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By Mark Wilson, American-Statesman Staff Immigration authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of 45 people in Austin as part of a wider federal operation earlier this month that targeted undocumented immigrants with criminal histories throughout South and Central Texas. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, agents arrested a total […]

LAREDO, Texas — A Tennessee man was sentenced Thursday to four years in federal prison for his role in a human smuggling scheme that placed the smuggled aliens in dangerous and life-threatening conditions. This sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick, Southern District of Texas. This case was investigated […]

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A solider based in Fort Hood, Texas, pleaded guilty Jan. 29 for his role in a conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal aliens, and illegally re-entering the United States after having been deported. This guilty plea was announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick, Southern District of Texas. […]

Texas counts DACA, Dream Act cost

17 Jan

By John Austin, Jacksonville Progress AUSTIN — Holding a campus job to cover rent while attending the University of Texas isn’t making Sam Cervantes rich, but the sales taxes and tuition he pays are helping enrich the state’s economy. Yet while Cervantes aspires to someday become a lawyer, as one […]