Donald Trump, Stephen Miller, and the GOP have made their 2018 election strategy clear, with a cynical political game plan that seeks to use racialized smears against immigrants to divide Americans and distract from the issues that affect the lives of most voters. The plan was articulated by Stephen Miller to Breitbart months ago, and… Continue »

Cruz Part Of Cookie-Cutter National GOP Ad-Campaign Demonizing Immigrants AUSTIN, TX – Ted Cruz is running an inflammatory campaign ad that attempts to portray immigrants as violent criminals while pushing his anti-immigrant agenda. This is an update to another Cruz ad that first appeared this summer and is similar to other Republican ads this cycle… Continue »

Despite the best efforts of President Trump, Stephen Miller and Jeff Sessions, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program still lives. A series of legal rulings allow renewals to continue, including the recent surprising ruling from the notorious anti-immigrant Judge Andrew Hanen. A strong editorial from Sunday’s Houston Chronicle takes stock of the DACA… Continue »

According to recent polling, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is now in a dead heat in his bid for reelection. Saddled with legal troubles because of an indictment on securities fraud, Paxton led the recent lawsuit trying to force an immediate end to the DACA program, which was recently — and surprisingly — rebuffed by… Continue »

Texas Tribune: those released on bond remain unsure of their future Austin, TX –   A week after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement workplace raid in North Texas detained more than 150 immigrants, nearly a third still remain in ICE custody while those released are now left to pick up the pieces from having lost their… Continue »

A Is For America podcast

*** * On this week’s episode of “A is for America”, we spoke with Drew Galloway, the executive director of MOVE Texas, a voter engagement and community organizing group that is mobilizing Texans — especially young Texans — during this crucial midterm year. Drew and our Texas State Director Mario Carrillo spoke about the challenges… Continue »

Stripping U.S. citizenship from people born along the border will undermine the future of civic participation in Texas As reported yesterday in the Washington Post, the Trump Administration has been steadily denying passports to people who were born along the Texas-Mexico border but who have U.S. birth certificates and have been U.S. citizens their entire… Continue »

Latest ad paints Hurd as an immigration moderate, but his voting record is anything but An ad released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and in support of Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23) brought up his bipartisan efforts at protecting Dreamers, but failed to mention that Rep. Hurd votes with Donald Trump 95 percent of… Continue »

There really is something happening in Texas. We’ve seen it in town halls held in every corner of the state, we’ve seen it in voter registration efforts in big counties like Travis, Dallas, Harris, and Bexar, and now we’re seeing it in polling. Yesterday, an NBC News/Marist poll had the Texas Senate race within 4… Continue »

Nearly one year ago, the Trump administration announced the end of the popular and successful Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. With the Republican Congress unable and unwilling to resolve the future of Dreamers through legislation, it has been left to the courts to intervene. To date, three federal courts have ruled that DACA… Continue »