Monday, December 5, 2016

Why is ICE Releasing Hundreds of Women and Children from Family Detention Centers?

Posted By and on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 5:55 PM

Nobody seems to know exactly why hundreds of asylum-seeking women and children from Central America were taken out of two South Texas detention centers, put on buses, and then dropped off in San Antonio starting this weekend. According to volunteers with Raices, a San Antonio legal-aid nonprofit that represents...

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Sinkhole Devours Two Cars and One Person On Southwest Side

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 11:50 AM

Update 2:30pm: The Bexar County Sheriff's Office confirms that a deputy died Sunday after her car fell into the sinkhole. Per Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau:  “We are heartbroken to confirm Deputy Dora Linda (Solis) Nishihara passed away after her car fell into a sinkhole Sunday. Our thoughts and...

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Inmate Found Dead in Bexar County Jail

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 11:40 AM

An inmate in his 50s, booked into the Bexar County jail earlier this year to serve out his sentence on DWI and parole violations, was found unresponsive inside his cell Sunday afternoon. While officials have yet to determine an exact cause of death or even publicly identify the man, the Bexar...

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Satanic Temple Vows to Fight Texas' Fetal Burial Rule

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 10:44 AM

The Satanic Temple has a morality problem with Texas' new abortion rule. Last week, the state Department of Health and Human Services published a new rule that would require abortion providers to bury or cremate the fetal remains of an abortion — regardless of how far along the pregnancy is....

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Texas Blocked From Licensing Immigration Lockups as Child Care Centers

Posted By on Mon, Dec 5, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Texas can't lower its standards in order to license a couple of South Texas immigration lockups run by private prison corporations. That's the result of a final judgement issued by a Travis County judge late Friday in a lawsuit triggered by the state's unusual decision to license immigrant detention centers...

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