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By Chuck Lindell – American-Statesman Staff Trump administration drops complaint that the Texas voter ID law was intended to discriminate. Move reverses Obama-era claim that Republicans tried to suppress black, Hispanic voters. In a sharp reversal from the Obama administration, the U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge Monday that […]

Mayor cites model where nonprofit, police work together By Lomi Kriel With immigration reform deadlocked and election rhetoric against it divisive, Houston and cities across the country are increasingly considering providing identification cards to immigrants and other vulnerable populations. The lack of a government-sanctioned ID can turn any interaction with […]

The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama’s plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press. Agents also have been told to review government files to […]