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.
May 16th, 2019
The Senate Committee on Border Security and Immigration met last week for a hearing titled “At the Breaking Point: The Humanitarian and Security Crisis at our Southern Border,” in which senators heard testim
May 13th, 2019
Last week, Cato released my latest policy analysis entitled “Terrorists by Immigration Status and Nationality: A Risk Analysis, 1975-2017.” Much of it is an update and expansion of my original
May 9th, 2019
Business groups and others opposed to ending the so-called Texas Dream Act, a state law that provides a tuition break for certain undocumented students, appear to have been successful during this session of the Texas...
May 6th, 2019
The strong economy has made it increasingly difficult for employers to find labor, and the number of seasonal visas has been capped at 66,000 per fiscal year -- a figure some businesses and lawmakers say is badly outdated,...
May 2nd, 2019
Business leaders attended a program to learn about and discuss the future of workforce and immigration in greater Houston and Montgomery County in The Woodlands last week.
April 24th, 2019
This assistance supports efforts to address the challenging economic and security conditions that help form the root causes of mass child and family migration to the United States. It also enables us to combat transnational...
April 12th, 2019
The Senate’s top Republican and the House’s top Democrat each said Thursday that they’re open to a broad immigration debate this year, sending the issue soaring back to the top of the congressional agenda.
March 28th, 2019
Mr. Kushner,As co-founder of Texans for Sensible Immigration Policy, I have been working for business-friendly immigration for at least ten years! It is encouraging to me that President Trump (your father in law), has asked...
March 21st, 2019
Former President George W. Bush called for sensible immigration reform during a naturalization ceremony at The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas this week.
March 20th, 2019
The filmmakers behind the award-winning Rational Middle documentary series on immigration will showcase their work and host a discussion on the issue at an
May 15th, 2019
New analysis of nationwide data reveals that undocumented immigrants do not bring more crime to their communities.
May 9th, 2019
The situation unfolding on our southern border is grim. A major increase in unlawful border crossings combined with a drastic shift in migration trends and outdated laws and infrastructure has placed an incredibly great...
May 8th, 2019
Our own Senator John Cornyn and Texas Representative Henry Cuellar have proposed a new bipartisan bill.
May 3rd, 2019
At a press conference Thursday, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and I announced the introduction of the HUMANE Act. The bill is designed to help solve the ongoing humanitarian crisis at our southern...
April 25th, 2019
Republican Representative Mike Simpson of Idaho recently came out in favor of providing undocumented immigrants with a method to earn green cards as a part of immigration reform, saying that deporting millions of workers...
April 15th, 2019
The situation at the border is getting worse! Workforce shortages are increasing, and millions of undocumented workers are being misclassified! America needs immigration reform NOW.No reasonable person could doubt that there...
April 2nd, 2019
Business leaders, lawmakers, and people interested in immigration policy met at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum last week in Austin to view screenings of two Rational Middle of Immigration videos and discuss...
March 27th, 2019
Washington, D.C. - A bipartisan group of senators today introduced legislation that would provide permanent protections to millions of Dreamers, allowing them to continue living and working in the U.S. without fear of...
March 21st, 2019
Dallas Morning News business columnist Mitchell Schnurman this week explored the question of why business leaders in Texas are once again pushing for comprehensive immigration reform.