Rafael Anchia, a Democrat of Basque origin in the Texas legislatureRafael «Rafa» Anchia is the son of a Basque pelota player from Markina and a Basque woman born in Mexico. We’ve spoken about him before many times here on the blog.
He’s a protagonist again today because the Texas Signal, the news outlet created by the Democrats in the great state of Texas has covered an interview with him which was published back in August and led by Fernando Ramirez.
The Signal has profiled a number of progressive leaders in Texas throughout the year. We’re re-sharing some of them as inspiration. 2020 will be a massive year in the Lone Star State. @RafaelAnchia https://t.co/rLrIdMmRnP
— Texas Signal (@TexasSignal) December 18, 2019
We thought it was an interesting interview which covers the role and the (sometimes quite complicated) situation of immigrants to the US, and to anywhere.
Texas Signal – 18/8/2019 – USA
Rep. Rafael Anchía: ‘I think the legislature is going to flip’
This week, Gov. Greg Abbott retweeted what appears to be a fake Twitter user railing against tax dollars “paying for illegals to be educated.” A month earlier and a day before a racist terrorist attack in El Paso, he sent out an anti-immigrant fundraising letter asking supporters to “take matters into our own hands” and “defend” Texas.