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SB 4 Texas’ Anti-Immigrant Law

ICYMI: DeFrancesco Soto: “Calling Immigration on Latinos Protesting SB4 is Racial Profiling”

Earlier this week, hundreds gather at the Texas state capitol to protest TX SB4, the virulently anti-civil rights, anti-immigrant, and anti-public safety legislation signed into law earlier this month. While not set to go into effect until September 1, SB4 has already inspired racial profiling – just this week, Texas Rep. Matt Rinaldi cast freedom … Continue reading »

Texas Republican: “I Called ICE” on Protesters, Threatened to “Put a Bullet” in Colleague’s Head, as Advocates Rally Against Texas’ SB 4

Texas Republican House Rep. Matt Rinaldi called hundreds of peaceful protesters at the Austin state capitol today a “disgrace” and said he’d called immigration authorities on them, according to multiple sources. “Fuck them,” he said. “I called ICE.” He also reportedly threatened to “put a bullet in one of his colleague’s heads”. When Democratic Rep. … Continue reading »

This Week in Texas: Cities, Advocates File Additional Lawsuits Against SB 4, While LA, WI Consider Anti-Immigrant Bills

This week in Texas saw cities and advocacy organizations joining the legal fight against Texas and its anti-immigrant SB 4 law. The Texas Civil Rights Project, the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund, and El Paso County filed a new lawsuit against SB 4, while the ACLU joined an existing suit from the city of El … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Hires Texas State Director Mario Carrillo to Fight Anti-Immigrant Laws and Policies

Austin, TX – Following the passage of Texas SB4, the virulently anti-civil rights, anti-immigrant, and anti-public safety legislation, America’s Voice, a national pro-immigrant advocacy organization, has hired Mario Carrillo as the Texas State Director to help amplify the efforts of Texas-based advocacy groups to push back against SB4. Mario will work to support the efforts of Texas-based … Continue reading »

This Week in Texas: Lawsuits Filed, “Summer of Resistance” Announced While Abbott Fails At Spin

Here’s a roundup of what happened in this week in Texas and the resistance to SB 4: Gov. Greg Abbott’s claims that Hispanics have nothing to fear from SB 4 are rebuked This week in Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott tried to argue that people who haven’t done anything wrong have nothing to fear from SB … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Lawmaker, Law Enforcement Blast Texas “Show Me Your Papers” SB4 Law and National Legislation Cut from Same Cloth

Since President Trump’s inauguration, we’ve seen a slew of anti-immigrant legislation proposed on both the local and national level. Earlier this month, the Texas legislature passed the SB4 law, the virulently anti-civil rights, anti-immigrant, and anti-public safety legislation that includes a provision similar to Arizona’s infamous ‘show me your papers’ law, which takes the cake for the worst … Continue reading »

Mothers’ Day in Texas is “Texas Mothers Fight Back Day” As 600 March Against SB 4

Mothers’ Day in Texas yesterday was energetic and impassioned, as six hundred mothers, fathers, and advocates rallied in front of Austin City Hall to shame Republican Gov. Greg Abbott over SB 4, Texas’ new draconian anti-immigrant law. On a day dedicated to honoring mothers, advocates made it clear that SB 4 will lead to the … Continue reading »

What Would Texas Look Like Under SB 4 Law? Look at Gwinnett County, Georgia

Right now, the developing crisis in immigration reform is Texas’ SB 4 law, the new anti-immigrant state legislation which will lead to more racial profiling, discrimination, detention, and deportations. One of SB 4’s provisions allows local law enforcement officers to ask for the immigration status of those they’ve pulled over. What seems like a simple permission is … Continue reading »

ACLU to Travelers: Don’t Come to Texas If You Don’t Want Constitutional Rights Violated

This morning, the ACLU issued a “travel alert” warning that travelers to Texas could have their constitutional rights violated due to the passage and signing of SB 4, the state’s new anti-immigrant law. SB 4 gives police officers in the state a license to racially profile and discriminate, by allowing them to ask for the … Continue reading »

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