“Immigration is top-of-mind for thousands of voters across Texas, and voters are seeking ambitious plans from our presidential candidates. Under the Trump administration, our state has become the epicenter in the fight for our diverse future.
“Our community has been waiting for decades and deserves a solution to the immigration problems our country faces. Candidate O’Rourke’s proposal would help younger immigrants known as Dreamers, asylum seekers and beneficiaries of the Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure. This is a bold step in the right direction.
“One thing is certain: whoever becomes the next president must provide a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants who live in the United States and contribute to our nation’s greatness. The fight for immigration reform will be fought and won in Texas. The Trump administration’s array of discriminatory immigration policies must be dismantled.”
– Cristina Tzintzún Ramírez, founder and executive director of Jolt
Jolt is the largest Latino progressive organization in Texas, focused on building the political power and growing the influence of young Latinos. Visit jolttx.org for more information.