The road to recovery looks rough for Lorenzo and his family, but they're resolute about both the storm and anti-immigrant policies.
Opponents of the law told a federal judge Monday that SB 4 is a "constitutional trainwreck" that will lead to "mass deputization" of local police.
Groups including the Texas Organizing Project, Unite Here and LULAC rallied, chanting “Si, se puede” and “Hey hey, ho ho, SB 4 has got to go.”
From air quality to vaccines, much of this week’s Observer coverage focuses on public health in Texas.
“I’m afraid that this legislation will lead to harassment and profiling of Latinos, especially our children,” said Senator Sylvia Garcia.
House Democrats say they will fight SB 4 "with everything we've got" during Wednesday's debate.
The House softened some edges of the bill, but preserved the most controversial components of the legislation, including jailing noncompliant sheriffs.
Of the 638 people who registered a position on Senate Bill 4 Wednesday, only 11 supported it.