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Can A ‘Red Flag’ Gun Law Fly In A Red State?

State representatives on Monday began discussing whether a “red flag” law giving courts the ability to remove guns from a person considered dangerous would work in Texas.

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Call A 1-800 Number And Wait: Migrant Parents Search For Their Children

The U.S. says it has reunited more than 500 migrant children that the government separated from their parents. That means there are about 2,000 children to go. Officials say they have a plan, though parents and their advocates tell a … Continue reading

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Protests in Tornillo Continue as Lawmakers Gain Access to Child Shelters Along the Border

Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke — along with several other lawmakers —returned to the town of Tornillo on Saturday, nearly one week after he marched at the same location alongside 2,000 others, in protest of family separation at the border.

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Q&A with Melissa Lopez: What’s the process of reuniting parents with children?

As the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy continues to unfold along the Southwestern border, Marfa Public Radio has been collecting your questions about immigration in West Texas. One listener asked us: “What’s the process of reuniting parents with children, and … Continue reading

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Western District Dismisses Some Cases Involving Family Separation

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas dismissed some cases of illegal entry into the United States involving family separation. The announcement comes shortly after President Trump signed an executive order, which intends to end the administration’s … Continue reading

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Central Americans Sue the Trump Administration Over Family Separation

Three Central Americans are suing the Trump administration for its now reversed policy of separating families at the border. The lawsuit filed Wednesday is against several federal agencies, including the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is responsible for the care … Continue reading

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Texas Democrats To Hash Out Platform, Rally For Midterms At Convention In Fort Worth

Thousands of Democrats will gather in Fort Worth starting Thursday afternoon for the Texas Democratic Party Convention. They’ll debate and decide their platform of issues and Democratic leaders will rally the party faithful ahead of this fall’s midterm elections. For … Continue reading

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What are your questions on immigration in West Texas?

In the wake of the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, the first temporary shelter for migrant children opened in Tornillo, Texas last week. Reporters at the station have been following this story on the ground to provide the most up … Continue reading

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As Tents Rise On The Border, So Do Tensions Over Whether Boys Are ‘Unaccompanied’

The boys live in white tents in the North Chihuahuan desert. At least once a day, they are allowed to play soccer in a dry dirt clearing that’s flanked by a large metal storage container, and in spots, portable toilets. … Continue reading

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More than 2,000 March In Tornillo to Protest Family Separation at the Border

A crowd of more than 2,000 gathered at a border crossing in Tornillo, Texas early Father’s Day to protest the separation of children and parents who enter into the U.S. illegally. The rural town of 1,500 has become well-known over … Continue reading

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