Members of the Houston-based Remembrance Project, which was formed to bring comfort to families of Americans killed by people in the United States illegally, recently traveled to the state capitol in Austin to support the passage of SB 185, a bill to prohibit cities from implementing policies that would interfere with local police enforcement of state or federal immigration laws.

In order to pass a 2016 budget, Republican leaders have turned to a rarely used rule that would allow lawmakers to vote on multiple proposals, hoping to appease conservatives and the so-called “hawks.” According to GOP leadership, the goal was to pass a budget in the first 100 days of the new Congress, and they are confident that they will do so.

In the name of fighting crime, both state and local governments seize Americans’ personal cash and private property, even when the citizens are never charged with anything.

Senator Ted Cruz, who announced his candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination at Liberty University in Virginia on March 23, has been criticized by Cesar Vargas and Erika Andiola, co-directors of the radical, pro-amnesty Dream Action Coalition.

Last week New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into a law a bill (passed unanimously by both houses) that made his state the first to require local approval before any local law-enforcement agency can accept military equipment from the U.S. government.