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.
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...
January 16th, 2019
As the new year gets underway, the filmmakers at The Rational Middle are digging into more aspects of immigration policy that have proven politically difficult if not impossible thus far.
January 9th, 2019
Last night President Trump addressed the nation to highlight the need for greater border security at our southern border.
January 8th, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Local leaders on a press call today discussed the effects of the government shutdown and urged Congress and the president to forge a compromise and end it.
January 2nd, 2019
Begin the new Congress by creating a legal immigration system that secures our borders and defines legal status for those already here. In 2013, 68 senators — including all 54 Democrats — voted for such a bill, but the House...
December 27th, 2018
The Federal government’s newly proposed rules could make it more difficult for some people to legally immigrate to the United States and could cost the US economy $164.4 billion, according to
December 12th, 2018
Recently Amazon announced its next headquarters will be in New York and Virginia. Since the two finalists from Texas (Dallas and Austin) lost out on this opportunity for approximately 50,000 new jobs and up to $5 billion in...
November 29th, 2018
The construction industry is currently being negatively impacted by labor shortages which are expected to get worse as the baby boomers retire.
November 20th, 2018
Many major political changes over the last few years are related to immigration.
November 8th, 2018
As the midterm elections wrap up, it is clear that Democrats gained majority control of the US House and Republicans increased their majority control in the US Senate. What does this bode for passing real solutions for...
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...
January 10th, 2019
The Texas legislature began its 86th Legislative session this week by swearing in 19 Republican and 12 Democrat Senators, and 83 Republican and 67 Democrat Representatives.
January 9th, 2019
The following is a transcript of President Donald Trump's immigration addreess:My fellow Americans,
January 7th, 2019
On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13780. The order was mostly concerned with reducing the number of immigrants and travele
January 2nd, 2019
Cato’s immigration policy team was very busy in 2018. My colleagues David Bier and Andrew Forrester, in addition to some contributions by myself and numerous outside authors like the stupendous Michelangelo Landgrave
December 19th, 2018
Stop the Fake News About Immigrants!The Center for Immigration Studies wants us to think they are conservative.Give me a break!
December 6th, 2018
Congress has a timely opportunity during the lame-duck session to ensure protection for Dreamers and fund border security.
November 21st, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving!God continues to bless America! We have so much to be thankful for!I want to congratulate our new Texas lawmakers for the 116th Congress.
November 15th, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A broad coalition from across the country, including a Republican and a Democratic senator, agreed at a convening today that we need a humane, constructive way forward on immigration.
November 6th, 2018
Remember when President Obama told us 9.6% unemployment was the “new normal?” It’s now at 3.7%!