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I released the following statement after reports confirmed the death of Texas National Guard Specialist Bishop Evans:
In a recent series of TexasGOPVote articles, the author proposes that fixing the broken immigration system will require bipartisan legislation involving three main policies: improving security, adjusting legal immigration to...
In a victory for border security efforts, H.R. 4209, the DHS Illicit Cross-Border Tunnel Defense Act I introduced, passed the House of Representatives on Tuesday. 
Following failed attempts to pass immigration reform through partisan budget reconciliation, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin says he is engaging with Republican Senators John Cornyn and Thom Tillis in search of a bipartisan...
The Border Security Technology Caucus will improve the way Congress develops border policies by bringing together a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers to ensure the United States is on the cutting-edge of technology that will...
The warnings of possible retaliation from members of the Gulf Cartel follow the arrest in recent days of a key leader.
This third article of the "How to Fix the Broken Immigration System" series offers adjustments that lawmakers should make to the legal immigration system that will increase economic growth, combat inflation, and prevent...
2022 presents an opportunity for incumbent lawmakers to prove to their constituents that they are interested in and capable of fixing the immigration system in a way that benefit Americans and the US economy ahead of midterm...
The current outdated and inefficient legal immigration system not only hinders the US economy but also encourages illegal immigration.
Experts on immigration policy discussed the current state of immigration in the US and deliberated solutions to modernize the US immigration system during a recent workshop hosted by the Center for Houston’s Future and Rice...
On March 30, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a 30-page Public Health Determination suspending the use of Title 42 at the border. The pandemic-era policy has been used by both the Trump and...
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Our bill would mandate CBP identify and begin to implement changes to increase hiring and improve retention for CBP officers, Border Patrol agents, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents specifically in...
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This resolution comes on the one-year anniversary of Harris’ appointment, and follows my visit to our southern border this week. I have visited the border three times in the past year. Harris has visited once for a brief...
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Now more than ever, our border patrol agents put their lives at risk every day they put on their uniform. The dedicated men and women who are sworn to protect and secure our border should be justly compensated, particularly...
“The importation of unregulated pork products has the potential to introduce foreign animal diseases which can be detrimental to our nation’s agriculture industry.”
A group of House Republicans led by Representative Maria Elvira Salazar (FL-27) introduced the Dignity Act, an immigration reform bill they say will end illegal immigration, reestablish law and order, provide a solution for...
It is critical to national security and sovereignty that our federal government has operational control over who and what are coming into our country.
The US population is aging largely because American fertility rates are decreasing. On the other hand, immigrants contribute to the working age US population and workforce at a significant rate.
Rather than doing nothing on immigration because they can't agree on everything, Republican and Democrat lawmakers should aggregate policies like these, that they already agree on, and pass them.
On Friday July 16, Federal Judge Andrew Hanen of the US District Court for the Southern District of Texas  ruled that DACA is an illegal program because its creation through DHS violated the Administrative Procedure Act by...

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