-duty troops are currently stationed in Texas, California and Arizona, following Trump’s escalating attacks against the Central American ... read more
    Source: Border NetworkPublished on 2018-11-14
  • Border Residents Protest Trump’s Wall in Hidalgo County
    Protesters at demonstration against the border wall in McAllen.  Gus BovaAround 100 people gathered across a highway from the Border Patrol station in McAllen Sunday to denounce a 6-mile stretch of border fence that the Trump administration plans to begin building in February. The stretch of wall, which will consist ... read more
    Source: Texas ObserverPublished on 2018-11-12
  • The Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Agenda for the New Congress
    Now that the election is over, Congress should take its cue from the electorate. This week’s midterms should send a strong message to the political establishment that when our civil rights and civil liberties are on the line, American voters will step in. Decision-makers should be taking close note of ... read more
    Source: ACLUPublished on 2018-11-08
  • Live Blog: Texas Midterm Elections 2018
    We’re updating readers all Election Day with analysis, results and on-the-ground coverage from reporters throughout Texas.12:45 p.m., Will the Rio Grande Valley Show Up for Beto on Election Day? — Gus Bova The Rio Grande Valley, home to some 1.3 million Texans, tends not to ... read more
    Source: Texas ObserverPublished on 2018-11-06
  • Mr. Trump, Tear Down This Wall!
    Update: On October 29, the Pentagon announced it is sending 5,200 additional troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in response to the immigrant caravan making its way through Mexico. The troops will include combat engineer battalions and helicopters equipped with night-vision capabilities; the Pentagon has already sent at least 22 miles ... read more
    Source: Sierra MagazinePublished on 2018-10-29