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Monday, December 4, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Leads 11-State Coalition to Support Federal Immigration Laws and to Promote Respect for Life
“No court has ever before recognized such broad rights for unlawfully-present aliens with virtually no connections to the country,” Attorney General Paxton wrote in the brief. “Under the reasoning of the courts below, there will be no meaningful limit on the constitutional rights an unlawfully-present alien can invoke simply by attempting to enter this country.”

Monday, December 4, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Releases Statement on the Death of San Marcos Police Officer
“Along with everyone learning of a San Marcos police officer’s murder today, I am deeply troubled and saddened. Officers around our state courageously serve and deserve our utmost honor and respect, especially during this time. Please join Angela and me as we pray for the officer’s family, the people of San Marcos, and for our law enforcement officers around the state.”

Monday, December 4, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton: U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Houston’s Attempt to Override State Law and Extend Same-Sex Marriage Ruling at Taxpayer Expense
“We’re pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court let stand the Texas Supreme Court ruling that the right to a marriage license does not entitle same-sex couples to employee benefits at the expense of Texas taxpayers,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The city of Houston’s former mayor illegally extended those benefits while the traditional, Texas definition of marriage was still in full force.”

Monday, December 4, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Releases Statement on SCOTUS Allowing Full Implementation of President Trump’s Latest Travel Ban
“The Supreme Court ruling reinforced the argument in our brief that the that the travel ban is lawful, constitutional and should be enforced in its entirety,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The president is fulfilling his solemn duty to protect Texans and all Americans from the threat of terror.”

Friday, December 1, 2017 – Austin
OAG’s Child Exploitation Unit Arrests 3 Men for Possession of Child Pornography
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced that the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of his office arrested three men this week on charges of Possession of Child Pornography, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison per charge.

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