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Monday, May 7, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Urges HHS to Remove Obstacle Limiting Access to Health Services for Low-Income Women in Texas
“States have discretion in implementing the Medicaid Act, including in setting qualifications for providers,” Attorney General Paxton wrote. “Texas and the Healthy Texas Women program should not be penalized through the continued withholding of federal funds merely because Texas has exercised the authority that federal law has granted to it—namely, the authority to refuse to be a conduit for channeling taxpayer funds to abortion providers pursuant to state law.”

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Files for Nationwide Preliminary Injunction to Halt the Unlawful Obama-Era DACA Program
“It’s a travesty of justice that three unelected federal judges are forcing the Trump administration to leave an unlawful program like DACA in place indefinitely,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Activist judges should not stand in the way of the president fulfilling his constitutional duty. Our coalition is confident it will prevail with its lawsuit to end DACA, but in the meantime, the federal government must be enjoined from issuing or renewing any DACA permits under this unlawful program.”

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Austin
Video and Text of AG Paxton’s Remarks At Press Conference Announcing 7-State Lawsuit Challenging the Unlawful Obama-Era DACA Program
Attorney General Ken Paxton’s remarks from today’s news conference announcing a Texas-led seven state lawsuit against the federal government to end the unconstitutional Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Leads 7-State Lawsuit Challenging the Unlawful Obama-Era DACA Program
“Our lawsuit is about the rule of law, not the wisdom of any particular immigration policy,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Texas has argued for years that the federal executive branch lacks the power to unilaterally grant unlawfully present aliens lawful presence and work authorization. Left intact, DACA sets a dangerous precedent by giving the executive branch sweeping authority to ignore the laws enacted by Congress and change our nation’s immigration laws to suit a president’s own policy preferences.”

Monday, April 30, 2018 – Austin
OAG Collaborates with Local Law Enforcement to Bring Child Predators to Justice in Bell County
Continuing efforts to protect Texas children from dangerous child predators, the Child Exploitation Unit (CEU) of Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office arrested four men in Bell County for online solicitation of a minor during an undercover operation last week that also involved the attorney general’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Bell County Sheriff’s Department.

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