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.
February 15th, 2019
A few hours ago, President Trump signed a funding package that was passed by both chambers of Congress to avert another government shutdown.
February 12th, 2019
In last week’s State of the Union address, President Trump said that he wanted to allow in more legal immigrants and to improve the system. The United States’ immigration system favors family reunification, even in the so-...
January 31st, 2019
The Republicans and Democrats are at an impasse over immigration policy. Republicans want money for border security and merit-based immigration. Democrats don’t want a wall and support more legal immigration. Creating an...
January 28th, 2019
Friday, President Trump announced he would sign a bill to reopen shuttered government departments for three weeks, until February 15th.
January 24th, 2019
Members of the Greater Houston chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) met Friday to learn from a panel of construction leaders how the industry has evolved over the years and discuss free enterprise challenges...
January 21st, 2019
As the debate has raged in Washington about border security and the partial government shutdown, I have been encouraging President Trump and Congressional leadership to think big and outside the box in order to break the...
January 10th, 2019
The Texas legislature began its 86th Legislative session this week by swearing in 19 Republican and 12 Democrat Senators, and 83 Republican and 67 Democrat Representatives.
January 9th, 2019
The following is a transcript of President Donald Trump's immigration addreess:My fellow Americans,
January 7th, 2019
On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13780. The order was mostly concerned with reducing the number of immigrants and travele
January 2nd, 2019
Cato’s immigration policy team was very busy in 2018. My colleagues David Bier and Andrew Forrester, in addition to some contributions by myself and numerous outside authors like the stupendous Michelangelo Landgrave
February 14th, 2019
National Immigration Forum - While you were sleeping, the House released its 1,159-page spending bill, which includes $1.375 billion for 55 miles of new border fencing and language to limit detention capacity by U.S.
February 6th, 2019
I urge you to work together and pass a sensible immigration bill that secures the border and provides the Dreamers with a method to earn their legal status before February 15th.
January 29th, 2019
The United States’ program for high-skilled immigrant workers, H-1B visas, is a portion of the immigration picture that even President Donald Trump has said is necessary and should potentially be expanded.
January 25th, 2019
National Immigration Forum - President Trump’s announced a tentative deal today that would temporarily reopen the government through February 15.
January 22nd, 2019
Here in South and West Texas, border security is not an abstract issue. Every week meeting with folks across 29 counties of the 23rd District of Texas, securing our border and fixing our broken immigration system are...
January 16th, 2019
As the new year gets underway, the filmmakers at The Rational Middle are digging into more aspects of immigration policy that have proven politically difficult if not impossible thus far.
January 9th, 2019
Last night President Trump addressed the nation to highlight the need for greater border security at our southern border.
January 8th, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Local leaders on a press call today discussed the effects of the government shutdown and urged Congress and the president to forge a compromise and end it.
January 2nd, 2019
Begin the new Congress by creating a legal immigration system that secures our borders and defines legal status for those already here. In 2013, 68 senators — including all 54 Democrats — voted for such a bill, but the House...
December 27th, 2018
The Federal government’s newly proposed rules could make it more difficult for some people to legally immigrate to the United States and could cost the US economy $164.4 billion, according to