The Trump Administration’s DHS is focused on deporting any immigrant and every immigrant they can find – choosing “easy targets” such as those attending government check-ins who have no criminal records. In a powerful and heartbreaking piece published this weekend, the Houston Chronicle tells one local family’s heartbreaking story... Continue »
While Gov. Abbott Expands His Lawsuit Against Civil Rights Organizations Standing Up to SB4, the City of Austin Joins the Fight Against the State’s “Show Me Your Papers” Bill Austin, TX – Late last night, and while challenges continue to mount for the “Show Me Your Papers” bill, it... Continue »
San Antonio and Austin sue Texas over SB 4 This week in Texas, San Antonio and Austin sued the state over the anti-immigrant and discriminatory​ “show me your papers” law, ​SB 4 . The Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) formally filed the lawsuit on behalf of San... Continue »
Earlier this week, hundreds gather at the Texas state capitol to protest TX SB4, the virulently anti-civil rights, anti-immigrant, and anti-public safety legislation signed into law earlier this month. While not set to go into effect until September 1, SB4 has already inspired racial profiling – just this week,... Continue »
SB4 targets all people of color.
Yesterday, more than 1,000 people from across the country of all races and ethnicities, took over the Texas Capitol to protest SB4, a racist and anti-immigrant law that targets people of color by allowing local law enforcement agents to act as federal immigration officials. Activists and allies in a... Continue »
Texas Republican House Rep. Matt Rinaldi called hundreds of peaceful protesters at the Austin state capitol today a “disgrace” and said he’d called immigration authorities on them, according to multiple sources. “Fuck them,” he said. “I called ICE.” He also reportedly threatened to “put a bullet in one of... Continue »
This week in Texas saw cities and advocacy organizations joining the legal fight against Texas and its anti-immigrant SB 4 law. The Texas Civil Rights Project, the Texas Organizing Project Education Fund, and El Paso County filed a new lawsuit against SB 4, while the ACLU joined an existing... Continue »
Mario Carrillo will be America's Voice new Texas Director.
Austin, TX – Following the passage of Texas SB4, the virulently anti-civil rights, anti-immigrant, and anti-public safety legislation, America’s Voice, a national pro-immigrant advocacy organization, has hired Mario Carrillo as the Texas State Director to help amplify the efforts of Texas-based advocacy groups to push back against SB4. Mario will work... Continue »
Here’s a roundup of what happened in this week in Texas and the resistance to SB 4: Gov. Greg Abbott’s claims that Hispanics have nothing to fear from SB 4 are rebuked This week in Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott tried to argue that people who haven’t done anything wrong... Continue »
Since President Trump’s inauguration, we’ve seen a slew of anti-immigrant legislation proposed on both the local and national level. Earlier this month, the Texas legislature passed the SB4 law, the virulently anti-civil rights, anti-immigrant, and anti-public safety legislation that includes a provision similar to Arizona’s infamous ‘show me your papers’ law, which... Continue »