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Congolese Asylum Seeker Dies In U.S. Border Custody

By Gabrielle Jones, KERA News A 41-year-old Congolese woman seeking asylum died Wednesday in U.S. custody shortly after she entered a border station in South Texas, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday. CBP said in a statement that the woman arrived … Continue reading

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U.S. House Passes Replacement For North American Free Trade Agreement

By Abby Livingston, Texas Tribune WASHINGTON – The U.S. House passed a major trade deal on Thursday that will reset the economic relationships within North America. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement passed with a 385-41 vote and will now head to … Continue reading

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At Least 125,000 Texans Might Lose Access To Food Stamps Under New Trump Policy

By Stacy Fernández, Texas Tribune Vanessa Wilson’s white Chevy SUV has sat untouched on the patch of land outside her family’s trailer in Austin for months. It’ll be there for a while. Drenched with water three months ago after she … Continue reading

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Texas Isn’t Providing Major Support For The 2020 Census. Local Officials And Nonprofits Say They Will Instead.

By Chase Karacostas, Texas Tribune In lieu of state support to ensure accurate census numbers, advocates and local government officials from across Texas announced Wednesday morning their own plans to reach all parts of the vast and notoriously hard-to-count state.

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Border Patrol Apprehensions Dipped Last Month, But 2019 Saw A Dramatic Increase From 2018

By Julián Aguilar, Texas Tribune EL PASO — The number of people who were apprehended by or surrendered to federal immigration officials on the U.S.-Mexico border dipped by nearly 20% last month, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday. After … Continue reading

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November Elections Are Coming Up. Are You Registered To Vote? Here’s What You Need To Know.

By Marfa Public Radio There are only a few more days left until the Oct. 7 deadline to register to vote for this year’s November elections. If you’ve moved since the last time you voted, you’ll need to update your … Continue reading

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Gina Ortiz Jones Raises Massive $1 Million Haul In Third Quarter

By Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune Gina Ortiz Jones, the leading Democratic candidate to replace U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, raised over $1 million in the third quarter, her campaign announced Tuesday morning. The figure represents a massive haul that her campaign … Continue reading

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After Two Mass Shootings, What Does The Gun Debate Look Like In West Texas?

By Sally Beauvais and Mitch Borden August was a month unlike any other for West Texas. Two mass shootings — one in the city of El Paso and another in Odessa — left 29 dead and dozens injured. The tragedies have … Continue reading

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Sen. José Rodríguez, An El Paso Democrat, Announces His Retirement

By Cassandra Pollock and Patrick Svitek, Texas Tribune State Sen. José Rodríguez, an El Paso Democrat, announced Friday that he will not seek reelection to the upper chamber in 2020. Rodriguez informed El Paso colleagues of his decision in a text … Continue reading

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Migrant Protection Protocols Quietly Expands To Big Bend Sector

By Carlos Morales A controversial Trump administration policy requiring some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico as their cases progress through U.S. immigration courts has now expanded to the Big Bend Sector — a remote but sprawling 500-mile stretch of … Continue reading

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