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Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Republican Lt. Governor Candidate Accused Of Hiring Illegal Immigrants

Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick finds himself in the middle of a political firestorm, less than two weeks before the March 4 Texas primary.

CBS 11–02/19/2014

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AP: DHS Released Over 2,000 Illegal Immigrants

The Homeland Security Department released from its jails more than 2,000 illegal immigrants facing deportation in recent weeks due to looming budget cuts and planned to release 3,000 more during March.

03/01/2013

An assortment of seized assault rifles, shotguns, pistols and ammunition. (credit: Getty Images/Norberto Duarte/AFP)

Police Seize 15 Assault Weapons From Suspected Illegal Immigrant

A suspected illegal immigrant is in custody after police recovered 15 military-style assault weapons in his vehicle in Oak Cliff.

10/26/2012

Elizabeth Villafranca (L) speaks to a crowd of protesters outside the city hall November 13, 2006 in Farmers Branch. Later in the evening, council members unanimously voted to pass the legislation that would make English the official language of the city and approving fines for landlords and businesses who do business with illegal immigrants. (credit: Brian Harkin/Getty Images)

Farmers Branch Immigrant Rental Ban Goes Before 5th Circuit

Farmers Branch’s expensive fight to ban illegal immigrants from renting homes will get perhaps its most important hearing Wednesday before a largely conservative group of judges with the power to influence the national immigration debate.

09/18/2012

Gabriela Saucedo Mercer (Credit: SaucedoMercer.com)

Opinion: AZ Republican: We Don’t Want Middle Easterners Here

Republican efforts to promote hatred across racial and religious lines are heating up this electoral season. They have found a new warrior to promote the cause in Arizona, Gabriela Saucedo Mercer. Mercer has questioned whether Middle Easterners should be in the US “either legally or illegally”.

08/29/2012

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Fight Brewing To Block Texas License For Illegal Immigrants

Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) who authored an Arizona style immigration bill for Texas, thinks that allowing illegal immigrants to legally drive on roadways would be slap in the face to the Texas legal system.

08/24/2012

Undocumented immigrants are body searched before boarding a deportation flight. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Program Offers Opportunity For Deferred Deportation Status

Starting August 15, illegal immigrants that were brought to the United States as children can apply to temporarily live and work in the country legally.

CBSDFW.COM–08/14/2012

Students at a graduation ceremony. (credit: China Photos/Getty Images)

Illegal Students Face Obstacles Even After Graduation

When Rhode Island became the 13th state to allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants at public colleges, supporters heralded the move as one that would give students the kind of advanced education they need to succeed in the workforce.

10/02/2011

Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during the Ronald Reagan Centennial GOP Presidential Primary Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on September 7, 2011 in Simi Valley, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Illegal Immigrant UT Graduate to Perry: Don’t Back Down on In-State Tuition

The former student says the program is a good one.

09/28/2011

Rick Perry Campaigns In New Hampshire

Perry: Feds Owe Texas For Incarcerating Illegal Immigrants

Just days before announcing his candidacy for president, Gov. Rick Perry sent a letter to the Obama administration saying Washington owes Texas more than $349 million for Texas’ incarceration of illegal immigrants.

08/26/2011

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Braddock: Would Perry Crack Down On Illegal Immigration As President?

One of the most pressing issues for conservative Republican primary voters is illegal immigration. It’s also an issue that could prove troublesome for Gov. Perry in his presidential bid.

08/15/2011

Texas Senator Chris Harris of Arlington. (credit: Texas Senate)

Arlington State Senator: “Why Aren’t You Speaking English?”

An Arlington State Senator is taking heat after asking a man testifying on immigration “Why aren’t you speaking in English, then?”

06/17/2011