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Federal judge says Trump administration must allow new DACA applications

U.S. District Judge John D. Bates ruled Tuesday that the administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was never fully explained and could not be justified. However, Bates did allow for a 90-day hold on his ruling “to afford [the Department of a Homeland Security] an opportunity to better explain its view that DACA is unlawful.”

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Texas is resettling almost 80 percent fewer refugees

"There’s a stark contrast to what the refugee resettlement program looks like now compared to in past years," said Erica Schmidt-Portnoy, the area director for Refugee Services of Texas in Austin.

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Texas National Guard deploys troops to Texas-Mexico border

The Texas National Guard plans to send hundreds more in coming days after President Donald Trump called for stronger U.S. military protection there. The federal deployments come after Texas lawmakers in recent years agreed to spend more than $2 billion in state money on border protection. 


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