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This Week in Texas: Dreamers Go After Ken Paxton While Police Prepare for SB 4

This week marked an important anniversary for Dreamers and immigration advocates around the country: Tuesday was the 5th anniversary of the implementation of DACA, and thousands of Dreamers in dozens of states demonstrated in favor of the program and protections for immigrant youth. In Austin, Texas, the DACA anniversary involved an act of civil disobedience … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Jeff Flake: “We Need Immigrants With Skills. But Working Hard Is a Skill.”

In an op-ed for the New York Times, U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) writes a poignant and personal piece on the vital importance of hard working immigrants in the United States. This follows President Trump’s recent support of the Cotton-Perdue bill that would slash legal immigration levels, which follows more than two years of Trump spewing vile lies about … Continue reading »

ICE Director Homan Promises More Deportations of Immigrants Without Criminal Records, More Devastated Families

Yesterday, USA Today published an Alan Gomez interview with acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Thomas Homan in which Homan promised that the Administration’s immigration crackdown was just getting started: MIAMI — In the seven months since Thomas Homan was appointed to carry out President Trump’s promises to crack down on undocumented immigrants living in the U.S., he … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News August 18, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice ICE Director Homan Promises More Deportations of Immigrants Without Criminal Records, More Devastated Families ICYMI: El Paso Times Editorial: “Paxton cherrypicks his constitutional battles for politics, not justice” ICYMI: Jeff Flake: “We Need Immigrants With Skills. But Working Hard Is a Skill.” Advocates Launch Round-the-Clock, 22-Day Vigil for DACA Outside White House This … Continue reading »

Trump and Sessions Undermine Public Safety to Advance Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Sessions’ Sanctuary Speech in Miami Latest Reminder Yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions went to Miami to deliver another speech that made clear that the Trump Administration is more interested in targeting immigrants for deportation than in protecting the public from crime. As is his custom, Sessions used the speech in Miami to attack Chicago … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News August 17, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice Trump and Sessions Undermine Public Safety to Advance Anti-Immigrant Agenda Brooklyn Father Who Helped Police Is Released from Detention, Says He’d “Testify Again” Top News ABC 30 DACA supporters visit Congressman Nunes’ office on 5th anniversary of program By Brian Johnson August 15, 2017 Washington Post Trump’s business advisory councils disband as CEOs … Continue reading »

Court Rules Texas Gerrymandering Discriminatory (Again)

Yesterday, in a panel of federal judges ruled that two Texas congressional districts were unconstitutionally drawn. This could result in redrawn congressional districts for the 2018 election cycle that will be more competitive and more representative of the changing demographics of the state. The ruling came after a six-year fight on the redistricting process that … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News August 16, 2017 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

English Tampa Bay Times ‘Dreamers’ worry about future on 5th anniversary of DACA By Alex Leary August 15, 2017 ThinkProgress Undocumented DREAMers mark 5th anniversary of DACA with fear and hope By Esther Lee August 15, 2017 Rising Up With Sonali Immigrants, Advocates Rally To Save DACA August 15, 2017 NPR Five Years In, What’s … Continue reading »