Texas Immigration

Hearing Set In Lawsuit Over Licensing Of Detention CentersLawyers for an immigrant rights group will ask a judge to block emergency rules issued by Texas health officials that would allow two immigrant family detention facilities to be licensed as residential child care centers.
Immigrant Surge Underscores Texas Political Divide Texas Democrats say the solution for dealing with the thousands of immigrant children pouring into the country is a softer, more measured policy response, while state Republicans emphasize clamping down on the U.S.-Mexico border.
G.W. Bush Promotes Benefits Of Immigration ReformMaking a rare return to the political arena, former President George W. Bush urged Congress on Wednesday to reach a "positive resolution" on immigration reform.
Births, Not New Immigrants, Push U.S. Latino GrowthWith immigration slowing, babies born in the U.S. rather than newly arrived Mexican immigrants are now driving most of the fast growth in the Latino population.
Proof Of Citizenship Required To Renew A Texas Driver's LicenseTucked inside the state school finance bill is a provision requiring Texans to prove their citizenship, or legal status, before receiving their first or renewing an old driver’s license.
State Republicans Blame Each Other For Immigration Bill FailureWhen the immigration enforcement bill died again this week without a vote in the Texas House, Democrats smirked while Governor Rick Perry and GOP lawmakers angrily blamed each other for its demise.
Texas Senate Opens Hearing On Immigration BillDallas and Houston law enforcement officials said Monday that they oppose legislation that would free up officers in so-called sanctuary cities to ask about the immigration status of anyone pulled over during a traffic stop, questioned as a witness or otherwise detained.
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