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  • White student sues Texas med schools that rejected him for minorities with lower GPAs, MCATs

    02/01/2023 11:26:11 AM PST · by CFW · 11 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 1/31/23 | Jennifer Kabbany
    A white male student has sued six Texas medical schools that rejected him for admissions but allegedly admitted other students — namely students of color and women — who had lower MCAT scores. The class-action lawsuit was filed Jan. 10 by the America First Legal Foundation’s Center for Legal Equality.
  • How the IRS Enables the Border Invasion: Tax deductible nonprofits help illegal migrants enter the United States.

    01/31/2023 9:51:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/31/2023 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last year, bills to stop funding non-profits that help illegal aliens enter this country were introduced in the House and Senate. The Stop Federal Funding for Human Trafficking and Smuggling Act and the Protecting Federal Funds from Human Trafficking and Smuggling Act have failed to make headway. Meanwhile, the problem has only gotten worse. Such bills would not be necessary if the IRS were doing its job. Instead, the IRS, which consistently targets conservative nonprofits, has refused to address the problem. The mass invasion of the United States of America would not be possible without a nonprofit sector that has...
  • Iranian illegal immigrant on terror watch list caught near southern border

    02/01/2023 6:24:33 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 26 replies
    FOX News ^ | 1 Feb 2023 | Adam Shaw, Bill Melugin
    EXCLUSIVE: Texas law enforcement arrested an Iranian illegal immigrant at the southern border whose name and date of birth subsequently turned out to be a match on the FBI’s terror watch list, Fox News has learned. Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) arrested 29-year-old Alireza Heidari last week after a traffic stop involving a human smuggler at the border in Val Verde County, Texas as part of Operation Lone Star. Heidari was being smuggled in the vehicle along with four other illegal immigrants. He was located in the trunk. Fox is told that Heidari was handed over to Border Patrol...
  • Greg Abbott announces Texas' first Border Czar amid surge of illegal migrant crossings

    01/31/2023 1:40:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 31, 2023 1:45am EST | Landon Mion
    Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday announced the state’s first-ever Border Czar to address the influx of migrants coming through the Southern Border. Abbott tapped veteran Border Patrol agent Mike Banks to serve as Special Advisor on Border Matters to the Governor in response to the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis. “For nearly two years, the State of Texas has taken unprecedented, historic action under Operation Lone Star in response to the Biden Administration’s refusal to secure the border,” Abbott said at a press conference on a border wall construction site in San Benito, Texas. “To continue...
  • Man Charged With Kidnapping And Assault Released On $2 Bail, Promptly Commits Another Alleged Kidnapping And Assault

    01/24/2023 7:34:49 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 23, 2023 | Erinn Broadus
    A Texas man released on a $2 bail for allegedly choking and kidnapping his former girlfriend was rearrested within days for continuing to threaten her... Aubrey Taylor was arrested after allegedly holding his former girlfriend hostage, choking and terrorizing her on Dec. 27 in Harris County, Texas. He was offered a $2 bond — $1 for each count — during his court date on Jan. 13 and was rearrested on Jan. 18 for violating court orders and allegedly threatening the victim.. “Repeat offender accused of beating woman gets $1 bond. Horrific,” said Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbot on Twitter. “Texans...
  • Texas border sheriff sends SOS: 'Illegal aliens wreaking havoc in our communities'

    01/22/2023 10:30:22 AM PST · by Right Wing Vegan · 37 replies ^ | 1/22/2023 | Bethany Blankley
    Kinney County, Texas, Sheriff Brad Coe is pleading for help from his colleagues in three states as his department is overwhelmed by the surge in illegal foreign nationals who are "wreaking havoc in our communities.” Coe sent letters to sheriffs in all 254 counties of Texas, all 75 counties in Arkansas and all 77 counties in Oklahoma asking for help to defend his residents from the surge in illegal immigration. The border crisis “has made all counties a border county,” he argues, and it’s “imperative that we stand ready here at the border in order to protect and serve.” Kinney...
  • 'Relentless wave' of robberies is forcing Houston business owners to sleep in their businesses with guns

    01/22/2023 9:39:12 AM PST · by Twotone · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 19, 2023 | Carlos Garcia
    Business owners in Houston, Texas, say that a crime spree described as a "relentless wave" of robberies is forcing them to sleep at their businesses overnight armed with guns. Coaches Pub owner Robert Curry told KHOU-TV that he saved up money for many years and moved to Houston to purchase a bar and accomplish his dream. “I lived in my RV for the first four months that I was here in Houston to get it started,” Curry said. “And honestly, it was my baby.” But just eight months later, he says that a string of robberies might put him out...
  • Illegal border crossings surge to highest of Biden’s term

    01/20/2023 10:49:49 PM PST · by blueplum · 22 replies
    AP ^ | 20 Jan 2023 | uncredited
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge in Cuban and Nicaraguan arrivals at the U.S. border with Mexico in December led to the highest number of illegal border crossings recorded during any month of Joe Biden’s presidency, authorities said Friday. ...U.S. authorities stopped migrants 251,487 times along the Mexican border in December, up 7% from 234,896 times in November and up 40% from 179,253 times in December 2021, Customs and Border Protection said. Cubans were stopped nearly 43,000 times in December, up 23% from November and more than quintuple the same period a year earlier. Nicaraguans were stopped more than 35,000 times,...
  • Armed Texas bar owners sleeping in shops to stop revolving door justice criminals

    01/20/2023 10:25:31 AM PST · by lowbridge · 41 replies ^ | January 19, 2023 | MaryAnn Martinez
    Bar owners in Texas have resorted to sleeping in their watering holes — while armed with guns — thanks to non-stop burglaries and the city’s soft-on-crime policies. Lindsey Rae, the owner of Two-Headed Dog in Houston, was part of a coalition of bar owners — whose cash registered and liquor cabinets have been emptied recently — that begged elected officials for help Wednesday. “I have been burglarized 15 times in the last year,” Rae said during a city council meeting. “We’re seeing, if they are getting caught, they’re getting re-released because of the cash bond issues we’re having,” Rae explained....
  • Texas GOP: Speaker Dade Phelan is ‘Teaming Up With Democrats’ to Kill [Republican] Priorities

    01/19/2023 10:08:29 AM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 20 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | 1/18/2023 | Brandon Waltens
    With the legislative session now underway, the Republican Party of Texas is taking their fight to prevent Democrat lawmakers from being placed in powerful leadership positions to a new level, airing a radio ad in House Speaker Dade Phelan’s district that encourages his constituents to urge him to only appoint Republicans as committee chairs. “Democrats tried to turn Texas blue. But Texas voters told them no. We voted Republican all the way down the ticket,” begins the 60-second spot released on Wednesday. “But House Speaker Dade Phelan thinks Democrats should still run the show. That’s why he’s planning to put...
  • Watch–Republican Maria Salazar Lectures Americans in Davos: Illegal Aliens Are Owed Amnesty

    01/17/2023 5:09:31 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/17/2022 | John Binder
    Rep. Maria Salazar (R-FL) lectured Americans while in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting, urging them to accept amnesty for the nation’s 11 to 22 million illegal aliens. During a panel discussion alongside Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV), Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), and others, Salazar said some form of amnesty is necessary for illegal aliens living across the United States. She said: We need to also give dignity to those people who are in the country and those are the people that I represent. We’re talking about 13 to 15 million people — who are, most of them, Hispanics,...
  • New bill in Texas legislature would ban certain foreign entities from purchasing land there

    01/16/2023 9:39:58 AM PST · by cutty · 14 replies
    The Center Square ^ | January 16, 2023 | Bethany Blankley
    This follows the “Lone Star Infrastructure Protection Act” banning all contracts with foreign-owned companies related to critical infrastructure signed by Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott. A bill has been filed in the Texas legislature that would ban citizens, governments and entities of China, Iran, North Korea and Russia from purchasing land in Texas Republican state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst filed SB 147 to ban certain foreign governments and entities associated with them from purchasing real property in Texas. It follows an executive order issued by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis last year but includes fewer countries and far less prohibitions. The bill would...
  • NYC Mayor Eric Adams visits southern border amid migrant surge

    01/16/2023 8:00:49 AM PST · by fluorescence · 20 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 16, 2023 / 4:57 AM
    Jan. 16 (UPI) -- New York City Mayor Eric Adams traveled to El Paso, Texas, and visited the U.S.-Mexico border over the weekend, during a trip in which he criticized the federal government for its response to the migrant surge and announced plans to coordinated with the rest of the country's mayors to find a solution. Adams traveled to Texas for the two-day trip that began Saturday and included stops at the southern border, the Office of New Americans' El Paso branch and the Sacred Heart Church, where he told migrants outside that he was going to fight "for their...
  • Woke Brewery Gets Massive Backlash for Cancelling Kyle Rittenhouse After Folding to the Woke Mob

    01/15/2023 9:02:27 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | January 15, 2023 | Black Conservative Perspective
    On Friday, Southern Star Brewing Company in Conroe, Texas announced on Twitter that they were canceling the "Rally Against Censorship," an event it was scheduled to host on January 26 that featured Kyle Rittenhouse as a speaker, and said they "don't do rallies" and the event did not reflect their "values."
  • H.R. 40: To address the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to study and consider a national apology

    01/14/2023 12:31:24 PM PST · by Perseverando · 118 replies
    U.S. Congress ^ | January 9, 2023 | Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
    118th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 40To address the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to study and consider a national apology and proposal for reparations for the institution of slavery, its subsequent de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African Americans, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 9, 2023 Ms. Jackson Lee (for...
  • Report – Democrats Continue Push for Reparations, National Apology for Slavery, Which ‘Infects Current Society’

    01/12/2023 11:20:19 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/12/2023 | Amy Furr
    Multiple House Democrats are reportedly pushing again for reparations and a national apology for slavery, according to Fox News. The group reintroduced legislation to create a commission whose members would address slavery in America, and one Democrat hopes the nation can deal with the issue, the outlet continued Thursday: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, and 52 House Democrats proposed the legislation this week in an effort to keep the issue alive. Her legislation, which was considered by the House Judiciary Committee in the last Congress when Democrats were in charge, is unlikely to taken up in the 118th Congress led...
  • Texas House to Continue Appointing Democrats to Key Committee Chairmanships

    01/12/2023 11:37:29 AM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 12 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | 1/11/2023 | Sydnie Henry
    Despite intense grassroots pressure, the Texas House refused to allow a vote on whether Democrats will be allowed to chair important committees in the Republican-controlled chamber. A Republican priority for 2023, banning Democrats from holding key committee chairmanships—which allows them to block conservative legislation—is supported by more than 81 percent of Republican voters. In the 87th Legislative Session, 40 percent of committee chairs were Democrats, per Phelan’s decision. Notably, [House Speaker] Phelan immediately moved Tuesday to hold the rules debate the following day, a full day before busloads of Republicans were scheduled to descend on the Capitol to voice their...
  • PICTURED: Robber, 30, who was killed in Houston restaurant by vigilante: Criminal was ALREADY on bond for assault and spent SIX years in jail for armed robbery - but jury will now decide if 'hero' customer, 46, who 'protected everyone' will face charges

    01/10/2023 11:18:14 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 245 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 January 2023
    A Texas grand jury will decide whether or not criminal charges should be brought against a customer who shot and killed a robber in a Houston taqueria last week. Eric Eugene Washington, 30, died after being shot nine times - with one bullet hitting him execution-style in the head - by a vigilante customer who was said to be 'protecting everyone' in the Texas restaurant. It can now be revealed that Washington already had a lengthy rap sheet. He was already on bond for domestic violence for attacking his girlfriend during the ambush - and he previously spent six years...
  • Houston Taqueria Shooting: Legally Justified Killing or Simply an Execution?

    01/11/2023 10:17:36 AM PST · by absalom01 · 201 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 01-10-2023 | Andrew Branca
    The question now, of course, is whether the shooter’s use of deadly defensive force to stop Washington’s armed robbery was justified on the legal merits.The answer? Yes, maybe, and almost certainly not.Confused yet? Let’s clarify. BASICS OF LEGAL JUSTIFICATION FOR USE OF DEADLY FORCE UNDER TEXAS LAWShooting someone dead is, of course, normally a crime. Under Texas law, and the law of every other state, however, the use of deadly force upon another might be legally justified, and not a crime, if it meets the conditions for deadly force defense of persons—meaning either defense of self or defense of others....
  • Biden Gives Away the Game With Remarks in Mexico

    01/11/2023 6:20:59 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    Red State. ^ | January 10, 2023 | Nick Arama
    Joe Biden is in Mexico meeting with the President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. He delivered some remarks with the two other leaders on Tuesday. I reported earlier on what Biden said about the classified documents in his office at the Penn Biden Center. But he also made remarks about illegal immigration and the problem at our Southern border. First, AMLO gave him a left-handed compliment, but I’m not sure that Biden is bright enough to pick up on what the Mexican President was truly saying. ... “You, President Biden, you are the...