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Fear Rippling Through Latino Community, Started by Wave of Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric And Turbocharged By El Paso Mass Murder

Mario Carrillo: “When the president of the United States not only enables prejudice, but encourages it, it makes for a dangerous environment.” In a recent piece for the Washington Post, Rachel Hatzipanagos takes a look at the climate of fear in the Latino community caused by the anti-immigrant rhetoric stemming from President Trump and his … Continue reading »

Mario Carrillo to Donald Trump: Learn From Our City, though I Fear it is Too Late

President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit El Paso, Texas, days after a violent attack fueled by white supremacy and hatred took the lives of 22 people. The shooter’s manifesto included phrases and rhetoric straight out President Trump’s tweets and rally speeches. Mario Carrillo, who grew up in El Paso and serves as the America’s … Continue reading »

Pili Tobar: “The nation’s Latinos are uniting to stand up to hatred, to stand up for one another, and to stand together for an America that is better than this.”

In the aftermath of this past weekend’s white supremacist terror attack on Mexican-Americans and Mexicans in El Paso, Latinos nationwide are speaking up, denouncing the racist and xenophobic, and reaffirming a different vision of America, one that works to extend freedom, justice and equality to one and all  – regardless of birthplace and background. According … Continue reading »

ICYMI: WaPo’s Jennifer Rubin: “John Cornyn is Choosing Trump Over Texas”

Mario Carrillo: “Cornyn is all hat, no cattle” Read piece here In a new Washington Post column, Jennifer Rubin calls Texas Senator John Cornyn complicit in President Trump’s role in inciting hatred against immigrants and Latinos. Trump has continually used language, such as “invasion” to refer to asylum seekers reaching our southern border, which is … Continue reading »

Dallas-Born U.S. Citizen Remains in ICE Custody

After being detained at a Border Patrol checkpoint in South Texas, Francisco Galicia is the latest U.S. citizen under threat of deportation Austin, TX – An 18-year-old U.S. citizen has been in immigration custody for more than three weeks, and is now under imminent threat of deportation, the Dallas Morning News first reported. Francisco Galicia … Continue reading »

Donald Trump’s Threat of Millions of Deportations Will Affect Texans

Will any Republican elected officials take a stand against a cruel strategy that will impact millions of Texas families? In a late-night tweet on Monday, President Trump stated that U.S. Immigration agents are planning to make millions of arrests starting as early as “next week”. This announcement comes despite his knowledge of Immigration and Customs … Continue reading »

Texas Sec. of State David Whitley Resigns After Efforts to Disenfranchise Texas Voters

“Whitley’s resignation shows that times are changing in the Lone Star State.” – Mario Carrillo Austin – In a significant move, Texas Senate Democrats blocked the nomination of David Whitley as Secretary of State. As acting Secretary, Whitley implemented a voter purge that targeted new U.S. citizens and was met with ferocious backlash from voting … Continue reading »

As Candidate Trump Zeroes In On 2020 Fear-Mongering, There’s a Clear Path to Drive Latino Turnout

As candidate Donald Trump gears up to, once again, make demonizing immigrants and fear-mongering about Latinos the centerpiece of his 2020 electoral strategy, new research outlines the blueprint for parties, candidates, and organizations to capitalize on the largest racial/ethnic minority group in the 2020 electorate – 32 million Latino voters. The Latino Vote Project – … Continue reading »

During Texas Visit, Will Trump Do Victory Lap for His Border Wall Land-Grab?

Will he repeat his threats of shutting down the U.S./Mexico border which will have devastating consequences for Texans? Austin, TX – Today, President Trump will visit Texas, with stops in San Antonio and Houston to discuss energy and infrastructure and attend fundraisers in a state that will very likely be in contention during the 2020 … Continue reading »

ICE Raid Picks Up More Than 280 People in Texas, Continues Terrorizing Tactics of Administration

LINK to NBC News coverage here Yesterday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted a workplace raid at an electronic repair factory in Allen, Texas, outside Dallas. The operation at the Texas business, CVE Technology Group Inc, reportedly picked up more than 280 people, all of whom now face the possibility of deportation. Family members of those … Continue reading »