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Dreamers Take to the Streets in Texas, Call Cornyn a “Dream Killer”

Dreamers and advocates in seven Texas cities today took to the streets, dropping banners over highways and making it clear that Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is a “Dream Killer”. Sen. Cornyn is infamous in the immigration reform world for always saying nice things when it comes to immigrants and Dreamers — and acting against them … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Who is John Cornyn and What is the Cornyn Con?

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is infamous within the immigration policy world for always talking a good game about passing immigration reform. But here’s the thing to remember: for more than a decade now, he’s blocked reform at every step. As the senior senator from a state with a Latino majority, Cornyn should be trying to … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: “The Hardliners are High-Fiving; The Statue of Liberty Weeps.”

As the White House rolls out its proposal on immigration, the following is the reaction of Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: President Trump and Stephen Miller are exploiting a crisis that they created, so they can take a wrecking ball to the Statue of Liberty. They think that by offering up a spoonful of sugar … Continue reading »

Key Reasons Not to Trust Sen. Cornyn on Immigration

Now that the government has reopened, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has “promised” Senate Democrats a vote on a bill that will address the crisis affecting Dreamers since the DACA program was ended by President Trump in September. Leading the efforts on the Republican side is Texas Sen. John Cornyn, who is self-reportedly “having a … Continue reading »

Three Fundamentals: 1) A Bipartisan Path to a Solution is on the Table; 2) Beware the Delaying Tactics Courtesy of Cornyn and the Hardliners; and 3) The GOP Owns Any Shutdown

Here are three fundamental factors to keep in mind as we seem headed towards a government shutdown: President Trump and the Republican leadership have rejected the bipartisan compromise proposals on the table that would alleviate the crisis. After creating a crisis by ending DACA and terminating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nationals of several countries, Trump … Continue reading »

Three Major Obstacles to Enacting a Bipartisan Dreamer Deal: John Cornyn, Bob Goodlatte, and Stephen Miller

Despite uncertainty about the ongoing policy negotiations over Dreamers’ legislation, we know a few things for sure: Dreamers urgently need a permanent solution that puts them on a path to citizenship; Only Congress can enact that permanent solution; Given the way Trump’s termination of DACA has upended the lives of Dreamers, and given the way … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Texan Dreamers Call Sen. Cornyn a Grinch, Demand #CleanDreamActNow

Today, Dreamers, allies — and one inflatable Grinch — visited Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-TX) Austin office to demand that he not stand in the way of the Dream Act passing this year. Sen. Cornyn has a long, hypocritical, and anti-immigrant history where he likes to say good things about immigrants and immigration reform, yet actively … Continue reading »

Grassley and Cornyn Gear Up to Derail Dreamer Relief

A Cynical Senator Grassley Aids and Abets the Cornyn Con The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education fund, regarding the legislative proposal introduced today by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and co-sponsored by John Cornyn (R-TX), Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK.), Tom Cotton (R-AK) and David Perdue … Continue reading »

Beware the “Cornyn Con” on Immigration

Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes, and John Cornyn talking a good game but getting to “no” on immigration when it counts. Yesterday, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) took to the Senate floor to criticize Democrats for insisting that Dreamer relief be included in must-pass legislation before the end of the year. Cornyn said … Continue reading »

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