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.
March 3rd, 2021
By allowing illegal immigrants to get work visas, by not punishing them or employers for coming forward, and by making work visas available to future migrants, almost all future and current illegal immigrants could be...
February 24th, 2021
Biden proposed the 100-day pause on deportations during his campaign as part of a larger review of immigration enforcement and an attempt to reverse the priorities of former President Donald Trump.
February 18th, 2021
During a recent Rational Middle Podcast, Steven Scarborough, Strategic Initiatives Manager at the Center for Houston’s Future (CHF), discussed
February 10th, 2021
I recently introduced the Southern Border Communities Reimbursement Act of 2021, new legislation to authorize funding to reimburse local communities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for future humanitarian...
February 4th, 2021
Fresh from his swearing in on Inauguration Day, President Joe Biden went to the White House and issued a long-overdue proposal for reforming the broken U.S. immigration system. The echoes of the fireworks that evening had...
January 28th, 2021
President Joe Biden recently released an outline of immigration policies he is asking Congress to construct into a bill. He also mentioned that he would support the passage of these policies piece by piece.
January 13th, 2021
Business leaders and immigration experts explained the needs for and benefits of creating a policy to ID and Tax unauthorized immigrants during the latest episode of the Rational Middle of Immigration Docuseries: Finding...
December 31st, 2020
Business leaders and immigration experts highlighted the positive impacts of immigration on Texas’ economy and highlighted the bipartisan support among Americans for sensible immigration policies during the fourth webinar of...
December 21st, 2020
December 10th, 2020
Republican and Democrat lawmakers, business leaders, and immigration advocates called on Congress to pass bipartisan immigration solutions next year during the Reigniting the Economic Engine: Immigration Solutions for 2021 ...
February 26th, 2021
The Biden Administration faces increasing criticism for holding unaccompanied migrant children in Border Patrol custody–some longer than the legal 72-hour limit.
February 24th, 2021
National conservatives have latched onto the idea that cutting immigration will increase wages despite all
February 10th, 2021
Over the last week, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have seen the average daily flow of migrants soar to more than 3,500 migrants, up from 2,000 earlier last month. CBP hasn’t seen numbers like this since the...
February 8th, 2021
Economic forecast shows the Houston region will need immigrants to continue expanding economically, with major long-term benefits from more immigration and significant economic losses from policies that restrict immigration...
February 3rd, 2021
On Tuesday, the Texas Business Immigration Coalition (TBIC) and the Texas Business Leadership Council (TBLC) launched the new Texas Opportuni
January 20th, 2021
Recent news reports suggest that Joe Biden will propose a s
January 5th, 2021
The American Compass recently published a series of pieces about the economic successes of the Trump administration and whither national conservatism after his defeat by Joe Biden.
December 22nd, 2020
In a significant win for the Texas economy, federal lawmakers chose to make Americans in mixed immigration status families eligible for economic impact payments in the spending relief package/omnibus they passed Monday night...
December 17th, 2020
Texas business leaders discussed the economic impacts of immigration on Texas and called for sensible immigration legislation like a permanent fix for DACA and a method to ID and Tax unauthorized immigrants during a recent...
December 2nd, 2020
Immigration experts discussed the impacts of having an outdated legal immigration system and recommend policies for the US to pursue during an online panel at the