Many of us move; this is a fundamental aspect of life. Republicans like McCaul look at taxpaying, law-abiding, loving and productive members of society and call them criminals, just because they’re trying to build a better life for their families.
Michael McCaul thinks we should “build a wall and make Mexico pay for it.” This ridiculous and malicious idea is a waste of time and money, and will do nothing to improve the lives of Texans.
My commitment will be to ensure a fair immigration system that provides a clear path to legal status for families and individuals who contribute to Texas and this country. I will work to preserve Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and support similar programs that allow families to stay together and pursue the American Dream.
My Background: Immigration
I work as an attorney for the city of Austin, Texas, where I represent the city in litigation—mostly against the state of Texas—to protect immigrants, provide fair housing, and restrict guns at public facilities.
Most importantly, I’m the lead attorney in Austin’s fight against Texas Senate Bill 4 (SB4), working to resist hateful state polices and protect immigrant families from the brutality of deportation.
In my work on SB4, I’ve gotten to know “mixed-status” families, in which some family members are documented and some aren’t—and I’ve seen firsthand the injustice done to immigrant families in this state. Working with these proud yet terrified people—who have no voice in our politics today— inspired me to run for Congress.