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Mexican president agitates against Arizona immigration law, inside U.S. - 04/26/12

... immigrants at a community center in Houston. The speech was part of a daylong visit to Houston by Calderon, who also met with local business leaders and the city's mayor. Latinos make up about 44 percent of Houston's population, according to U.S. census figures. While Calderon made reference to various initiatives U.S. states have passed to control illegal immigration, he singled out Arizona's...

DHS officials misled about backdoor amnesty for illegal aliens (Houston, John Morton) - 06/27/11

... immigration case dismissals in Houston and other cities amid accusations that they had created a "back-door amnesty," newly released records show. The records, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, include a series of internal memos from Immigration and Customs Enforcement's chief counsel in Houston dated last August ordering attorneys to review all new, incoming cases and...

Obama admin not deporting some who are deportable; Houston; test program? - 08/25/10

... noncriminals started in earnest in Houston about a month ago and has stunned local immigration attorneys, who have reported coming to court anticipating clients' deportations only to learn that the government was dismissing their cases. Richard Rocha, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman, said Tuesday that the review is part of the agency's broader, nationwide strategy to prioritize...

Jocelyn Fong of Media Matters misleads about immigration (Harold Hurtt, ICE) - 06/27/10

Former Houston police chief Harold Hurtt was recently named to a leadership position at ICE; see the backstory here. He took heat from Fox News and others because, as explained at the link, under his leadership Houston was one of the sanctuary cities.

Harold Hurtt - now local coordinator for ICE - is strong sanctuary city supporter - 06/25/10

... Hurtt, a former police chief in Houston and Phoenix, has been hired as the director for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Office of State and Local Coordination. Starting July 6, Hurtt will supervise outreach and communication between ICE, local law enforcement agencies, tribal leaders and representatives from non-governmental organizations... ...as a police chief, Hurtt was a...

El Paso Times BNHR article - 01/15/07

... Garcia organized a conference in Houston for non-governmental organizations to prepare for a possible massive legalization of undocumented immigrants.

Suzanne Gamboa/AP on immigration ads - 08/30/06

... not." Then, she discusses how Houston City Councilwoman Carol Alvarado was outraged by the DSCC's since-disappeared Internet-only ad 'Secure'. And: Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., has an ad on his re-election campaign Web site praising his anti-terrorism work. The ad includes an image of him standing in the desert near two white SUVs, similar to those used by the Border Patrol. Critics say the scene...

Houston reaffirms illegal aliens sanctuary policy - 07/28/05

... cities (and terrorist targets) Houston has a sanctuary policy that prevents their cops from asking about someone's immigration status. HPD Captain Bruce Williams explains how this works: "If the citizen can come to us and know that we're going to take the information that they give us without looking into their status as an immigrant, then they're more free to come to us and talk about crime...