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Texas Refuses to Learn from Arizona, Alabama’s Mistake, Passes Anti-Immigrant SB4

The Texas House passed its version of the anti-immigrant SB4 today, a draconian bill that would allow local law enforcement officials to ask people about their immigration status, and one that has been described as a “white supremacist’s field day.” As five sheriffs wrote in an op-ed against the bill, SB4 is likely to make … Continue reading »

Texas Leaders Condemn SB4, Draconian State Legislation That Will Increase Racial Profiling, Undermine Public Safety and Persecute Immigrants and Immigrant-Friendly Communities

The state of Texas is on the verge of enacting legislation that could make the state a pariah in the eyes of the nation. Today, local elected officials and advocates gathered on a press call to condemn this legislation and outline the varied consequences, including: 1) promoting racial profiling based on appearance, background and accent … Continue reading »

Texas House to Begin Debate on Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill Today

The Texas House will begin debate today on their version of SB 4, a statewide anti-sanctuary cities bill, just a day after a federal court ruled against the Trump Administration’s attempt to do something similar on the national stage. Yesterday, a San Francisco judge ruled that the Trump Administration could not withhold funding from cities … Continue reading »

Thousands March in Downtown Dallas in Support of Immigration Reform

Yesterday, thousands of people joined a march in downtown Dallas in support of immigration reform and against Donald Trump’s mass deportation policy. The “Dallas Mega March” drew more than 3,000 rally-goers and included human rights activist Martin Luther King III and Congressmen Joaquin Castro and Beto O’Rourke. Marchers walked for nearly 1.5 miles before rallying … Continue reading »

Immigrant Woman May Die Inside Detention Center Without Ever Seeing Her Family Ever Again

Donald Trump’s mass-deportation agenda may result in the death of a 26-year-old undocumented woman from El Salvador. Yesterday, The Daily Beast reported how Sara, a young woman fleeing gang violence in her native country, was being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents a the Prairieland Detention Center in Alvarado, Texas, as she complained about … Continue reading »

Growing Number of States, Cities, and Colleges Speaking Up on Behalf of Immigrants

A growing number of states, cities, and colleges continue to step up on behalf of their immigrant constituents, pledging resistance against Donald Trump’s deportation vision and speaking out about the contributions immigrants make in their communities. Among the latest developments: The Indianapolis Star highlights how Indiana colleges and universities are speaking out on behalf of Dreamers and DACAmented students: … Continue reading »

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 »