The political costs of standing with President Trump and against the Constitution and American voters on Trump’s border wall are mounting for Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn. The federal government is advancing towards the Texas land seizures necessary for construction and the impact on military projects to divert funds to the wall are coming… Continue »

Texas is ground zero for the fight for and against a border wall. The state has the longest border with Mexico of any American state which is why President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on that border is of vital importance to the Lone Star state. On March 14, 2019,… Continue »

Maribel Hastings Beto O’Rourke, the charismatic former Democratic congressman from Texas, who in November nearly unseated Senator Ted Cruz in a traditionally-Republican state, threw his hat into the ring for his party’s presidential nomination. With him, there are already fifteen Democrats vying for the spot. As one would expect, many of these same Democrats who… Continue »

Read piece here Austin, TX –  In an opinion piece published by the Houston Chronicle opinion editor Michael A. Lindenberger, he notes that inaction is now set to define Sen. John Cornyn’s legacy. Sen. Cornyn has now confirmed that he will vote “no” on a resolution that would cancel President Trump’s emergency declaration to build… Continue »

Trump’s Unpopular Border Wall Not Only A Detriment to Environment, It Exploits Texas Communities’ Property Rights Representative Filemon Vela (TX-34) has a new op-ed in the Corpus Christi Caller calling out the Trump administration’s use of eminent domain in its attempts to build a monument to intolerance and xenophobia along the border. Rep. Vela describes… Continue »

Donald Trump is hold a campaign rally in El Paso, Texas tonight — the latest stunt in his ongoing obsession to build the border wall. During last week’s State of the Union address, Trump singled out El Paso as a place that supposedly represented his false narrative about life on the border. Not so, advocates,… Continue »

The call will urge the Trump Administration to stop the wall and stop the lies A recording of the call is available here. Earlier today, Fernando Garcia, the executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights, Linda Rivas of the Women’s March of El Paso, Rep. Veronica Escobar (TX-16), and Beto O’Rourke gathered to… Continue »

Read piece here Austin, TX – There have been a number of powerful responses to the President’s lies about crime, immigration and border issues in El Paso, Texas during his State of the Union address.  In a piece published in Texas Monthly yesterday, Chris Hooks outlines just how President Trump has used Texas as a… Continue »

On Friday, January 25, Fox News will be flying in Brian Kilmeade and Tomi Lahren to Texas to host a town hall meeting that will include elected officials, dubbed “Battle at the Border”. The event will be held in a resort in the wealthy outskirts of San Antonio, in Texas’ Hill Country, 200+ miles North… Continue »

Read piece here Austin, TX – In an op-ed published yesterday in the New York Times, Congresswoman Veronica Escobar of El Paso, noted that Donald Trump’s obsession of building a wall has little to do with national security but is more about catering to a base that’s become increasingly nationalistic. As a Member of Congress… Continue »