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Mario Carrillo

Bigotry and Hate All in a Day’s Work for Trump and his Administration

The following is a statement from Mario Carillo, Texas Director for America’s Voice, in response to the Trump administration’s particularly grotesque Thursday, during which Donald Trump rallied a crowd in Minnesota using some of his most aggressive anti-refugee (and anti-Rep. Omar) rhetoric to date; a Texas sheriff spewed grotesquely hate-filled rhetoric about immigrants from the … Continue reading »

“Any Wonder That White Supremacists Are Inspired By Him?” El Paso Native Mario Carrillo on Trump’s Comments on Shooting Immigrants

Last night, the New York Times reported the following: President Trump “wanted the [border] wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh. After publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants if they threw rocks, the president backed off when his staff told him that was illegal. But later in a meeting, aides recalled, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Dallas Morning News: “In Dallas, Refugees Say Trump’s New Restrictions Will Hurt Desperate Displaced Persons Around the Globe”

Dianne Solis talks to refugees about the impact of the drastic refugee reduction Read piece here The Trump administration yesterday announced a sharp reduction in the total number of refugees who will be allowed to resettle in the U.S.  – 18,000 next year, a historic low. The Dallas Morning News’ Dianne Solis published a piece … Continue reading »

Ads Target Texas Senator John Cornyn Over #FakeTrumpEmergency & Diverting Funds to Border Wall Ahead of Senate Vote

Republicans Senators will be targeted from Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on a measure to revoke President Trump’s national emergency declaration, America’s Voice today launched online ads to hold Senator John Cornyn accountable for … Continue reading »

Fear Rippling Through Latino Community, Started by Wave of Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric And Turbocharged By El Paso Mass Murder

Mario Carrillo: “When the president of the United States not only enables prejudice, but encourages it, it makes for a dangerous environment.” In a recent piece for the Washington Post, Rachel Hatzipanagos takes a look at the climate of fear in the Latino community caused by the anti-immigrant rhetoric stemming from President Trump and his … Continue reading »

Mario Carrillo to Donald Trump: Learn From Our City, though I Fear it is Too Late

President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit El Paso, Texas, days after a violent attack fueled by white supremacy and hatred took the lives of 22 people. The shooter’s manifesto included phrases and rhetoric straight out President Trump’s tweets and rally speeches. Mario Carrillo, who grew up in El Paso and serves as the America’s … Continue reading »

ICYMI: WaPo’s Jennifer Rubin: “John Cornyn is Choosing Trump Over Texas”

Mario Carrillo: “Cornyn is all hat, no cattle” Read piece here In a new Washington Post column, Jennifer Rubin calls Texas Senator John Cornyn complicit in President Trump’s role in inciting hatred against immigrants and Latinos. Trump has continually used language, such as “invasion” to refer to asylum seekers reaching our southern border, which is … Continue reading »

Donald Trump’s Threat of Millions of Deportations Will Affect Texans

Will any Republican elected officials take a stand against a cruel strategy that will impact millions of Texas families? In a late-night tweet on Monday, President Trump stated that U.S. Immigration agents are planning to make millions of arrests starting as early as “next week”. This announcement comes despite his knowledge of Immigration and Customs … Continue reading »

During Texas Visit, Will Trump Do Victory Lap for His Border Wall Land-Grab?

Will he repeat his threats of shutting down the U.S./Mexico border which will have devastating consequences for Texans? Austin, TX – Today, President Trump will visit Texas, with stops in San Antonio and Houston to discuss energy and infrastructure and attend fundraisers in a state that will very likely be in contention during the 2020 … Continue reading »

ICE Raid Picks Up More Than 280 People in Texas, Continues Terrorizing Tactics of Administration

LINK to NBC News coverage here Yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted a workplace raid at an electronic repair factory in Allen, Texas, outside Dallas. The operation at the Texas business, CVE Technology Group Inc, reportedly picked up more than 280 people, all of whom now face the possibility of deportation. Family members of those … Continue reading »