Tag: Texas

Cornyn Pushes for Stricter Immigration Measures

TEXAS (KFXV) — We begin tonight with U.S. Senator, John Cornyn and two bills in the works that advocacy groups believe target immigrants.   Immigration remains at the forefront with the approval of recent laws and new proposals focused on boosting deportations and keeping immigrants out of the U.S.   After Governor Greg Abbott’s signing of Senate Bill Four into law on May 7th, another proposed law is sparking controversy; Senate Bill 1018– which would license immigrant family detention centers as child care facilities.   The bill is now advancing to the Texas House of Representatives. But while its...

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Officials React to Abbott Signing SB4

Texas (KFXV) — Reactions to this new law that is sparking controversy not just amongst pro-immigrant organizations but, police department around the state and locally. The law– signed and broadcasted via Facebook– is giving local officials the power to act as immigration agents. But while the law is causing commotion, some believe it’s time laws are followed. Immigration attorneys, expressing their disappointment at Governor Greg Abbott’s signing of Senate Bill four. The law allows local agencies to work with I.C.E and gives them power to ask residents– who are detained– about their immigration status. Not doing so, could lead...

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One of Texas 10 most wanted fugitives is now behind bars

Texas DPS says Mexican officials handed Eusebio Deleon to U.S. Marshals after they detained him in Monterrey Mexico. Eusebio Deleon is wanted on murder charges out of Brooks County as of December of 2013. Deleon ’s estranged wife died from blunt-force injuries in 2012. Police believe Deleon used a dumbbell to strike her and then strangled her with an ironing cord. When they found her body in her home, Michigan police arrested him and sent him back to Texas. He then fled after bonding out and cutting off his ankle monitor. A tip led investigators to his...

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Sanctuary City Senate bill 4 to be debated in Austin

This Wednesday Senate bill 4 will be debated at the state capitol and could affect thousands of immigrants Statewide. The Texas Capital is already filled with representatives of people from all over the country to find out what this issue will be regarding Sanctuary cities in Texas.  Members from the Caravan of Fear arriving today in Austin Texas to speak out in favor of immigrants and keeping families together. “If approved here in Texas it gives other states the option to do whatever they want” – Marilyn Rubio There is less than 24 hours before a decision is made...

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Texas Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supply Purchases

Hurricane season is right around the corner and experts say this emergency supplies tax-free weekend is an opportunity to buy items that you may need a natural disaster occur. Preparing and maintaining an emergency supply kit and simple way to help you and your family. “If something should happen, and you’re not ready for it, there may not be any help coming quickly. You may get help in 3 or 4 days, but that’s a long time to go without a place to sleep, or have food or water for your family.” – George Garrett Emergency officials say every...

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