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.
May 19th, 2022
A recent presentation at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston highlighted how challenges associated with the outdated US immigration system have cultivated an inefficient, unethical, and unsafe shadow economy that...
May 5th, 2022
A recent Tucker Carlson segment argued that the increase of illegal immigrants coming across the border in recent years caused the rise in homicides in Houston, Texas. Using crime data given to me by the Texas Department of...
April 20th, 2022
On March 30, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a 30-page Public Health Determination suspending the use of Title 42 at the border. The pandemic-era policy has been used by both the Trump and...
April 6th, 2022
Based on data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation, we find that immigrants consume 28 percent less welfare and entitlement benefits than native‐born Americans on a per capita basis.
March 24th, 2022
Following failed attempts to pass immigration reform through partisan budget reconciliation, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin says he is engaging with Republican Senators John Cornyn and Thom Tillis in search of a bipartisan...
March 10th, 2022
The native-born population doesn’t have enough babies to maintain the population size of the US, and in the absence of immigration the US shrinks in size, economic presence, and its abilities to protect its values around the...
February 23rd, 2022
AUSTIN, TX — FWD.us today released a new data analysis highlighting the impact of immigrants to the Texas economy and workforce, and underscoring the urgent need for sensible pro-immigration polici
February 17th, 2022
The rise of ultra‐progressive ideologies and the decline in patriotic sentiment are two broad cultural trends that worry American conservatives.
February 3rd, 2022
This third article of the "How to Fix the Broken Immigration System" series offers adjustments that lawmakers should make to the legal immigration system that will increase economic growth, combat inflation, and prevent...
May 12th, 2022
More than 70,000 (over 94%) of Afghans resettled in the U.S. thus far have been processed under humanitarian parole. Parole offers only limited, temporary benefits and — unlike refugees and SIVs — no clear path to permanent...
April 27th, 2022
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April 14th, 2022
In a recent series of TexasGOPVote articles, the author proposes that fixing the broken immigration system will require bipartisan legislation involving three main policies: improving security, adjusting legal immigration to...
March 31st, 2022
A recent Rational Middle Podcast highlighted a Rice University Baker Institute Report examining how immigrati
March 17th, 2022
If DACA is terminated and Dreamers' employers comply with the law, they’ll lose their jobs and face an inability to provide for themselves and their families – and even the possibility of deportation to a country that most...
March 1st, 2022
The evangelical leaders’ letter, which was affirmed by approximately 900 signatories from across the country, also urges Congress to pass legislation to grant permanent legal status to other categories of immigrants who are...
February 18th, 2022
Farmers and ranchers in my district have experienced cut water lines, stolen property, broken fences, and other damages as a result of migrants passing through the area.
February 10th, 2022
A group of House Republicans led by Representative Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27) introduced the Dignity Act, an immigration reform bill they say will end illegal immigration, reestablish law and order, provide a solution for...
January 27th, 2022
It would benefit the U.S. economy to adopt a more practical, common-sense immigration policy, especially regarding the 11 million undocumented immigrants already living and working in the U.S., including about 1.6 million in...
January 13th, 2022
A recent Rational Middle podcast debunked the myth that immigration depresses the labor market opportunities of low-skilled native-born Americans.