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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Stripping U.S. citizenship from people born along the border will undermine the future of civic participation in Texas As reported yesterday in the Washington Post, the Trump Administration has been steadily denying passports to people who were born along the Texas-Mexico border but who have U.S. birth certificates and have been U.S. citizens their entire… Continue »

In an El Paso Times op-ed, Mario Carrillo, America’s Voice Texas Director, reveals the source of inspiration for the recent cases of racism and harassment against Spanish-speaking immigrants: President Donald J. Trump. Read excerpts from Mario Carrillo’s op-ed below and find the entire piece here: …Imagine life for immigrants, whether undocumented or not, along the… Continue »