Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro’s guest to President Biden’s State of the Union address this week will be Priscilla Martinez, the widow of a North Texas rancher who was shot and killed by a neighbor last year. Despite the aggressor having previously expressed anti-Latino animus, local authorities have filed no... Continue »
This week, the Supreme Court temporarily delayed the implementation of Texas’s S.B.4, the extreme “show me your papers” law that empowers every law enforcement officer to question the citizenship of any Texas resident and detain them. While a sound-minded federal judge initially blocked the law, that hold was lifted... Continue »
Washington, DC — Immigration and border issues have been front and center in the news recently, especially an array of developments and events in Texas yesterday. Below find our take on three key developments – our read on the importance of the preliminary injunction against Texas’s SB4 and its... Continue »
In a major win for legal advocates and Texas communities, a federal judge in Austin has temporarily halted S.B. 4, the “show me your papers” law that, if implemented, would empower every law enforcement officer to question the citizenship of any Texas resident and detain them. The law, which... Continue »
Support for Annunciation House has grown from around the nation following the State of Texas’s abhorrent attack on the faith-based migrant-aid organization. Last week, corrupt Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton baselessly accused Annunciation House of facilitating human smuggling and has since sued to revoke its registration. That move could... Continue »
Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott has launched an unending array of stunts designed to politicize the border, not solve problems. For that, he’s faced withering – and valid criticism. But, some of the latest blistering criticism comes from an unlikely source: Texas National Guard troops deployed to the border... Continue »
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Austin, Texas – On Tuesday evening, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced his office was suing and accusing of human smuggling the Annunciation House, a Catholic nonprofit organization that operates shelters and provides humanitarian assistance in El Paso, Texas. For example, after federal border officials process people and some... Continue »
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In a chilling escalation against faith-based organizations and volunteers who carry out their scriptural mandate to “welcome the stranger,” corrupt Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is seeking to shut down an El Paso group that has for years been critical in aiding newly arrived migrants and asylum seekers. Since... Continue »
Last week, in an article titled “Trump’s ‘Knock on the Door’: The former president and his aides are formulating plans to deport millions of migrants,” the Atlantic’s Ron Brownstein wrote about Donald Trump’s extremist immigration plans for his second term. This passage jumped out: “Stephen Miller, Trump’s top immigration... Continue »
Eagle Pass border community residents have a message for GOP Governor Greg Abbott: give us back our beloved park. As part of his unprecedented challenge to federal immigration supremacy, Governor Abbott has seized control of Shelby Park, transforming a community space that once hosted quinceañeras, barbeques, and flea markets... Continue »