Just when you didn’t think it could get much worse for immigrants in these United States, it actually does. This time, it’s in Texas.
The Lone Star State just got a whole lot bigger – 4.3 million Texans bigger to be exact – according to 2010 census data released today.
The American people want leadership and solutions on the immigration issue, but what they’ve been getting from Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) is flip-flopping and hypocrisy. Instead of taking the lead towards solutions, Cornyn talks about supporting immigration reform in public, while undermining legislative efforts in Congress.
In response to a recent Roll Call article calling out the nativist lobby, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith wrote a letter to the editor making a series of claims—many of which he’s been making for the last 20 years—which simply don’t stack up to the facts. These myths also conveniently obscure the lack of any denial of ties to the nativist lobby. While many of Smith’s easy-to-swallow myths may stir the extreme end of a conservative base, they serve as a yet another distraction from having an open and honest immigration debate.
It sits beside Mexico’s deadliest city, Ciudad Juárez.
Nearly a third of its residents are foreign-born, many of them from Mexico and undocumented and struggling financially.
Speaking on the Senate floor in 2007 about a virtually identical bill, she said: “This is such an important piece of legislation, and I do think this is isolated from the entire immigration issue because there . . . are young people who have been brought to this country as minors, not of their own doing, who have gone to American high schools, graduated, and who want to go to American colleges.”
Sen. John Cornyn expresses sympathy for students who would be affected by the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act, and yet he doesn’t think he can help them just yet…[Martin Luther King Jr.] wrote…”the time is always ripe to do what’s right.”
A national Hispanic Republican organization denounced Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s opposition to the DREAM Act on Friday and warned that the stance may hurt her re-election prospects in 2012 should she decide to run.
Even as the House readies for a DREAM vote this week, Mike Lillis’ latest piece on DREAM in The Hill paints a stark picture of the challenges the DREAM Act faces to garner conservative backers in the Senate. Lillis describes Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s recent complaints about the bill: