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 »

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President Trump’s political obsession over building the border wall has led to one government shutdown and threatens another. As observers condemn the cronyism on display in the awarding of a wall building contract to his desired contractor and as images of individuals easily scaling and sawing through newly constructed sections offer reminders of why the… Continue »

Sen. Cruz and Sen. Cornyn response to land grab? Silence In a piece published by NBC News this week, Courtney Kube and Julia Ainsley highlight that the Trump administration is preparing court filings to begin forcefully taking private land from hundreds of Texans in order to build his racist border wall that few actually want. … Continue »

Republicans Ignore Constitution and Big Government Concerns to Stand with Trump A Washington Post story by Nick Miroff and Arelis Hernandez, “Trump administration has acquired little of the private land in Texas it needs for border barrier,” reminds us that despite Trump’s border wall obsessions and the related enabling by congressional Republicans, the administration hasn’t… Continue »

The following is a statement from Mario Carillo, Texas Director for America’s Voice, in response to the Trump administration’s particularly grotesque Thursday, during which Donald Trump rallied a crowd in Minnesota using some of his most aggressive anti-refugee (and anti-Rep. Omar) rhetoric to date; a Texas sheriff spewed grotesquely hate-filled rhetoric about immigrants from the… Continue »

“When we got DACA, we got wings.” Across sectors and the ideological spectrum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, business owners, national security experts, educators, members of Congress, and civil rights leaders filed amici briefs in support of Dreamers nationwide, ahead of next month’s Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Trump administration’s termination of… Continue »

Last night, the New York Times reported the following: President Trump “wanted the [border] wall electrified, with spikes on top that could pierce human flesh. After publicly suggesting that soldiers shoot migrants if they threw rocks, the president backed off when his staff told him that was illegal. But later in a meeting, aides recalled,… Continue »

Read piece here Almost two months after the horrific attack in El Paso that targeted Latinos and immigrants, a story published in the Nation shows how El Pasoans continue living in fear and uncertainty. The piece, written by Ariana Sawyer and Edith Tapia, outlines the terror felt immediately after the mass shooting that took 22… Continue »

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Dianne Solis talks to refugees about the impact of the drastic refugee reduction Read piece here The Trump administration yesterday announced a sharp reduction in the total number of refugees who will be allowed to resettle in the U.S.  – 18,000 next year, a historic low. The Dallas Morning News’ Dianne Solis published a piece… Continue »

A must-read interview in the Texas Observer between reporter Gus Bova and Ashley Tabaddor, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges, highlights the way the Trump Administration’s Remain in Mexico policies and the absence of attorneys and accountability at the “kangaroo” tent courts in Brownsville and Laredo are subverting due process, endangering lives, and… Continue »