20,700 Texans with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are working in essential sectors like food, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation, according to data released this week by the Center for American Progress. They are literally risking their own lives to save ours. Yet Texas’s two Republican Senators, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, have done nothing to help… Continue »

“Diversion of Funds Has Created this Trump-Cornyn Healthcare Crisis in Texas” The number of Texans infected with coronavirus continues to grow each day and we continue to lack adequate testing, equipment and supplies across the state to fight the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is still spending billions of dollars to build his costly… Continue »

Yesterday, Senate Democrats voted down a partisan Mitch McConnell-led maneuver and bill in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The GOP proposal would have allowed for huge corporate bailouts with little accountability, not enough protections for all Americans, and nothing meaningful for hospitals and healthcare workers on the front lines. In response to the Democrats insisting… Continue »

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In response to reports that President Trump will raid an additional $3.8 billion from the Pentagon to fund border wall construction, the following is a quote from Mario Carrillo, Texas-based Campaigns Manager of America’s Voice: One year ago, Donald Trump declared a fake national emergency in an effort to forcefully move forward with building a… Continue »

Man stated he was targeting “Mexicans” when he killed 22 people in El Paso and was indicted on dozens of hate crime charges Yesterday, the man accused of killing 22 people in an El Paso Wal-Mart after driving 11 hours across Texas was indicted on 90 federal charges including dozens of hate crimes. Along with… Continue »

The news that U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte has issued a preliminary injunction blocking President Trump’s executive order that allowed states and localities to reject refugee resettlement is a welcome development – a view shared by a host of leading refugee resettlement organizations and allies. In a joint statement, HIAS, International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP),… Continue »

anti-immigrant militias detain immigrants

In the President’s first campaign, his (now convicted) aide Roger Stone wanted him to remember to attack immigrants in his stump speeches so the “build the wall” chant was born as a memory device for the neophyte and forgetful candidate. Since then, “Mr. Trump’s central campaign promise as a presidential candidate” (according to the Wall… Continue »

“Abbott is a coward and diminishes Texas’ history and tradition as big, proud and confident enough to welcome refugees” Leading observers are blasting Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for siding with nationalist White House advisor Stephen Miller and turning his back on refugees and the state’s best interests and traditions. Among the litany of voices criticizing… Continue »

Advocates delivered petitions asking Senators to oppose Trump on immigration.

The conservative three-judge panel issued a divided 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that green-lights the Trump Administration decision to raid $3.6 billion in funds appropriated by Congress to help military families and boost military construction for the Trump border wall boondoggle. Trump, unsurprisingly, is already crowing about the news on Twitter. According to Mario… Continue »

Contractors Under Scrutiny as Property Owners Resist Land Takings The construction of a border wall remains the great obsession of the President and the resounding symbol of his reelection effort. In recent weeks it was announced that the President’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, would drive the project forward, yet recent developments have made clear how difficult… Continue »