With the Texas legislative session coming to a close on Monday, June 1st, the repeal of the Texas Dream Act seems grows less likely by the hour. Local media from across the Lone Star State are declaring the measure, also known as SB1819, “dead” for the legislative session. From... Continue »
Time is running out for Republicans in the Texas State Legislature, and that is a very good thing. After a rollercoaster of speculations, the repeal of the Texas DREAM Act seems to be less likely by the day. Early last week, America’s Voice reported how Republican Senators were slowly... Continue »
SB1819, a bill to end the Texas DREAM Act, which has been a priority of Republican Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, appears to be losing some momentum. At the time of this writing, SB1819 is not present in the Senate’s intent calendar, a possible indication that the Republican majority has... Continue »
Despite Opposition from the Left and the Right, Texas Legislature Moves Forward with Efforts to Repeal State Dream Act Opposition to the Texas Dream Act repeal effort continues to mount.  In recent weeks, a growing and diverse coalition of voices have come together to speak out against SB1819, a... Continue »
Cross-posted from Huffington Post: The battle of the Texas Dream Act continues. A bill known as SB1819, sponsored by Texas Republican Senators Donna Campbell, Tom Creighton, and Lois Kolkhorst, is headed for the Senate floor to be heard and voted upon. A priority of Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, who promised... Continue »
Republicans in Texas are trying to repeal the Texas DREAM Act and take in-state tuition rates away from thousands of DACA eligible students.   Continue »
As we noted Friday, Republicans in Texas are considering repealing the state DREAM Act. The first hearing on repeal legislation takes place today. That should have national implications and there’s a very good chance the Texas DREAM Act will be debated during the GOP presidential contest, as it was... Continue »
A recording of today’s call is available here Austin, TX – Dreamers and their advocates spoke on a call on the latest in the fight for the Dream Act and protections for vulnerable immigrants. Julieta Garibay, Co-Founder and Texas Director of United We Dream, said: We are utterly disappointed that the... Continue »
Felipe Abonza-Lopez the latest example of how Trump Administration is targeting young immigrants despite assurances from Trump; latest reminder why Congress must pass Dream Act this year In the latest outrageous example of the Trump Administration targetingDACA recipients and other young immigrants, HuffPost’s Elise Foley highlights that 20-year old Felipe Abonza-Lopez has... Continue »
El Paso, TX – In an op-ed for the El Paso Times, Clint-resident Dreamer Melissa Martinez called on Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX) to support the Dream Act. As someone who represents a heavily Latino district, Rep. Hurd has an opportunity to lead on an issue vitally important to the community. Congressman Hurd’s... Continue »