DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a federal program that allows immigrants who were brought to the US illegally as minors before 2012 to earn conditional renewable legal status if they meet a number of requirements. DACA has faced legal battles in the federal courts over the constitutionality of how it created in 2012 through executive order. In 2017 President Trump rescinded DACA, but said that DACA had been beneficial and called on Congress to re-enact it through legislation. In 2020 the Supreme Court ruled that Trump's rescinding of DACA was illegal and allowed the program to stand, however the program's future is uncertain as it continues to face legal battles in federal courts. DACA recipients are also referred to as Dreamers, a term originating from the DREAM Act.
April 20th, 2021
Authored by Glenn Hamer, President and CEO of the Texas Association of Business, and originally published by San Antonio Express-News on April 17, 2021
March 29th, 2021
My wife of 56 years and I were fortunate enough to attend Our S
March 18th, 2021
AUSTIN, TX - Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021, with a bipartisan vote of 228 to 197.
February 4th, 2021
Fresh from his swearing in on Inauguration Day, President Joe Biden went to the White House and issued a long-overdue proposal for reforming the broken U.S. immigration system. The echoes of the fireworks that evening had...
January 20th, 2021
Recent news reports suggest that Joe Biden will propose a s
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 ...
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...
March 30th, 2021
HOUSTON– Today, Texans for Economic Growth (TEG) and the Texas Opport
March 25th, 2021
NEW YORK, NY – Wednesday, less than a week since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Dream & Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, New American Economy (NAE) hosted a virtual fly-in to urge key...
March 16th, 2021
AUSTIN, TEXAS — Today, a broad coalition of more than 200 business leaders and CEOs, university presidents and elected officials gathered at the "Texas Prospers: Keeping Our State Competitive and Prosperous through...
February 3rd, 2021
On Tuesday, the Texas Business Immigration Coalition (TBIC) and the Texas Business Leadership Council (TBLC) launched the new Texas Opportuni
December 17th, 2020
Texas business leaders discussed the economic impacts of immigration on Texas and called for sensible immigration legislation like a permanent fix for DACA and a method to ID and Tax unauthorized immigrants during a recent...
December 8th, 2020
A federal judge has reversed the Trump administration’s latest round of rules placing further limits on the Obama-era program that shields undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children from deportation.
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...