Around the South for April 15th, 2015 TX, NC & AL

Texas: GOP divided over tuition for immigrants. Some Republican lawmakers defended the state’s 14-year-old program that allows in-state college tuition for certain unauthorized immigrants, reports the Dallas Morning News. Tea Party conservatives in the legislature, however, are trying to repeal the law, revealing a split within the GOP ……. North Carolina: Cruz talks foreign policy. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz criticized the foreign policy of President Obama and Hillary Clinton, citing their handling of relations with Iran, Libya, Syria, Russia and China. In an address in Raleigh to the John Locke Foundation, a conservative think-tank, Cruz labeled the negotiations with Iran a “historically dangerous deal,” advocating sending US aid to the Kurds in Iraq, sending arms to the Ukraine, and making the US military a budget priority, reported the News & Observer …….  Alabama: Sewell calls for impeachment of federal judge. US Rep. Terri Sewell (D) said yesterday that she is calling on the House Judiciary Committee “to initiate impeachment proceedings” to remove Alabama federal Judge Mark Fuller. Earlier this month, a five-judge panel in Atlanta dismissed misdemeanor charges against Fuller, who was arrested last year after attacking his wife in an Atlanta hotel room. In a statement, Sewell said “Our society is sending the wrong message about violence… by allowing a federal judge – who has sworn to uphold the values we hold dear – to continue to serve in any capacity.” Fuller did attend a 24-week domestic violence counseling program …….