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June 5, 2018      4:48 PM

Latino lawmakers look for a direction on immigration policy beyond legal challenges

MALC Chair Anchia holds hearing calling Trump Administration policies “incomprehensible”; Vice Chair Gonzalez urges people to dig deeper to focus on state agency behavior

The Mexican-American Legislative Caucus is a group of lawmakers in search of a positive agenda on immigration and they’re not waiting on Republican leadership in Texas to set a hearing.

MALC has been active – legally – on a number of issues in recent months: supporting a civil rights challenge to the motor voter law; filing suit against the citizenship question on Census documents; and criticizing Attorney General Ken Paxton’s efforts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals because it was enacted by executive fiat.

But MALC is clearly chafing at what they can and can’t do on immigration issues, so the group called both a press conference and hearing today on immigration issues, a charge that has yet to make it onto the interim charges of either the Texas House or the Senate. At their press conference, MALC Chair Rep. Rafael Anchia, D-Dallas, spoke to the recent Trump Administration policy to separate immigrant parents and children at the Texas-Mexico border.

By Kimberly Reeves

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