Zachary Mueller: “The people spreading these conspiracy theories aren’t ‘kooks in the basement writing online. These are from people in positions of real power.’” Washington, DC – A must-read deep-dive piece by Candy Woodall of USA Today highlights how Republicans are working relentlessly to mainstream dangerous conspiracy theories that... Continue »
Washington, DC – Three years ago, after a white supremacist gunman killed 23 people in El Paso, Texas Governor Greg Abbott acknowledged that “mistakes were made” in a fundraising letter he had sent the day prior to the killings. The letter stated, “If we’re going to DEFEND Texas, we’ll... Continue »
Texas Fuels “Invasion” Hysteria, Stops Common Sense Progress Washington, DC – Today, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas declared an “invasion” in his state by immigrants. This could trigger his use of state resources and the National Guard to expel immigrants and could cause a state’s rights Constitutional crisis as... Continue »
Washington, DC – By July 11th the Biden administration will need to make a decision regarding Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelan nationals living in the United States. Will they merely extend the program for another 18 months for those already eligible – those in the U.S. before March... Continue »
Washington, DC – Below is a column by Maribel Hastings and David Torres from America’s Voice en Español translated to English from Spanish. It ran in several Spanish-language media outlets earlier this week. While a New Orleans appeals court heard arguments about the legality of DACA—and Dreamers’ defenders extolled... Continue »
Washington, D.C.- Today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing oral arguments in Texas vs. United States, in which Texas and a number of other states are arguing that DACA was not enacted using proper procedures or authorizations. With pro-Trump judges at all levels of appelate courts and... Continue »
“Republican leaders are loading the gun and waiting for someone to pull the trigger.” Washington, DC – Yesterday, Texas county judges, sheriffs, attorneys and mayors held a press conference in Bracketville, TX to declare that the state is being “invaded” by migrants at the Southern border. This dangerous, racist... Continue »
Washington, DC – Fox News reported today that multiple Texas counties are set to declare that the “migrant crisis at the southern border is an ‘invasion.’” The following is a statement from Zachary Mueller, Political Director of America’s Voice: “The new ‘invasion’ declaration is the height of dangerous and... Continue »
Washington, DC – Ahead of the July 4th holiday and long weekend, a powerful editorial in the Baltimore Sun connects the tragedy in San Antonio and the larger current immigration policy and political moment into an important, historical context. As the Sun writes, “This year, let the holiday not... Continue »
Washington, DC – The scale of the tragedy in the tractor trailer near San Antonio is massive, with the death toll now at 53 men, women, and children. As details continue to emerge, the earlier reflection of Mario Carrillo, Texas-based Campaigns Director for America’s Voice, remains appropriate: “each had... Continue »