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Texas Teenagers Throw Quinceañera to Fight Back Against SB 4

Fifteen Texas teenagers today gathered on the steps of the Capitol in Austin, Texas to demonstrate against SB 4, the state’s new anti-immigrant law. But this was no ordinary protest — in a show of creativity that has drawn attention from outlets from Univision to People Magazine, the rally took the form of a quinceañera … Continue reading »

This Week in Texas: Fort Worth Robberies Target Hispanics, Ex-City Official Threatens to Call ICE, Redistricting Trial Could Lead to Changes for 2018

Redistricting trial could upend Texas state, House districts before 2018 elections A weeklong trial is continuing in Texas over redistricting, the culmination of a six-year long battle that started in 2011. As the Texas Tribune reported, a three-judge federal district court panel in Texas is “at the end of a week of hearings over the … Continue reading »

This Week in Texas: Texas Leaders Silent on DACA, Mayor of Laredo Wants Resolution on SB 4 Instead of Lawsuit

The Dallas Morning News today had an interesting piece highlighting the silence from Texas Republicans a week after the state’s Attorney General announced he was going to sue Donald Trump unless the president ended DACA. As the Dallas Morning News wrote: Support for Paxton’s action from his fellow Texas Republicans has been muted. None of … Continue reading »

This Week in Texas: Attorney General Ken Paxton Wants Trump to End DACA, San Antonio Hears SB 4 Case

Texas AG to Trump: End DACA or we’ll sue you The big breaking news of the week involved a letter from Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas, and the AGs of nine other states. The Attorneys General (and one Governor) threatened to sue Donald Trump unless he repeals Obama’s deferred action for childhood arrivals … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Washington Post on SB4: “State Officials Are Eager to Keep Texas a Bad Place to Not be White.”

Austin, TX – The Washington Post editorial board published a new piece detailing why SB4, the Republican-led racially discriminatory bill that Gov. Greg Abbott signed in May, is an assault on people of color in Texas. According to Mario Carrillo: As noted routinely during the state’s legislative session and beyond, SB4 will encourage racial profiling by allowing … Continue reading »

ICYMI: San Antonio Business Leaders Urge Other Leaders Across Texas to Speak Out Against SB4

San Antonio – This week, a San Antonio Federal Judge held a hearing to consider a preliminary injunction on SB4. Now city business and community leaders are loudly expressing their opposition to the discriminatory law signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in May. Long-time San Antonio business and community leaders, Frank Herrera and Max Navarro published an opinion piece … Continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates and Legal Experts Analyze SB 4 Hearing in San Antonio

San Antonio – Today, immigrant advocates and legal experts analyzed yesterday’s court hearing regarding whether or not a federal judge should block Texas’ “show me your papers” SB4 law from enactment. Speakers reviewed the current status of the lawsuits filed to enjoin SB 4 and outlined the next steps in the fight against the state’s … Continue reading »

Advocates Rally in San Antonio as Court Hears Motion to Block SB 4

Today, advocates from all over Texas gathered for an all-day rally in San Antonio while a federal court considered a motion to block the state’s SB 4 anti-immigrant law from taking effect. Outside, advocates showed off signs, spoke out against the damage SB 4 would do to immigrant communities, marched, and chanted. Children with the Workers … Continue reading »

This Week in Texas, Houston Joins Lawsuits Against SB 4, and Advocates Tell Federal Government to Stay Out

Houston joins lawsuit, advocates prepare for Monday hearing This week in Texas, the Houston City Council voted 10-6 to file suit against Texas and its SB 4 anti-immigrant law. The vote came after advocates testified for over six hours in front of the City Council about SB 4’s potential to tear apart families and discriminate … Continue reading »

Trump and Sessions’ Justice Department Considers Supporting Texas SB4,  “Show Me Your Papers” Bill

SB 4 will allow racial profiling and discrimination of Texas’ communities of color Austin, TX – According to the Austin American-Statesman, the Trump and Sessions led Department of Justice yesterday indicated its intent to file a statement of interest and “asked to be involved in the court hearings next week on SB 4,” Texas’ anti-immigrant and unconstitutional law signed by Gov. Greg … Continue reading »

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