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Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro Joins Local Leaders and Dreamers to Call on Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Will Hurd to Pass a Clean Dream Act

For a recording of today’s call, click here. San Antonio, TX – On a press call today, Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro joined local DACA recipients Oscar Hernandez and Damaris Gonzalez, and Mario Carrillo, Director of America’s Voice Texas, to discuss why a legislative solution for Dreamers is so urgent for Texas and America, and … Continue reading »

Did Jeff Sessions Collude With Ken Paxton to End DACA Behind Trump’s Back? Sessions Won’t Say

For the anti-immigrant hardliners in the Trump Administration, like Stephen Miller and Jeff Sessions, DACA posed something of a problem. They had ridden the Trump train specifically to curb immigration and end programs like DACA, but Donald Trump had also claimed to have sympathy for Dreamers and said he would treat them with “heart.” Six … Continue reading »

Texas State Representative Lina Ortega Shares Meal with El Paso Immigrant Youth As Part of “Dreamer Dinners” Campaign

El Paso, TX – Texas State Rep. Lina Ortega of El Paso joined immigrant youth from the El Paso area to discuss the urgent need for Congress to pass a clean Dream Act now that President Trump has ended the successful DACA program, one that benefits more than 124,000 young immigrants in Texas. During the dinner, Rep. Ortega spoke … Continue reading »

The Urgent Reasons that Reps. Farenthold, Culberson, and Sessions Should Step Up and Support the Dream Act

Austin, TX – President Trump’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, plunged 800,000 Dreamers into crisis, including more than 100,000 DACA recipients in Texas. The solution is the bipartisan Dream Act. It’s urgent that Congress act, without undue delay and without unnecessary complications. This includes recognizing that the recently issued White … Continue reading »

The Urgent Reasons that Rep. Will Hurd Should Step Up and Support the Dream Act

Austin, TX – President Trump’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, plunged 800,000 Dreamers into crisis, including more than 124,000 DACA recipients in Texas. The solution is the bipartisan Dream Act. It’s urgent that Congress act, without undue delay and without unnecessary complications. This includes recognizing that the recently issued White … Continue reading »

Rep. Beto O’Rourke and El Cenizo Mayor Raul Reyes Join Local Leaders and Dreamers in Call for a Clean Dream Act

For a recording of today’s call, click here. El Paso, TX – On a press call today, Rep. Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) and El Cenizo Mayor Raul Reyes joined local pediatrician Dr. Dolly Seiver; Mario Carrillo, Director of America’s Voice: Texas; and Clint, TX Dreamer Melissa Martinez to discuss why a legislative solution for Dreamers is so … Continue reading »

Thousands of Texas Dreamers Set to Lose DACA as Renewal Deadline Passes

Austin, TX – At midnight last night, the Trump Administration’s arbitrary deadline to accept DACA renewals passed, and now Dreamers are no longer able to reapply for another two-year extension of the successful program. According to HuffPost, 28% of DACA recipients in Texas who were eligible for renewal did not renew, meaning that thousands of Texas Dreamers stand … Continue reading »

Rep. O’Rourke and Rep. Gallego Introduce Legislation To Protect Landowners from Trump’s Wall

For a recording of today’s call, click here. WASHINGTON – Representatives Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) held a press call this afternoon to discuss the details of their new legislation that would prevent the Trump-Pence Administration from poaching private land in order to build their irrational and illogical wall. The Protecting the Property Rights … Continue reading »

New Poll: 89% of Texas Latinos Want Dream Act Passed; Oppose Anti-Immigrant SB4 Law

Austin, TX – On a press call held today, Texas State Representative Cesar Blanco joined with Latino Decisions Principal Sylvia Manzano, Latino Victory Project President Cristóbal J. Alex, and America’s Voice: Texas State Director Mario Carrillo to discuss the findings and implications of new polling exploring Texas Latinos’ views on SB4, DACA, and the ongoing debate over … Continue reading »

ICYMI: ICE issues plan to detain 1,000 more migrants in Texas

Austin, TX – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted a notice on Wednesday soliciting private sector interest for a new detention center in South Texas that could hold up to 1,100 immigrants, continuing its relentless discrimination and crackdown on immigrants across the state. From a piece in Reveal by Patrick Michaels: The post is a preliminary request … Continue reading »

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