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Leading Observers Praise Federal Judge’s Injunction Blocking Refugee Executive Order and Blast Texas Gov. Abbott

The news that U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte has issued a preliminary injunction blocking President Trump’s executive order that allowed states and localities to reject refugee resettlement is a welcome development – a view shared by a host of leading refugee resettlement organizations and allies. In a joint statement, HIAS, International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), … Continue reading »

When Congress Gives A Little, Trump Steals Double For His Border Wall

In the President’s first campaign, his (now convicted) aide Roger Stone wanted him to remember to attack immigrants in his stump speeches so the “build the wall” chant was born as a memory device for the neophyte and forgetful candidate. Since then, “Mr. Trump’s central campaign promise as a presidential candidate” (according to the Wall … Continue reading »

“This is a departure from an American spirit of helping refugees” – Leading Voices Condemn TX Governor Abbott for Refugee Decision

“Abbott is a coward and diminishes Texas’ history and tradition as big, proud and confident enough to welcome refugees” Leading observers are blasting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for siding with nationalist White House advisor Stephen Miller and turning his back on refugees and the state’s best interests and traditions. Among the litany of voices criticizing … Continue reading »

Conservative Judiciary Green-lights Jared’s Border Wall Land Grab

The conservative three-judge panel issued a divided 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that green-lights the Trump Administration decision to raid $3.6 billion in funds appropriated by Congress to help military families and boost military construction for the Trump border wall boondoggle. Trump, unsurprisingly, is already crowing about the news on Twitter. According to Mario … Continue reading »

Trump’s Wall Obsession Continues To Hit Barriers

Contractors Under Scrutiny as Property Owners Resist Land Takings The construction of a border wall remains the great obsession of the President and the resounding symbol of his reelection effort. In recent weeks it was announced that the President’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, would drive the project forward, yet recent developments have made clear how difficult … Continue reading »

An Opportunity for Jared: Texas Landowners Not Happy with Trump’s Attempt to Seize Their Property for the Border Wall

President Trump’s political obsession over building the border wall has led to one government shutdown and threatens another. As observers condemn the cronyism on display in the awarding of a wall building contract to his desired contractor and as images of individuals easily scaling and sawing through newly constructed sections offer reminders of why the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Trump Readies Case to Seize Private Land in Texas to Build Useless Border Wall

Sen. Cruz and Sen. Cornyn response to land grab? Silence In a piece published by NBC News this week, Courtney Kube and Julia Ainsley highlight that the Trump administration is preparing court filings to begin forcefully taking private land from hundreds of Texans in order to build his racist border wall that few actually want.  … Continue reading »

The Price of Admission to Support Trump’s Failing Wall Fiasco: Private Land Being Seized; Money Diverted from Military Projects; Wall Not Being Built

Republicans Ignore Constitution and Big Government Concerns to Stand with Trump A Washington Post story by Nick Miroff and Arelis Hernandez, “Trump administration has acquired little of the private land in Texas it needs for border barrier,” reminds us that despite Trump’s border wall obsessions and the related enabling by congressional Republicans, the administration hasn’t … Continue reading »

Bigotry and Hate All in a Day’s Work for Trump and his Administration

The following is a statement from Mario Carillo, Texas Director for America’s Voice, in response to the Trump administration’s particularly grotesque Thursday, during which Donald Trump rallied a crowd in Minnesota using some of his most aggressive anti-refugee (and anti-Rep. Omar) rhetoric to date; a Texas sheriff spewed grotesquely hate-filled rhetoric about immigrants from the … Continue reading »

In Texas and Across America: Home Is Here for Dreamers

“When we got DACA, we got wings.” Across sectors and the ideological spectrum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, business owners, national security experts, educators, members of Congress, and civil rights leaders filed amici briefs in support of Dreamers nationwide, ahead of next month’s Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Trump administration’s termination of … Continue reading »