I recently met with three women who work for Refugee Services of Texas (RST) who updated me on the refugee situation in Texas. They said the number of refugees being allowed into the U.S. has fallen dramatically since Trump took office, and as a result, the number of refugees coming into Texas dropped by 70 percent in 2018.
I told a neighbor about this and she shared a friend’s Facebook post:
Article 7 of the Texas Constitution says, “SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE OF SYSTEM OF PUBLIC FREE SCHOOLS. A general diffusion of knowledge being essential to the preservation of the liberties and rights of the people, it shall be the duty of the Legislature of the State to establish and make suitable provision for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of public free schools.”
I've received questions about my stand on gun legislation, so I want to be clear about where I stand. The many mass shootings weigh very heavily in my heart and mind. I agree with everyone who says we can't just keep offering up thoughts and prayers. It's time for real change.
Your support made me the number one vote getter in Tuesday's Democratic Primary, and I’m one step closer to becoming the Democrat who will challenge Republican State Rep. Paul Workman in November. But that’s not the only good news.