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.
Today Cato released a new policy analysis about the feasibility of state-based visas. Such a visa would allow states more say in immigration policies and generally a more flexible visa regime guided by local conditions....
Texas Lt. Governor candidate State Sen. Dan Patrick, a Republican, engaged in a highly-publicized debate on immigration and border security with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a Democrat widely believed to have national...
As GOP hopefuls view the 2016 political environment, they realize that the current conflicting messages given by the Grand Old Party will do nothing to help their political aspirations. It is time that Republicans develop a...
The following is a press release:Austin, TX — Several associations – spanning hotels, restaurants, landowners, citrus growers, and retailers – today announced their joint effort to press Congress to pass immigration reform...
Victor Leal is a successful Texas restauranteur, community leader, and life-long conservative. His grandparents migrated from Reynosa Mexico to Mercedes, Texas in the Rio Grande Valley in 1913. His maternal grandfather,...
The following is a press release from the Texas Farm Bureau:(Washington, D.C.)—Farmers and ranchers from across the nation, including a dairyman from Texas, urged Congress to take action to fix the nation’s broken...
An unfortunate reality of the construction industry is that there are many instances of worker abuse. Much of this has been documented on Construction Citizen over the years. Terrible working conditions, worker...
In a recent campaign ad, Ryan Sitton, a small businessman, oil and gas engineer, and conservative candidate for Texas Railroad Commissioner, discusses the need to fix our broken immigration system. Being responsible for 300...
For the past several years, the Republican-led Texas Legislature has failed to make significant progress in stopping the abuses of workers through unethical employment practices. Many businesses, particularly in the...
President Barack Obama promised Hispanics that immigration reform would be a top priority if he were elected president in 2008. He was elected president, and then he did nothing except ramp up deportations. Even in 2009,...
Deportation of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants has always been and remains a contentious issue. At a time when all liberty loving Texans are concerned with the worrisome growth in federal law enforcement...
Critically, I believe that we cannot have immigration reform without border security. I also believe that we cannot have border security without immigration reform.In other words, immigration reform and border security are...
The following article originally appeared on The Quorum Report and was republished with permission.Hoping to add a sense of urgency for Texas Republicans in Washington, business groups that represent thousands of...
I have often spoken on this subject, and have discussed this issue with friend and foe alike, in both English as well as Spanish, and see this question as pivotal to the future of the Republican Party in Texas.What motivates...
In June 2012, at the Republican Party of Texas Convention in Fort Worth, I was the only Republican elected official to speak to the Platform Committee and to the approximately 8,000 member delegation in favor of adopting the...
In the most recent Republican Primary, it was pitiful to watch the candidates try to avoid the question of in-state tuition for undocumented resident students. I wish they had all read the article below by Ronald L....
Shortly after Breitbart Texas broke the news about an alleged scam involving a South Carolina man’s sale of merchandise as part of what he claimed to be a fundraising effort for the Brian Terry Foundation, more tips came...
Dear Senator Cruz:Thank you for your unwavering opposition to “out of control” budgets and Obamacare!I have been a Pro-Life Republican since I was 18 years old. I support gun rights, tort reform, less government, and tax...
As the run-up to early voting, which starts in just over two weeks, Texas Attorney General candidate, Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman, is taking his message to the voters with a new television ad which launched...
Recently, California State Assemblyman (equivalent of a Texas State House Legislator), Tim Donnelly spoke on the floor about our broken immigration system and the need for immigration reform and stronger border security....

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