Austin, TX – The Washington Post editorial board published a new piece detailing why SB4, the Republican-led racially discriminatory bill that Gov. Greg Abbott signed in May, is an assault on people of color in Texas. According to Mario Carrillo: As noted routinely during the state’s legislative session and beyond, SB4 will encourage racial profiling by allowing… Continue »

San Antonio – This week, a San Antonio Federal Judge held a hearing to consider a preliminary injunction on SB4. Now city business and community leaders are loudly expressing their opposition to the discriminatory law signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in May. Long-time San Antonio business and community leaders, Frank Herrera and Max Navarro published an opinion piece… Continue »

Advocates and experts analyze SB 4 hearings.

San Antonio – Today, immigrant advocates and legal experts analyzed yesterday’s court hearing regarding whether or not a federal judge should block Texas’ “show me your papers” SB4 law from enactment. Speakers reviewed the current status of the lawsuits filed to enjoin SB 4 and outlined the next steps in the fight against the state’s… Continue »

Today, advocates from all over Texas gathered for an all-day rally in San Antonio while a federal court considered a motion to block the state’s SB 4 anti-immigrant law from taking effect. Outside, advocates showed off signs, spoke out against the damage SB 4 would do to immigrant communities, marched, and chanted. Children with the Workers… Continue »

Houston joins lawsuit, advocates prepare for Monday hearing This week in Texas, the Houston City Council voted 10-6 to file suit against Texas and its SB 4 anti-immigrant law. The vote came after advocates testified for over six hours in front of the City Council about SB 4’s potential to tear apart families and discriminate… Continue »

SB 4 will allow racial profiling and discrimination of Texas’ communities of color Austin, TX – According to the Austin American-Statesman, the Trump and Sessions led Department of Justice yesterday indicated its intent to file a statement of interest and “asked to be involved in the court hearings next week on SB 4,” Texas’ anti-immigrant and unconstitutional law signed by Gov. Greg… Continue »

SB 4 opponent becomes San Antonio mayor Earlier this week in Texas, San Antonio City Councilman Ron Nirenberg defeated incumbent Ivy Taylor to become the next mayor of San Antonio in Saturday’s runoff election. Taylor’s defeat is proof of the growing momentum against SB4, Texas’ anti-immigrant “show me your papers” law, as she opposed San… Continue »

After blocking DAPA’s implementation in 2014, Gov. Greg Abbott signed SB4, an unconstitutional law that will target communities of color and immigrants in Texas Austin, TX – The Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced yesterday that the administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program. DAPA, announced by President Obama in… Continue »

During campaign, Nirenberg was vocal opponent to anti-immigrant SB4 and pushed San Antonio to sue Texas Austin, TX –  San Antonio City Councilman Ron Nirenberg defeated incumbent Ivy Taylor to become the next mayor of San Antonio in Saturday’s runoff election. Taylor’s defeat is proof of the growing momentum against SB4, Texas’ anti-immigrant “show me… Continue »

This week, San Antonio Judge Orlando Garcia ruled that the Bexar County sheriff violated the constitutional rights of Julio Trujillo Santoyo by holding him on an ICE detainer for more than two months even after his criminal charges were dismissed. Judge Garcia is also presiding over the case against Texas’ anti-immigrant, “show me your papers”… Continue »