# Texas politics
The Surprising History of Liberal Texas
When you think of Texas, the first words that come to mind might be "conservative," "Republican," and "red state." And it's true that Texas has been a reliably red state in presidential elections for decades. But it wasn't always this way. In fact, Texas has a long history of liberalism.
Outraged immigration rights group is determined to stop migrant buses from leaving Texas
President of LULAC discloses how they will stop migrant buses from leaving Texas -Screenshot from Twitter. The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) plans to stop busloads of migrants headed to New York or Washington, D.C., from leaving Texas, according to KRLD.
Migrants sleep on the streets of El Paso—VP Harris says the borders are secure
Migrants have to sleep outside because El Paso is saturated -Gagandeep/Pexels. El Paso has nowhere to put the recent influx of people who illegally crossed the border. According to KFOX, migrants sleep on the streets of the city because processing centers, shelters, and motels have reached full capacity.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz and border agents are outraged over WH House Press Secretary's claims about the border
Images reveal why the Texas Senator and border agents are stunned -Screenshot from Twitter. It outraged Texas Senator Ted Cruz and U.S. border agents when White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed people do not walk across the border. After she made the statement, Senator Cruz invited her to Texas. He requested that she come see for herself. Jean-Pierre rejected the invitation, saying she was there in 2018, the New York Post reports.
Heavy influx of migrants disturb residents and strains emergency system
Migrants sometimes "knock on doors at one or two o'clock in the morning," per a County Constable -Mitchell Luo/Pexels. What would you do if migrants who illegally crossed into the US knocked on your door at one or two o’clock in the morning? That’s what’s happening to citizens in Eagle Pass, Texas, according to Maverick County Deputy Constable Frank Bowles. He told Fox and Friends about it in a recent interview.
Operation Lone Star is Doing More than Catching Immigrants - It’s also Catching Drug Smugglers
Texas Governor Greg Abbott started Operation Lone Star last year to catch migrants who crossed the border. According to Governor Abbott, Texas has bussed almost 10,000 migrants (9,595 to be exact) to Washington, D.C., and New York since April. Then this week migrants were bussed to Chicago.
Texas School Board Rejects State Approved “In God We Trust Sign”
Last year, Texas passed a state law requiring public schools could display donated signs that read “In God We Trust”. Protestors looked for loopholes to get around the law. Now, one school district is rejecting donations of signs that read “In God We Trust” because they have enough for each school.
Governor Abbott is Not Making More Friends But is Doing Chicago a Favor
This week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent two buses of migrants to Chicago. Previously the Republican Governor had sent migrants to New York and Washington, D.C. Now, Chicago is feeling the effects of Texas with the first two busloads of migrants arriving.
It's Been One Year Since the Taliban Overtook Kabul - See How One Family Calls Texas Home
August 15 marked the one-year anniversary that the Taliban took over Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. This led to tens of thousands of Afghans leaving the country. The Taliban came back into power after nearly two decades when the U.S. and Coalition forces fought against them. The Taliban believe in a strict form of Sunni Islam.
Bank of America Offers Zero Down Payment and Closing Costs for These Texas Residents
Bank of AmericaPhoto by Taylor Simpson on Unsplash. With the price of buying a house increasing due to inflation pushing interest rates as high as 6%, Bank of America wants to offer a new program for first-time home buyers. In Dallas and a few other select cities, first-time home buyers can buy a home with zero down payment and closing costs. The target audience is people of color, African Americans, and the Hispanic community.
The Homeless Have No Place to Go After City Bans Public Camping
Austin police banning homeless people on the streetScreenshot from Twitter. Last year, Austin Texas passed a ban that was voted on by the public to not allow the homeless to camp on city streets. The city looks better with fewer tents on the streets but the homeless have nowhere to go.
Democratic Challenger O'Rourke Restarts His Campaign on Friday
On August 26, Democratic challenger Beto O’Rourke went to the San Antonio Methodist Hospital on the day of his event but he was not feeling well. Doctors gave him antibiotics and recommended that he go home to El Paso to rest and recover. O’Rourke came down with a bacterial infection that caused him to put a hold on his 49-day political campaign across Texas. Several planned events were canceled.
Governor Abbott Sends 75 Migrants to Chicago
Texas migrants arrive in ChicagoScreenshot from Twitter. After months of sending immigrants who entered Texas through Mexico, Governor Greg Abbott has been bussing them to other cities. Recently, the migrants were bussed to Washington, D.C., and New York City. Then on Wednesday, Governor Abbott announced a new location where migrants will be sent - Chicago.
Governor Abbott has Spent $12 Million of Your Dollars to Bus Migrants Out of Texas
Border Patrol is encountering a large number of migrants as they cross the U.S. - Mexican border. Border security is a Federal responsibility, but Texas has spent nearly $4 billion under Austin's Governor Greg Abbott on the Texas Border Patrol and busing migrants to Washington, D.C. and New York City.
Texas Captures 81 Terrorists Along the Southern Border
Last year, the U.S. Border Patrol detained 42 terrorists who are on the U.S. Terrorist Watch list. Now, the number is up to 81. All of these incidents occurred since President Biden took office.
New Mexico is Trying to Get a Piece of Texas and its 25 Billion in GDP
The little city in West Texas that gets overlooked often even by Texans is the town of El Paso. But one state, New Mexico, has its eye on the city as they try to capitalize on the trade industry. An industry that sees 25 billion in gross domestic product (GDP) each year. [GDP is the total market value of all finished goods and services a country produces over a period of time.]
This Sanctuary City Can’t Handle 7,600 Migrants Who Arrived This Year
This year, Texas bussed nearly 7,600 migrants to New York City which Mayor Eric Adams calls a sanctuary city. But the thousands of migrants who have entered have overwhelmed the city and its immigration center.
Washington. D.C. is Struggling with the Surge of Migrants
Migrants in Washington, D.C.Screenshot from Twitter. Yesterday was the first day of school in Washington, D.C. Summer is over for most children but a few may see their summer extended a few more days.
Governor Abbott Said While Biden Ignores the Crisis, Texas Steps Up
Migrants in Washington, D.C.Screenshot from Twitter. On Saturday morning, Texas Governor Greg Abbott talked before the next bus left to head off to New York City. The Republican governor has criticized President Joe Biden over how he took a hands-off approach to the migrants entering the Texas and Arizona borders.
Texas Sent More Migrants to New York - Overall, the City Will Spend $300 Million Supporting Migrants
On Saturday, two more buses from Texas arrived in New York City. The buses carried 96 migrants as Governor Greg Abbott continues to send the asylum seekers to sanctuary cities such as New York and Washington, D.C.