While the political debate rages over illegal immigration, some South Texans worry that the wall could damage a prized wildlife refuge that contributes to the local economy.
The president’s executive order, now on hold, would disproportionately affect Iranian students and researchers.
byLouise Rodriguez and Kathryn Lundstrom
Austin and San Antonio events were among hundreds planned over the next several months to build on the activism the Women’s Marches inspired.
The president’s ban of immigrants from seven Muslim-majority nations was on everyone’s mind, though the biennial event was peaceful as usual.
After immigration raids, many Austin students fear speaking out will draw attention.
In 2015, a proposal to ban sales outright didn’t make its way out of the state House.
byMolly Smith and Lynda Gonzalez
A policy of mass deportation would have a significant effect on Texas’ economy, which depends on immigrant laborers to fill jobs in its construction, agriculture and hospitality industries, according to economists and industry insiders.
The group vows to challenge Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s effort to pass school vouchers in the 2017 Legislature. Johnson said he has told Patrick to his face, “This will not pass.”
His harsh comments about immigration bother some young Hispanics, even conservatives who plan to vote Republican. But some say Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric is causing them to make another choice,
byTravis Putnam Hill
Travis County sent technical support to explain correct procedures to polling staffers when voters don’t have approved forms of photo ID.
by Reporting Texas Staff
Photo ID Rules Caused Some Hiccups, but Early Long Lines Dissipated.
Initiative will look for long lines, misinformation at the polls and any signs that voters are being intimidated.
“If DACAmented teachers were to just suddenly disappear, advocates would go away from schools,” said Alexis Torres, who said he understands the resources his undocumented students need.
Texas allows felons to regain voting rights after they have completed their sentences, paroles and probations, but many fail to take advantage.
A federal appeals court has ordered Texas to relax standards for interpreters. That makes voting easier for people who are less than proficient in English.