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Alex Nowrasteh is the immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. Previously he was the immigration policy analyst at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Houston...

There have been many accomplishments this last year and a half, but perhaps the greatest has been the new energized state of our economy.
Today on the floor, I urged the Farm Bill’s conference committee to strengthen work requirements for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients, similar to my amendment to the Senate Farm Bill. 
Serbia US
One hundred years ago, in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson declared July 28 as a National Day of Prayer for the Serbian people. This was during World War I, the war to end all wars. American doughboys and leathernecks had...
A federal judge who heard arguments in Houston last week could take as long as about a month to issue a ruling on whether to swiftly end an Obama-era program that protects certain young undocumented immigrants from...
Following the President’s signing of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law, U.S.
Last week The New York Times announced it was adding an editorial board member who demonstrated a bit of a sordid past online. Now, while the common responses from publications in this day and age regarding racism are to...
The following video was released highlighting veterans legislation passed by the Senate in the 115th Congress.Background:The Senate has passed 18 pieces of major veterans legislation which have all been...
I issued the following statement expressing my disappointment in the Trump Administration's decision to include semiconductors in the second round of finalized tariffs on Chinese imports:
This nation's birth rate has hit an historic low, foreshadowing a future in which there aren't as many Americans to work, pay taxes, and contribute to the workforce is a variety of other ways. 
Brian Chasnoff a columnist for the Express News recently wrote his opinion on Friends Of San Antonio Family Association's recent reversal of support of the Bexar County Republican Chairman, Cynthia Brehm.
Oh, irony.  How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways...Here are a few illustrations of irony.  Or stupidity.  Or both.
Obama Putin
We know Barack Obama is a former President, but all the false attacks on President Trump regarding relations with Russia are nothing compared to the Obama administration's record that the media and the Democrats have...
Today I spoke on the Senate floor about Austin Tice, a Marine veteran and journalist from Houston who was kidnapped in Syria six years ago, and met with his parents, Marc and Debra Tice.
London's Metropolitan Police said Tuesday that a man was under arrest on suspicion of terrorism after driving through a group of pedestrians and then ramming a gate outside the Houses of Parliament in the British capital....
President Trump signed the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) into law as a part of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act:
On Wednesday in Brownsville TX, Federal Judge Andrew Hanen heard arguments on whether or not he should end DACA. Although he has not issued a ruling yet, he could at any time.
Rational Middle Immigration
In the United States there is much debate over immigration, its effects, and what kind of policies will best serve our nation and its people.
The day was July 21, 1821. The heat of the Texas summer sun beat down upon San Antonio de Bexar, the future site of the Battle of the Alamo.The flag of Imperial Spain billowed in the wind above the roofs of the mission town...
ID and tax and border security
With US unemployment at 3.9% and 6.6 million open jobs, this is the first time there are more open jobs than Americans looking for jobs since the Department of Labor Statistics started tracking this data.  Reforming US...
I recently continued my ‘Texas Defends America’ tour, a week-long tour of Texas military bases, with a visit to the Coast Guard Air Station in Houston.

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