• December 2, 2020

Tags : Sen. José Rodríguez

State Senator Rodríguez, State Reps call for release of detained

On Wednesday, members of the El Paso state legislative delegation, along with several immigrant advocacy organizations and legal representatives called for the release of non-violent undocumented immigrants. “Hundreds of migrants are detained under unsafe conditions in facilities, risking the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 among both staff and detainees,” the group stated via a news release. Members […]Read More

Texas Tribune, local lawmakers to visit EPCC to discuss 86th

Early next month, the Texas Tribune will be hosting a recap discussion on El Paso and the 86th legislative session. The Texas Tribune, along with local lawmakers, are touring the state with a series of post-session events recapping the major policy debates of the 86th Texas Legislature and what they mean for Texas’ largest cities […]Read More

“Streets 2 Safety” Donation Drive Kicks Off

On Monday, the office of Sen. José Rodríguez participated in a news conference announcing the “Streets 2 Safety” donation drive for the El Paso Center for Children. The drive is a joint collaboration with the Texas Veterans Commission and the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Endeavors, to help homeless youth of El Paso […]Read More

Op-Ed: Jose Rodriguez – Fix DREAMER Issue, Then Get On

A recent Golden Girls rerun featured a 10-year-old Mario Lopez playing Mario, a star pupil of Dorothy (Bea Arthur), who writes an award-winning essay about being an American, only to be deported by INS (now known as ICE). The 1987 episode ends with Dorothy vowing to bring him back. Thirty years later, we’re still fighting […]Read More

Sen. Rodríguez, Rep. Wu Pass Bill to end Arbitrary Special

The Texas Legislature has passed and sent to the Governor SB 160, authored in the Senate by Sen. José Rodríguez and sponsored in the House by Rep. Gene Wu. The bill, passed late Tuesday, eliminates the Texas Education Agency’s “target” on  special education enrollment, which effectively acted as a cap. “This ensures that children receive […]Read More