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Dehydration and illnesses: Why more migrants at U.S.-Mexico border are getting sick texastribune.org/2019/07/16/mig… via @TexasTribune
Beto O'Rourke raised over $3.6 million during the last three months, a disappointing figure after he entered the race with high expectations in mid-March. bit.ly/2k9yvrO
Gov. Greg Abbott raised a staggering $12.1 million over two weeks last month. The haul included two $1 million donations, both from donors who have previously given lavishly to his campaigns. bit.ly/2keDurd
RT @darlacameron: Check out @carla_astudi's first @TexasTribune chart in this great story by DC fellow @adampwillis: https://t.co/8peboc0Oi…
RT @adampwillis: In the early 1990s, violent crime was rampant in Johnson's Dallas district. But crime rates were already falling precipito…
RT @adampwillis: Johnson is taking a similar position to Biden here. With the crime bill resurfacing as a major flashpoint in the president…
RT @adampwillis: Eddie Bernice Johnson is the only remaining Texas representative who was in office in the summer of 1994, when Congress pu…
U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson is the only Texan remaining in Congress who voted for Bill Clinton's crime bill, which has become deeply unpopular among Democrats and is a contentious issue in the 2020 presidential primary. She doesn't regret it. bit.ly/2kbEX1s
Mumps, tuberculosis and dehydration: Why more migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border are getting sick. bit.ly/2lI1HqB
Hemp law has most big-city prosecutors in Texas stepping back from marijuana charges. But not in El Paso. The district attorney there says his office will continue to pursue pot cases. #txlege bit.ly/2kbtVJA
6/ Democrats, on the other hand, were particularly fierce in their responses. bit.ly/2kbGQv7
RT @PatrickSvitek: .@tedcruz on @FoxNews: "Oh, listen, like most tweets the president sends, I wouldn't send these particular tweets. But I…
5/ U.S. Rep. Michael Cloud claimed he had "not really seen" the tweets, despite them being the top news on Capitol Hill coming into the day. "I've heard about them, but I haven't seen them." bit.ly/2kbGQv7
4/ U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw: "Everything that has come out of those women's mouths has generally been wrong, deeply offensive. But that doesn't mean that we stoop to that level. That doesn't mean that we say things that are unacceptable as well." bit.ly/2kbGQv7
3/ U.S. Rep. Lance Gooden wrote that he interpreted the comments differently. bit.ly/2kbGQv7 twitter.com/RepLanceGooden…
2/ U.S. Rep. Will Hurd called Donald Trump’s tweets “racist and xenophobic.” U.S. Rep. Pete Olson said the president should “disavow his comments.” U.S. Rep. Chip Roy said the president was wrong. bit.ly/2kbGQv7
1/ Three Texas Republicans in Congress have condemned Trump’s racist tweet from this weekend. Many others have remained silent. bit.ly/2kbGQv7
RT @dkharmon: One of the best parts of my job is working with talented @TexasTribune reporters on important stories. @KiahCollier's story t…
RT @nachoaguilar: Legal experts say new federal rule to block most asylum claims is on shaky ground texastribune.org/2019/07/15/can… via @TexasTribu…
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, raised over $2.5 million in the second quarter as his reelection war chest topped $9 million. #tx2020 bit.ly/2Ydcqeg
@BetoORourke raised $3.6 million in the second quarter — a disappointing figure after he entered the race to be the Democratic party's presidential nominee with high expectations in mid-March. bit.ly/2YQBHIc
The Delta Works stops flooding in the Netherlands. It includes a combination of dams, dikes, locks and first-of-their-kind storm surge barriers in the southwest. What can Texas learn from the “masters of the flood” to help protect its coast? bit.ly/2YTdX6f https://t.co/0KlwpWX9oQ
In tomorrow's newsletter: a new law legalizing hemp has created a patchwork of different consequences for folks caught with pot across Texas. Sign up for The Brief tonight and get the details in your inbox tomorrow morning. bit.ly/30yQiIt https://t.co/1OcAFYQwUv
The Trump administration wants to make migrants who pass through another nation before entering the U.S. at its southern border ineligible for asylum. bit.ly/30IqDgT
If completed, Texas’ coastal barrier would become just the second coastal protection system in the U.S. It would be so large, it would be visible from space. Here's how the Dutch have inspired the project: bit.ly/30z75ew https://t.co/pcoY5QCMxc
RT @PatrickSvitek: In The Blast this evening — A new Democratic candidate in #TX22: Pearland City Councilman Derrick Reed, first nonwhite c…
The Trump administration has scheduled a new rule to go into effect on Tuesday in its latest attempt to curb asylum claims on the border. The rule would deny U.S. asylum to migrants who don’t first apply for protection in a third country. bit.ly/2JywjnG
Former University of Texas System chancellor Bill McRaven brought in $2.58 million in total compensation in 2018. He was the highest paid public university leader in the United States last year — and three other Texas chancellors ranked in the top ten. bit.ly/2XZZoAF
Three Republican congressmen from Texas are criticizing the president's series of racist tweets. | via @TexasTribune kutne.ws/2lBkyn5 https://t.co/pD7ghBavtv
Nearly a year ago, San Antonio became the second city in Texas to pass an ordinance forcing employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. Now, the city is getting sued over that ordinance. bit.ly/2Y8p3qJ
Beto O'Rourke is dramatically expanding his presence in Iowa. He plans to open 11 field offices across the state, giving him one of the larger footprints there compared to other 2020 presidential candidates. bit.ly/2JArdHN
Flood risks are so low in the Netherlands that homeowners don’t buy flood insurance and building codes behind the flood barriers are virtually nonexistent. What can Texas learn from “the safest delta in the world?” bit.ly/30xh6sF
RT @PatrickSvitek: New: @BetoORourke further expands Iowa campaign, opening 11 field offices there texastribune.org/2019/07/15/bet…
RT @PhilJankowski: Three GOP Texans in Congress condemn Trump's racist tweet, while others remain silent texastribune.org/2019/07/15/gop… via @Texas…
Three Republican Texans in Congress have condemned President Donald Trump's racist tweet from the weekend. But the bulk of the Texas GOP delegation has remained silent. bit.ly/30FtsPL
 
told CNN that the "tweets are racist and xenophobic. They're also inaccurate." bit.ly/2JydQrf
 
tweeted: "I urge our President immediately disavow his comments." bit.ly/2JydQrf
 
tweeted: "POTUS was wrong to say any American citizen, whether in Congress or not, has any ‘home’ besides the U.S." bit.ly/2JydQrf
Julián Castro raised $2.8 million in the second quarter, according to his campaign. bit.ly/2SjbxeC
RT @PatrickSvitek: Castro raises $2.8 million in second quarter texastribune.org/2019/07/15/jul… via @TexasTribune
A 1953 storm drowned 1,800 people in the Netherlands. Not a single person there has died from a flood ever since. What can Texas learn from the Dutch? bit.ly/2JAszSI
A coalition of business groups have sued San Antonio over the city's paid sick leave ordinance. bit.ly/2JBkugB
The Border Patrol has hit a breaking point. From @POLITICOMag. politi.co/2Se9F6I
RT @PatrickSvitek: .@JulianCastro campaign confirms he raised $2.8 million in second quarter. $1.7 million came before the debate and $1.1…
RT @PatrickSvitek: Castro Q2 news > twitter.com/daveweigel/sta…
NEW: Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has launched a political action committee to help defend the GOP majority as Democrats push to take the Texas House in 2020. He's giving the PAC $3 million from his own campaign account. #txlege #tx2020 bit.ly/30xCsGq
Can the “masters of the flood” help Texas protect its coast from hurricanes? bit.ly/30v0UZ5
RT @PatrickSvitek: Here are those @WillHurd comments to @CNN on Trump's tweets: https://t.co/I8OX1eufNh
State leaders again want to review how Texas elects judges. Will they end partisan judicial elections? #txlege bit.ly/2YVEwrs
Gov. Greg Abbott raised a staggering $12.1 million over two weeks last month. It is the most the Republican governor has raked in during the traditionally days-long fundraising sprint following the legislative session. #txlege bit.ly/2xP0mAW
After centuries of fighting back water in a low-lying nation, the Dutch have become the world leaders in flood control. And their expertise is helping Texas design what would become the nation’s most ambitious — and expensive — coastal barrier. bit.ly/30EU1EJ
RT @markchand: Q: How can I help? For starters, check out this recent @TexasTribune @byjayroot article on San Antonio’s migrant resource…
RT @editwithemily: A coastal barrier in Texas would pay for itself in one storm. So why hasn’t the state built one? @KiahCollier, @TexasTri…
RT @jackkaskey: Houston's Ike Dike is being designed to protect against 100-year floods, not the 10,000-year event of its Dutch inspiration…
The idea animating many political candidates in Texas in 2020: redistricting. bit.ly/2Y6Hs7l
The Trump administration wants to make migrants who pass through another nation before entering the U.S. at its southern border ineligible for asylum. The effort would disqualify most Central American migrants. New @TwitterMoments: twitter.com/i/moments/1150…
4/4 The AP reports that the policy will likely face a legal challenge. bit.ly/2JAfPvu
3/ The policy, slated to take effect Tuesday, would also affect unaccompanied children. bit.ly/2JAfPvu
2/ The Trump administration wants to make migrants who pass through another nation before entering the U.S. at its southern border ineligible for asylum. The effort would likely disqualify most Central American migrants. bit.ly/2JAfPvu
1/ NEW: Most Central American migrants won’t qualify for asylum in the United States under a new Trump administration policy. The policy, slated to take effect Tuesday, would also affect unaccompanied children, reports the @AP. bit.ly/2Sn6REE
8/8 A House oversight committee report says the government agency overseeing shelters that house migrant children sent it information about 17 of those children. The parents of at least 10 of those children were deported. bit.ly/2Y5SR7l
7/ Meanwhile, more than a year after a federal judge ordered the federal government to halt family separations and reunite those migrant children with their parents, 30 children remain in federal shelters. bit.ly/2Y5SR7l
6/ Lawyers and advocates say agents are relying on minor crimes, flimsy evidence and unverified allegations of gang affiliation to justify the continued separations of parents and children. bit.ly/2JuwIra
5/ @ProPublica reported, for instance, that officials are relying on databases run by foreign police and militaries to check whether migrants crossing the United States border have gang affiliations. bit.ly/2JKtHCi
4/ Advocates say adult migrants continue to be separated from children for reasons that are increasingly vague and difficult to corroborate. bit.ly/2JuwIra
3/ “It’s really catastrophic for the individual, not just in terms of their emotional and physical well-being but also their ability to access the legal process.” bit.ly/2JuwIra
2/ Almost 400 children were separated from their parents between June 2018 and March 2019. That number jumped to more than 700 children by May 2019. bit.ly/2JuwIra
1/ Family separations aren't over. As many as five kids per day are separated from their parents at the border. bit.ly/2JuwIra
RT @KiahCollier: My latest: Can the “masters of the flood” help Texas protect its coast from hurricanes? texastribune.org/2019/07/15/can… via @Texas…
NEW: The Dutch have gone more than 50 years without any deaths caused by flood. In Texas, hundreds of citizens have perished in floods and hurricanes just in the past two decades. Can the “masters of the flood” help Texas protect its coast? bit.ly/2ShDjIl
@JohnCornyn raised over $2.5 million in the second quarter. He has almost $9.1 million cash on hand. bit.ly/2YSDMDp
RT @PatrickSvitek: News: @JohnCornyn raised over $2.5 million in second quarter, has almost $9.1 million cash on hand https://t.co/haC2jlw7…
RT @MWatkinsTrib: Beto O'Rourke emailed supporters Sunday night to say he's descended from slave owners. The email came right around the ti…
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke has disclosed that he and his wife are both descended from slave owners. bit.ly/2xJMqrY
RT @PatrickSvitek: FEC filing shows @RepPeteOlson raised $378K in the second quarter, short of the $420K+ that @SriPKulkarni says he raised…
RT @PatrickSvitek: .@BetoORourke discloses he recently learned he and his wife are descendants of slave owners: medium.com/@BetoORourke/r…
U.S.-Mexico border detention efforts aren’t good enough, according to the government itself. bit.ly/30EDkJB
Houston police chief @ArtAcevedo says it's "all quiet" in the state's largest city, where large-scale @ICEgov deportation raids were expected Sunday. But Acevedo expects some deportation operations this week. bit.ly/30H890f
As many as five migrant children per day continue to be separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. bit.ly/2SculvX
In late June, the U.S. Justice Department stopped allowing attorneys or immigrant rights groups to give “know your rights” briefings to asylum seekers before their initial court hearings. That's not the only program that has ended. bit.ly/2YQh5Qe
After state lawmakers passed the $11.6 billion school finance law, school employees were eager to see their paychecks increase. But school districts are seeing smaller gains than they expected — and teachers are still fighting for bigger raises. bit.ly/2Saqf7D
Some Houston churches are opening their doors to immigrants during the ICE raids today. New @TwitterMoments. twitter.com/i/moments/1150…
5/5 “I say to the federal authorities: that you are well aware and on notice that you are not able to come into a church and demand anyone that is a representative of the faith to give anyone to anyone.” — @JacksonLeeTX18 bit.ly/2xSOnlH
4/ ICE officers are, technically, allowed to enter "sensitive locations," such as churches, schools and hospitals, but generally try to avoid doing so. bit.ly/2xSOnlH
3/ "We want to be a beacon of light for those who may be in fear. So when I got the call, I couldn't do anything but accept. There is nothing strange to us in doing this. This is our heart and our passion." bit.ly/2xSOnlH
2/ Half a dozen or so churches announced they would shelter undocumented immigrants on Sunday who fear they are in danger of being taken by ICE. bit.ly/2xSOnlH
1/ Undocumented immigrants in Houston will seek shelter in churches, mosques and synagogues today. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are expected to partake in a deportation roundup. bit.ly/2xSOnlH
Why would politicians fix our immigration problems when they can campaign off the mess? bit.ly/2YKz8Y1
This year, Texas passed a law legalizing hemp. It also has prosecutors dropping hundreds of marijuana cases. bit.ly/2xV3s6F
RT @lara_korte: .@FIELHouston is hosting a press conference to announce that a Houston church, Living Waters International Ministries, is o…
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued San Antonio in November 2018 over claims the city “materially limited” the enforcement of immigration laws. A judge dismissed that claim — but the lawsuit is far from over. bit.ly/2Sc86Gk
Texas is trying to end Obamacare. It hasn't produced a plan to replace it. bit.ly/30tuu0X
After federal agencies refused to turn over information on migrant children separated from their parents, U.S. lawmakers issued subpoenas. Now they're told that at least 30 kids are still in custody without their parents. bit.ly/2YRhYYT
The third debate in the Democratic presidential primary will be in Houston. bit.ly/2Se5TKx
UT-Austin will fully cover the tuition and fees of students whose families earn up to $65,000 in adjusted gross income a year starting in 2020. bit.ly/2S9nAuU
Photos of a packed migrant processing center in McAllen, Texas on Friday show nearly 400 migrant men packed behind fences with no mats or pillows. A border patrol agent in charge of the facility said some of the men hadn’t showered in “10 or 20 days.” bit.ly/2JyrXNx
Migrant families set out from remote Guatemalan villages, convinced a better life awaited them in the U.S. Their dream ended in a thicket on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande in South Texas. From @HoustonChron bit.ly/30uq9uv
A mass roundup of migrant families that have received deportation orders is scheduled to begin on Sunday. Houston, one of at least 10 cities planned to be targeted, has 1.6 million immigrants and about half a million undocumented people. bit.ly/30xe8Vg
The Tribune toured a former "man camp" in Carrizo Springs that the U.S. government has turned into a shelter for as many as 1,3000 migrant teens at a cost of $750 to $800 per child per day.
A former Texas oilfield worker camp now holds hundreds of migrant children - bit.ly/30xaKK0
An unofficial commemorative coin circulating among Border Patrol agents appears to poke fun at the fact that many border agents are no longer out patrolling. Instead, they are now caring for and processing migrant families and children. From @propublica bit.ly/30xasms
A potential challenge to Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn could further shake up Texas' still-unsettled primary. A group of progressive Democrats are urging Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, a top organizer in the state of the Latino vote, to run for U.S. Senate. bit.ly/30CzL6F
 
 
 
 
 
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