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Debate Night in Texas – Houston Public Media
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Debate Night in Texas – Houston Public Media

Former Texas U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, left, and Gov. Greg Abbott. We’re back for our fifth anniversary season! This week on Party Politics, Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the latest brinksmanship legislation in the U.S. Congress, Lizzo’s opportunity to play a flute once owned by James Madison, and the debate between Beto O’Rourke and Gov. Greg Abbott, among other stories. NATIONAL TOPICS Government funded, at least for now Lizzo plays James Madison's flute   TEXAS TOPICS Paxton runs from process server Former Republican RRC Sarah Stronger endorses Democrat No quorum in Harris County Lt. Governor candidates on TV McConaughey floats presidential run   DEEP Debate night in Texas   You can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts (or wherever ...
Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard say they were misled in lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis
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Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard say they were misled in lawsuit against Gov. Ron DeSantis

A group of Venezuelan migrants on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in federal court against Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and other Florida officials who took credit for flying them to Martha's Vineyard, alleging that they were lured onto flights through gifts and false offers of jobs and services.Three migrants from Venezuela represented by civil rights attorneys in Massachusetts accused DeSantis of violating several federal laws and the U.S. Constitution, asking the federal district court in Boston to prohibit Florida from "inducing immigrants to travel across state lines by fraud and misrepresentation."The Venezuelan asylum-seekers also asked the court to award them and the several dozen other migrants flown to Martha's Vineyard last week monetary compensation for the emotional trauma the...
GOP governors continue sending migrants, including babies, to Democratic states
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GOP governors continue sending migrants, including babies, to Democratic states

Republican governors this week continued ramping up the controversial practice of sending migrants to Democratic states in a move critics are calling a political stunt. Arriving by bus and plane in Sacramento, California, dozens of migrant families, including children, were dropped off without any direction or assistance. Aid workers said some migrants who walked from a Sacramento airport looking for shelter ended up sleeping in a park. "Using people as political pawns to make a political point is wrong, and this is really an immoral thing for whoever is doing it to be doing," Autumn Gonzalez, a volunteer with the nonprofit group NorCal Resist, told CBS News. New York City's shelters are also at the breaking point. Mayor Eric Adams said the ci...
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This week on “Face the Nation with Margaret Brennan,” September 18, 2022: Cuellar, Kostin, Johnson, Pape

"Face the Nation" Guest Lineup:Rep. Henry Cuellar - (D) Texas, vice chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland SecurityAndriy Kostin - Prosecutor General of UkraineJeh Johnson - Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security during the Obama administrationRobert Pape - University of Chicago professor and founding director of the Chicago Project on Security & ThreatsPlus, a conversation with the authors of "The Big Truth: Upholding Democracy in the Age of 'The Big Lie'"Major Garrett - CBS News chief Washington correspondentDavid Becker - Executive director and founder of the Center for Election Innovation & Research and CBS News election law contributorHow to watch "Face the Nation"Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022TV: "Face the Nation" airs Sunday morning...
GOP Govs. Ron DeSantis, Greg Abbott send migrants to Martha’s Vineyard and vice president’s residence
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GOP Govs. Ron DeSantis, Greg Abbott send migrants to Martha’s Vineyard and vice president’s residence

Republican governors this week escalated their efforts to transport migrants released from federal border custody to Democratic-led jurisdictions, sending groups of Latin American asylum-seekers to Martha's Vineyard and a busy street near Vice President Kamala Harris' residence in Washington, D.C.On Wednesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, took credit for flying roughly 50 Venezuelan migrants to Martha's Vineyard, an island off the Massachusetts coast, without alerting local officials. On Thursday morning, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott boasted about busing another group of migrants to a street near the Naval Observatory, which houses the vice president's official residence.The state actions this week are part of a broader campaign by three Republican governors to rebuke the Bid...
Florida’s DeSantis flies dozens of “illegal immigrants” to Martha’s Vineyard, escalating tactic against “sanctuary destinations”
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Florida’s DeSantis flies dozens of “illegal immigrants” to Martha’s Vineyard, escalating tactic against “sanctuary destinations”

Tallahassee, Florida — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Wednesday flew two planes of immigrants to Martha's Vineyard, escalating a tactic by Republican governors to draw attention to what they consider to be the Biden administration's failed border policies. Flights to the upscale island enclave in Massachusetts were part of an effort to "transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations," said Taryn Fenske, DeSantis' communications director. While DeSantis' office didn't elaborate on their legal status, many migrants who cross the border illegally from Mexico are temporarily shielded from deportation after being freed by U.S. authorities to pursue asylum in immigration courts — as allowed under U.S law and international treaty — or released on humanitarian parole. Terry MacCo...
U.S. to retain 125,000 cap on refugee admissions for fiscal year 2023
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U.S. to retain 125,000 cap on refugee admissions for fiscal year 2023

The Biden administration plans to retain its goal of receiving up to 125,000 refugees in fiscal year 2023, in hopes of accomplishing a lofty objective it fell far short of reaching in 2022, according to government statistics reviewed by CBS News.Starting in October, the proposed refugee cap, which still needs to be formally approved by President Biden, will guide U.S. admissions of the most vulnerable refugees displaced by war and violence across the world. The refugee cap is a target and does not require the U.S. to resettle a specific number of refugees. In fact, the Biden administration has fallen far short of meeting its refugee admissions goals over the past two years, largely because of the decimation of the resettlement system under former President Donald Trump, who portray...
Texas governor authorizes state officials to arrest migrants and transport them to border crossings
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Texas governor authorizes state officials to arrest migrants and transport them to border crossings

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday authorized state officials and National Guardsmen to arrest migrants who enter the U.S. unlawfully and transport them to federal ports of entry along the border with Mexico, the latest escalation in his feud with the Biden administration over immigration policy.Abbott signed a directive purporting to give the Texas National Guard and Department of Public Safety the authority to apprehend migrants who enter the U.S. in between ports of entry or "commit other violations of federal law." The order also empowered state officials to "return" these migrants to ports of entry, which are administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a federal agency.While Abbott has signed other directives targeting Biden administration border polic...
U.S. expands eligibility for Afghans and others seeking entry on humanitarian grounds
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U.S. expands eligibility for Afghans and others seeking entry on humanitarian grounds

The Biden administration quietly expanded eligibility rules for immigrants requesting humanitarian entry into the U.S. amid mounting criticism over the rejection of thousands of applications from Afghans seeking refuge from the Taliban, internal government guidance and training materials obtained by CBS News show.The policy changes, implemented internally this spring, concern a decades-old legal authority called parole that allows U.S. immigration officials to authorize immigrants who don't have visas to enter the country if they have urgent humanitarian needs or if their arrival furthers a "significant public benefit." U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) agency that oversees the legal immigration system, typically receives a...
Biden administration halts limits on ICE arrests following court ruling
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Biden administration halts limits on ICE arrests following court ruling

The Biden administration on Saturday halted its limits on immigration arrests to comply with a court ruling that took effect over the weekend, leaving deportation agents across the U.S. without any official instructions on which immigrants they should, and should not, detain.In September 2021, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas directed U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to arrest immigrants deemed to pose a threat to public safety or national security, and migrants who recently crossed a U.S. border unlawfully. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents question and detain undocumented immigrants during traffic stop after an early morning stakeout, Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Eamon ...