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.
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TxSIP’s sensible immigration solution was included as reference in the Texans For Economic Growth’s Federal Priorities for 2020-2021.Here is our stance, we call it ID and Tax:
DACA recipients came to the US through no fault of their own and are now building businesses, paying taxes or going to school. The Supreme Court made the right decision to allow them to continue to do this.
In the latest Rational Middle of Immigration podcast, Tony Payan & Pamela Lizette C
Rational Middle
Jorge Lima, Senior VP of Policy at Americans for Prosperity, recently joined host Gregory Kallenberg on Kallenberg's Rational Middle podcast to discuss the importance of finding common ground on im
ID and tax
In April, President Trump issued a proclamation suspending most methods of legal immigration.
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President Trump announced recently that he would “temporarily suspend immigration into the United States” to stop the spread of COVID-19. Before the details of this proposed executive order had yet to come out, we could say...
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President Trump recently said that there were two reasons for virtually halting all immigration to the United States in response to COVID-19.
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The following article was authored by Stan Marek, CEO of MAREK.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently issued an order identifying industries considered essential during this pandemic. I was pleased that he included...
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During a conference call hosted by the National Immigration Forum on Wednesday, Health Care leaders called upon the Trump Administration to take actions to advance immigration solutions that protect essential workers on the...
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Some say our healthcare industry could be overwhelmed by increased demands because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
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In a recent Rational Middle podcast, Pat Kiley, a founding principal of Kiley Advisors LLC, and former Chief Staff Executive for the Houston Chapter of Associated General Contractors (AGC), talked with host Loren
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The US Supreme Court decided to allow DACA and the temporary conditional legal status it provides to 700,000 DACA recipients to continue. I have always said that even though DACA was a decision for Congress, it was one good...
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As the Supreme Court prepares to issue ruling by its self-imposed deadline of July on whether DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) can continue to stand in its current form, the fate of some 700,000 immigrants...
H1B Visa
The Trump Administration is reportedly working on an executive order to ban the issuance of new H-1B visas. His order is expected to be issued before the end of this month.
Fourteen miles of new border wall is scheduled to be constructed in the Laredo Sector where no physical infrastructure currently exists. Construction will begin in January 2021, officials reported.
President Trump tweeted last week that he was going to sign an executive order to temporarily halt all immigration to the United States in response to COVID-19.
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I certainly felt blessed when Governor Abbott deemed insurance an essential industry in his March 31st executive order. Thankfully, our construction clients were deemed essential as well.
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As coronavirus threatens to overwhelm hospitals in areas with large numbers of patients with COVID-19, we are reminded of the importance of our healthcare workforce and the critical role that immigrants play in filling the...
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As hospital emergency rooms and intensive care units swell with patients infected with the COVID-19 virus, political leaders coordinating responses in “hot spots” are asking doctors and other medical professionals in parts...
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President Trump initially kept reasonable travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but with the virus spreading inside the United States, he is already shifting from minimizing its threat — his first...

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