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Texas family broadcasts ICE arrest on Facebook: “You Trump supporters happy?”

  • On Tuesday, Texas resident Robert Espino broadcast on Facebook as U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, together with the DeSoto Police Department, arrested his brother and his brother-in-law.
  • Mundo Hispánico identified the two people arrested as Eduardo Díaz and Marín Márquez.
  • “My brother and brother-in-law were cuffed and taken away from their families,” Espino wrote. "They are not drug dealers, rapists, thieves, not even a traffic ticket. They leave behind wives, sons and daughters. This [is] what Donald J. Trump supporters wanted — to see families torn apart because of where you’re born.“ Read more.
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Along a barren dirt road, Border Patrol agents spot a mother and son, carrying nothing as they walk along the river’s edge. The sun beats down on them as the patrol car pulls up.

“Where are you from?” Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Marlene Castro asks the mother. “How much did you pay to get here?”

Recent statistics from the Department of Homeland Security show “an unprecedented decline” in the numbers of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. It announced a 40 percent drop from January to February, and credited the Trump administration’s tough actions on immigration as the cause.

But in this corner of south Texas, every day still sees migrants trying to make it to the United States.

On Both Sides Of The Mexican Border, Fear Grows For U.S.-Bound Migrants

Photos by Ravenna Koenig and Samantha Balaban/NPR and John Moore/Getty Images

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Texas mosque up in flames only hours after Trump’s Muslim ban

  • The Islamic Center of Victoria in Victoria, Texas, erupted in flames after midnight on Saturday, destroying the edifice while congregants watched curbside.
  • Members of the congregation approached the mosque early in the morning for the first prayer of the day and discovered the destroyed mosque. 

According to Shahid Hashmi, president of the center said the congregation wants to rebuild as soon as possible. Read more.

Here’s how a gay student body president at Texas A&M is taking on the US energy secretary, Rick Perry

  • A student body president at Texas A&M is fighting back against U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry.
  • The former governor of Texas waded into student politics at his alma mater, Texas A&M University on March 22 with an op-ed published in the Houston Chronicle. In it, Perry argued that the election of gay junior economics major Bobby Brooks, who didn’t win the popular vote for student body president, made “a mockery of due process and transparency.”
  • A cabinet-level Trump administration official’s involvement in a local student political matter drew a national spotlight to the race. Read more. (3/29/2017 1:08 PM)
Why You Should Hate Rick Perry

Hi Guys!! So I don’t normally post a lot of stuff on here but this is VERY important.

My dear friend from high school Bobby Brooks recently became the first openly gay student body president of Texas A&M. Whoop! 

This is so important because Texas A&M is generally a very conservative school. Not to mention that Bobby was not originally declared the winner. His opponent had the majority vote, BUT was later charged with voter intimidation (on multiple counts) and therefore disqualified. During the beginning of this process everyone had already begun congratulating Bobby, but he didn’t say a word. He waited very patiently (and probably very nervously) until the college’s court system officially declared him the winner. AND HE WAS SO FREAKING EXCITED! Bobby has such a heart and love and passion for Texas A&M

And now that is being attacked

By former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. 

While Texas A&M may have been Perry’s alma mater this does NOT give Perry the right as current US Energy Secretary to bash Bobby Brooks’ chance of being SBP. Bobby did NOTHING except show an interest in student politics so he could help make his school a better place. Perry is mad that the whole thing is being turned into some “pride” thing something that Bobby does not seem to be interested in. Bobby is just trying to be involved like every other student passionate about politics and their fellow students.

Perry is being petty and bitter and attacking an innocent college student WHO DID NOT ASK FOR THIS, This is sick and awful and wrong

Please stand with Bobby as he fights to stay strong as an entire nation now has its eyes on him for simply wanting to make a difference

IF YOU LIVE IN THE FOLLOWING STATES:

Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Colorado
Georgia
Massachusetts
Minnesota
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOTE IN THE PRIMARIES TOMORROW (March 1st)

These are so crucial in our upcoming presidential election.

Candidates such as Bernie Sanders are losing by the smallest percentage due to lack of younger voter turn out.

PLEASE don’t let the older generations choose our next president. It’s OUR FUTURE to decide upon, not necessarily theirs.

Reblog to spread awareness, also tag your state and who you plan on voting for.

Thanks loves, and happy voting.

In the Presidential race of 1968, Richard Nixon defeated Vice President Herbert Humphrey, who had stepped forward to run when LBJ shocked the country by declining to seek reelection. Nixon carried thirty-two states and more than three hundred electoral votes. He took the oath of office on January 20, 1969. An hour later, LBJ departed the nation’s capital, where he had been a fixture since his election to Congress in 1937. He left with few friends.

Out of both respect and sympathy, Dad decided to go to Andrews Air Force Base to see off the former President. Amid the large crowd, a few other Congressmen showed up, including LBJ’s longtime friend Jake Pickle, but Dad was the only Republican. When Lady Bird Johnson’s press secretary, Liz Carpenter, noticed Dad standing in the crowd, she pointed him out to the outgoing President. LBJ walked over, shook his hand, and said, “George, I’m grateful that you’re here. Come visit me and Lady Bird at the ranch sometime.”

A few months later, Dad accepted the offer. LBJ drove him around the sprawling grounds of his ranch in Johnson City, Texas. At lunch, Dad asked him a question: Should he leave his safe seat in the House to run for the Senate against Ralph Yarborough in 1970? The former President, who had served in both the Senate and the House, replied in classic LBJ style.

“George,” he drawled, “the difference between the Senate and the House is the difference between chicken salad and chicken shit.”

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George W. Bush, writing about the relationship between his father, then-Congressman George H.W. Bush (R-TX), and the outgoing President Lyndon B. Johnson, a Democrat from Texas, in 41: A Portrait of My Father (BOOK | KINDLE).

It doesn’t matter how many times I hear the story about LBJ’s advice to George H.W. Bush about the difference between the House of Representatives and the Senate – it never loses its luster.