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Carolyn Hodges, Texas Federation of Republican Women, Supports The Texas Solution

The following is a letter Texas Federation of Republican Women's former President, Carolyn Hodges:

Dear RPT Delegates to 2014 Convention,

In a couple of weeks, we will all gather in Fort Worth for our convention and take care of crafting and approving the 2014 Republican Party of Texas Platform. Each Senatorial District has appointed a temporary member to the Platform Committee. Please be sure you attend your SD caucus meeting at 5:00 PM, Thursday, June 5. That is when the permanent committee members will be elected. I am urging you to elect a person to this committee that will ensure that “The Texas Solution” will remain a part of our platform. A copy of “The Texas Solution” is included.   Read more »

at Jun 3, 2014 4:42 PM

Texas State Convention 2014 War Zone

“I have said many times that I want to see common-sense immigration reform pass. I think most Americans want to see the problem fixed.” - Senator Ted Cruz on immigration

The 2014 Texas State Convention could prove to be a war zone regarding the immigration plank in our 2012 platform. It seems that some Republicans have thought it over and don’t want a Texas Solution to what we all know is a broken immigration system. It’s also very disturbing that Texas will be spotlighted in all the news media because of this battle and we are all going to be lumped into one group, racists. We shouldn’t hide from the fact that both sides, the Democrats and the Republicans, have their fair share of bigots.   Read more »

at Jun 3, 2014 3:04 PM

Texas State Convention And The Texas Solution

Texans will soon be heading to the largest Republican State Convention in the US in Fort Worth on June 5 – 7. Delegates and Alternates will convene to decide on convention rules, the Texas platform and to vote for different officials including the Republican Party State Chairman. This article will only address The Texas Solution.

The word Amnesty strikes FEAR in the hearts and minds of some Texans. This word also solidifies their brain into one mass cell.

at May 29, 2014 7:41 AM

Border Security and Legal Workforce Reform

Last week I hosted a bi-partisan group of ag commissioners from eight other states for a border tour. They walked away committed more than ever to fight for good border security and guest worker programs. I wish you could have seen the overrun McAllen Border Patrol substation, a picture of why we must force Washington to act.

I have continued to meet with other groups and leaders across Texas trying to bring as many together as possible to ensure successful platform language. Below is the latest compilation of the best ideas I have heard from a variety of groups.

at May 28, 2014 2:34 PM

Dr. Hotze, President of Conservative Republicans of Texas, Supports the Texas Solution!

More than 10,000 delegates to the 2012 Republican Party of Texas Convention overwhelmingly adopted an immigration plank called The Texas Solution. I support The Texas Solution because the conservative Hispanic population needs to know that we’re the party of family values and economic success and that we’re the party that best represents their views.

Over the last eighteen years, we’ve maintained a Republican majority in our Texas Legislature.

at May 26, 2014 5:00 PM

Heritage Foundation Endorses Red Card Solution

The following is a press release from The Red Card Solution.

As congressional leaders grapple with the politics of immigration reform, conservatives have been divided on whether there is a workable solution. There is.

As you may know, we have been educating leaders about a market-based, private-sector guest worker program that would provide the workers America's economic growth requires, strengthen border security, and solve one of the country's most pressing problems. Now, conservatives can rest assured that the top leaders of the conservative movement agree that this is the right approach.   Read more »

at May 21, 2014 12:40 PM

Texas Tea Party & Conservative Leaders Call For Passage Of Meaningful Immigration Reform This Year

Austin— Conservative and Tea Party leaders in Texas held a media call today to call on the Texas Congressional delegation to work toward passing substantive immigration reform legislation this year. Also today, Tea Party Express Co-Founder Sal Russo announced his support for fixing the broken immigration system on a national call hosted by the Partnership for a New American Economy and moderated by Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform.   Read more »

at May 14, 2014 6:12 PM

Guest Worker Visas Can Halt Illegal Immigration

The following was written by Alex Nowrasteh of the Cato Institute:

There is a trade off between the number of lower skilled guest worker visas and the number of unauthorized immigrants. More lower skilled guest workers means fewer unauthorized immigrants. Fewer guest workers mean more unauthorized immigrants. We just have to look back to the Bracero program to see this relationship.   Read more »

at May 13, 2014 3:40 PM

Don’t Settle For The Quick And Easy Answer on Immigration

Texas faces immigration problems that too many Republican voters view solely through the spectrum of catchy phrases and bumper sticker slogans when they think about solutions. That’s understandable – for far too long, those phrases and slogans were the only immigration policy our Party had and the only solutions that our candidates were selling.   Read more »

at May 8, 2014 11:04 AM

Texas House Hearing Could Signal Big Changes Ahead for Misclassification and Workers’ Comp

In a marathon hearing held by Texas lawmakers on the issues of workers’ comp and worker misclassification, representatives from businesses and labor came together to talk about what could be done to level the playing field for ethical companies and improve the lives of middle class Texans.

at Apr 30, 2014 1:11 PM


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