February 27, 2018/Media, Press

Texas Democrats on SCOTUS Decision to Turn Down Trump Administration Request on DACA

Austin, TX — Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court refused to review a lower court’s order that requires the Trump administration to keep DACA protections in place. [Washington Post, February 26, 2018]

Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:

“We’re grateful for today’s Supreme Court’s decision. The majority of Americans believe DACA should be preserved, but for too long, Trump Republicans have refused to work in good faith to find a reasonable path forward for DREAmers.

“In D.C., it’s time for Congress and Trump to act. Here in Texas, we got our own actions to take as well. Texas Republican AG Ken Paxton has been dubbed the “ringleader” in coercing the Trump Administration to end DACA. We have to vote him out.

“Paxton should focus on keeping himself out of prison instead of spearheading racist, anti-immigrant policies that tear immigrant families apart.

“Texas Democrats believe diversity is our strength, we’ll never stop fighting for immigrant youth and their families.”

Paxton is already in hot water this election. Meet the Texas Democrat Justin Nelson who’s going to beat him:

  • A graduate of Yale University and Columbia Law School, Nelson clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice  Sandra Day O’Connor and 4th U.S. Court of Appeals Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson. He is a graduate of Houston’s Lamar High School.

  • Nelson has been named as a Texas Super Lawyer and is also the Founder and Former President of One Nation One Vote, a non-profit dedicated to improving our democracy and changing the Electoral College.

  • He has practiced and taught constitutional law and is an adjunct professor at The University of Texas School of Law. He is the son of a Houston labor union lawyer and a travel agent.

  • Nelson spent four summers in Latin America working on public health projects for the non-profit Amigos de las America

  • Click here to learn more about Texas Democrat Justin Nelson.