Houston, T.X. – Fifty immigrant youth and advocates from 15+ immigrant rights, educators advocacy, and legal organizations are coming together in Houston to relaunch the Home is Here coalition that helped to protect the DACA program and immigrant youth at the Supreme Court in 2020.
Texas serves as an important convening space for the coalition, given recent efforts from right-wing politicians to pass several anti-immigrant bills and after the governor’s deadly use of razor wire buoys in the Rio Grande caused an uproar across the country. The attack on the DACA program originated in Texas by Attorney General Ken Paxton and Governor Greg Abbott.
The Home is Here coalition released the following statement:
“We’re gathering together in Houston next week to echo our message: immigrants are here to stay! The past decade has been a rollercoaster for immigrant youth and the immigrant community at large dealing with attacks from right wing politicians who will stop at nothing to use immigrants as scapegoats for their unpopular and inhumane policies. As Texas has become a hub for these attacks, we’re set to convene our historic Home is Here campaign that has won against those same right wing politicians to remind them that this is our home and we will win. We know that Texas is big enough for everyone and we will continue to fight to make it a welcoming place where all people can live and thrive.”