Houston – Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott recently authorized state forces to seize, arrest, and return undocumented migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border.
In response to this horrifying political stunt Angelica Razo, Mi Familia Vota Texas State Director released the following statement:
“Mi Familia Vota strongly condemns the use of taxpayers’ money to advance the governor’s attempt to distract from his failed leadership as governor. He has made a humanitarian crisis at the southern border much worse with his senseless grandstanding.
This is a terrifying development for all Texas families; given that law enforcement or any individual is now able to target someone because of the color of their skin or their accent. We demand to hear from the governor how he expects to enforce this law, as it will be very difficult to enforce without racially profiling people.
That is why we are building Latino political power in Texas, to stop laws like this from being enforced and make our voices heard at the ballot box.
Mi Familia Vota is a national civic engagement organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through citizenship workshops, voter registration, and voter participation. Mi Familia Vota has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Texas.