February 11th, 2021
The Texas legislature began its 87th session on January 12th. In the Texas Senate where 18 votes are required to bring legislation to the floor, Republicans hold an 18-13 majority.
January 28th, 2021
President Joe Biden recently released an outline of immigration policies he is asking Congress to construct into a bill. He also mentioned that he would support the passage of these policies piece by piece.
January 6th, 2021
As members of Congress met in Washington to begin the process of voting to confirm states’ electoral college votes for the presidential election Wednesday, several Republican lawmakers called for a delay of the certification...
December 22nd, 2020
In a significant win for the Texas economy, federal lawmakers chose to make Americans in mixed immigration status families eligible for economic impact payments in the spending relief package/omnibus they passed Monday night...
December 10th, 2020
Republican and Democrat lawmakers, business leaders, and immigration advocates called on Congress to pass bipartisan immigration solutions next year during the Reigniting the Economic Engine: Immigration Solutions for 2021 ...
November 19th, 2020
Stan Marek, CEO of the Houston-based MAREK and long-time sensible immigration policy advocate met with host Gregory Kallenberg on a recent episode of the
October 29th, 2020
A recent report
October 15th, 2020
A recent report by New American Economy detailed the significant role immigrants play in the workforces of the US construction and infrastructure-related industries.
September 17th, 2020
On September 14th, the Federal Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the DHS under President Trump acted within its authority in terminating Temporary Protected Status for Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Honduras, and...
August 27th, 2020
An 11-year old girl whose mother was deported in 2018 spoke last week at the Democratic National Convention. The DNC attempted to use her story to blame Trump for the policies that removed her mother.
February 3rd, 2021
On Tuesday, the Texas Business Immigration Coalition (TBIC) and the Texas Business Leadership Council (TBLC) launched the new Texas Opportuni
January 13th, 2021
Business leaders and immigration experts explained the needs for and benefits of creating a policy to ID and Tax unauthorized immigrants during the latest episode of the Rational Middle of Immigration Docuseries: Finding...
December 31st, 2020
Business leaders and immigration experts highlighted the positive impacts of immigration on Texas’ economy and highlighted the bipartisan support among Americans for sensible immigration policies during the fourth webinar of...
December 17th, 2020
Texas business leaders discussed the economic impacts of immigration on Texas and called for sensible immigration legislation like a permanent fix for DACA and a method to ID and Tax unauthorized immigrants during a recent...
December 2nd, 2020
Immigration experts discussed the impacts of having an outdated legal immigration system and recommend policies for the US to pursue during an online panel at the
November 5th, 2020
Rational Middle Podcast: Exploring “Deconstructed,” A New Book on Immigration & Construction Industry
Loren C. Steffy discussed the new book he co-authored with Stan Marek, Deconstructed: An Insider's View of Illegal Immigration, on a recent Rational Middle podcast with host Chris Lyon.
October 22nd, 2020
Immigration Policy, one of the biggest topics of the 2016 Presidential elections, was not discussed in the first presidential and vice presidential debates.
September 30th, 2020
Most Americans with a gross income under $99,000 received and benefitted from the economic impact payments included in the CARES Act passed in late March, but around 1.7 million Americans were denied benefits under the bill...
September 3rd, 2020
On a recent Rational Middle podcast, Executive Producer Loren Steffy spoke with Mark Erlich, a Wertheim Fellow of Research on Misclassification and the Underground Economy at the Harvard Law School and former
August 18th, 2020
Cornyn’s American Citizen Coronavirus Relief Act would Secure up to $508M for US Citizens and LPRs in Texas
An estimated 291,000 US citizens and lawful permanent residents* (LPRs) living in Texas were ineligible for federal economic impact payments because of a “marriage penalty.” Under the CARES Act, any person with a social...