One Undocumented Texas Family Flees a Hurricane for the Third Time
The road to recovery looks rough for Lorenzo and his family, but they're resolute about both the storm and anti-immigrant policies.
State Attorneys: Senate Bill 4 Is ‘Moderate’ Compared to Arizona’s ‘Papers, Please’ Law
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.
Protesters Surround Courthouse as First Major SB 4 Hearing Begins
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.”
This Week: Texans’ Health Under Attack by Republican Lawmakers
From air quality to vaccines, much of this week’s Observer coverage focuses on public health in Texas.
Controversial ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Ban Headed to Texas Governor’s Desk, Will Likely Become Law
“I’m afraid that this legislation will lead to harassment and profiling of Latinos, especially our children,” said Senator Sylvia Garcia.
Fasting Lawmaker Gets Support, Death Wishes Ahead of ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Debate
House Democrats say they will fight SB 4 "with everything we've got" during Wednesday's debate.
House Gives Initial Blessing to ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill that Threatens to Jail Sheriffs
The House softened some edges of the bill, but preserved the most controversial components of the legislation, including jailing noncompliant sheriffs.
Video: Opponents Say Anti-Sanctuary Cities Bill Would Separate Families
Of the 638 people who registered a position on Senate Bill 4 Wednesday, only 11 supported it.