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Immigration continues to be front and center in Texas, where a GOP-appointed federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit led by corrupt state Attorney General Ken Paxton that sought to block a successful program that allows Americans to sponsor Cuban, Haitian, Nicaraguan, and Venezuelan (CHNV) migrants that meet certain... Continue »
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Austin, Texas – On Tuesday evening, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced his office was suing and accusing of human smuggling the Annunciation House, a Catholic nonprofit organization that operates shelters and provides humanitarian assistance in El Paso, Texas. For example, after federal border officials process people and some... Continue »
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In a chilling escalation against faith-based organizations and volunteers who carry out their scriptural mandate to “welcome the stranger,” corrupt Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is seeking to shut down an El Paso group that has for years been critical in aiding newly arrived migrants and asylum seekers. Since... Continue »
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is corrupt, despite the disgraceful acquittal on 16 articles of impeachment by Texas Senate Republicans this past weekend. Let’s just do a quick background review: Paxton was indicted for felony state securities fraud back in 2015, is facing a federal corruption investigation, was impeached... Continue »
Written by David Leopold, America’s Voice Legal Advisor, past president, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Immigration Group Leader, Ulmer & Berne LLP For years, ending the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program has been a top priority for Ken Paxton, the corrupt Attorney General of Texas. Of... Continue »
Impeached Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton And GOP State AGs Are Blocking Roughly 400,000 Eligible Immigrants From Work Permits, Driver’s Licenses, And Deportation Relief While roughly 580,000 immigrants are currently protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the popular policy could have an even wider reach... Continue »
Indicted Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton may currently be suspended as the state’s top lawyer pending an impeachment trial in the state Senate, but his anti-immigrant litigation continues to threaten hundreds of thousands of young people currently protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Texas... Continue »
Looking to provide the fuel for the anti-immigrant judicial pipeline, the Republican Attorney General candidates in Texas, Arizona, and Kansas could shape national immigration policy for the worse.    Ken Paxton (R-TX), Kris Kobach (R-KS), and Abe Hamadeh (R-AZ) are putting nativism at the forefront of their campaigns, but... Continue »
Despite the best efforts of President Trump, Stephen Miller and Jeff Sessions, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program still lives. A series of legal rulings allow renewals to continue, including the recent surprising ruling from the notorious anti-immigrant Judge Andrew Hanen. A strong editorial from Sunday’s Houston... Continue »
According to recent polling, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is now in a dead heat in his bid for reelection. Saddled with legal troubles because of an indictment on securities fraud, Paxton led the recent lawsuit trying to force an immediate end to the DACA program, which was recently... Continue »