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Dante Chinni writes Politics Counts as a regular Capital Journal feature. Mr. Chinni is the director of the American Communities Project at American University , which examines different types of communities across the U.S. Immigration is a contentious issue across the country.
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday on "Hannity" that President Obama needs to act now to stop the surge in illegal immigrants flooding across his state's border, calling it "a humanitarian crisis that he has the ability to stop."
A headline out of Charlotte this week stings like fighting words to anyone with an ounce of Texan in their veins.
After years of clashes with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the group that oversees the University of Texas System, the president of its flagship Austin campus reached a resignation deal Wednesday that will keep him on the job until June 2015.
Rep. Henry Cuellar of Texas says he's a loyal Democrat, but he believes President Obama is starting to "look detached" by not visiting the border during his trip to Texas this week.
GOP Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been a vocal critic of President Obama's immigration policies while the president has said the GOP-controlled U.S. House has not acted on his immigration measures.
Shortly after the anniversary of the 2013 fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people, wounded 226, and upended a large portion of the small town of West, Texas, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board said the incident was preventable and that it resulted from the failure of a company to take the necessary steps to avert it.
President Obama travels to Texas Wednesday to meet with Gov. Rick Perry and other local leaders about the recent spike in undocumented immigrants crossing into the country.
The population of Texas could nearly double by 2050, prompting some to worry that not enough is being done to avoid a future traffic nightmare and the drag on the economy that could come with it.
More than 20 years after the Texas Legislature passed a law establishing a 24-hour work safety hotline, real people are answering the telephone calls around the clock.
President Barack Obama appealed to Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency spending to deal with the immigration crisis on the nation's southern border, where unaccompanied children have been showing up by the thousands in a human drama that's causing a political storm in Washington and beyond.
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The Texas Constitution requires the Legislature to "establish and make suitable provisions for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools."
As of Tuesday morning, one day before he flies to Texas for political fundraisers, President Obama had no plans to visit any of the overwhelmed Border Patrol stations in Texas, nor did he plan to visit the facilities where thousands of Central American children are being housed on the taxpayers' dime.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he plans to meet with President Obama to discuss the influx of women and children at the southwest border.
As the state's 15-year higher education plan comes to an end, some objectives in key areas - including college enrollment among certain ethnic groups and degrees awarded in math and science - are unlikely to be met.
Updated: Thu Jul 10, 2014 05:04 am
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