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What The President Would Have Seen Had He Made Time To Visit TX Border

Why the President persists in his refusal to travel to the border really is beyond my imagination. The fact that the President has himself described it as a humanitarian crisis makes this even more strange. People can infer whatever they want to about his potential motivations.   Read more »

at Jul 10, 2014 4:50 PM
       

Illegals in America by Obama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8OdenyUSCQ

Who exactly is to blame for the current surge in Central Americans crossing the southern border? There are the obvious reasons: violence and poverty in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. According to an article in the Express News, “In Honduras, violence drives an exodus” by Aaron Nelsen, human life is not a valued commodity, and the people are looking for a way out of this vicious environment.   Read more »

at Jul 9, 2014 4:53 PM
       

Business, Chambers, And Restaurant Leaders In Texas Call For Immigration Reform

Houston, TX -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Partnership for a New American Economy, American Farm Bureau Federation, Business Roundtable, AmericanHort, Western Growers, and the National Association of Manufacturers today urged Congress and the administration to work together to enact immigration reform during a Day of Action with events in Washington, DC and in more than 60 congressional districts across 25 states.   Read more »

at Jul 9, 2014 12:26 PM
       

Family Reunification and Other Explanations for the Border Surge of Unaccompanied Children

There are two main issues surrounding the increase in the migration of unaccompanied children (UAC) and asylum seekers in recent years that have recently reached crisis proportions. The first is the treatment of those children who are apprehended by Border Patrol and how American policy is reacting to the surge.

The second is explaining why UACs are coming. Below I will lay out three different theories that attempt to explain the surge in UACs. Each theory has some merit and I present evidence in support and opposition to each one.   Read more »

at Jul 2, 2014 5:12 PM
       

Are you sick and tired of Congress avoiding immigration reform?

When I get a phone call from a media source saying they want to interview me, I know they have “program time” to fill. And as a participant, I am the “filler.” I never turn them down, but I am seldom optimistic about the results.

CNN called me last week and said they wanted me to talk about immigration. I am amazed how many people watched it. Best part, no negatives...so far!   Read more »

at Jun 26, 2014 11:47 AM
       

Perry's Office Clarifies 'Inadequate Resources' Comment About Border

Governor Rick Perry is working with Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to identify options that can immediately address the Texas border crisis. Earlier today Gov. Perry said Texas doesn’t have “the resources, nor the manpower to be able to do that (secure the border) for the 1,200 miles. If we did, we would."

Several state legislators and Sen. Dan Patrick are quoting DPS director, Colonel Steve McCraw, as saying it would cost Texas taxpayers approximately $1.3 million per week to

at Jun 18, 2014 6:11 PM
       

David Brat’s Immigration Stance Doesn’t Square with His Free-Market Flair

David Brat won a stunning and surprising victory in last week’s primary election in Virginia, unseating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). But Brat doesn’t seem to understand the very issue that seems to have dominated his historic upset and propelled him to Capitol Hill.

Brat considers himself a free-market conservative, claiming on MSNBC following his unexpected win that he’s against “any distortion to free markets.” Brat also campaigned against immigration reform, saying that “It’s the most symbolic issue that captures the difference between myself and Eric Cantor in this race.”

at Jun 17, 2014 12:25 PM
       

TEXAS SOLUTION knocked down by TEA PARTY RADICALS

Truthfully this was the most chaotic and contumacious convention in respect to the platform I can remember. A ‘mob’ mentality rushed through the audience as we were voting on the Amendment to replace the Immigration Plank. Hysteria and confusion do not partner well when making a sound decision.   Read more »

at Jun 10, 2014 11:15 AM
       

Sid Miller talks Immigration at GOP State Convention

Former State Rep. Sid Miller, candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, stopped by the GOP Impact booth at the 2014 GOP Convention. He responded to questions relating to immigration and shared his vision for a plan that he would support, which includes securing the border and implementing a guest worker program. He also discussed the importance of reaching out to the Hispanic community and embracing them into the Repubican Party.   Read more »

at Jun 9, 2014 10:51 AM
       

Tasting The Venom, Texas Republicans Go Backwards On Immigration

The following article was written by Duke Machado from GOPIsForMe.com:

The flag “Don’t Tread on Me,” with the snake coiled and ready to strike, came to life and struck the Hispanic Republican movement in Texas.Tea Party and Libertarian factions of the “Republican” Party, coordinated a successful campaign to reverse course on the historic 2012 immigration plank in the Republican Party Platform.   Read more »

at Jun 8, 2014 12:12 PM
       

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