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 In 2017, President Trump rescinded the Obama executive order that created DACA and asked Congress to “legalize it” through legislation.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.
September 5th, 2019
San Antonio native and 20-year Navy veteran Tony Gonzales recently announced he will seek Texas Congressional District 23’s seat in the US House of Representatives during the 2020 elections.
June 11th, 2019
After abandoning Dreamers multiple times, House Democrats continue to politicize immigration reform rather than work on bipartisan solutions to address the border crisis.
February 15th, 2019
A few hours ago, President Trump signed a funding package that was passed by both chambers of Congress to avert another government shutdown.
January 28th, 2019
Friday, President Trump announced he would sign a bill to reopen shuttered government departments for three weeks, until February 15th.
January 21st, 2019
As the debate has raged in Washington about border security and the partial government shutdown, I have been encouraging President Trump and Congressional leadership to think big and outside the box in order to break the...
January 9th, 2019
Last night President Trump addressed the nation to highlight the need for greater border security at our southern border.
December 6th, 2018
Congress has a timely opportunity during the lame-duck session to ensure protection for Dreamers and fund border security.
August 31st, 2018
A federal judge in Texas on Friday denied the state's request to invalidate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, saying the state had waited too long to file the suit and the results of ending the...
August 13th, 2018
On Wednesday in Brownsville TX, Federal Judge Andrew Hanen heard arguments on whether or not he should end DACA. Although he has not issued a ruling yet, he could at any time.
July 24th, 2018
In an unprecedented move, seven Texas chambers of commerce, two pro-business consortiums and four prominent companies – including Southwest Airlines and Marek Brothers Construction – have
August 28th, 2019
Leaders in Texas’ business, law enforcement, and faith communities met at Austin Stone Community Church recently for a Texas convening of Bibles, Badges, and Business hosted by the National Immigration Forum.
March 27th, 2019
Washington, D.C. - A bipartisan group of senators today introduced legislation that would provide permanent protections to millions of Dreamers, allowing them to continue living and working in the U.S. without fear of...
February 6th, 2019
I urge you to work together and pass a sensible immigration bill that secures the border and provides the Dreamers with a method to earn their legal status before February 15th.
January 25th, 2019
National Immigration Forum - President Trump’s announced a tentative deal today that would temporarily reopen the government through February 15.
January 16th, 2019
As the new year gets underway, the filmmakers at The Rational Middle are digging into more aspects of immigration policy that have proven politically difficult if not impossible thus far.
January 2nd, 2019
Cato’s immigration policy team was very busy in 2018. My colleagues David Bier and Andrew Forrester, in addition to some contributions by myself and numerous outside authors like the stupendous Michelangelo Landgrave
September 4th, 2018
A federal judge in Houston is not a fan of protections for young undocumented immigrants but, for now, has rejected a request from the State of Texas to shut down a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. ...
August 15th, 2018
A federal judge who heard arguments in Houston last week could take as long as about a month to issue a ruling on whether to swiftly end an Obama-era program that protects certain young undocumented immigrants from...
July 26th, 2018
Instead of opposing DACA, Texas should follow President Trump’s lead in calling for legislation to allow the 800,000 DACA recipients and the one million additional eligible “Dreamers” who are currently living in the shadows...
July 5th, 2018
On June 26th, a minority of Republicans joined every Democrat in the House to vote against the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018.