Texas Standard for February 8, 2017

A new criminal charge: failure to cooperate with federal immigration officials. The state ups the stakes in its so-called “sanctuary city” bill – we’ll have the latest. And: Is the immigration and travel order now being litigated in the 9th circuit the tip of the iceberg? NPR’s John Burnett joins us to explore whether we’re witnessing something more tectonic when it comes to immigration policy. Also: A trainload of lawsuits are derailed, as the forces behind a high-speed bullet train decide to play nice. We’ll hear what they have in mind. Plus: Our commentator pens a love letter to a rural Texas town – and the possible tall tale behind its name. That and so much more, today on the Texas Standard:

By Texas StandardFebruary 8, 2017 11:17 am