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Houston Democratic Delegation Makes its Presence Felt in Denver

Posted on · Houston delegates to the Democratic National Convention have arrived in Denver, sort of. They're staying in a hotel in the farther suburbs and say some of it is related to Texas being such a red state. Some others say it might be because much of the delegation is still staunchly behind Hillary Clinton. Jodi Breisler reports from Denver.

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Texas Lawmakers Think E-Verify System a Bad Idea

Posted on · The Bush Administration is requiring all federal contractors to use an electronic database to weed-out illegal immigrant employees. But some Texas Congress members think the system is a bad idea. Jodi Breisler reports from Capitol Hill.

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Revisiting Immigration Legislation

Posted on · Immigration legislation is coming back to Congress piece by piece. This approach is becoming a political headache that could have some unintended consequences for Houston. Jodi Breisler reports from Washington.

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Women Vets

Posted on · Texas Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison is leading a group of female Senators to help women veterans get better health care. Jodi Breisler has more from Capitol Hill.

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Crack Cocaine Sentencing

Posted on · Anyone convicted of possessing 5 grams of crack cocaine will receive a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years in federal court. A person has to have 500 grams of powder cocaine to qualify for the same minimum. Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is leading the Congressional charge to change that disparity. Jodi Breisler reports from […]

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Record Number of Immigrants Deported

Posted on · Stiffer enforcement of immigration laws is the main reason a record number of immigrants have been deported to Latin America and the Caribbean since October. However, many of them aren’t reintegrated back into their home countries, and two Houstonians want the U.S. to help those countries deal with the deportees. Jodi Breisler reports from Capitol […]

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Texas Senators Vote Against Immigration Legislation

Posted on · Both Texas’s Senators successfully voted to kill immigration legislation. Jodi Breisler reports from Capitol Hill. Both John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison broke ranks with President George W. Bush to vote against comprehensive immigration reform. Cornyn says it doesn’t have to be the end. “This is just a very hard issue. But I think when […]

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Hispanic Congressional Members Discuss Immigration Reform

Posted on · For the first time since 1993, Hispanic congressional members of both parties came together to meet with the President. The goal was to find common ground on immigration reform. Jodi Breisler reports from Washington. The President and Hispanic Congressional Delegation met to talk about their legislative strategy to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The President’s previous […]