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Norma’s Story: Fear of Deportation Can Have Lasting Psychological Impacts

Austin, TX –  In a new piece, Roque Planas of HuffPost outlines the journey through anxiety, depression, PTSD–and towards recovery–of Norma Herrera, a formerly undocumented immigrant living in Texas. Growing up with the fear that she or her parents could be deported at any moment profoundly affected Norma’s mental health.  Even after she became a legal permanent resident, … Continue reading »

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 »

ICYMI: Rep. Will Hurd Must Do More Than Simply Introduce Legislation, He Has to Work to Get It Passed

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 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 »

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 »

In MA, OH, ND, NE, NM, TX, and Forbes: More Stories of America’s Dreamers

The contributions of America’s Dreamers – and the uncertainty they face after Trump killed the DACA program – continue to be highlighted in media across the United States.  See below excerpts from Massachusetts, Ohio, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Texas, and Forbes magazine. WBUR, Boston’s NPR affiliate, published a joint op-ed from four DACA recipients … Continue reading »

While President Trump Addresses Immigration, Bipartisan Bill Starts Taking Shape

Austin, TX – CNN reported yesterday that Republican Congressman Will Hurd (TX-23) and Congressman Pete Aguilar (CA-31) have unveiled a new bipartisan plan that would address the ending of DACA and the thousands of Dreamers at risk of losing jobs, homes, and protection from deportation. This came only one day before President Trump hosted a group of … Continue reading »

Texas Op-Ed: Anti-Immigrant Policies Hurt Businesses, Economy, Americans

The Trump Administration has spent almost a year implementing some of the harshest and most anti-immigrant policies it can think of, even though a majority of Americans support a path to citizenship for most immigrants rather than deportation. The Administration clearly hasn’t been considering, and doesn’t seem to care about, the contributions that immigrants make … Continue reading »

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