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Another unforced error

Cruel conservatives, that’s what we have in Texas. When they show you who they are, believe them. Via Daniel Lucio at BGTX, It’s not a game.


That’s the only word I can think of to describe the actions of a former Abbott staffer and his friends at the University of Texas who coordinated a mock sting on students wearing “illegal immigrant” labels. This flagrantly disrespectful event illustrates Republicans’ disconnect from the reality faced by Texas families who face real immigration challenges everyday day.

Right now, families in South Texas live in fear of being randomly stopped and checked for no reason. These families worry every day that one of their family members might be detained or deported for no other reason than not having their paperwork on hand. These are families who have been in Texas for generations. Others came more recently, but legally. Texas families should never have to live in this kind of fear. But that’s apparently not what Greg Abbott and Republicans want for Texas.

Instead of getting students engaged in the democratic process, this Abbott supporter sought to create an environment of hatred and exclusion on a campus known for acceptance. Their actions throw mud in the face of Texas DREAMers: undocumented students seeking the opportunity to obtain an education in Texas so that they can contribute to the economic and intellectual success that makes this state so great.

An event like this would never occur at my alma mater, the University of Texas Brownsville, or at our sister campus, the University of Texas Pan-American, because in South Texas we understand that immigration policy is no game. It’s a serious matter and it needs a serious advocate.

That’s why I’m organizing for Wendy Davis—she understands these issues and is committed to fighting for Texas DREAMers. While Abbott supporters are busy with shameful campus games, we’re getting students involved on campuses all across the state, and registering them to vote. These new young voters are watching the actions of Abbott and his team, and they’ll vote accordingly.

If you’re with me, add your name to say you’ll combat these offensive Republican efforts.

Apparently Abbot’s tone-deaf response was to blame Wendy Davis!?  Brains and Eggs has more, Eeeny, meeny, miney, mo.


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