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Mario Carrillo

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 »

Mario Carrillo: Those from the Border Should Be Represented When We’re Talking About Wall

President Trump once again used fear and lies to make his case for the need of a wall on our country’s southern border during his address to the nation last night. In remarks that reeked of Stephen Miller’s hatred towards immigrants, Trump talked of a “security crisis” on the border, that frankly those who live … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Jolt Initiative and Ethnifacts Publish Groundbreaking Survey on Young Latinos

Full report is available for download on http://www.joltinitiative.org/ Austin, TX –  Earlier today the Jolt Initiative, an organization geared towards engaging young Latinos to be civically engaged, released a groundbreaking study along with Ethnifacts and US-ness, “We Are Texas: An Analysis of Young Latino Voters in the Lone Star State”. The survey conducted interviews with … Continue reading »

Lyin’ Ted Goes Racist in Latest Ad Against Immigrants

Cruz Part Of Cookie-Cutter National GOP Ad-Campaign Demonizing Immigrants AUSTIN, TX – Ted Cruz is running an inflammatory campaign ad that attempts to portray immigrants as violent criminals while pushing his anti-immigrant agenda. This is an update to another Cruz ad that first appeared this summer and is similar to other Republican ads this cycle … 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 »