Immigration and border security go hand in hand. The border must be secure, and the Republican Party has to put forward a plan to deal with the millions of illegal immigrants in this country. President Obama’s executive action does not solve the problem but neither would any attempt at a mass deportation. The United States needs to identify the people who are here and ensure they are properly taxed. That way, no one gets a free ride on the taxpayer’s dime.
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
November 5th, 2020
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.
October 8th, 2020
In response to COVID-19, the Trump administration ordered immigration enforcement agencies along the border to expel those apprehended under 42 U.S.C. § 265.
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 15th, 2020
Gallup has been polling Americans about whether they want immigration levels to decrease, increase, or remain the same since 1965.
September 8th, 2020
On a Monday morning in 2009, the phone chirped on Stan Marek’s desk, and he snapped up the receiver.
September 2nd, 2020
Please join Center for Houston’s Future on Wednesday, September 9, for a conversation with Loren Steffy about his new book with Stan Marek,
September 1st, 2020
A third of high school kids feared being deported themselves, which includes some students who are U.S. citizens and cannot be deported. Another third of students also said immigration fears caused them to change their...
August 27th, 2020
I’m glad USCIS has rethought this decision, which would have crippled our immigration system and left so many in limbo. The coronavirus pandemic already leaves us with so much uncertainty for the future, and I’m glad USCIS...
November 12th, 2020
Freer immigration could potentially lead to trillions of dollars in additional annual global output.
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.
October 6th, 2020
DHS has provided little public insight into how it weighed the costs and benefits of these extended travel restrictions. We worry the longer lines at ports of entry and inability to social distance in pedestrian lanes may...
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...
September 14th, 2020
Center for Houston’s Future hosted a conversation with Loren Steffy about his new book with Stan Marek, Deconstructed: An Insider’s View of Illegal Immigration and the Building Trades.
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
September 1st, 2020
New American Economy (NAE), a bipartisan research and immigration advocacy organization, released new data showing the significant contributions that immigrants make to America’s 3,000+ counties.
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.
August 18th, 2020
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...