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 In 2017 President Trump rescinded DACA, but said that DACA had been beneficial and called on Congress to re-enact it through legislation.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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.