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Greg Abbott Continues His Personal Mission To Make Life For Immigrants As Miserable As Possible

Nationwide, students and their allies have been mobilizing to make their college and university campuses safe for undocumented and DACAmented students, following the election of Donald Trump. But in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has threatened to financially starve any college and university that tries to join their effort. “Texas will not tolerate sanctuary campuses or cities,” … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Donald Trump Did Not Win 34% Of Latino Vote In Texas. He Won Much Less.”

Analysis of State Voting Data Continues to Show Strong Latino Support for Clinton, Contrary to National Exit Polls In a new Washington Post piece, Francisco Pedraza and Bryan Wilcox-Archuleta challenge the national exit poll claim that 29% of Hispanic voters nationally, and 34% in Texas, supported Donald Trump. Analyzing data from 4,372 precincts across Texas, covering all regions of … Continue reading »

Texas Latino Voters Back Clinton Over Trump By 80-16% Margin; TX Asian Americans Support Clinton By 73-19%

Below are key candidate questions for the Texas Latino and Asian American election eve polls, conducted by Latino Decisions and Asian American Decisions. Full toplines and crosstabs available HERE for the Latino poll; Asian American poll findings will be posted online HEREstarting tomorrow.   In Texas, Latino voters back Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 80-16% margin. By comparison, in Latino … Continue reading »

What A Shock: Trump-backer Sid Miller Ripped His Offensive Clinton Tweet From An Alt-Right Account

The Trump-backing Texas official who called Hillary Clinton the c-word on social media ripped his tweet straight from an alt-right account popular among Trumpians. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, who refers to himself as a “deplorable” in his Twitter bio, deleted the tweet about 15 minutes after it was posted. Miller then cried that he was … Continue reading »

In Key 2016 States, High Levels of Latino Voter Energy and Participation on Display

Will Latinos turn out and vote against Trump and for Democrats by record margins? By a number of measures, Latino voters across the country are engaged and enthusiastic about voting in 2016. Adrian Pantoja of Latino Decisions has this to say in a new analysis titled, “The Trump Effect and the Latino Vote”: “Throughout this election … Continue reading »

In AZ, FL, NV, and Even TX, Mounting Evidence that the GOP’s Embrace of Trump and Nativism Is Accelerating Latino Political Engagement

Washington, DC – Yesterday, we highlighted media reports demonstrating how the hard work of GOTV and canvassing operations was combining with pro-immigrant and anti-Trump/anti-GOP sentiment to bolster pro-Democratic candidates and early voting efforts in key Latino-heavy 2016 states. Today, we have a new round of examples in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, and even Texas that reinforce … Continue reading »

Judge Andrew Hanen Reminds Everyone Why The GOP Sought Him Out In the Texas Immigration Case

Proving once again the political nature of the lawsuit brought by 26 GOP Governors and Attorneys General against President Obama’s immigration executive action, the presiding Judge, Andrew Hanen, issued an outrageous and highly unusual order alleging misconduct on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice.  At issue are three-year work permits issued to recipients of … Continue reading »

This Tax Day, A Reminder that Implementing Immigration Executive Action Policies Would Be Good for Texas

Unfortunately, State-Sponsored Lawsuit Keeping TX From Reaping the Benefits This year, the deadline for filing federal income taxes arrives on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration case. Tax Day is a reminder that for the good of our tax base, our overall economy, and millions … Continue reading »

Finding Judge Hanen: How U.S. v. Texas Began

On March 28th, lawyers for the 26 Republican Governors and Attorneys General, led by the State of Texas and its Attorney General Ken Paxton, filed their response brief in the lawsuit they initiated in December of 2014 to stop President Obama’s executive actions.  David Leopold did an analysis of that brief, noting, “Like everything else … Continue reading »

When Your Argument Is Wrong As A Matter of Law: The Texas Immigration Response

Cross-posted from David Leopold’s blog: The lawyers for 26 GOP Governors and Attorneys General, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, filed their response brief in the case challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Like everything else about this case, the brief is politically motivated and filled with confusion and obfuscation.  Quite frankly, and … Continue reading »