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Editorial Roundup: Texas

Feb. 19, 2024 14:42 PM EST

Austin American Statesman. February 12, 2024. Editorial: Lights, cameras but no solutions on Greg Abbott’s border stage Lights, cameras, action. Surrounded by Texas National Guard members, military vehicles, and Republican counterparts from 11 states, Gov. Greg...

Texas ban on university diversity efforts provides a glimpse of the future across GOP-led states

Feb. 17, 2024 01:39 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The dim lighting and vacant offices were the first clues. Other changes struck Nina Washington, a senior at the University of Texas, when she returned to her favorite study spot from winter break. The words “Multicultural Center” had been taken off the...

Texas will build camp for National Guard members in border city of Eagle Pass

Feb. 16, 2024 17:12 PM EST

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Texas will build an operations base for up to 1,800 National Guard members in Eagle Pass, expanding the presence of soldiers in the border city where the state has clashed with the Biden administration over immigration enforcement, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced...

New Hampshire lawmakers approve sending 15 National Guard members to Texas

Feb. 16, 2024 15:28 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire lawmakers approved Republican Gov. Chris Sununu’s request Friday to send 15 National Guard volunteers to the Texas border with Mexico after he called fentanyl the state’s most serious health crisis. Along with a dozen other Republican...

Judge expresses skepticism at Texas law that lets police arrest migrants for illegal entry

Feb. 15, 2024 17:34 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday voiced concerns over a Texas law that would give police broad authority to arrest migrants on charges of illegal entry starting in March, saying it would be a “nightmare” if the U.S. became a patchwork of states enforcing different immigration...

Migrant crossings at the US-Mexico border are down. What's behind the drop?

Feb. 14, 2024 18:57 PM EST

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A recent decline in arrests for illegal crossings on the U.S. border with Mexico may prove only temporary. The drop in January reflects how the numbers ebb and flow, and the reason usually goes beyond any single factor. After a record-breaking number of...

Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp says he will aid Texas governor's border standoff with Biden

Feb. 13, 2024 20:25 PM EST

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said Tuesday he will send more of his state's National Guard soldiers to aid Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's effort to control illegal crossings on the U.S.-Mexico border, as fellow Republican Abbott pursues a showdown with the Biden administration over immigration enforcement. ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Feb. 12, 2024 07:11 AM EST

Fort Worth Star-Telegram. February 10, 2024. Editorial: Border is a crisis but can wait until after election? This is why Congress is broken It’s clear now that Senate negotiators badly miscalculated in their attempt to craft a bipartisan border-security and...

Faced with wave of hostile bills, transgender rights leaders are playing "a defense game"

Feb. 09, 2024 08:07 AM EST

For decades, the plotline for LGBTQ+ activism in the U.S. was one of advances — often slow-paced and hard-fought but inexorably moving forward. Now, faced with unprecedented attacks in state legislatures, transgender rights leaders acknowledge they are playing defense — and two of the biggest...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Feb. 06, 2024 12:27 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Feb. 2 The New York Times on immigration President Biden’s assertion that he’s ready to sign a border deal — one that would make it much harder for migrants to enter the United States...