Democrats in Texas speak out about eparating immigrant parents and children caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally that was in place until President Trump signed an order changing that practice June 20, 2018.
The debate over guns ramped up at the Texas Democratic Convention in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday, June 22, 2018, as the Moms Demand Action advocacy group found itself face-to-face with the Texas State Rifle Association.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus asks President Trump to stop separating immigrant families caught crossing the U.S. border. At the same time, state lawmakers are reaching out to Gov. Greg Abbott, asking for him to intervene.
U.S. Rep. Kay Granger says immigrant children shouldn't be split from their families when they are caught illegally crossing the border. She hopes the House will pass a bill to strengthen borders and keep families together.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott hopes to send a message to Democrats heading to Fort Worth for their state convention this week. He's putting up billboards displaying messages about topics ranging from education to the economy.
Thousands of Texas Democrats head to Fort Worth in June 2018 for their every-other-year political state convention. They'll pass a party platform, elect officials and rally behind El Paso Democrat Beto O'Rourke.
Votes still close in Dalworthington Gardens second election but not as close as it was May. In the Grapevine-Colleyville school board race, voters returned another incumbent, Becky St. John, to her post.
For more than a year, the old Walmart along the Mexican border here has been a mystery to those driving by on the highway. In place of the supercenter’s trademark logo hangs a curious sign: “Casa Padre.” Casa Padre now houses more than 1,400 immigrant boys, dozens of them forcibly separated from their parents at the border by a new Trump administration “zero-tolerance” policy.
Texas Republicans have tried to avoid the issue of immigrant children being separated from their parents as Donald Trump attempts to use the policy to force Congress to adopt his immigration agenda. The Star-Telegram Editorial Board calls the practice inhuman and believes Texas leaders should condemn it and look for other ways to control unauthorized immigration.
The two major state political parties convene every two years but their activities have little impact. They hear speeches, network, write party platforms that are almost uniformly ignored by their respective candidates.