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PHOTOS: This is What the Protest Looks Like Outside Trump’s El Paso Rally

Donald Trump is hold a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas tonight — the latest stunt in his ongoing obsession to build the border wall. During last week’s State of the Union address, Trump singled out El Paso as a place that supposedly represented his false narrative about life on the border. Not so, advocates, … Continue reading »

El Paso Community Leaders join with Congresswoman Escobar and Beto O’Rourke to Speak Ahead of the March for Truth Rally

The call will urge the Trump Administration to stop the wall and stop the lies A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, Fernando Garcia, the executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights, Linda Rivas of the Women’s March of El Paso, Rep. Veronica Escobar (TX-16), and Beto O’Rourke gathered to … Continue reading »

ICYMI Texas Monthly: For Trump, Texas is a Backdrop, a Prop, Set-Decoration and Nothing More

Read piece here Austin, TX – There have been a number of powerful responses to the President’s lies about crime, immigration and border issues in El Paso, Texas during his State of the Union address.  In a piece published in Texas Monthly yesterday, Chris Hooks outlines just how President Trump has used Texas as a … Continue reading »

Fox News’ “Battle at the Border” in San Antonio (Which is More than 200 Miles from the Border) is Useless and Offensive

On Friday, January 25, Fox News will be flying in Brian Kilmeade and Tomi Lahren to Texas to host a town hall meeting that will include elected officials, dubbed “Battle at the Border”. The event will be held in a resort in the wealthy outskirts of San Antonio, in Texas’ Hill Country, 200+ miles North … Continue reading »

ICYMI NYT Op-Ed: Congresswoman Veronica Escobar: President Trump’s call for a wall is simplistic and misguided

Read piece here Austin, TX – In an op-ed published yesterday in the New York Times, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar of El Paso, noted that Donald Trump’s obsession of building a wall has little to do with national security but is more about catering to a base that’s become increasingly nationalistic. As a Member of Congress … Continue reading »

Longest Shutdown in US Hitting Texan Families and Workers

As we head into the fifth week of the longest shutdown in US history, Texan communities are feeling its devastating effects. Low income residents, TSA workers, NASA employees, and small businesses are just some of the casualties of Trump’s irresponsible shutdown.   Below are links and excerpts to stories of the overwhelming impacts of the … Continue reading »

Rep. Filemon Vela, Border Advocates & Immigration Experts Respond to Trump’s Visit to McAllen, TX

A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, border advocates and immigration experts gathered to discuss President Trump’s relentless rally for an unpopular and unnecessary border wall. Trump’s visit to McAllen, Texas today after pleading with the American public for wall funding on Tuesday night is just another tactic in his war on … Continue reading »

Mario Carrillo: Those from the Border Should Be Represented When We’re Talking About Wall

President Trump once again used fear and lies to make his case for the need of a wall on our country’s southern border during his address to the nation last night. In remarks that reeked of Stephen Miller’s hatred towards immigrants, Trump talked of a “security crisis” on the border, that frankly those who live … Continue reading »

Sen. John Cornyn Should Follow Lead From Texas’ Border Members of Congress and Vote “No” on “Border Wall”

All of Texas’ border delegation, including Republican Will Hurd, voted against Trump’s unnecessary wall Austin, TX –  Today, The U.S. Senate is expected to take up a vote on a spending package that will include $5.7 billion for a border wall, a bill that yesterday passed through the U.S. House. In Texas, every Member of … Continue reading »