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.
The current outdated and inefficient legal immigration system not only hinders the US economy but also encourages illegal immigration.
The rate of new business creation for the foreign born is almost twice that of native-born Americans, and new businesses are one of the primary drivers for job creation.
At this virtual conference experts will discuss the challenges faced by the undocumented immigrant population residing in the U.S. and the alternatives available to policymakers to provide practical solutions that benefit...
Fifty leading economists told Congress that legalization and citizenship will grow our GDP by $1.5 trillion, raise the annual wages of all workers by $600 and create more than 400,000 new jobs over the next decade. 
The broad support for immigration reform, even in the midst of acrimonious debate on Capitol Hill, shows voters’ universal support for the economic contributions of unauthorized immigrants currently living and working in the...
Texas business leaders, a DACA-recipient paramedic, and Houston area elected officials are urging Senate leaders to include immigration reforms in the upcoming federal budget reconciliation.
When it comes to divisive topics, immigration is among the most divisive in America today. Voices on either side feel unheard while half-truths and misinformation spring forth from cable news, social media, and even...
The American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC), in a virtual press event with Republican business leaders, farmers, and essential workers, on Friday launched a multi-state, multi-faceted, seven-figure campaign to push...
President Ronald Reagan once said immigrants “came to make America work. They didn’t ask what this country could do for them but what they could do to make this refuge the greatest home of freedom in history.”
On Friday July 16, Federal Judge Andrew Hanen of the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas  ruled that DACA is an illegal program because its creation through DHS violated the Administrative Procedure Act by...
Today, America’s labor shortage, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has reached 10.9 million job openings; 712,000 of those jobs are in Texas. Businesses are shutting their doors for good because they can’t find workers...
The current historic labor shortage negatively impacts the economy in a number of ways, including increasing the costs of goods and services. These immigration reforms are good solutions to supply the US economy with the...
The Bible has a lot to say on the topic of immigration—with repeated commands to love, welcome, and seek justice for immigrants, and warnings of God's Judgement upon those who fail to do so.
Rather than doing nothing on immigration because they can't agree on everything, Republican and Democrat lawmakers should aggregate policies like these, that they already agree on, and pass them.
Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz should join the Dream Act as cosponsors – not only because it’s the right thing to do for Dreamers and for the country, the vast majority of which supports such a solution – but also to...
As of mid-August, 62 percent of US consulates remained fully or partially closed, even though vaccines are now widely available and all travelers to the US must receive negative COVID tests, a recent report from the CATO...
Tuesday, evangelical leaders sent a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to follow through on his pledge to offer refuge to Afghan individuals and their families at risk due to their service to the U.S. government in...
As Republican business and civic leaders of the bipartisan American Business Immigration Coalition (ABIC), we wish to issue our strong support for the inclusion of common sense immigration solutions in the budget...
Experts on immigration policy discussed the current state of immigration in the US and deliberated solutions to modernize the US immigration system during a recent workshop hosted by the Center for Houston’s Future and Rice...
I am choosing to publicly respond to your press release from July 6, 2021 because there are 204,000 Dreamers brought as children without proper documentation by their parents living in Texas. Their lives hang in the balance...

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