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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Since 1921, Congress has set hard numerical caps for most types of immigrants coming to the United States on green cards.  They have always included uncapped exceptions to green cards for most spouses and minor children of...
I welcome the border spending bill happily — but this is only a short-term fix. Congress and the administration must do more to address this crisis.
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Thankfully, House Democrats finally accepted the common-sense, bipartisan solution passed by the Senate. I supported this compassionate solution that will help the children at our southern border by providing $4.6 billion to...
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The National Immigration Forum appreciates the opportunity to provide its views on the benefits of immigration in building a more dynamic economy. U.S. economic growth is outpacing growth in workers. As a result, labor...
The security and humanitarian crisis at our southern border is one that Texas faces firsthand, and it only continues to escalate because Democrats have refused to prioritize the safety and security of Americans. In the past...
Terror threats are constantly evolving, and our adversaries are becoming more agile and illusive. Specifically, they are exploiting the illicit pathways in South and Central America to gain access to our nation. To combat...
I praised the work from Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to include $30 million of federal funding to reimburse communities strained by the humanitarian crisis on our Southern border.
Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors wrote a few criticisms of our proposal to sell Gold Cards through a market-based program that I’ve called an 
Yesterday I urged my colleagues to support $30 million in federal funding to reimburse local communities strained by the humanitarian crisis on our Southern border.
After abandoning Dreamers multiple times, House Democrats continue to politicize immigration reform rather than work on bipartisan solutions to address the border crisis. 
Americans have long banded together to form charities and faith-based organizations to aid those in need. But I understand that many of these organizations are currently having difficulties making donations because DHS and...
I issued the following statements regarding H.R. 3401, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act; appropriations bills H.R. 3055 and H.R. 3351; and H.R....
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Today, June 27, in Washington, DC (just a few hours ago), Democrats and Republicans in the US House came together and approved an immigration bill that the Senate passed yesterday. This bill will solve a lot...
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A bipartisan supplemental border spending bill providing $4.6 billion for emergency border security was approved by the Senate Committee on Appropriations Wednesday and is now headed to the Senate floor for a vote. It will...
When you enter Auschwitz, to the south of the city of Katowice, Poland — there is a chilling air surrounding the sign at the gates, with the moniker “Arbeit Macht Frei” and the Knowledge today that — work only lead to...
Bipartisan legislation I introduced to strengthen border security and address law enforcement shortages at ports of entry throughout the country advanced in the Senate this week. The Securing America’s Ports of Entry Act...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a supplemental border spending bill Wednesday that would provide $4.59 billion for emergency border resources.
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Immigration reform is the most important issue among voters. Candidates that push for sensible immigration reform will benefit in the 2020 elections.
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Our Democratic colleagues continue to pretend that there is not a problem.
Our South and West Texas communities are bearing the brunt of the immigration crisis. When crisscrossing the 23rd District of Texas, I consistently hear that folks I represent are concerned about the influx of migrants and...

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