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Texas' diversity, equity and inclusion ban has led to more than 100 job cuts at state universities

Apr. 13, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A ban on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in higher education has led to more than 100 job cuts across university campuses in Texas, a hit echoed or anticipated in numerous other states where lawmakers are rolling out similar policies during an important election...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Apr. 08, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Austin American Statesman. April 4, 2024. Editorial: The harsh consequences of the Texas GOP’s fervor to crush DEI at UT The work of public universities – communal investments in the thinking skills and innovation needed to build a healthy society – needs to...

GOP lawmakers are using the budget to pressure Kansas' governor on DEI and immigration

Apr. 03, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans are likely to approve a proposed state budget for Kansas with provisions aimed at forcing the state's Democratic governor to restrict diversity initiatives on college campuses and help Texas in its fight with the Biden administration over border security. ...

Texas asks court to decide if the state's migrant arrest law went too far

Apr. 03, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An attorney defending Texas' plans to arrest migrants who enter the U.S. illegally told a panel of federal judges Wednesday that it's possible the law “went too far” but that will be up to the court to decide. The comment was made to a 5th U.S. Circuit...

Migrants in Iowa wonder whether to leave over a bill that could see some arrested and deported

Apr. 01, 2024 17:53 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill in Iowa that would allow the state to arrest and deport some migrants is stoking anxiety among immigrant communities, leaving some to wonder: “Should I leave Iowa?” The legislation, which is expected to be signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds, would make...

Chicago plans to move migrants to other shelters and reopen park buildings for the summer

Mar. 29, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago plans to close five shelters for migrants in the coming weeks and move nearly 800 people, including families, in order to reopen park district buildings hosting popular summer camps, athletic contests and other community events in time for summer. The shift...

Texas’ migrant arrest law will remain on hold under new court ruling

Mar. 27, 2024 18:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Texas’ plans to arrest migrants suspected of illegally entering the U.S. will remain on hold under a federal appeals court order that likely prevents enforcement of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s new immigration law until a broader decision on whether it is legal. ...

Texas medical panel won't provide list of exceptions to abortion ban

Mar. 22, 2024 16:10 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas medical panel on Friday rebuffed calls to list specific exceptions to one of the most restrictive abortions bans in the U.S., which physicians say is dangerously unclear and has forced women with serious pregnancy complications to leave the state. The head of...

Law enforcement officials in Texas wonder how they will enforce migrant arrest law

Mar. 21, 2024 22:23 PM EDT

SANDERSON, Texas (AP) — During the nine hours that Texas was allowed to arrest and deport people who illegally enter the U.S., Sheriff Thaddeus Cleveland never changed his tactics with migrants in his remote border county. Not because he opposes the idea. There's just no practical...

Court action on Texas' migrant arrest law leads to confusion at the US-Mexico border

Mar. 20, 2024 21:01 PM EDT

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A dizzying volley of courtroom maneuvers over a Texas law that would allow the state to arrest and deport people who enter the U.S. illegally sowed confusion at the nation's border with Mexico on Wednesday as sheriffs, police chiefs and migrants waited for direction. ...