The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals released its ruling on Senate Bill 4 (“SB4”) to vacate most of Judge Orlando Garcia’s preliminary injunction on the bill. The panel’s decision means that certain provisions of SB4, the anti-immigrant and discriminatory law, will go into effect. Importantly, today’s ruling did reiterate... Continue »
Read court ruling here. Austin, TX – Today, the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals released its ruling on Senate Bill 4 (“SB4”) to vacate most of Judge Orlando Garcia’s preliminary injunction on the bill. The panel’s decision means that certain provisions of SB4, the anti-immigrant and discriminatory law,... Continue »
Democrats make gains, immigration a winning issue in swing districts, Texas Latinas likely to be elected to Congress for the first time ever Austin, TX – Texas officially launched the 2018 midterms with yesterday’s primary election. The biggest winners were Latinas and women of color seeking to make history,... Continue »
Austin, TX –  In a new piece, Roque Planas of HuffPost outlines the journey through anxiety, depression, PTSD–and towards recovery–of Norma Herrera, a formerly undocumented immigrant living in Texas. Growing up with the fear that she or her parents could be deported at any moment profoundly affected Norma’s mental health.  Even after... Continue »
Dreamers and advocates in seven Texas cities today took to the streets, dropping banners over highways and making it clear that Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is a “Dream Killer”. Sen. Cornyn is infamous in the immigration reform world for always saying nice things when it comes to immigrants and... Continue »
Rep. Hurd must push GOP leadership to protect Dreamers and get USA Act passed in the House Austin, TX – A piece published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram outlines Rep. Will Hurd’s (TX-23) introduction of the USA Act, a bill that would protect DACA recipients from deportation and put them on... Continue »
Last updated May 4, 2021.  Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is infamous within the immigration policy world for always talking a good game about passing immigration reform even though he has spent the last decade blocking any meaningful legislation.  As the senior senator from a state with a large immigrant... Continue »
Now that the government has reopened, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has “promised” Senate Democrats a vote on a bill that will address the crisis affecting Dreamers since the DACA program was ended by President Trump in September. Leading the efforts on the Republican side is Texas Sen. John... Continue »
The contributions of America’s Dreamers – and the uncertainty they face after Trump killed the DACA program – continue to be highlighted in media across the United States.  See below excerpts from Massachusetts, Ohio, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Texas, and Forbes magazine. WBUR, Boston’s NPR affiliate, published... Continue »
Texan delegation has a choice: Stand for American values or enable a racist regime Austin, TX – During a weekend in which our country will celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr, many Americans will also have to grapple with the fact that... Continue »