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 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...
The following is DACA recipient Dr. Manuel Bernal Mejia's testimony from the June 15 Senate Committee on the Judiciary hearing on the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021.
EB-5 investments are a major economic driver in Texas. EB-5 projects use merit-based immigration to create thousands of American jobs and bring billions of dollars in investment to major urban areas like Dallas and Houston,...
Since the DACA program's inception, Congress has failed to come together to enact a bipartisan solution to provide permanent, legislative protections for Dreamers. While DACA provides recipients with temporary relief, the...
Republican US Representatives Maria Elvira Salazar and Carlos Gimenez have proposed two separate processes for unauthorized immigrants in the US to earn legal status. These lawmakers and their proposals provide a new roadmap...
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...
At stake is the future of our country’s 1.25 million Dreamers, but also the long-term growth and stability of the businesses that employ them. Among the general public, this is not a partisan issue: almost two-thirds of...
In Texas, we mean business. Our economy cannot afford to lose the significant contributions of our immigrant workforce. Recognizing the importance of Immigrant Heritage Month reminds us of our own families’ immigrant stories...
Texas governor Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the state will begin erecting its own border barriers because the Biden administration is failing “to do its job” on the border and protect Americans from lawlessness.
For those of us who represent areas where these children are found and where processing centers are located, increased transparency between Congress and ORR would allow for better awareness and swifter, more effective policy...

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