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ICYMI: ACLU of Texas Report: Texas State Troopers are Ripping Immigrant Families Apart

Austin, TX – A report released by the ACLU of Texas shows how Texas state troopers have become “frontline enforcers” of our country’s immigration laws, and have been especially cruel under the Trump Administration. Videos have surfaced showing the Texas Department of Public Safety’s troopers pulling people over, often for minor infractions, and having entire … Continue reading »

Texas Dreamer: “I Have 307 Days Left Before My DACA Expires”

The following is a blog from Irving Calderon, a Dreamer in Texas. This week, Irving participated in a “Dreamer Dinner” with Texas State Senator Kirk Watson, and Texas State Reps. Eddie Rodriguez, Donna Howard, Celia Israel, and Gina Hinojosa, all Democrats. Dreamer Dinners are an ongoing effort by Dreamers and advocates across the country to … Continue reading »

Beware the “Cornyn Con” on Immigration

Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes, and John Cornyn talking a good game but getting to “no” on immigration when it counts. Yesterday, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) took to the Senate floor to criticize Democrats for insisting that Dreamer relief be included in must-pass legislation before the end of the year. Cornyn said … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Advocates Push Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) to Support Dream Act, Protect Dreamers Like Felipe

More than 30 Dreamers and advocates demonstrated outside Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX)’s San Antonio office today, calling for Hurd to support the Dream Act and help protect Dreamers like Felipe. Felipe Abonza-Lopez is a Texas Dreamer who was pulled over and detained while traveling through Hurd’s district almost a month ago. Felipe had active DACA … Continue reading »

Cruel and Indiscriminate Deportations of Texan Dads Will Leave Far Too Many American Families With Empty Seats at Thanksgiving

Austin, TX – This Thanksgiving, too many American families will have empty seats at their tables due to the Trump Administration’s cruel and indiscriminate deportations. Thousands of other families will be giving thanks while worrying if their loved ones, who are facing imminent threats of deportation, will be around to celebrate with them at the next … Continue reading »

Free Felipe: Felipe Abonza-Lopez, Dreamer from Texas, Released From Detention on Friday

San Marco, TX – Felipe Abonza-Lopez, 20-year-old Dreamer from San Marcos, Texas was released from an immigration detention center on Friday in Pearsall, Texas, after more than one month in detention without cause. Felipe, who has a disability, was mocked by guards during his detention, and he had his DACA unjustly revoked, Amy Fischer, Policy Director at … Continue reading »

Paging Rep. Will Hurd: Felipe Abonza-Lopez and Other Dreamers Need You This Year

The case of Felipe Abonza-Lopez is just the latest outrageous reminder that the same Trump Administration that ended DACA is now actively targeting Dreamers who still have DACA. Said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice: “Unless Congress steps up and delivers a solution for Dreamers this year, examples like Felipe’s will only, unfortunately, multiply.” Felipe, a … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Study Finds Undocumented Immigrants in Texas Generate $703 Million Surplus

Study: SB4 will damage Texas economy by driving immigrants out of the state Austin, TX  –  A study by AngelouEconomics found that Texas Senate Bill 4, a discriminatory bill signed into law earlier this year, “will jeopardize Texas’ economic prosperity and the quality of life of its citizens”. The study, first reported by the Austin … Continue reading »

Immigrant Advocates and Legal Experts Commit to Continue Fight Against SB4 After Yesterday’s Hearing

A recording of the event is available here Austin – On a press call, immigrant advocates and legal experts analyzed yesterday’s oral arguments on SB4 in the Fifth Circuit court of appeals. The hearing took place before a panel of three judges who considered the merits of a preliminary injunction issued in August by the district … Continue reading »

Are Representatives Farenthold, Culberson, Sessions, and Hurd Ready to Deport Dreamers?

Voting for a 2018 Government Funding Bill Without Including Relief for Dreamers is a Dangerous Idea Austin, TX – Yesterday’s White House meeting with Republican Senators made clear that President Trump and many Republicans are more interested in delaying action and obstructing progress than resolving the status of America’s Dreamers. Said Mario Carrillo, State Director of America’s … Continue reading »

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