Immigration

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.
The security and humanitarian crisis at our southern border is one that Texas faces firsthand, and it only continues to escalate because Democrats have refused to prioritize the safety and security of Americans. In the past...
Terror threats are constantly evolving, and our adversaries are becoming more agile and illusive. Specifically, they are exploiting the illicit pathways in South and Central America to gain access to our nation. To combat...
I praised the work from Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to include $30 million of federal funding to reimburse communities strained by the humanitarian crisis on our Southern border.
Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors wrote a few criticisms of our proposal to sell Gold Cards through a market-based program that I’ve called an 
Yesterday I urged my colleagues to support $30 million in federal funding to reimburse local communities strained by the humanitarian crisis on our Southern border.
After abandoning Dreamers multiple times, House Democrats continue to politicize immigration reform rather than work on bipartisan solutions to address the border crisis. 
Any sort of lasting change cannot be solved by a funding bill or by tariffs. It has to be solved by something only Congress can do, by passing legislation that addresses the root of the problem.
Congress can easily solve America’s workforce shortage with sensible immigration policies that will grow our taxable legal workforce.
welder
The plan would transition our immigration system from emphasizing familal ties to prioritizing merit-based immigration.
Yesterday President Trump announced the immigration proposal that Jared Kushner has been working on for the Trump Administration.
When you enter Auschwitz, to the south of the city of Katowice, Poland — there is a chilling air surrounding the sign at the gates, with the moniker “Arbeit Macht Frei” and the Knowledge today that — work only lead to...
Bipartisan legislation I introduced to strengthen border security and address law enforcement shortages at ports of entry throughout the country advanced in the Senate this week. The Securing America’s Ports of Entry Act...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a supplemental border spending bill Wednesday that would provide $4.59 billion for emergency border resources.
immigration progress
Immigration reform is the most important issue among voters. Candidates that push for sensible immigration reform will benefit in the 2020 elections.
HUMANE Act
Our Democratic colleagues continue to pretend that there is not a problem.
Our South and West Texas communities are bearing the brunt of the immigration crisis. When crisscrossing the 23rd District of Texas, I consistently hear that folks I represent are concerned about the influx of migrants and...
immigration solutions
Texas lawmakers approved a bill to create a new Texas Industrial Workforce Apprenticeship grant program.
Donald Trump and Jared Kushner
President Trump recently released another plan to reform the immigration system. The latest plan was drafted with the help of his son-in-law and presidential advisor Jared Kushner. Overall, this last plan is the best of...
We must work together to shut the backdoor of illegal immigration so that we can keep open the front door of legal immigration. This will protect American wages and strengthen our workforce, and I support President Trump’s...
Cornyn HUMANE hearing
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

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