Guest Worker Program

While the economic need for substantive immigration reform is crystal clear, politics and partisanship have fogged the issue. Disruptive factions within both parties in Congress have prevented the advancement of any...
Last week, President Obama announced his Immigration Accountability Executive Action (IAEA). The IAEA addressed Employment-Based immigration issues that are meant to boost the United States economy.I. Portable Work...
On Oct. 1, a new round of foreign H-1B guest workers will began to work in the United States. H-1B visas are for skilled workers in specialty occupations, mainly in engineering and computer occupations. H-1B visas are an...
The debate over immigration reform, intensified by the surge of unaccompanied child migrants at the U.S.–Mexico border, has many conservatives worried. Republican strategist Lanhee Chen explained that conservative opposition...
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...
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...
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...
As the delegates to the Texas Republican State Convention gather to craft the Party’s message for the general election cycle, no issue seems to animate the base more than illegal immigration. While the delegates will...
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...
The Heritage Foundation is now telling anyone who will listen that the Red Card Solution is the right approach to the most crucial element of reform, a functioning guest worker program.
Enforcement is vital, but it is merely an expensive band aid without a functional guest worker visa program. The government can’t get a handle on illegal immigration without a guest worker visa program to legalize much of...
Governing by executive order is no way to run an immigration policy, let alone an entire government. But the resort to unilateral action does not happen in a vacuum; it is borne out of poorly written, arbitrary and confusing...
BASTROP – Now that Congress is on recess following an ugly meltdown over immigration and border security last week, lawmakers in Texas and around the country are diving into the time-honored...
The crisis resulting from tens of thousands of Central American children traversing dangerous territory to cross our porous border is one that demands leadership. But don’t look for it from those who currently occupy...
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...
[Editor’s Note: Mark Ramsey is a member of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC), was a member of the 2014 State Platform and Resolutions Committee in Ft. Worth, and wrote the amendment that passed...
We visited with Alex Nowrasteh at the 2014 Republican Party of Texas State Convention. Alex is an Immigration Polity Analyst for Cato Institute and has spent countless hours researching facts about immigrants and their...
Dear Republican Party of Texas Delegate,Thank you for agreeing to serve as a delegate to the 2014 RPT Convention.During the convention delegates will be asked to ratify our Republican Party of Texas Platform. The Platform is...
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...
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...

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