Today, Houston Chronicle’s editorial board scorches Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for his latest attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a lawsuit that targets 800,000 Dreamers, including 100,000 Texans. According to Mario Carrillo, America’s Voice Texas Director, “Ken Paxton’s latest attacks on Dreamers prove just how far he’s willing to go to make… Continue »

An insightful piece by the Dallas Morning News business columnist Mitchell Schnurman asks: will the outrageous lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton end up hurting the bids of Austin and Dallas to recruit Amazon’s second corporate headquarters? According to Schnurman, “We have a lot on the line with Amazon, and Paxton just complicated our closing argument. Being… Continue »

The latest episode of our podcast, “A is for America”, features an interview Tania Chavez, a Dreamer and fund development strategist who works with La Unión Del Pueblo Entero (LUPE). Listen below or tune in via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast app. This week, travelers with the migrant caravan arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border, but… Continue »

So much for that concern over the fate of 800,000 young Americans Observers are weighing in to condemn the outrageous lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton seeking to end DACA. Paxton has corralled the Attorneys General of six other Republican states – Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina and West Virginia – to go along… Continue »

The news that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with the Attorneys General of six other Republican states, has filed a lawsuit seeking to end DACA is a disgusting reminder of the ongoing GOP assault against Dreamers and immigrants in America. According to Juan Escalante, a DACA recipient and the Communications Manager at America’s Voice: Once again,… Continue »

Austin, TX – Members from three Central Texas youth organizations, that are led by undocumented students to serve undocumented students at Texas State University, St. Edward’s University and The University of Texas in Austin, issued the following statement today after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit against the constitutionality of the DACA program:… Continue »

AUSTIN – The following is a statement from America’s Voice Texas Director Mario Carrillo regarding Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s latest attempt to kill the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: Ken Paxton is doing everything he can to keep Dreamers living in fear of deportation to countries that they barely remember. The vast majority… Continue »

Through a new project, Checkpoint: America, Cato Institute found that Texas has the most Customs and Border Protection (CBP) checkpoints in the U.S., despite resistance to any federal influence on the state.  What was initially a 25-mile interior enforcement zone was expanded to 100 miles, without any public input. Border Patrol agents at checkpoints have… Continue »

“Energetic” may not be the word one thinks of to describe traveling for several days in an RV with a dozen other people. But this is what it felt like to travel along the U.S.-Mexico border with the Texas #TogetherJuntos caravan. The #TogetherJuntos caravan was a procession of several cars and an RV brought together… Continue »

The Texas #TogetherJuntos caravan this week continued its route this week along the U.S./Mexico border and stopped by a few more cities, including Corpus Christi and Houston. The caravan has been on the road for the past two weeks, bringing local Texas communities together, teaching them about the state’s anti-immigrant law SB4, and providing residents… Continue »