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 8th, 2019
New research from New American Economy shows that immigrants are responsible for more than 26 percent of the Houston metro area’s GDP. The report, which analyzes Census data from 2016, looks at immigrant contributions to...
March 7th, 2019
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Thursday told a group of business leaders and others gathered at Rice University that he’s proud to lead a city that’s fighting the Texas Legislature’s crackdown on undocumented immigrants...
March 5th, 2019
I issued the following statements regarding my votes against H.J. Res. 46 – Relating to a national emergency declared by the President, H.R.
February 26th, 2019
AUSTIN — Today marks the launch of Texans for Economic Growth, a coalition of Texas business leaders and associations dedicated to recognizing a
February 15th, 2019
A few hours ago, President Trump signed a funding package that was passed by both chambers of Congress to avert another government shutdown.
February 12th, 2019
In last week’s State of the Union address, President Trump said that he wanted to allow in more legal immigrants and to improve the system. The United States’ immigration system favors family reunification, even in the so-...
January 31st, 2019
The Republicans and Democrats are at an impasse over immigration policy. Republicans want money for border security and merit-based immigration. Democrats don’t want a wall and support more legal immigration. Creating an...
January 28th, 2019
Friday, President Trump announced he would sign a bill to reopen shuttered government departments for three weeks, until February 15th.
January 24th, 2019
Members of the Greater Houston chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) met Friday to learn from a panel of construction leaders how the industry has evolved over the years and discuss free enterprise challenges...
January 21st, 2019
As the debate has raged in Washington about border security and the partial government shutdown, I have been encouraging President Trump and Congressional leadership to think big and outside the box in order to break the...
March 7th, 2019
On March 6, 2019, the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, co-chaired by Trump advisor Ivanka Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, held its inaugural meeting.
March 6th, 2019
Today during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, I delivered remarks on Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) response to human trafficking and illegal immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border. Excerpts of my remarks are...
February 26th, 2019
TXSIP has signed the Texas Compact on Immigration to join more than 65 Texas business leaders and organizations
February 21st, 2019
At a recent Economic Outlook Conference held in The Woodlands, Texas and themed around “the pathway to sustainable growth,” Republican Representative Kevin Brady (TX-08) called in to comment on the current and future state...
February 14th, 2019
National Immigration Forum - While you were sleeping, the House released its 1,159-page spending bill, which includes $1.375 billion for 55 miles of new border fencing and language to limit detention capacity by U.S.
February 6th, 2019
I urge you to work together and pass a sensible immigration bill that secures the border and provides the Dreamers with a method to earn their legal status before February 15th.
January 29th, 2019
The United States’ program for high-skilled immigrant workers, H-1B visas, is a portion of the immigration picture that even President Donald Trump has said is necessary and should potentially be expanded.
January 25th, 2019
National Immigration Forum - President Trump’s announced a tentative deal today that would temporarily reopen the government through February 15.
January 22nd, 2019
Here in South and West Texas, border security is not an abstract issue. Every week meeting with folks across 29 counties of the 23rd District of Texas, securing our border and fixing our broken immigration system are...