Immigration

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.
 I recently announced that the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) awarded more than $2.9 million to local communities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Texas in its first round of reimbursement for migrant...
Stan Marek Texas Immigration Summit
At a recent Texas Summit on Immigration in Houston last week, my good friend Stan Marek, co-founder of TXSIP and CEO of MAREK, explained a sensible immigration policy we call “ID and Tax.”
TX Latino GOP PAC
The Texas Latino GOP PAC recently released a Texas poll conducted in 5 of the largest urban counties in Texas, among 500 Republican Primary voters, which was designed to test a new GOP approach for campaigning for the...
“With some humanitarian and medical exceptions, DHS will no longer be releasing family units from Border Patrol Stations into the interior,” McAleenan said in his prepared remarks. “This means that for family units, the...
Bill Flores
Republican Representative Bill Flores sat down with TexasGOPVote to discuss immigration policy and explained a five step process he and roughly 80% of his constituents support.
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The construction industry is in dire need of more workers right now.
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New American Economy released new research in partnership with the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, which shows the critical role immigrants (only God knows how many are undocumented) play in the Dall
With Border Patrol apprehensions along the southern border in May 2019 up nearly 300 percent from May 2018, I today urged United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan to provide much-...
My long-time friend Orlando Sanchez, a Republican and former Harris County Treasurer and Houston City Council Member, is advocating for sensible immigration policy that he calls the Family Stabilization Act (FSA).
Once again, Washington finds itself paralyzed over immigration. Squabbles over funding a proposed wall along our southern border are emblematic of a larger issue that has seared any hands it has touched.
will hurd tx immigration summit
At the recent Texas Summit on Immigration in Houston, US Representative Will Hurd (R-TX) spoke about the realities and difficulties of trying to pass immigration reform through Congress.
Eighty law enforcement leaders from across the country have signed on to an amicus brief that calls on the Supreme Court to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
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Texas’ Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-8) said recently that our GDP growth slowed to 2% in the second quarter of this year primarily because of workforce shortages.
shadow economy
Undocumented workers play a critical role in the American construction industry in which 80% of firms are currently having difficulty finding enough workers.
I led a letter to Acting Administrator Pete Gaynor of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in support of Texas communities’ and non-governmental organizations’ (NGOs) applications for federal reimbursement for...
While President Trump’s immigration rhetoric continues to focus on the need to build a southern border wall, his administration is quietly pursuing a policy that could provide a lasting solution to the ongoing migrant surge...
Bibles Badges Business
Leaders in Texas’ business, law enforcement, and faith communities met at Austin Stone Community Church recently for a Texas convening of Bibles, Badges, and Business hosted by the National Immigration Forum.
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July 2019 marked the 111th straight month of job gains in Texas. Our record-low 3.4% unemployment​ is better than FULL employment.
Bibles, Badges, and Business
​The National Immigration forum will hold their first Texas Bibles Badges and Business convening in Austin at Austin Stone Community Church on Thursday, August 15th, from 9:30 AM- 3:30 PM CDT.
There’s no question border states like Texas have borne the brunt of our current immigration crisis, and it only makes sense to target federal resources where they’re needed most. Texans have gone above and beyond in...

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