Tag: Texas

Texas legislators discuss how SB4 will impact the Valley

BROWNSVILLE (KFXV) — After new laws were approved during the last legislative session in Texas, many people are living in uncertainty. Today Texas legislators discussed how this will impact on our communities. Representatives like Eddie Lucio III among others, were present with several valley leaders to discuss topics that will impact residents of the Rio Grande Valley. One of those was SB4, which allows for law enforcement officers to ask for a person’s immigration status. Lucio added that soon, one city in the Rio Grande Valley will be joining the lawsuit against SB4 that claims the law is unconstitutional....

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LUPE Joins Lawsuit against SB4

TEXAS (KFXV) — The lawsuits against the state of Texas continue to pile up as Senate Bill four (SB4) comes closer to becoming a law. Five entities are joining hands to challenge the recently signed ‘Show Me Your Papers’ bill. Among these organizations is La Union Del Pueblo Entero – which represents thousands of immigrants throughout the valley. Although 23 police departments in South Texas, have shown their support for the new law, La Union Del Pueblo Entero officially sealed their participation in a lawsuit against the state of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott and Attorney General, Ken Paxton. Among...

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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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