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Rafael Anchia

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Sen. West, Civil Rights Groups Join Calls For Jail Closure

Civil rights groups gathered in Austin at the Texas state capitol to release a report asking for the closure of Dawson State Jail in Dallas.

CBS 11–02/25/2013

Individuals await interviews at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Democrats & Republicans Say Immigration Reform Needed

President Obama’s former advisor says it was probably a mistake that the Commander in Chief’s immigration plan was made public. Regardless, Democratic state Representative Rafael Anchia (Dallas District 103) says it’s time for immigration reform.

CBSDFW.COM–02/18/2013

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Gov. Perry Calls For Tax Cuts, Conservative Spending During 83rd Legislative Session

83rd State Legislative session gets underway in Austin with a long list of priorities.

CBS 11–01/08/2013

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Democrats Hope To Build Party From Bottom Up

Texas Democrats have the longest losing streak in the nation, having lost every race for statewide office since 1994, but with Republicans stressing greater conservatism and fresh faces running as Democrats, they hope to turn that around.

06/10/2012

A U.S. Border Patrol agent looks for footprints from illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. (credit: Getty Images/John Moore)

Opposing Groups Agree: No AZ-Style Immigration Reform In TX

Some groups that are usually on the opposite side of issues are joining together to oppose Arizona style immigration reform for Texas.

KRLD–01/06/2011