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.
August 18th, 2020
An estimated 291,000 US citizens and lawful permanent residents* (LPRs) living in Texas were ineligible for federal economic impact payments because of a “marriage penalty.” Under the CARES Act, any person with a social...
August 10th, 2020
Friday, I announced my support for the American Citizen Coronavirus Relief Act, a bill to retroactively send economic recovery checks authorized by the CARES Act to Texans who did not originally qualify...
July 29th, 2020
Gallup produces the longest‐running poll on immigration going back to 1965. Since then, it has asked the same question:
July 13th, 2020
Dear President Donald J. Trump,You have delivered on so many promises including the border, completing 222 miles and paving the way for the rest of it. Please continue appointing good judges and draining the swamp.
July 1st, 2020
TxSIP’s sensible immigration solution was included as reference in the Texans For Economic Growth’s Federal Priorities for 2020-2021.Here is our stance, we call it ID and Tax:
June 22nd, 2020
DACA recipients came to the US through no fault of their own and are now building businesses, paying taxes or going to school. The Supreme Court made the right decision to allow them to continue to do this.
June 11th, 2020
In the latest Rational Middle of Immigration podcast, Tony Payan & Pamela Lizette C
May 28th, 2020
Jorge Lima, Senior VP of Policy at Americans for Prosperity, recently joined host Gregory Kallenberg on Kallenberg's Rational Middle podcast to discuss the importance of finding common ground on im
May 14th, 2020
In April, President Trump issued a proclamation suspending most methods of legal immigration.
May 7th, 2020
President Trump announced recently that he would “temporarily suspend immigration into the United States” to stop the spread of COVID-19. Before the details of this proposed executive order had yet to come out, we could say...
August 13th, 2020
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided seven poultry plants in August 2019 and detained over 680 people on suspicion that they were illegal immigrant workers. ICE eventually released 300 of them and prosecuted or...
August 6th, 2020
President Trump’s Acting Secretary of DHS Chad Wolf recently issued a new memorandum concerning DHS’ handling of DACA.
July 16th, 2020
Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee adopted legislation including an amendment, introduced by Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) and I, that will protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients,...
July 9th, 2020
Texans for Economic Growth is a bi-partisan coalition of over 100 Texas business leaders and organizations that have joined forces to encourage lawmakers at the state and federal levels to support economically beneficial...
June 25th, 2020
In a recent Rational Middle podcast, Pat Kiley, a founding principal of Kiley Advisors LLC, and former Chief Staff Executive for the Houston Chapter of Associated General Contractors (AGC), talked with host Loren
June 18th, 2020
The US Supreme Court decided to allow DACA and the temporary conditional legal status it provides to 700,000 DACA recipients to continue. I have always said that even though DACA was a decision for Congress, it was one good...
June 2nd, 2020
As the Supreme Court prepares to issue ruling by its self-imposed deadline of July on whether DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) can continue to stand in its current form, the fate of some 700,000 immigrants...
May 21st, 2020
The Trump Administration is reportedly working on an executive order to ban the issuance of new H-1B visas. His order is expected to be issued before the end of this month.
May 11th, 2020
Fourteen miles of new border wall is scheduled to be constructed in the Laredo Sector where no physical infrastructure currently exists. Construction will begin in January 2021, officials reported.