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Migrants on school buses? Texas town feels caught in the middle

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By Alexandra Ulmer DEL RIO, Texas (Reuters) -Many residents of the Texan border town of Del Rio have been saying for months that they feel abandoned by the federal government as border arrests hit 20-year highs. Now, with several thousand migrants sheltering in precarious conditions under the International Bridge connecting Del Rio and Mexico’s Ciudad Acuña, the resentment is getting worse. On Friday night, a local lawyer published a Facebook post saying that local school district buses were transferring migrants, mostly Haitians, to processing facilities. “THE SAME BUSES OUR CHILDREN WILL RID…

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Hispanic-serving colleges like Sacramento State increasing. But some say equity gaps remain

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Valeria Cortez had high hopes when she decided to attend Sacramento State in 2019. A native of San Jose, Cortez had struggled to find a Latino community in her high school of 3,000 students. That would soon change, she thought. Cortez envisioned a university where she would find faculty who shared similar backgrounds, the inclusion of Latino indigenous authors in the curriculum and spaces where she could feel comfortable practicing her Spanish. Sacramento State seems to offer that environment. In 2015, Sacramento State was recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, mak… (more…)

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The end of oil in America / Texas – Biden to deny Willow project

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In 2021 Biden paused drilling in Texas. Biden is blamed for the downturn in new oil drilling

All the oil & gas land grant heirs are worried because oil production is coming to an end in the United States according to Gov. Mike Dunleavy expecting Biden to reject the massive oil, and gas project.

That’s not all Biden is stopping oil production in Texas as well.  The move is to depend on deals the government has made with foreign countries which will not only create major job loses, but a rise in energy prices and inflation.

As Alaska labor and political leaders plead with President Biden to approve America’s largest pending oil and gas project in his final deciding moments, the state’s governor revealed he’s expecting the White House to turn it down.

“We’re preparing for them to deny this,” Gov. Mike Dunleavy said on “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” Tuesday. “And it’s sad to say that, but their idea of a compromise, apparently, is to allow only two drilling pads for this oil play called Willow, about 180,000 barrels per day at peak, instead of the three or more that really the investors, ConocoPhillips, need to have to make this thing work for everybody.”

Alaska’s AFI-CIO labor union president pointed out on “Fox & Friends First” earlier that decades’ worth of oil is available in Alaska, noting Willow creates approximately 2,500 construction jobs. Estimates also show that between $8 to $17 billion of potential federal revenue would be generated.

“It’s an unfortunate game that’s being played between the White House democrats, the extremists and environmentalists that got him there and, unfortunately, the people of Alaska in this country,” Dunleavy said.  

Currently, Alaska pumps about 500,000 barrels of oil per day, according to the governor. But he expressed fears that the likely Willow disapproval will set the precedent for future drilling opportunities.

In 2021 Biden paused drilling in Texas. Biden is blamed for the downturn in new oil drilling

Now it is time for land grant heirs to think about who they elect and which side of the parties they vote for. Do they ever want to get royalty payouts from the past, present, and future for oil and gas minerals? Then they will have to consider who will be on their side in the future and in the fight that many Texas and Mexcian land grant heirs are pursuing as we have reported.

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Spanish and Mexican Land Grant Heirs Seeking Justice for Mineral Rights in Texas

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Spanish and Mexican Land Grant Heirs Seeking Justice for Mineral Rights in Texas

Billions of dollars in Unclaimed Royalties Paid by Oil & Gas Companies Gone Missing in Texas Since the Oil Boom & 1986 Getty Agreement  according the Spanish Land Grant Heirs in Texas who were abandoned by their Attorneys

Since the land grants were given to them by the Spanish Crown and Mexico, they have been fighting to obtain their unclaimed mineral royalties. A story you can find on our network.

They have been cheated from the trillions of royalty dollars paid into the state not to mention the royalties that are not being paid, unreported, or unaccounted for according to a story on the Voice of Change Network.

Over 12,000 descendants certified as the original land grantees & declared as legal heirs want justice. They have repeatedly filed for royalty payment claims but been denied by the state of Texas.

In 1986, the Getty Oil Company and 31 other Oil companies sued the State of Texas and lost.  The state set up a trust fund, and the Oil and Gas Companies had to fund it with $50 million to get started then, begin paying into that fund royalties for the unclaimed wells they were drilling.

But in a commission 35 years later, the State Comptroller of Texas admitted she was missing payments, reportings and funds that were supposed to be paid in when their attorney Eileen Fowler presented her with a list of unclaimed wells.  They put those payments in a general fund she said instead of a trust fund but promised the State is not spending the money.

San Antonio personal injury lawyer, Thomas J. Henry, routinely gets settlement in the $35-$50 million range for his clients, so the possible proposed damage figure of $250 billion for about 5,600 adjudicated heirs did not seem out of line.

According to the Voice of Change new investigation, that number could be in the Trillions.

After attempts for justice have failed, they are now going public and hope to capture the attention of the national and international media.  There intent is to make it easier for a new federal attorney to help them obtain justice.

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