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Thursday, February 23, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton: 5th Circuit Ruling Reinstates Texas’ Harboring Law
Attorney General Paxton said this in response to the decision: “Today’s ruling by the 5th Circuit will allow the state to fight the smuggling of humans and illegal contraband by transnational gangs and perpetrators of organized crime, not just on the border, but throughout Texas.”

Thursday, February 23, 2017 – El Paso
AG Paxton’s Office Teams Up with Truckers and Law Enforcement in El Paso to Combat Human Trafficking
“Truckers are the eyes and ears of our Texas highways,” Attorney General Paxton said. “This partnership brings law enforcement and the trucking industry together, educating them on the signs of human trafficking and how to report it. It helps ensure that victims will be identified and rescued, and that traffickers will find themselves behind bars.”

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Releases Statement on President Trump’s Decision on School Bathroom Directive
“The action taken today by the Trump administration is encouraging and my office is evaluating what impact it might bear on our ongoing litigation. Our fight over the bathroom directive has always been about former President Obama’s attempt to bypass Congress and rewrite the laws to fit his political agenda for radical social change. The Obama administration’s directive on bathrooms unlawfully invaded areas that are left to state discretion under the Tenth Amendment. School policy should center on the safety, privacy and dignity of its students, not the whims of federal bureaucrats.”

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Files Lawsuit to Stop Housing Scam Targeting Hispanic Consumers in Texas
Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that his office filed a lawsuit in Hidalgo County against a Mission, Texas-based construction company, and that a court has granted a restraining order stopping the company and its administrators from allegedly targeting Hispanics in a home building scam.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 – Austin
AG Paxton Releases Statement on District Court’s Ruling on Defunding Planned Parenthood
“Today’s decision is disappointing and flies in the face of basic human decency. The raw, unedited footage from undercover videos exposed a brazen willingness by Planned Parenthood officials to traffic in fetal body parts, as well as manipulate the timing and method of an abortion. Even the remains of the most vicious criminals are treated with respect. But the children who never had a chance at life become so-called medical waste or, alternatively, a commodity to be bartered for. No taxpayer in Texas should have to subsidize this repugnant and illegal conduct. We should never lose sight of the fact that, as long as abortion is legal in the United States, the potential for these types of horrors will continue.”

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