Facing a tough re-election fight and the overwhelming pro-Dreamer sentiment of the diversifying Texas electorate, Senator John Cornyn claimed that he “strongly supports the legalization of Dreamers” in a recently-released Spanish-language ad. America’s Voice and others called him out, highlighting that Cornyn voted no on the legalization of Dreamers in 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013 and… Continue »

“Rather than platitudes … Senator Cornyn should do the work and call for a vote to actually legalize Dreamers”    Sen. John Cornyn, locked in a tough reelection bid in Texas, is still facing fall-out from his Spanish language ad claiming he “strongly supports legalization for Dreamers.” PolitiFact judged his claim a half-truth and their… Continue »

 Facing a close Senate race in a changing state, Cornyn tries to con voters with his infamous two-faced two-step dance on Dreamers   New polling released by New York Times/Siena finds competitive presidential and Senate contests in Texas. Trump leads Biden by 46% – 43% in a state he won in 2016 by 9 points.… Continue »

The naturalization ceremony part of last night’s RNC was a deeply cynical event, featuring the most anti-immigrant president in history attempting to obscure and paper over his relentless animosity toward immigrants and both undocumented and so-called “legal” immigration. A range of observers weighed in to condemn the cynicism on display and to highlight the Trump… Continue »

Kamala Harris

The burgeoning Republican and conservative attacks on Kamala Harris reveal the parties’ competing views of America. From questioning the legitimacy of Harris as a candidate based on a crackpot interpretation of the 14th amendment – as conservative legal scholar John Eastman attempted to do – to adding sexism and misogyny to their ongoing racism and… Continue »

Americans Yearn for Unity and a New Direction; Trump Sticks with Ugliness & Division   Today, one year after the El Paso Massacre that tragically killed 23 people and left another 23 wounded, America’s Voice reflects on the state of a city and a country battered by hatred, division and violence.  According to Mario Carrillo,… Continue »

Yesterday, Donald Trump spent a full day in Texas, traveling to Odessa and Midland for a campaign-style rally and fundraiser. There’s no better indication that the state is a battleground than for the incumbent Republican President to devote such a major chunk of time in what was once a reliably red state. Trump, full of… Continue »

As Texans decide who will challenge Sen. John Cornyn in this November’s election, it’s clear that many in our state are ready to move beyond Cornyn’s long history of cowardice and hypocrisy on immigration, which we call the “Cornyn Con”. Sen. Cornyn will either face veteran M.J. Hegar or State Sen. Royce West after today’s… Continue »

Senator Cornyn is the President’s key wingman, unwilling to challenge Trump, even over the treatment of vulnerable children. As we’ve been highlighting (here, here and here) , the Trump administration has been using the cover of the elecpandemic to advance a host of nativist policies they have long pursued but had been previously unable to… Continue »

“Trump and his cronies are focused on fulfilling a campaign promise in time for the 2020 election to benefit himself, his donors and Senators like John Cornyn who are running for election on the President’s coattails.” – Mario Carrillo   The Washington Post reports that the Trump administration has awarded the largest-yet contract for building… Continue »