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Texas contenders for governor offer differing views on immigration issues in public debate

Texas contenders for governor offer differing views on immigration issues in public debate

Rio Grande Guardian HARLINGEN, TX — In a televised debate on Tuesday evening, gubernatorial candidates Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis offered sharply contrasting views on two top immigration issues in Texas. Davis said she supports allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver’s permit to allow them to drive legally and with insurance on Texas

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Texas border-deployed National Guard troops not being fed

By Luis Montoya Rio Grande Guardian BROWNSVILLE, TX — State Rep. René Oliveira says he is “appalled and embarrassed” that National Guard troops are being forced to ask local charities for a hot meal while serving on the border. “It’s embarrassing that our troops have to stand in a food pantry line,” Oliveira told Action

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The Inspiring Work Being Done To Show What Jesus Would Do At The Border

By Jack Jenkins Think Progress McALLEN, TX — It was only 2:30 in the afternoon, but they were already running low on children’s shoes. “We’re out of certain kid’s sizes,” a worried-looking volunteer said as she pointed toward the back of the large, merchandise-filled room. Between her finger and the shoe rack stood several colorful

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VIDEO: The child immigration crisis in 10 numbers

LatinaLista — Recent reports indicate that the swell of undocumented children is easing and that many of those who have arrived have either been reunited with long absent parents or deported back to the countries they fled. However, there are still thousands in the care of the American government. Being denied access to the children,

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Texas’ Hispanic Republicans urged to switch parties

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian AUSTIN — Given what happened with the vote on immigration reform at the Texas GOP Convention last weekend, Hispanic Republicans are being urged to ditch their party and join the Democratic ranks. State Reps. Bobby Guerra, D-McAllen, and Armando Martinez, D-Weslaco, say Hispanic Republicans will find the Democratic Party

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Founder of one of the most successful charter schools in nation shares 3 suggestions on helping students achieve academic success

By Mike Feiberg La Voz de Austin The debate over public education in Texas has been loud and heated. There’s nothing wrong with that, as long as we debate productively. But we’ve been bogged down in trivial fights that have prevented us from finding real solutions. If we want to set children up for success

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