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Mario Carrillo

Sen. John Cornyn To Senate Democrats Fighting For All Americans: “Blah Blah Blah”

Yesterday, Senate Democrats voted down a partisan Mitch McConnell-led maneuver and bill in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The GOP proposal would have allowed for huge corporate bailouts with little accountability, not enough protections for all Americans, and nothing meaningful for hospitals and healthcare workers on the front lines. In response to the Democrats insisting … Continue reading »

More Signs that Latino Voters Are Engaged and Motivated

Fed Up with Being a Doormat for Trump’s Cruelty, Disparagement and Hate While there are many storylines and implications from Super Tuesday and what it means for November, the engagement and power of the Latino electorate should be part of the discussion. While we await more evidence in coming days documenting Latino turnout particulars, early … Continue reading »

Texans Remain in Crosshairs of Trump’s Obsession: $3.8 Billion More from Military for Border Wall

In response to reports that President Trump will raid an additional $3.8 billion from the Pentagon to fund border wall construction, the following is a quote from Mario Carrillo, Texas-based Campaigns Manager of America’s Voice: One year ago, Donald Trump declared a fake national emergency in an effort to forcefully move forward with building a … Continue reading »

 ICYMI: Texas Observer “ICE Quietly Lowers (Already Low) Standards at Some Immigrant Detention Facilities”

In an attempt to covertly lower the standards of immigrant detention facilities, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has once again proven that inside the walls of its detention centers, conditions and management of its facilities are unbound by the laws.  In an exposé, the Texas Observer identified the watered-down protections that would result in changes … Continue reading »

When Congress Gives A Little, Trump Steals Double For His Border Wall

In the President’s first campaign, his (now convicted) aide Roger Stone wanted him to remember to attack immigrants in his stump speeches so the “build the wall” chant was born as a memory device for the neophyte and forgetful candidate. Since then, “Mr. Trump’s central campaign promise as a presidential candidate” (according to the Wall … Continue reading »

“This is a departure from an American spirit of helping refugees” – Leading Voices Condemn TX Governor Abbott for Refugee Decision

“Abbott is a coward and diminishes Texas’ history and tradition as big, proud and confident enough to welcome refugees” Leading observers are blasting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for siding with nationalist White House advisor Stephen Miller and turning his back on refugees and the state’s best interests and traditions. Among the litany of voices criticizing … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Trump Readies Case to Seize Private Land in Texas to Build Useless Border Wall

Sen. Cruz and Sen. Cornyn response to land grab? Silence In a piece published by NBC News this week, Courtney Kube and Julia Ainsley highlight that the Trump administration is preparing court filings to begin forcefully taking private land from hundreds of Texans in order to build his racist border wall that few actually want.  … Continue reading »

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 »