Under Trump, advocates say agents increasingly show up at government-run youth shelters to detain 18-year-old immigrants who used to go free.
Around 4 a.m. on August 22, the immigration agents came for Ana. It was her 18th birthday. For the past seven months, she had been living in a shelter for immigrant kids near Corpus Christi, recovering from the trauma of … Read More
At least 800 churches across the U.S. have joined a movement to shield immigrants from removal.
Rather than submit to Trump’s deportation machine, Alirio Gámez went to church. On Tuesday, the 40-year-old Salvadoran announced to a group of faith leaders, elected officials and activists that he had decided to live inside Austin’s First Unitarian Universalist Church … Read More
The new chair of the Texas Republican Party is a tea party favorite who won his election by a single vote.
The new chair of the Texas Republican Party is a tea party favorite who won his election by a single vote. Read More
Attorneys are urging Texans to refuse to answer questions from police about immigration status.
Attorneys are urging Texans to refuse to answer questions from police about immigration status. Read More
The road to recovery looks rough for Lorenzo and his family, but they're resolute about both the storm and anti-immigrant policies.
The road to recovery looks rough for Lorenzo and his family, but they're resolute about both the storm and anti-immigrant policies. Read More
If Republicans wanted a limited, more moderate SB 4, they held their peace when it mattered.
Months after passing Senate Bill 4, the most draconian anti-immigrant legislation in recent memory, some Texas Republicans seem to be defending a version of the “sanctuary cities” law that doesn’t exist. Read More
Texas is home to 178 public memorials to the Confederacy, second only to Virginia.
After a white supremacist allegedly drove a car into a crowd of protesters in Charlottesville last Saturday, killing activist Heather Heyer, calls for the removal of Confederate statues have spiked across the country — and Texas is no exception. Protesters … Read More
“At any type of rally we hold, we always encourage people to bring their rifles,” said an organizer with a group that defends Confederate monuments.
About 500 people converged on a San Antonio park in the blistering heat Saturday — some to call for the removal of a 118-year-old Confederate monument and others to defend it. The two groups held rallies on opposite sides of … Read More
A cap on property taxes joins a growing list of special session measures opposed by Texas law enforcement.
On Wednesday, the resistance to the governor’s special session agenda wore cowboy hats and badges. Dozens of law enforcement and emergency personnel filled the Capitol’s outdoor rotunda to oppose measures they say would underfund essential public services. The legislation, which … Read More