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Crisis At The Border, Shake-Up At Homeland Security, Trump Visits Texas, And More

Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer also discuss Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick and Speaker Bonnen proposing a 1 percent sales tax increase to cut property taxes.

President Donald Trump speaks as he visits a new section of the border wall with Mexico in Calexico, Calif., Friday April 5, 2019.


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President Donald Trump is tightening his grip on immigration by proposing big policy changes, including cutting aid to Central America and a more aggressive stance against people seeking asylum. How will the Administration respond after a federal judge blocked his asylum proposal earlier this week?

Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer break down the resignation of Kirstjen Nielsen at the Department of Homeland Security and the politics of immigration policy.

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Texas topics

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  • Dennis Bonnen's home menaced by pro-gun activist; Texas House Speaker abandons "constitutional carry" bill
  • Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick and Speaker Bonnen propose 1 percent sales tax increase to cut property taxes
  • Ted Cruz jinxes Texas Tech?

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