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Why are Republicans so Afraid of Immigration Reform?

Bob PriceIt's a simple question really. Why exactly are Republican's so afraid of the topic of Immigration Reform? Immigration Reform is an issue I have been writing about for years. I have come to have a pretty deep understanding of the issues and how people react to discussion of this very emotional topic. Border Security? That's a pretty simple one. Secure the border - end of discussion. But Immigration Reform, that is a much tougher can of worms, and it can be a potential third-rail topic for Republican candidates and elected officials. Just ask Congressman John Carter (R-TX) from Round Rock, Texas.   Read more »

at Nov 7, 2013 12:35 PM
       

Texas Patriots PAC Hosts Heritage Foundation's Jim DeMint - Exclusive Interview

Jim DeMint at Texas Patriots PACThe Texas Patriots PAC, located in The Woodlands, Texas, recently hosted an evening with Heritage Foundation President and former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint. He spoke to the group about the current federal government shutdown and the implementation problems associated with ObamaCare. DeMint also discussed border security, illegal immigration and energy related issues with the PAC.

Following the meeting, Senator DeMint sat down with TexasGOPVote for an exclusive interview.

at Oct 15, 2013 6:18 PM
       

Drug Cartel Shootout on U.S. Soil as Violence Increases in SE Arizona - Interview with Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels on Defending the Border and the Constitution

U.S. Border with Mexico in ArizonaFor years, the Obama Administration has been pushing the fable that the border is secure and drug cartel violence is limited to areas south of the U.S. Mexico Border. A recent report on TexasGOPVote.com by Brandon Darby and other news reports seem to indicate that is just not true. Recently, I traveled to Tucson, Arizona to attend the Brian Terry Foundation Benefit Dinner in honor of fallen U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. While in Tucson, I headed down to Arizona's southeastern border with Mexico and visited with Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels who had a lot to say on this subject.

at Oct 7, 2013 4:51 PM
       

Will Government Shutdown Kill Immigration Reform for This Year?

As the Congress of the United States is now all consumed with one of its primary constitutional duties, creating a budget for government spending, hopes for a solution to our nation's border security and immigration problems seem to be dwindling quickly. After a visit this weekend to the Arizona/Mexico border and a meeting with the family of fallen Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, it is very sad to see this issue being kicked down the road.   Read more »

at Oct 3, 2013 11:25 AM
       

While Ted Cruz Stands on Senate Floor, House Works on Immigration Reform Process

As Senator Ted Cruz wrapped up his historic speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, House members continue their work on other important issues facing our nation - namely, immigration reform and border security. The House has already done its work to continue the operation of our government by passing its continuing resolution that funds all governmental operations EXCEPT Obamacare and can continue their other work while the Democrats in the Senate decide if they are going to shut down the government.   Read more »

at Sep 25, 2013 3:23 PM
       

Prominent Houston Faith & Business Leaders Continue to Build Pressure to Act On Immigration Reform as Congress Returns to Washington, D.C.

(Houston, Texas) – Thursday, prominent clergy leaders and respected members of Houston’s business and political community gathered at the University of St. Thomas for an urgent panel discussion to urge Rep. Ted Poe and fellow members of Texas’s delegation in the U.S. House of Representatives to help pass long-overdue, common sense immigration reform.   Read more »

at Sep 13, 2013 8:32 AM
       

U.S. Border Patrol Names Boat for Brian Terry - Still No Answers for His Family

Kent and Kelly Terry at Dedication of Brian Terry US Border Patrol BoatAlong 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 Flat Rock, on the outskirts of Detroit. The photo here shows Brian Terry's sister Kelly along with his brother Kent at the dedication ceremony for the boat.   Read more »

at Sep 1, 2013 5:46 PM
       

Immigration Works USA Teams up with Congressman Poe to Discuss What Houston Employers Need

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 remarks given by owner, Chris Pappas. Tamar Jacoby, president of Immigration Works USA was also on hand to kick off the event and shared a little about herself and the group:

"We're a national federation of small business owners working for better immigration law. We represent everyone from restauranteurs, to hotel owners to farmers to construction contractors to cleaning and maintenance to healthcare employers. And they are employers who love their immigrant workers, depend on their immigrant workers, want nothing more than to have a legal immigrant workforce. So we're very pleased today to be here. We're active in Washington; I spend a lot of time roaming around the halls of Congress. What we really do is try to lift up the voices of some of those employers so that they can make their case directly to the members in their community and to their elected officials."
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at Aug 28, 2013 12:17 PM
       

We Must Stop Amnesty! But, is anybody even asking for it?

Words Without MeaningThe 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 Amnesty, No Amnesty" every time you turn on talk radio or go to a meeting where anything even remotely connected (or sometimes not even connected at all) to immigration is being discussed? It is the new word for "Shut the hell up!"

You see, the left has been doing this for years. Disagree with something they want and they scream "RACIST!" at the top of their lungs to the offending conservative knowing that because no one wants to be called a racist,

at Aug 26, 2013 2:58 PM
       

Are Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR), NumbersUSA, and Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) Really Playing the GOP for a Bunch of Suckers? SPIES IN THE CAMP - Part III – NumbersUSA

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 leader, Roy Beck. However, it was John Tanton’s non-profit organization, US Inc. that spawned NumbersUSA.

at Aug 23, 2013 9:50 AM
       

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