Illegal Immigration

ImmigrationWorks USA held a national conference call to discuss President Obama's announcement of an executive action that will grant work permits to up to 4 million unauthorized immigrants – primarily parents of U.S....
Originally published in the Houston Chronicle.President Barack Obama's Thursday night announcement constitutes historic, sweeping and necessary action to not only do what is the right and humanitarian thing for the...
My fellow Americans, tonight I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations.
Houston, Texas — Today several conservative and business leaders in Texas called on the Texas delegation to work toward passing meaningful immigration reform in Congress as soon as possible. Participating in today’s event...
The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has been releasing a series of reports claiming that immigrants are benefiting from the slightly recovering job market while natives are not. Of course, if immigrants were even less...
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...
It seems conservative State Rep. David Simpson who represents the people of District 7 in East Texas has caused some tempers to flare. He held a Town Hall meeting on July 22, 2014 after his seven day family vacation along...
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and I authored the following op-ed today in The Houston Chronicle:It is no secret that we come from different political parties and differ on many issues. But we are Texans and we know that...
WASHINGTON— Tomorrow U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security, and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, a member of the House...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8OdenyUSCQWho 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...
From the Office of Rick Perry - Gov. Rick Perry today highlighted the ongoing need for the state's border security operations, and called on Congress to quickly pass a bill to provide the resources necessary to secure our...
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...
I will be answering questions about the executive order this morning at 11am EST/10am CST.Here is where you can watch: www.cato.org/live Submit your questions by tweeting: #catoconnects and follow @catoevents
Yesterday, a source close to the White House leaked what they claim is the administration’s plan to address immigration – a 10-point executive action that, among other provisions, would suspend deportation orders for up to 4...
The fiscal impact of immigration — how immigrants and their descendants affect government budgets — is a widely debated and contentious issue. Economists overwhelmingly accept the economic gains of immigration, but are less...
In June, 2012 the Obama Administration announced that it had authored a memo deferring the deportation of unauthorized immigrant childhood arrivals in the United States, a program known as deferred action for childhood...
FALFURRIAS, Texas—Shortly after her capture following a police chase, a Honduran mother explained why she put her ten-year-old son’s life in danger by bringing him to Texas via human smuggling. Deputies with the Brooks...
Alan Nash, author of the "10 for 10" Plan, gives the definition of amnesty.What is amnesty?Amnesty is the status quo.Amnesty is allowing illegals to stay here, unidentified, uncounted, undocumented, and untaxed.Amnesty is...
Humanitarian crisis on the Texas-Mexico border turns the issue on its head.Hoping to lose none of any ground – either real or perceived – they may have gained on immigration in the ...
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...

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