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Pastors’ Declaration on Border Security

Posted on · They call it a crisis that cannot be ignored any longer. Local pastors call on the government to secure the national borders as the first part of any immigration reform strategy. They plan to send lawmakers a declaration urging them to take immediate steps to resolve the crisis. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Sheriff Forms Advisory Panel

Posted on · Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has put together a committee he hopes will ward off controversy when it comes to the deportation of jailed illegal immigrants. The sheriff says the advisory committee will make recommendations on how the program is run. Bill Stamps has more.

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Response to Arizona Immigration Law

Posted on · The new Arizona law cracking down on illegal immigration has sparked an uproar from the oldest Hispanic organization in the United States. LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens, announced an economic boycott of the State of Arizona until the law is repealed or declared unconstitutional. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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How the AZ Immigration Bill Will Affect Texas

Posted on · The governor of Arizona has signed the nation's toughest state laws against illegal immigration. The bill will, among other things, require police to ask people about their immigration status in some instances — a move that critics say could lead to racial profiling. One local political expert says the effects of the Arizona law will be felt in Texas, as David Pitman reports.

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Immigration Fraud Suspect Arrested

Posted on · A woman suspected of stealing thousands of dollars from Colombian nationals living in the area has been arrested by the Harris County authorities. Rod Rice reports she preyed on the families of people facing deportation.

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More Scrutiny over Policy

Posted on · The federal initiative that trains local jailers to screen for illegal immigrants is getting a lot of attention in Houston. Harris County Commissioners voted to continue the practice. Now, some members of Houston City Council want the city to take another look at the federal program. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Screening of Illegals to Continue

Posted on · Harris County Commissioners voted to continue the practice of screening jail inmates for immigration violations. Before the vote both sides of the controversial issue voiced their opinion on the matter. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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Operation Predator Snares Lake Jackson Man

Posted on · A Lake Jackson man gets 76 months in federal prison for attempting to leave the country to have sex with a minor. Rod Rice reports that 47-year-old Patrick Cochran will also have lifetime supervision after he's served his sentence.

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Another View on Immigration Reform

Posted on · Solving illegal immigration by strictly enforcing the law is not the answer to a complex problem according to a new study commissioned by Americans for Immigration Reform. Rod Rice reports that the group wants comprehensive immigration reform and it wants another side of the issue to be heard.