Immigrant Youth Rally Outside Senator Cornyn’s Houston Office With Mariachi Band to Demand a Pathway to Citizenship
Houston, Texas―Immigrant youth and allies from United We Dream, Black Lives Matter Houston, Texas Organizing Project, Indivisible Houston, Our Revolution, Swing TX Left, The Cornyn Weekly Office Protest, and Houston Rebel Alliance will gather outside Senator Cornyn’s Houston office with a Mariachi band to make some noise and demand they take immediate action to deliver a pathway to citizenship for immigrant youth, TPS holders and farmworkers. Sen. Cornyn vocalized support for the Dream Act during his 2020 re-election campaign but has since taken issue with the humane treatment of undocumented people, and made a spectacle of immigrants coming to seek asylum at the southern border, saying it will make it difficult for any immigration reform legislation to pass with bipartisan support in the chamber.
With millions of undocumented immigrants facing the ongoing threat of deportation and remaining excluded from federal pandemic relief, there is no time for excuses in delaying the Dream, Secure and Farm Workforce Modernization bills from passing the Senate. Immigrant youth and allies are demanding Sen. Cornyn lives up to his past words by voting ‘YES’ on a pathway to citizenship without any criminalizing and enforcement provisions and urging his Republican colleagues to do the same.
WHAT: Immigrant youth gathering outside Senator Cornyn’s office with a Mariachi band to demand he vote ‘YES’ on a pathway to citizenship.
WHO: Immigrant youth from United We Dream, Black Lives Matter Houston, Texas Organizing Project, Indivisible Houston, Our Revolution, Swing TX Left, The Cornyn Weekly Office Protest, Houston Rebel Alliance, and others
WHEN: Tuesday, April 6th at 11 a.m. CST.
WHERE: Senator Cornyn’s Office: 5300 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX, 77007
VISUALS: Immigrant youth and allies holding banners singing and chanting outside Sen. Cornyn’s office with a Mariachi band.
Our Revolution Texas is sending this media advisory on behalf of our ally United We Dream, which is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 800,000 members, over 100 local groups and a reach of over 5 million per month. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States. You can find more about UWD online at www.unitedwedream.org.