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Texas Sheriff Expects Fewer Deportations

President Obama, as part of his executive actions last week, is doing away with a controversial law enforcement program known as Secure Communities. Under Secure Communities, undocumented immigrants picked up by local police for even minor violations could be held in custody and eventually deported if their fingerprints matched a federal immigration database. Under a new program that will replace […]

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Texas law that lets cops draw blood without warrant tossed by appeals court

AUSTIN – Texas law that allows police officers to take blood samples from suspected drunk drivers without a warrant is unconstitutional, the state’s highest criminal court ruled Wednesday. The ruling could impact Texas’ “no refusal weekends,” including during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, when officers target suspected drunk drivers and subject them to mandatory breath and […]

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Message from the HCSO, HPD, and local pastors as the nation awaits Ferguson grand jury decision

As the nation awaits the Ferguson grand jury’s decision, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Houston Police Department, and Houston-area pastors, reminds the public that their right to peacefully assemble will be respected. We will work jointly to make sure that the safety of everyone remains a priority. We are proud of […]

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