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Deportation: Is It Even a Viable Option?

Deportation of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants has always been and remains a contentious issue. At a time when all liberty loving Texans are concerned with the worrisome growth in federal law enforcement resources and domestic spying, do we really need to add more federal “cops” for any purpose – even mass deportation?   Read more »

at Apr 22, 2014 5:25 PM

Texas Immigration Debate: Two Sides Talking Past Each Other

Texas Lt. Governor candidate State Sen. Dan Patrick, a Republican, engaged in a highly-publicized debate on immigration and border security with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a Democrat widely believed to have national political aspirations, in a less-than-civil exhibition match of polarized views. Sen. Patrick typically presents

at Apr 16, 2014 2:03 PM

Border Security and Immigration Reform Go Hand In Hand

Critically, I believe that we cannot have immigration reform without border security. I also believe that we cannot have border security without immigration reform.

In other words, immigration reform and border security are mutually dependent – not mutually exclusive. To have one, we must have the other. The condition is an “and” – not an “either/or” – situation. We must have both, and we must have both now.   Read more »

at Apr 14, 2014 11:39 AM

Rand Paul Says GOP Must Get ‘Beyond Deportation’

As GOP hopefuls view the 2016 political environment, they realize that the current conflicting messages given by the Grand Old Party will do nothing to help their political aspirations. It is time that Republicans develop a clear vision and presentation of their vision for America, if they are to see gains in 2014 and 2016.

As the Democrats have had six years to address the immigration issue and have offered no responsible proposals to reform our immigration system,

at Apr 4, 2014 8:10 AM

Business leaders form new coalition to pressure lawmakers on immigration

The following article originally appeared on The Quorum Report and was republished with permission.

Hoping to add a sense of urgency for Texas Republicans in Washington, business groups that represent thousands of employers across the state came together at the Capitol in Austin Monday to call for comprehensive immigration reform votes in the US House. The Senate, as you know, swiftly passed a bipartisan bill last year but it has stalled in the lower chamber where

at Apr 2, 2014 10:12 AM

Hotels, Restaurants, Retailers, Landowners, Citrus Growers Announce Multi-Industry Effort To Press Congress For Immigration Reform

The following is a press release:

Austin, TX — Several associations – spanning hotels, restaurants, landowners, citrus growers, and retailers – today announced their joint effort to press Congress to pass immigration reform this year. In addition to working from an association level, the organizations’ leadership indicated they will encourage their members to engage in urging Congress to fix our nation’s broken immigration system.

With so many Texas organizations and businesses passionate about immigration reform, Texas Restaurant Association CEO Richie Jackson said, “Now is the time for a unified effort.”   Read more »

at Mar 31, 2014 5:20 PM

What is Senatorial District Seven going to do with all those Illegal aliens? What path will Republicans choose today, for the future of Texas tomorrow?

I have often spoken on this subject, and have discussed this issue with friend and foe alike, in both English as well as Spanish, and see this question as pivotal to the future of the Republican Party in Texas.

What motivates me to address this topic today is something that occurred at our recent Harris County SD convention.   Read more »

at Mar 31, 2014 3:53 PM

Texas Conservatives Have a Real Opportunity to Genuinely Reach Out to the Latino Community and Welcome Them Into Our Party

Victor Leal is a successful Texas restauranteur, community leader, and life-long conservative. His grandparents migrated from Reynosa Mexico to Mercedes, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley in 1913. His maternal grandfather, Elias Victor Anzaldua, earned his citizenship and opened El Arco Iris Tortilla Factory and served his community by making tortillas

at Mar 21, 2014 6:01 PM

2012 Texas Republican Convention & The Texas Solution

In June 2012, at the Republican Party of Texas Convention in Fort Worth, I was the only Republican elected official to speak to the Platform Committee and to the approximately 8,000 member delegation in favor of adopting the “Texas Solution” immigration plank in our Texas Republican Party Platform. During the floor debate, several key votes were taken on the Texas Solution. By their votes, Convention delegates voted overwhelmingly to support the Texas Solution.   Read more »

at Mar 20, 2014 5:08 PM

Texas Dairyman Discusses Importance of Immigration Reform

The following is a press release from the Texas Farm Bureau:

(Washington, D.C.)—Farmers and ranchers from across the nation, including a dairyman from Texas, urged Congress to take action to fix the nation’s broken immigration system this morning at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.   Read more »

at Mar 18, 2014 12:47 PM


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