287(g)

Ending 287(g) for a safer immigrant community

In 2008, Adrian Garcia became the first Hispanic sheriff in the history of Harris County, Texas.  As sheriff, Garcia proceeded to preside over one of the largest 287(g) programs in the United States.  In June 2016, former Sheriff Ron Hickman renewed Harris County’s participation in 287(g).  After more than a year of organizing, having direct […]

Civic Engagement with Mario Salinas and Bernardo Pena in “Movement Talk with Frances Valdez”

Welcome to “Movement Talk with Frances Valdez,” the show about immigration and other social justice issues. In this episode, you can learn more about New Majority Houston, a campaign that encourages Latino voters in Harris County, Texas to vote with the immigrant community. Bernardo Pena and former Civic Engagement Coordinator Mario Salinas talk with us about how the campaign hopes to mobilize registered voters by educating them about a local policy called 287(g)…

Meet the New Majority Houston in “Movement Talk with Frances Valdez”

Frances Valdez recently spoke to community members in the East End with a campaign called “New Majority Houston, ” a campaign that encourages Latino voters in Harris County, TX to vote with the immigrant community. The campaign hopes to mobilize registered voters by educating them about a local policy called 287(g)…