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Greg Abbott Continues His Personal Mission To Make Life For Immigrants As Miserable As Possible

Nationwide, students and their allies have been mobilizing to make their college and university campuses safe for undocumented and DACAmented students, following the election of Donald Trump. But in Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott has threatened to financially starve any college and university that tries to join their effort. “Texas will not tolerate sanctuary campuses or cities,” … Continue reading »

Failure To Repeal TX Dream Act Exposes GOP’s Immigration Problem

The Texas legislative sessions adjourned on June 1, and the immigrant community got the news they had been waiting for. The push to repeal the Texas Dream Act was defeated, securing in-state tuition as a benefit that undocumented students across Texas can continue to take advantage of. This is significant victory, especially for the state … Continue reading »

Opposition to Texas Dream Act Repeal Effort Grows

Despite Opposition from the Left and the Right, Texas Legislature Moves Forward with Efforts to Repeal State Dream Act Opposition to the Texas Dream Act repeal effort continues to mount.  In recent weeks, a growing and diverse coalition of voices have come together to speak out against SB1819, a bill that promises to terminate in-state tuition … Continue reading »

Juan Escalante: Fight for the Texas Dream Act Continues

Cross-posted from Huffington Post: The battle of the Texas Dream Act continues. A bill known as SB1819, sponsored by Texas Republican Senators Donna Campbell, Tom Creighton, and Lois Kolkhorst, is headed for the Senate floor to be heard and voted upon. A priority of Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, who promised to repeal the law that has served … Continue reading »

Profile in Courage: Now Rick Perry Won't Defend A Law He Signed

Texas Republican legislators could be on the verge of repealing a landmark law, signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry almost 15 years ago, which granted in-state tuition to DREAMers. Perry’s reaction to the news this time – unlike his ardent defense of the law during the 2012 debate – was the verbal equivalent of … Continue reading »

Over 170 Testify Past Midnight Against Republican Effort To Repeal Texas’s DREAM Act

Texas was first in the nation to pass a state-level DREAM Act. Now, if Republican legislators have their way, it could be first to repeal it. Passed by a bipartisan vote in the legislature, and then signed by Republican Gov. Rick Perry in 2001, the DREAM Act has allowed thousands of undocumented students access to … Continue reading »

Texas Republicans Rev Up Attempt to Repeal State Dream Act

With 2016 Presidential Wannabes in the Hot Seat on Immigration, How Will the 2016 GOP Field Respond? Republicans in the Texas State Legislature seem intent on repealing the Texas Dream Act, legislation that enables eligible high school students from Texas who are undocumented to pay in-state tuition rates to attend the state’s public universities.  Texas was … Continue reading »

Repeal of Texas DREAM Act Becomes Issue for GOP 2016 Candidates

As we noted Friday, Republicans in Texas are considering repealing the state DREAM Act. The first hearing on repeal legislation takes place today. That should have national implications and there’s a very good chance the Texas DREAM Act will be debated during the GOP presidential contest, as it was in 2012.  Today, the New York … Continue reading »