At the crossroads of immigration and electoral politics, these are our top picks    How is the issue of immigration faring in the 2020 elections?  Below are seven key races we are watching closely. We believe these are the top races that will indicate whether immigration is a wedge issue that works for Trump and… Continue »

We’re only five days away from what will be a historic election, and Donald Trump’s cronies continue peddling fear and inciting violence. This time, it came from CBP’ “Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Commissioner” Mark Morgan. In what looks like a crystal clear campaign event, and violation of campaign laws, Morgan traveled to… Continue »

Will John Cornyn Finally Stand up and Just Say “No” to Stealing Funds from the Military and Drug Interdiction? A new joint investigative piece from Texas Tribune and ProPublica, “Records show Trump’s border wall is costing taxpayers billions more than initial contracts,” highlights that American taxpayers’ bill for Donald Trump’s border wall are several billion… Continue »

In an editorial board interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Cornyn says he broke with Trump on the border wall, but kept opposition private. Of course, Cornyn’s voting record and public statements show the exact opposite, and this willful misrepresentation of his own actual immigration record is classic Cornyn cowardice in his inability to stand up to Trump.… Continue »

The “Cornyn Con” is now laced with cowardice   We have labeled the distance between what Senator John Cornyn says and how he votes the “Cornyn Con,” or in Spanish, “La Farsa Cornyn.” And wow, do we have another good example to add to the litany of Cornyn’s hypocrisy, lies, and cowardice on immigration. In… Continue »

Each Friday through Election Day, we disseminate this memo highlighting the key 2020 developments at the intersection of electoral politics and immigration Key Immigration Politics Stories Politicized DHS goes all in to aid Trump’s campaign: An AP story highlights how DHS’s illegally appointed acting leaders are driving a host of hardline immigration policies designed to… Continue »

 Facing a close Senate race in a changing state, Cornyn tries to con voters with his infamous two-faced two-step dance on Dreamers   New polling released by New York Times/Siena finds competitive presidential and Senate contests in Texas. Trump leads Biden by 46% – 43% in a state he won in 2016 by 9 points.… Continue »

Senator John Cornyn is out with a new Spanish-language ad claiming that he “strongly supports the legalization of Dreamers.” It’s a jaw-dropping claim considering his long record of doing exactly the opposite. On the Senate floor, Cornyn has had numerous opportunities to vote yes. Every time, he’s voted no. Cornyn is so infamous for faking… Continue »

And why he’s one of the greatest threats to DACA There are, unfortunately, many appointed and elected officials across the U.S. who have made a career out of enacting anti-immigrant policy. But as far as activist federal judges go, perhaps none stand out like Judge Andrew Hanen of the United States District Court for the… Continue »

As Texans decide who will challenge Sen. John Cornyn in this November’s election, it’s clear that many in our state are ready to move beyond Cornyn’s long history of cowardice and hypocrisy on immigration, which we call the “Cornyn Con”. Sen. Cornyn will either face veteran M.J. Hegar or State Sen. Royce West after today’s… Continue »