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Julián Aguilar

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  • Texas Tribune
  • Defense One
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Past articles by Julian:

Home testing makes predicting new COVID waves in Texas challenging

New cases of COVID-19 in Texas are increasing again. But predicting how long this wave of infections will continue — and how severe it could be — will not be easy this time around. → Read More

Texas ‘trigger law’ to ban abortion will soon go into effect. Here’s how it works

Following the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Texas is now poised to eliminate abortion access in the state by enacting a so-called trigger law that will go into effect in 30 days after a judgment is issued. → Read More

Texas ‘trigger law’ to ban abortion will soon go into effect. Here’s how it works

Following the Supreme Court’s decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Texas is now poised to eliminate abortion access in the state by enacting a so-called trigger law that will go into effect in 30 days after a judgment is issued. → Read More

Texas Supreme Court rules investigations into gender-affirming care can continue

The state’s high court allowed the investigations to continue but said the Texas Department of Family Protective Services is not bound by Gov. Abbott and Attorney General Paxton’s orders. → Read More

Texas AG sues Biden administration over proposal that would revamp the asylum process

The lawsuit is the 11th Ken Paxton has filed over Biden’s proposed immigration or border policies. But the White House’s plans have also raised concerns from legal and immigrant rights groups. → Read More

On the Texas border, Democrats split on possible end to Title 42 policy

The Trump-era policy has been used to expel asylum-seeking migrants since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. While some lawmakers hail its possible end, others have asked the Biden administration to hold off on ending the policy. → Read More

Lawyers ask Texas appeals courts to immediately block investigations into gender-affirming care

Attorneys fighting against a directive to investigate gender-affirming medical care as child abuse have asked a state appeals court to stop the practice as the case winds through the judicial process. → Read More

It’s primary election day in Texas. Here’s what you need to know about the top statewide races

Tuesday is the day Texans will decide who will be their party’s nominee in the November 2022 general election. At the top of the ticket are races for Texas governor and attorney general. → Read More

Despite hotly contested primaries, few Texans have voted early so far

In the state's largest counties, voter turnout was below 5% during the first seven days of early voting. Election officials said some Texans could still be making up their minds before Election Day on March 1. → Read More

Bundle up: A cold front is expected to hit Texas later this week

In the days ahead, forecasters anticipate wide swaths of the state could experience their coldest temperatures of the season, with lows dipping to — or below — freezing. → Read More

As Republicans hammer Biden on border policy, Democrats question the authenticity of their concern for migrants

As apprehensions of migrants soar again at the border, Texas Republicans blame Biden's immigration moves, while Democrats question what they call the GOP's newfound concern for migrants' well-being. → Read More

As migrant apprehensions rise, Abbott slams Biden immigration policies in border appearance

Apprehensions of migrants have increased substantially at the U.S.-Mexico border since October. → Read More

Two years after "remain in Mexico" policy began, migrants allowed to pursue their asylum claims in the U.S.

More than 70,000 asylum seekers were placed into the Trump-era policy that forced asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for a U.S. hearing. About 25,000 are still enrolled. → Read More

Catastrophic Texas power outages prompt finger pointing and blame shifting at legislative hearings

Lawmakers grilled public regulators and energy grid officials about how power outages happened and why Texans weren't given more warnings about the danger. → Read More

Texans running out of food as weather crisis disrupts supply chain

Texans running low on food are finding empty grocery store shelves. Food pantries are running out of supplies. And the freeze has wiped out substantial portions of the state's citrus and vegetable crops. → Read More

Migrants in “remain in Mexico” program will soon be allowed to enter the United States, federal agency says

The Department of Homeland Security is telling asylum seekers who were forced to wait in Mexico while their cases are pending to stay where they are for now as the Biden administration begins to unwind the Trump policy. → Read More

Federal judge prevents Biden administration from pausing deportations for two more weeks

Judge Drew Tipton originally issued a 14-day suspension of Biden’s moratorium on Jan. 26. The pause in deportations was part of Biden’s attempted day-one overhaul of several of former President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. → Read More

President Biden's early immigration overhaul has overlooked one growing problem: A massive court backlog

The nation's immigrations courts have 1.3 million pending cases, and some immigrants in Texas wait nearly five years for a court hearing. → Read More

A Texas case challenging the legality of DACA is back in federal court

Texas and other states will try to convince U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, who previously declined to strike down DACA, to change his mind. → Read More

As COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Texas' hard-hit border areas, experts warn vaccinated people could still spread virus

Heavily Hispanic border regions have seen some of the highest death tolls from the virus. Health experts say people shouldn't let their guard down as vaccinations begin. → Read More