July 29th, 2021
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...
July 12th, 2021
I am choosing to publicly respond to your press release from July 6, 2021 because there are 204,000 Dreamers brought as children without proper documentation by their parents living in Texas. Their lives hang in the balance...
June 8th, 2021
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized a load of smuggled semi-automatic rifles during an attempt to cross into Mexico from Texas. The officers seized eight rifles and magazines.
June 2nd, 2021
The Bipartisan Border Solutions Act is the only bipartisan, bicameral legislation to respond to the surge in migrants coming across our southern border.
May 13th, 2021
The US Border Patrol and Office of Field Operations encountered 178,622 migrants between ports of entry during the month of April, the highest monthly number in 21 years.
May 6th, 2021
My colleagues Emily Ekins and David Kemp just released an excellent new survey on how Americans view immigration and identity.
April 23rd, 2021
This legislation is aimed at correcting bureaucratic inefficiencies that have previously kept border patrol agents from receiving due compensation for the demanding jobs they perform. By ensuring agents receive fair pay, it...
March 11th, 2021
I recently introduced bipartisan legislation to reimburse states like Texas who have spent significant resources on enforcing federal immigration laws, which is a responsibility of the federal government.
December 10th, 2020
Republican and Democrat lawmakers, business leaders, and immigration advocates called on Congress to pass bipartisan immigration solutions next year during the Reigniting the Economic Engine: Immigration Solutions for 2021 ...
October 8th, 2020
In response to COVID-19, the Trump administration ordered immigration enforcement agencies along the border to expel those apprehended under 42 U.S.C. § 265.
July 22nd, 2021
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...
June 10th, 2021
Republican US Representatives Maria Elvira Salazar and Carlos Gimenez have proposed two separate processes for unauthorized immigrants in the US to earn legal status. These lawmakers and their proposals provide a new roadmap...
June 3rd, 2021
Wednesday, US Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), and Representatives Tony Gonzales (R-TX) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) traveled to the southern border to tour a DHHS facility housing migrant children and to...
May 27th, 2021
Experts on immigration policy discussed challenges facing the U.S. immigration system while calling for effective and attainable solutions for border security and immigration reform during the recent Rational Middle of...
May 6th, 2021
The following information is from the Eventbrite page for the Rational Middle of Immigration Solutions Summit.
April 29th, 2021
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Representative Tony Gonzales (R-TX), and Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) recently introduced the Bipartisan Border Solution Act in response to the influx of...
April 8th, 2021
Spencer Raley at the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) published a short blog post critical of a blog post that I had written about how State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) data for the state of...
February 5th, 2021
The challenges at our border are compounding by the minute and it’s imperative that our men and women protecting our border have the most up-to-date, sophisticated resources to do their jobs.
October 22nd, 2020
Immigration Policy, one of the biggest topics of the 2016 Presidential elections, was not discussed in the first presidential and vice presidential debates.
August 12th, 2020
By determining gaps in our border technology, we will be able to detect where improvements must be made to strengthen our border security and national security. I am pleased to join my colleagues in introducing this...