• RITA partners and members gather for a press conference on July 29 to celebrate the victory over anti-immigrant bills in Texas.

    REPORT: How Communities Beat Arizona-Style Bills In Texas

    The Border Network for Human Rights, a founding member of RITA, released a report today on the challenges and successes of the Texas Can Do Better campaign. You can read and download it here: Lessons Learned During the 2011 Texas Can Do Better Campaign by the Border Network for Human Rights

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    “Sanctuary City” Bills Die Another Death: A Victory For All Texans

    A Victory For All Texans Congratulations To All Who Believed That Texas Can Do Better On Immigration And To Lawmakers For Listening To Communities Click here for information about the RITA Press Conference on June 29 (AUSTIN, Texas) — As the sun sets on the special session of the 82nd Texas Legislature, the bills that […]

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    Texas Can Do Better Rally for Immigration Reform In Austin

    RITA members gathered in Austin, Texas on February 22, 2011 to demand Texas lawmakers stand up for real immigration reform. All photos courtesy of Rene Renteria photography.

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    Texas Can Do Better on Immigration

    Do you believe that Texas can do better on immigration, national security, economic recovery and family values? So do we. RITA drafted this set of principles to guide the current Texas 82nd Legislature on Immigration. RITA Legislative Principles for Texas Legislature 82nd Session Loading…

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    Texans Must Lead The Call For Reform, Here’s Why

    Everyone knows that Texas is special. Things are bigger here. Some even say that things are better here, too. We’ll admit it, RITA believes in the power of Texans and in the greatness of our state. That’s why we believe Texas needs to be at the forefront in demanding a national solution to the broken […]

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The scene at John Cornyn's San Antonio office after police had building managers unlock elevators and emergency stairways. Photo from the San Antonio Express News.

DISPATCH Day 5: They tried to shut down the #Texas4CIR Caravan in San Antonio

They tried to shut down the #Texas4CIR Caravan in San Antonio Building managers cut off power to the elevators to stop Texans from going to a scheduled meeting with John Cornyn’s staff, but police restored order (SAN ANTONIO, Texas) – #Texas4CIR Caravaners joined more than 50 San Antonians Friday to march from San Antonio City […]

Ana at @JohnCornyn's #harlingen office says he will meet with us if we ask. Juanita of @LUPE_rgv says we've tried.

#Texas4CIR Caravan Day 3: More than 150 Demand to Meet with Sen. Cornyn in the Valley

#Texas4CIR Caravan Day 3: More than 150 Demand to Meet with Sen. Cornyn in the Valley Taking Action in front of the Harlingen office of Sen. Cornyn, Caravan Riders Call Out Cornyn and Cruz for trying to Derail Immigration Reform (U.S.-MEXICO BORDER, Texas) –  Sen. John Cornyn was too busy setting policy that would impact […]

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DISPATCH: Day 1 of the #Texas4CIR Caravan hits Marfa & Del Rio

#Texas4CIR Caravan talks border policy with with County Judges in Presidio and Val Verde Both judges affirm their support for more accountability in border enforcement and strengthening the DHS Border Oversight Task Force (U.S.-MEXICO BORDER, Texas) –   The first riders on the #Texas4CIR Caravan left El Paso Monday and met with County Judges Paul […]

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Cornyn and Cruz Are At Odds with Texas Families and American Values

Instead of standing up for the kind of reform that Texans demand, Cornyn and Cruz are fighting for more criminalization and militarization  (AUSTIN, Texas) – Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are continuing their out-of-touch assault on the bipartisan push for immigration reform. In doing so, they are in direct opposition to what the majority […]

The Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA) believes that Texas should be front and center in the debate over immigration reform. We are a multi-sector statewide network dedicated to building support for comprehensive immigration reform. RITA presents a common, pro-reform voice and push to fix America’s broken immigration system with fair, humane and sensible policies that foster America’s strength, security and prosperity.