SB 4, Texas’ new anti-immigrant law, will: 

Promote racial profiling and discrimination against people who look like undocumented immigrants, even if they are US citizens
Target children, by allowing police officers to ask children about their immigration status
Punish law enforcement officers who don’t comply with the regulations
Terrorize immigrant communities
Undermine public safety, by exhausting the limited resources available to local law enforcement, and severing the trust between police and the community
Generate widespread negative economic effects

SB 4 is opposed by:

Advocates
Immigrants
Faith leaders
Police chiefs 
A federal judge

“Energetic” may not be the word one thinks of to describe traveling for several days in an RV with a dozen other people. But this is what it felt like to travel along the U.S.-Mexico border with the Texas #TogetherJuntos caravan. The #TogetherJuntos caravan was a procession of several cars and an RV brought together… Continue »

The Texas #TogetherJuntos caravan this week continued its route this week along the U.S./Mexico border and stopped by a few more cities, including Corpus Christi and Houston. The caravan has been on the road for the past two weeks, bringing local Texas communities together, teaching them about the state’s anti-immigrant law SB4, and providing residents… Continue »

In Texas, the #TogetherJuntos caravan has been on the road for more than a week now, holding events in 17 different cities across the border region and training immigrants and people of color all over the state on how to protect their rights. The caravan kicked off two Fridays ago in El Paso, Texas, and… Continue »

A recording of today’s call can be found here El Paso, TX – On a press call today, Texas immigration advocates launched the TogetherJuntos Caravan to travel along the Texas-Mexican border. This two-week trip along the border will make multiple stops and provide an opportunity for communities to come together and fight back discriminatory policies. The… Continue »

Austin, TX – The U.S. Department of Commerce announced yesterday that the 2020 U.S. Census will include a question on citizenship, and combined with the implementation of the anti-immigrant law SB4, could drive immigrants in Texas further into the shadows and further from being counted in their community. As Alexa Ura and Chris Essig reported in… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

***   This week we’re publishing the third episode of our new podcast, “A is for America”, with special guest Zenen Jaimes Peréz, Communications Director of the Texas Civil Rights Project. Listen below or tune in via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast app. This week, Congressional Republicans once again failed to pass the… Continue »

Originally published August 8, 2017 Also listen to our podcast episode on SB 4: Most of the nation’s harshest anti-immigrant bill — Texas’ Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) — is cleared for implementation after a federal appeals court this month lifted an injunction preventing the law from being enacted while legal challenges proceed. The unanimous… Continue »

Most of Texas’ SB 4, the nation’s harshest anti-immigrant law, was cleared for implementation this week after a federal appeals court lifted an injunction preventing the law from being enacted while legal challenges proceed. SB 4 requires police chiefs and sheriffs to cooperate with federal immigration officials by honoring ICE detainer requests for deportation (or… Continue »

The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals released its ruling on Senate Bill 4 (“SB4”) to vacate most of Judge Orlando Garcia’s preliminary injunction on the bill. The panel’s decision means that certain provisions of SB4, the anti-immigrant and discriminatory law, will go into effect. Importantly, today’s ruling did reiterate that the implementation of SB4 could… Continue »

Read court ruling here. Austin, TX – Today, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals released its ruling on Senate Bill 4 (“SB4”) to vacate most of Judge Orlando Garcia’s preliminary injunction on the bill. The panel’s decision means that certain provisions of SB4, the anti-immigrant and discriminatory law, will go into effect today. Importantly,… Continue »