DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a federal program that allows immigrants who were brought to the US illegally as children before 2012 to earn conditional legal status if they meet a number of requirements. In 2017, President Trump rescinded the Obama executive order that created DACA and asked Congress to “legalize it” through legislation. The Supreme Court is aiming to issue a ruling by the end of June on whether the creation of DACA and its rescindment are constitutional.
November 19th, 2020
Stan Marek, CEO of the Houston-based MAREK and long-time sensible immigration policy advocate met with host Gregory Kallenberg on a recent episode of the
July 16th, 2020
Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee adopted legislation including an amendment, introduced by Reps. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) and I, that will protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients,...
June 22nd, 2020
DACA recipients came to the US through no fault of their own and are now building businesses, paying taxes or going to school. The Supreme Court made the right decision to allow them to continue to do this.
June 2nd, 2020
As the Supreme Court prepares to issue ruling by its self-imposed deadline of July on whether DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) can continue to stand in its current form, the fate of some 700,000 immigrants...
April 10th, 2020
As coronavirus threatens to overwhelm hospitals in areas with large numbers of patients with COVID-19, we are reminded of the importance of our healthcare workforce and the critical role that immigrants play in filling the...
February 26th, 2020
Lawmakers and business leaders attended a recent fundraiser hosted by the Texas Business Immigration Coalition in Dallas to discuss the critical role immigrants play in the North Texas economy and called for commonsense...
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 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 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.
August 6th, 2020
President Trump’s Acting Secretary of DHS Chad Wolf recently issued a new memorandum concerning DHS’ handling of DACA.
July 9th, 2020
Texans for Economic Growth is a bi-partisan coalition of over 100 Texas business leaders and organizations that have joined forces to encourage lawmakers at the state and federal levels to support economically beneficial...
June 18th, 2020
The US Supreme Court decided to allow DACA and the temporary conditional legal status it provides to 700,000 DACA recipients to continue. I have always said that even though DACA was a decision for Congress, it was one good...
April 15th, 2020
The following article was authored by Stan Marek, CEO of MAREK.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott recently issued an order identifying industries considered essential during this pandemic. I was pleased that he included...
March 11th, 2020
The Trump Administration recently announced that it will make an additional 35,000 non-ag guest-worker visas available this year in order to help seasonal American businesses with anticipated workforce shortages in the...
January 1st, 2020
Happy New Year! Thank you for all of your support and feedback this year. Your calls, emails and faxes to lawmakers are making a difference. Here is what to watch for in the first part of 2020.
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
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 C
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...
September 12th, 2019
Republican Representative Bill Flores sat down with TexasGOPVote to discuss immigration policy and explained a five step process he and roughly 80% of his constituents support.