Immigration

From Texas Standard:

Following another legal setback to President Barack Obama's immigration executive action, the Justice Department says it plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the lawsuit.


Ryan E. Poppe / Texas Public Radio

Texas Sheriffs Departments were put on notice today that if they do not fully comply with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) notification and detention requests, then Gov. Greg Abbott intends to deny them funding from the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division.

In other words, “sanctuary cities” need not apply.

Ilana Panich-Linsman / KUT

A state judge has temporarily halted efforts for two Texas immigration detention centers to be licensed as child care facilities. That's put the future of the centers in Dilley and Karnes in Question.

A federal judge ordered the detention centers to secure state licenses in order to continue detaining children, many of whom have emigrated from Central America. But the deadline to be in compliance with that rule has already passed.

Advocates say the way Texas is now going about securing licenses isn’t fair.

Donald Trump was the only GOP candidate specifically criticized by a group of Latino Republicans who want an end to anti-immigrant rhetoric in the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has called for deporting all undocumented immigrants in the U.S. and building “a great wall” on the border with Mexico.

Alfonso Aguilar is director of American Principles Project’s Latino Partnership and leader of the Latino Republican group, which met yesterday ahead of the third GOP debate tonight. He also served as chief of the U.S. Office of Citizenship under George W. Bush.

From Texas Standard:

The term "alien" is used to describe many things.

It's the monster that claws its way out of bodies in the Sigourney Weaver franchise. It's the odd-looking form with almond shaped eyes which trolls trailer parks, probing unsuspecting earthlings. One of them allegedly piloted a craft that crash-landed in Roswell, N.M. Maybe an alien will soon may ring your doorbell, shouting "trick-or-treat."

The word "alien" has many uses, but Rep. Joaquín Castro says the word has no business in the official language of the United States. He's calling for the word to be banned because he says it is dehumanizing.

 


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