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Texas GOP leaders call judge’s immigration ruling ‘victory for rule of law’

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, Sen. Ted Cruz and other Republican state leaders on Wednesday called a judge’s ruling against the president’s executive action on immigration a “victory for the rule of law” and the Constitution, and demanded the administration halt all preparations to implement the programs that would defer the deportation of 4.7 million people living in the country illegally.

State agency head defends embattled contract

The head of Texas’ second largest public retirement system on Monday defended the agency’s $205 million, four-year contract with a health care company that a recent state audit found was handled carelessly, had substandard oversight and may have been biased.

Immigrant rights groups rally at Capitol

Advocates for immigrant rights from all over Texas gathered Wednesday for a rally on the south steps of the Capitol to oppose some measures filed by GOP legislators and to push for other proposals that would benefit the immigrant community in the state.

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