Immigration

Immigration and border security go hand in hand. The border must be secure, and the Republican Party has to put forward a plan to deal with the millions of illegal immigrants in this country. President Obama’s executive action does not solve the problem but neither would any attempt at a mass deportation. The United States needs to identify the people who are here and ensure they are properly taxed. That way, no one gets a free ride on the taxpayer’s dime.
Along the border between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Canada, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service has deployed a new boat dedicated to the memory of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Terry grew up in...
The battle cry goes far and wide... No Amnesty, No Way, No How! Great! I am with you 1000%. Absolutely no amnesty. But wait, no one is asking for amnesty. So why is it that you hear someone parroting this mantra of "No...
When you need advice, you talk someone you trust because you know that person's view of the world is one you share. You know that person does not have a hidden agenda that may be contrary to your own. If that person stands...
As former chairman of the Texas Workforce Commissioner, Tom Pauken is no stranger to the pages of TexasGOPVote. Pauken has been a news contributor for this website nearly from its inception in 2009. Now Pauken has taken on a...
The head of the Mexican Zetas cartel has been captured, according to the government of Mexico. The arrest was made by the Mexican Navy in the early hours of the morning on July 15. Miguel Angel Treviño’s arrest marks a...
The Texas Federation of Republican Women held a luncheon at Brennan’s on June 25, 2013 in Houston, Texas. The purpose was to award its ‘Champion of Freedom’ Award to Brad Bailey for his Texas Immigration Solution. Bailey has...
The partial unsealing of a criminal complaint by the U.S. Attorney’s Office reveals a Mexican man legally living in the U.S. was kidnapped on U.S. soil by the Mexican Gulf cartel, illegally brought across the U.S. southern...
This morning, while reading the news about the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decision overturning parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), I received a "National Action Alert" from the non-partisan organization, National Write...
The Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act (H.R. 2278), also known as the SAFE Act passed the House Judiciary Committee this week. The SAFE Act aims to strengthen and expand interior immigration enforcement. It mandates that...
“If a piece of the building falls to the ground and breaks, they have insurance for that,” said a middle-aged man in a wheelchair in Houston. I sat in a small portable building behind a church, listening through an...
Last week, the group, Immigration Works USA, hosted a panel discussion moderated by U.S. Congressman Ted Poe called Immigration Reform: What Houston Employers Need. The event was held at Pappadeaux with opening...
FAIR has been successful in manipulating the masses by creating spin-off groups such as NumbersUSA and The Center for Immigration Studies (“CIS”). Most people are unaware of the ties between John Tanton and NumbersUSA’s...
A component of comprehensive immigration reform that too often is overlooked in Washington is the tremendous amount of legal trade flowing across our southern border. Since NAFTA went into effect in 1994, American commerce...
At their core, anti-immigration groups like the Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR), NumbersUSA, ALIPAC and the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), were founded by and to this day are backed by left-wing...
Much has been said about Florida Senator Marco Rubio's decision to stand solidly for immigration reform and stronger border security. The man who became an overnight hero with strong conservatives has been labeled a sellout...
Former President George W. Bush made a rare public policy speech at his presidential library in Dallas this week. As a former president, he has tried very hard to stay out of specific policy issues. However, while speaking...
Border Patrol with Detainees
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) recently released a report, "Transnational Organized Crime in Central America and the Caribbean," that identifies both Mexican cartels and street gangs as conduits for...
The battle for Immigration Reform and meaningful Border Security enhancements wages on in the U.S. Senate today.  This afternoon, the Senate will have a cloture vote on the Corker-Hoeven Amendment designed to guarantee...
In a conference call with U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) late last week, I learned that Democrats are working against meaningful immigration reform to appease growing opposition from labor unions by setting unrealistically...
I understand why the American people don’t trust Washington, I understand why they dismiss some border security promises as rhetoric.That’s why my amendment, the RESULTS amendment, is so important, and it’s essential to...

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