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 24th, 2023
The bill consists of four core principles: (1) stopping illegal immigration; (2) providing a dignified solution for undocumented immigrants living in America; (3) strengthening the American workforce and economy; and (4)...
May 11th, 2023
Border chaos associated with Title 42 ending Thursday is the result of lawmakers failing to pass bipartisan immigration reform for decades. The only people who benefit from the chaos at the border are politicians making...
April 26th, 2023
Evangelical Leaders Urge Congress To Pursue Legislation That Secures Borders, Respects Migrants’ Legal Protections
As the House Judiciary Committee considers legislation seeking to address the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, evangelical leaders sent a letter to members of Congress urging the
April 13th, 2023
Rational Middle of Immigration Episode 165: Changing the Way We Think About Immigrants: Douglas Holtz-Eakin
In this 17-minute episode of Rational Middle podcasts, host Omar Gallaga interviews Douglas Holtz-Eakin to take a look at immigration through the lens of its economic benefits. Holtz-Eakin is an American economist and is the...
March 30th, 2023
From December 2022 to February 2023, encounters of migrants crossing the southwest (SW) border with Mexico are down 39 percent. President Biden’s immigration and border plan that expanded legal migration to the United States...
March 23rd, 2023
Government spending in the United States is enormous. Federal and state governments spent over $9 trillion in 2022 on the welfare state, defense, health care, education, and other areas. Taxes and borrowing fund that...
March 9th, 2023
Business Leaders Condemn Lawsuit Attacking University of North TX for Providing Fair In-state Tuition Rates to All Texas Kids
The American Business Immigration Coalition Action (ABIC Action), Dreamers, and business leaders issued the following statement in respon
February 23rd, 2023
The total number of encounters along the southwest (SW) border with Mexico dropped by 37.9 percent in the month following President Biden’s new immigration and border plan. President Biden framed his plan as an immigration...
February 9th, 2023
Republican House Should Take Advantage of Opportunity to Lead on Border Security and Immigration Reform
Republicans have long campaigned on promises to improve border security.
January 26th, 2023
A recent episode of the Rational Middle of Immigration podcast highlighted the need for sensible immigration reforms in the US and examined how the 118th Congress will handle immigration. Speakers Charles Foster, Houston-...
May 17th, 2023
What we need is a common-sense solution that addresses the humanity of undocumented migrants, the horror of child labor, the nationwide labor shortage, and a multitude of complex societal issues directly impacted by the...
May 4th, 2023
A bill currently before the Texas legislature, House Bill 20, would create a Border Protection Unit, which would establish a group of officers – and deputized civilians – to “arrest, apprehend, or detain persons crossing the...
April 20th, 2023
Theresa Cardinal Brown returns to the Rational Middle of Immigration podcast to discuss “finding the middle” with immigration policies that Republican and Democrat lawmakers can agree on and that would be supported by the...
April 6th, 2023
Evangelical Leaders Call on Florida Legislators, DeSantis to Reconsider Immigration Bill that Threatens Religious Freedom
Tallahassee – Last week, evangelical pastors and leaders from across the State of Florida joined a virtual press call to urge Gov.
March 29th, 2023
Congressman Tony Gonzales Meets with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to Discuss Mutual Security and Economic Challenges
U.S. Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23) returned to the US March 20th after visiting with intelligence, drug enforcement, and government officials in Mexico on a bipartisan Congressional Delegation led by Senator John Cornyn...
March 16th, 2023
A recent town hall discussion in Houston highlighted how a lack of needed immigration reforms is resulting in a humanitarian
March 2nd, 2023
Bipartisan legislation that would protect people brought to the U.S. as children is back, and the urgency is greater.
February 16th, 2023
Join a town hall discussion around immigration reform and its impact on children co-hosted by Rice University’s Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico, Center for Houston’s Future, Children...
February 2nd, 2023
Total government spending on the welfare state amounted to about $2.6 trillion in 2020. In that year, the federal government spent roughly $2.4 trillion on welfare and entitlement programs, an amount equal to approximately...
January 19th, 2023
The immigration system of the United States favors family reunification even in the so‐called employment‐based (EB) green card categories. Under current interpretations of U.S. immigration law, family members of immigrant...