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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
       

GOP must say 'grow' instead of 'no'

The following article originally appeared on USA Today and is authored by James K. Glassman. James K. Glassman is the former Under Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.


Ronald Reagan often pointed out that the best politics is good policy. With congressional elections less than seven months away, and a presidential vote looming just behind, it's time for Republicans to settle on just what good policy is.

So here's a thought experiment: If you could wave a magic wand and produce policy changes that would achieve just one goal – the goal with the most positive political impact -- what would that goal be? Undoubtedly, strong, sustainable economic growth.   Read more »

at Apr 29, 2014 5:02 PM
       

The Growing Hispanic Population and Its Impact On Texas – Race Baiting Not the Answer

Texas has a population of 26M and growing. The Hispanic population is increasing in leaps and bounds, and according to the Texas Window on State Government taken from the Texas State Data Center, Texas will be predominately Hispanic American by 2020.   Read more »

at Apr 28, 2014 10:13 AM
       

Republican Congressman Joe Barton to Introduce Major Immigration Reform Bill

During a recording of Lone Star Politics Friday, which aired this morning, Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News asked Republican Congressman Joe Barton (TX—6) what the chances were that some kind of immigration reform would be coming out of Congress this year.   Read more »

at Apr 27, 2014 12:31 PM
       

State-Based Visas: A Federalist Approach to Immigration Reform

Today Cato released a new policy analysis about the feasibility of state-based visas. Such a visa would allow states more say in immigration policies and generally a more flexible visa regime guided by local conditions.   Read more »

at Apr 23, 2014 12:52 PM
       

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