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 25th, 2021
I have been sounding the alarm for weeks urging the Biden Administration to take this crisis seriously. I hope these photos finally wake them up.
March 23rd, 2021
U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and I wrote a letter to President Biden asking him to address the surge in migrants at the southern border and reaffirming our commitment to work on bipartisan legislation to help solve...
March 18th, 2021
AUSTIN, TX - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021, with a bipartisan vote of 228 to 197.
March 15th, 2021
Our men and women at the border are now on the frontlines of two battles – the border crisis and the pandemic. They should have every resource at their disposal to do their job and stay safe – that includes access to...
March 10th, 2021
As a Texan, I am deeply concerned that the Biden Administration is now planning to use Texas-based family detention centers to process migrants at such an alarming rate, unable to properly conduct background checks,...
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...
March 24th, 2021
The federal State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) compensates states and localities for correctional officer salary expenses for incarcerating illegal immigrants.
March 19th, 2021
The House of Representatives just passed two sensible immigration bills!
March 16th, 2021
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Today, a broad coalition of more than 200 business leaders and CEOs, university presidents and elected officials gathered at the "Texas Prospers: Keeping Our State Competitive and Prosperous through...
March 11th, 2021
The 2021 Texas winter freeze and power crisis left hundreds of thousands of Texans with burst or leaking pipes, interior damage, and no running water in their homes and businesses.
March 8th, 2021
I recently condemned Senate Democrats for voting to block my amendment to the COVID-19 ‘Relief’ bill to address the growing humanitarian crisis at our southern border.
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