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.
December 17th, 2019
However, I do not agree with your recent description of the immigration provisions in the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (HR-5038).
December 6th, 2019
The Farm Workforce Modernization Act is ready for a vote in the House of Representatives. It has 25 Republican and 28 Democrat co-sponsors. It is great to see Democrat and Republican lawmakers finally working on immigration...
November 26th, 2019
Reforming the immigration visa system is crucial for the future of the United States. Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah), backed by Utah's Republican Gov. Gary Herbert, just introduced a bill to create a state-based visa system....
November 20th, 2019
As the chief executive of the North Texas Commission, a public-private partnership dedicated to advancing the North Texas region, I frequently tout our region’s central, easily accessible location and reasonable regulatory...
November 7th, 2019
Forty-five Texas business leaders and I signed on to a letter to Senators Cornyn and Cruz asking them to pass a legislative solution to protect Dreamers from deportation before the Supreme Court rules on the DACA case in the...
November 6th, 2019
Tuesday, a group of almost 50 business leaders from across Texas released an open letter to U.S.
October 31st, 2019
Yesterday, a bipartisan group of 20 Republican and 24 Democrat lawmakers introduced an immigration bill called the
October 24th, 2019
...to pass legislation granting 700,000 DACA recipients and 1.6 million Dreamers permission to remain in this country. Most DACA recipients are contributing to our economy. They have passed background checks...
October 15th, 2019
I recently announced that the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) awarded more than $2.9 million to local communities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Texas in its first round of reimbursement for migrant...
December 9th, 2019
More than 40 percent of all jobs in the Houston region will be held by immigrants in the next two decades, per a study from the Center for Houston’s Future focused on the economic realities of what the immigrant workforce...
December 4th, 2019
What does the Bible say about immigrants, and how does it apply to discussions around immigration policy in the US today? In an interview with TexasGOPVote, Matthew Soerens, National Coordinator of the Evangelical...
November 21st, 2019
Early reports speculate that the Supreme Court will likely rule that either that President Obama did not have constitutional authority to create DACA, or that President Trump had the authority to rescind it. President Obama...
November 14th, 2019
Research from 1994 to 2014 has generally found that there is a negative relationship between immigration and crime in the United States.
November 7th, 2019
As attorneys prepare to make arguments about protections for young immigrants before the United States Supreme Court next week, nearly 50 business leaders from around Texas asked Senators John Cornyn and Ted
November 4th, 2019
Conservative and moderate Lawmakers and leaders in the business, faith, and law enforcement communities will gather on November 7th in Washington, DC to discuss immigration reform and hear from panels of experts at the ...
October 30th, 2019
The filmmakers at the Rational Middle have now also launched a podcast tackling the tough topic of immigration.
October 23rd, 2019
But when it comes to immigration, if he continues to follow the advice of senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, he risks alienating his evangelical base in 2020.
October 15th, 2019
At the recent Texas Summit on Immigration in Houston, US Representative Will Hurd (R-TX) spoke about the realities and difficulties of trying to pass immigration reform through Congress.
October 7th, 2019
Eighty law enforcement leaders from across the country have signed on to an amicus brief that calls on the Supreme Court to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.