“The Grand Old Party is now unrecognizable as anything but a personality cult headed towards disaster.” As Donald Trump barnstormed the country again with racist rants and lies about immigrants aimed at pitting Americans against Americans, the moral collapse of the Republican Party came into sharper focus yesterday with two key developments. Rep. Will Hurd… Continue »

Latest ad paints Hurd as an immigration moderate, but his voting record is anything but An ad released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and in support of Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23) brought up his bipartisan efforts at protecting Dreamers, but failed to mention that Rep. Hurd votes with Donald Trump 95 percent of… Continue »

Democrats make gains, immigration a winning issue in swing districts, Texas Latinas likely to be elected to Congress for the first time ever Austin, TX – Texas officially launched the 2018 midterms with yesterday’s primary election. The biggest winners were Latinas and women of color seeking to make history, who ran campaigns that galvanized voters… Continue »

Rep. Hurd must push GOP leadership to protect Dreamers and get USA Act passed in the House Austin, TX – A piece published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram outlines Rep. Will Hurd’s (TX-23) introduction of the USA Act, a bill that would protect DACA recipients from deportation and put them on a path to citizenship while providing… Continue »

Earlier this month, 34 House Republicans issued a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) calling for passage of a “permanent legislative solution” for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients before the end of this year. Representative Will Hurd (TX-23) stood up and showed leadership by signing this letter, but now his actions must match his… Continue »

San Antonio, TX – In an op-ed for the San Antonio Express News, San Antonio City Council Member Rey Saldaña calls on Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX), whose district includes part of San Antonio, to support the Dream Act. Congressman Hurd’s district includes nearly 5,000 immigrant youth who would benefit from the Dream Act. The legislation would allow these Dreamers to… Continue »

More than 30 Dreamers and advocates demonstrated outside Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX)’s San Antonio office today, calling for Hurd to support the Dream Act and help protect Dreamers like Felipe. Felipe Abonza-Lopez is a Texas Dreamer who was pulled over and detained while traveling through Hurd’s district almost a month ago. Felipe had active DACA… Continue »

The case of Felipe Abonza-Lopez is just the latest outrageous reminder that the same Trump Administration that ended DACA is now actively targeting Dreamers who still have DACA. Said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice: “Unless Congress steps up and delivers a solution for Dreamers this year, examples like Felipe’s will only, unfortunately, multiply.” Felipe, a… Continue »

El Paso, TX – In an op-ed for the El Paso Times, Clint-resident Dreamer Melissa Martinez called on Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX) to support the Dream Act. As someone who represents a heavily Latino district, Rep. Hurd has an opportunity to lead on an issue vitally important to the community. Congressman Hurd’s district includes nearly 5,000 immigrant youth who would… Continue »

For a recording of today’s call, click here. San Antonio, TX – On a press call today, Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro joined local DACA recipients Oscar Hernandez and Damaris Gonzalez, and Mario Carrillo, Director of America’s Voice Texas, to discuss why a legislative solution for Dreamers is so urgent for Texas and America, and… Continue »