ID and Tax

It is past time that illegal immigrants in this country and the people who employ them pay their fair share. No one should get a free ride. That's why TexasGOPVote.com supports a system where undocumented people would be issued tamper-proof IDs, would be taxed at a higher rate than American citizens, and would be required to work for employers who deduct and match taxes. Find out more about the problems we face and the solution we support in the articles below.

My long-time friend Orlando Sanchez, a Republican and former Harris County Treasurer and Houston City Council Member, is advocating for sensible immigration policy that he calls the Family Stabilization Act (FSA).
It’s no secret that our country’s immigration system is failing.
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The lowest unemployment rate in decades is great news, and yet many employers are facing the biggest labor crisis they have faced in years. Full employment is great if everyone working is playing by the same rules. In Texas...
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The National Immigration Forum appreciates the opportunity to provide its views on the benefits of immigration in building a more dynamic economy. U.S. economic growth is outpacing growth in workers. As a result, labor...
Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors wrote a few criticisms of our proposal to sell Gold Cards through a market-based program that I’ve called an 
Congress can easily solve America’s workforce shortage with sensible immigration policies that will grow our taxable legal workforce.
Yesterday President Trump announced the immigration proposal that Jared Kushner has been working on for the Trump Administration.
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Republican Representative Mike Simpson of Idaho recently came out in favor of providing undocumented immigrants with a method to earn green cards as a part of immigration reform, saying that deporting millions of workers...
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Business leaders, lawmakers, and people interested in immigration policy met at the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum last week in Austin to view screenings of two Rational Middle of Immigration videos and discuss...
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Former President George W. Bush called for sensible immigration reform during a naturalization ceremony at The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas this week.
Once again, Washington finds itself paralyzed over immigration. Squabbles over funding a proposed wall along our southern border are emblematic of a larger issue that has seared any hands it has touched.
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The Houston Chronicle ran a great op-ed about sensible immigration policy this weekend. The author, my good friend and CEO of Marek,  Stan Marek, explained the concept we call “ID and Tax” very well.  
Last week, Ali Noorani, Director of the National Immigration Forum, interviewed Steve Kuhn, a retired hedge fund manager who recently founded IDEAL immigration
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A bipartisan supplemental border spending bill providing $4.6 billion for emergency border security was approved by the Senate Committee on Appropriations Wednesday and is now headed to the Senate floor for a vote. It will...
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Texas lawmakers approved a bill to create a new Texas Industrial Workforce Apprenticeship grant program.
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The plan would transition our immigration system from emphasizing familal ties to prioritizing merit-based immigration.
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Our own Senator John Cornyn and Texas Representative Henry Cuellar have proposed a new bipartisan bill.
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The situation at the border is getting worse! Workforce shortages are increasing, and millions of undocumented workers are being misclassified! America needs immigration reform NOW.No reasonable person could doubt that there...
Mr. Kushner,As co-founder of Texans for Sensible Immigration Policy, I have been working for business-friendly immigration for at least ten years!  It is encouraging to me that President Trump (your father in law), has asked...
Dallas Morning News business columnist Mitchell Schnurman this week explored the question of why business leaders in Texas are once again pushing for comprehensive immigration reform.

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