Texas

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Babies, Preschoolers Held in 'Tender Age' Detention Centers

Amid public outcry over Trump’s family separation practice, doctors describe despondent young children at three Texas detention centers.

Lawsuit Challenges Texas Abortion Laws That Target Women of Color

As state lawmakers continue to pass restrictive measures, a coalition of reproductive rights advocates are working on what they call a “big fix” to Texas’ restrictive abortion laws.

HHS eyeing several TExas sites to erect tent cities to house unaccompanied minors.

Trump Administration Mulls Tent Cities to House Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Officials eye Texas military bases as possible sites for temporary housing.

Civil rights groups call for end of separation of migrant parents and children at the border

Civil Rights Groups Appeal for International Help in Ending Separation of Immigrant Families

The coalition calls on the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to end “unjustifiable” separation of migrant parents and children at the border.

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Maternal Mortality Rate in Texas Lower Than Believed, But Black Women's Numbers Remain Alarmingly High

A correction in data collection still confirms that Black pregnant Texans face disproportionate health dangers.

Texas National Guard Prepares To Deploy To U.S. Mexico Border

Three Southern States Pledge National Guard Troops to Reinforce Border Security

The move comes as details emerge on the role troops deployed by President Donald Trump will play on the United States-Mexico border.

ICE Agents Detain Suspected Undocumented Immigrants

Appeals Court Upholds Majority of Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law

Hailed by the Trump administration, the ruling allows law enforcement to ask detainees for proof of citizenship.

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Oscar-Nominated 'Traffic Stop' Explores Violent Arrest of Breaion King

The short documentary delves into the Black teacher’s interaction with two White Austin Police Department officers in 2015. 

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Undocumented Teen Has Abortion After Weeks of Battling Trump Administration

“I made my decision, and that is between me and God. Through all of this, I have never changed my mind.”

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UPDATE: Federal Appeals Court Rules That Undocumented Teen Can Obtain Abortion

The decision overrules the Trump administration’s objections.

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ICYMI: NAACP LDF Asks Texas to Accommodate Voters Displaced by Hurricane Harvey

“The Texas code already recognizes that a natural disaster is an extenuating circumstance necessitating accommodations.”

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House Committee Approves $36.5 Billion in Hurricane and Wildfire Recovery Aid

“These funds are vital right now, in the near term, to get the aid where it is needed most.”

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Climate Justice Roundup: Methane Rule Reinstated, Disaster Relief Aid Requested, Clean Power Plan in Trouble

Two steps forward, one step back.

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Solange Announces Benefit Show to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief

“I’m committed to partnering with organizations on the ground in Houston and making contributions to uplift the city that raised me with so much love.”

In the Face of Federal Gridlock, States Are Moving Forward With New Abortion Laws

While the federal government isn’t moving much policy, state legislatures across the country have been busy reducing or increasing abortion access at nearly equal rates.

A security vehicle sits outside Exxon / Mobil refinery September 23, 2005 in Baytown, Texas.

Hazardous Chemicals Released Into Air Following Hurricane-Related Refinery Accidents in Houston

ExxonMobil acknowledged that two of its refineries were damaged, and there was an unrelated pipeline leak. 

A man waves down to rescue crew as he tries to leave the area after he was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

How to Donate Money and Other Aid to Communities of Color in Houston

A list of charities and organizations working to keep immigrant, Black, Latinx and other populations safe after Hurricane Harvey.  

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ICYMI: Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law as Discriminatory, Again

“It imposes burdens disproportionately on Blacks and Latinos.”

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Texas Activists Peacefully Protest Border Wall

As the nation watched violence reign in Charlottesville, Virginia, a peaceful demonstration played out in Mission, Texas, in support of American inclusivity.

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15 Protestors Arrested in #OutragedAndUnafraid Sit-in at Texas State Capitol

Led by young immigrants, the act of civil disobedience was aimed at saving DACA.