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ICYMI: Houston Chronicle Editorial, “The egg cannot be unscrambled: Save DACA now!”

Despite the best efforts of President Trump, Stephen Miller and Jeff Sessions, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program still lives. A series of legal rulings allow renewals to continue, including the recent surprising ruling from the notorious anti-immigrant Judge Andrew Hanen. A strong editorial from Sunday’s Houston Chronicle takes stock of the DACA … Continue reading »

Latest Polling Shows Embattled Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in Dead Heat in Bid For Reelection

According to recent polling, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is now in a dead heat in his bid for reelection. Saddled with legal troubles because of an indictment on securities fraud, Paxton led the recent lawsuit trying to force an immediate end to the DACA program, which was recently — and surprisingly — rebuffed by … Continue reading »

The Cruel Anti-DACA Challenge from Texas Has No Legs to Stand On

Nearly one year ago, the Trump administration announced the end of the popular and successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. With the Republican Congress unable and unwilling to resolve the future of Dreamers through legislation, it has been left to the courts to intervene. To date, three federal courts have ruled that DACA … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Texas Attorney General Paxton Again Tries to Justify His Continued Attacks Against Young Immigrants

In an opinion piece in USA Today, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton again strained to justify his attacks on young immigrants and his relentless drive to strip them of their protections provided by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Paxton and six other Republican attorneys general have sued the Trump administration to end the … Continue reading »

Houston Chronicle Editorial Takes Down AG Paxton: “pursuing a lawsuit that is clearly bad for Texas, and wasteful to boot”

Today, Houston Chronicle’s editorial board scorches Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for his latest attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a lawsuit that targets 800,000 Dreamers, including 100,000 Texans. According to Mario Carrillo, America’s Voice Texas Director, “Ken Paxton’s latest attacks on Dreamers prove just how far he’s willing to go to make … Continue reading »

Will Ken Paxton’s Latest Attack on Dreamers Hurt the Bids of Texas Cities for Amazon’s HQ2?

An insightful piece by the Dallas Morning News business columnist Mitchell Schnurman asks: will the outrageous lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton end up hurting the bids of Austin and Dallas to recruit Amazon’s second corporate headquarters? According to Schnurman, “We have a lot on the line with Amazon, and Paxton just complicated our closing argument. Being … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry and Juan Escalante React to Ken Paxton’s DACA Lawsuit – The Latest Outrageous GOP Assault on Dreamers

The news that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with the Attorneys General of six other Republican states, has filed a lawsuit seeking to end DACA is a disgusting reminder of the ongoing GOP assault against Dreamers and immigrants in America. According to Juan Escalante, a DACA recipient and the Communications Manager at America’s Voice: Once again, … Continue reading »

Paxton’s True Motives: Political Attacks and Crushed Futures, Despite Texans’ Desire to Protect Dreamers

AUSTIN – The following is a statement from America’s Voice Texas Director Mario Carrillo regarding Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s latest attempt to kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: Ken Paxton is doing everything he can to keep Dreamers living in fear of deportation to countries that they barely remember. The vast majority … Continue reading »

Did Jeff Sessions Collude With Ken Paxton to End DACA Behind Trump’s Back? Sessions Won’t Say

For the anti-immigrant hardliners in the Trump Administration, like Stephen Miller and Jeff Sessions, DACA posed something of a problem. They had ridden the Trump train specifically to curb immigration and end programs like DACA, but Donald Trump had also claimed to have sympathy for Dreamers and said he would treat them with “heart.” Six … Continue reading »

ICYMI: PolitiFact Texas Grades Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Claim on DACA: “Pants on Fire”

PolitiFact deems Paxton’s claim that DACA confers citizenship status as “ridiculous” Austin, TX – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been at the forefront against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and has continually made the false claim that by enacting DACA, President Obama was conferring citizenship for Dreamers unilaterally. But as PolitiFact notes, “It’s … Continue reading »