Looking to curry favor with Trump and his cultish followers, Republican governors head to the southern border in latest political stunt Washington, DC – In the latest Republican attempt to politicize the challenges at our southern border, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is playing host to 10 other Republican governors in Texas to once again spread… Continue »

“Violent rhetoric too often leads to lawlessness and violence”   Two years ago today, a white supremacist who claimed he was combatting an “invasion” of “Mexicans” drove across Texas to kill 23 innocent people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. His “manifesto” was a chilling regurgitation of anti-immigrant tropes and talking points pushed by… Continue »

Washington, DC – Next Tuesday is the two year anniversary of the El Paso massacre. A white supremacist who claimed he was combatting an “invasion” of “Mexicans,” drove across Texas to kill 23 innocent people at a Walmart.  Today, when Texas politicians should avoid dehumanizing immigrants and stoking anti-immigrant fear to prevent a recurrence of… Continue »

Heated rhetoric takes dangerous direction   The Republican Party and its right wing media enablers continue to take their anti-immigrant obsessions and distractions into dangerous territory.  Rather than a chastened party seriously wrestling with how its rhetoric and fear-mongering has contributed to deadly attacks – including the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and… Continue »

Leading childrens’ advocates, faith voices, and observers are condemning Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s cynical and cruel executive order instructing state child-care regulators to revoke the licenses of facilities that house unaccompanied immigrant minors, noting that it attacks the most vulnerable among us and is a transparent political stunt that will only harm kids. Among the… Continue »

Mario Carrillo: “Governor Abbott is more focused on his reelection efforts than on providing solutions.”   Yesterday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced a cynical and cruel executive order instructing state child-care regulators to revoke the licenses of facilities that house unaccompanied immigrant minors. This act of political theater by Governor Abbott could displace around 4,000… Continue »

The Houston Chronicle Editorial Calls on Republicans to Act, but Sen. Cornyn Remains Absent on Immigration Reform In a new piece, the Houston Chronicle Editorial Board is calling on Republicans to support President Biden’s sweeping immigration reform bill that would provide a pathway for millions of immigrants with deep roots in this country to continue… Continue »

After attacking our democracy and going after Dreamers, the notoriously corrupt Paxton is now trying to compel Biden to enforce Trump’s cruel immigration policies Yesterday, federal judge Drew Tipton, a Trump appointee based in Texas, issued a nationwide 14-day Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) to halt a new Biden administration policy that paused most deportations for… Continue »

“Trump’s immigration actions and rhetoric comes with a demonstrated body count”   Ahead of Donald Trump’s scheduled trip to the border in Alamo, Texas on Tuesday, the following is a statement from Mario Carrillo, the Texas-based Campaign Manager for America’s Voice:  It’s a dark and fitting end to the Trump presidency that Trump will visit the… Continue »

Time for Cornyn to Introduce Stand Alone Dreamer Bill He Promised   The recent federal court ruling ordering the Trump administration to fully reinstate the popular and successful DACA program for Dreamers is worth celebrating. But the future of DACA and Dreamers’ ability to live and plan their futures in the U.S. with certainty remains… Continue »