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.
January 22nd, 2020
Like most public policy issues, immigration is difficult to understand. The issue has complex effects on American society and the world at large. This difficulty doesn’t prevent most people from forming strong opinions on...
January 16th, 2020
The judge’s order is blow for the White House, which essentially tried to give state and local government officials power to veto resettlement. The judge says that appears to violate the Refugee Act.
January 14th, 2020
Over the next decade, industry experts expect the restaurant labor shortage to worsen as the workforce under age 25 declines. That’s why many are looking to immigrants to fill the growing labor gap.
January 7th, 2020
Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of migrants shortly after they were smuggled into the U.S. by Gulf Cartel-connected smugglers. The incident occurred during a border tour by Breitbart News in...
December 17th, 2019
However, I do not agree with your recent description of the immigration provisions in the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (HR-5038).
December 6th, 2019
The Farm Workforce Modernization Act is ready for a vote in the House of Representatives. It has 25 Republican and 28 Democrat co-sponsors. It is great to see Democrat and Republican lawmakers finally working on immigration...
November 26th, 2019
Reforming the immigration visa system is crucial for the future of the United States. Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah), backed by Utah's Republican Gov. Gary Herbert, just introduced a bill to create a state-based visa system....
November 20th, 2019
As the chief executive of the North Texas Commission, a public-private partnership dedicated to advancing the North Texas region, I frequently tout our region’s central, easily accessible location and reasonable regulatory...
November 7th, 2019
Forty-five Texas business leaders and I signed on to a letter to Senators Cornyn and Cruz asking them to pass a legislative solution to protect Dreamers from deportation before the Supreme Court rules on the DACA case in the...
November 6th, 2019
Tuesday, a group of almost 50 business leaders from across Texas released an open letter to U.S.
January 20th, 2020
The government of Mexico is offering about 4,000 jobs to caravan migrants from Honduras who are currently attempting to make their way through Guatemala.
January 15th, 2020
Business leaders across Texas are suffering from workforce shortages. Texas should welcome these legal immigrants. They have been fully vetted by the federal government. With our state’s booming economy and record low...
January 10th, 2020
Immigration legislation requires both parties to pass anything! It also requires a signature from President Trump. Recent bipartisan efforts to pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act in the House have been successful....
January 1st, 2020
Happy New Year! Thank you for all of your support and feedback this year. Your calls, emails and faxes to lawmakers are making a difference. Here is what to watch for in the first part of 2020.
December 9th, 2019
More than 40 percent of all jobs in the Houston region will be held by immigrants in the next two decades, per a study from the Center for Houston’s Future focused on the economic realities of what the immigrant workforce...
December 4th, 2019
What does the Bible say about immigrants, and how does it apply to discussions around immigration policy in the US today? In an interview with TexasGOPVote, Matthew Soerens, National Coordinator of the Evangelical...
November 21st, 2019
Early reports speculate that the Supreme Court will likely rule that either that President Obama did not have constitutional authority to create DACA, or that President Trump had the authority to rescind it. President Obama...
November 14th, 2019
Research from 1994 to 2014 has generally found that there is a negative relationship between immigration and crime in the United States.
November 7th, 2019
As attorneys prepare to make arguments about protections for young immigrants before the United States Supreme Court next week, nearly 50 business leaders from around Texas asked Senators John Cornyn and Ted C
November 4th, 2019
Conservative and moderate Lawmakers and leaders in the business, faith, and law enforcement communities will gather on November 7th in Washington, DC to discuss immigration reform and hear from panels of experts at the ...