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.

The American legal immigration system is in desperate need of reform. 
donaldtrumpsotu
Congratulations to President Trump on his acquittal from the partisan impeachment attempt by Democrats. Now that it’s over, lawmakers should get to work on a lot of issues including sensible immigration reform.
Norman Adams Greg Abbott
Business leaders across Texas are suffering from workforce shortages. Texas should welcome these legal immigrants. They have been fully vetted by the federal government. With our state’s booming economy and record low...
Tucker Carlson Norman Adams
However, I do not agree with your recent description of the immigration provisions in the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (HR-5038).
Trump and Obama
...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...
US Real GDP
Texas’ Congressman Kevin Brady (TX-8) said recently that our GDP growth slowed to 2% in the second quarter of this year primarily because of workforce shortages.
Bill Flores
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.
shadow workers
New American Economy released new research in partnership with the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, which shows the critical role immigrants (only God knows how many are undocumented) play in the Dall
workers needed
July 2019 marked the 111th straight month of job gains in Texas. Our record-low 3.4% unemployment​ is better than FULL employment.
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.
2020 primary elections
Six of our Republican US Representatives in Texas are not running for reelection this year and the primaries to replace them feature a large number of candidates to choose from.
Iowa democrat debate
“Impeachment” continues to delay Congress from the important issues that it should be working to fix. There is little talk from Democrat presidential candidates about fixing our broken immigration system. In fact, the topic...
Capitol fireworks
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.
Matthew Soerens
What does the Bible say about immigrants, and how does it apply to discussions around immigration policy in the US today? In an interview with TexasGOPVote, Matthew Soerens, National Coordinator of the Evangelical...
Stan Marek Texas Immigration Summit
At a recent Texas Summit on Immigration in Houston last week, my good friend Stan Marek, co-founder of TXSIP and CEO of MAREK, explained a sensible immigration policy we call “ID and Tax.”
shadow economy
Undocumented workers play a critical role in the American construction industry in which 80% of firms are currently having difficulty finding enough workers.
hiring craft professionals for construction
The construction industry is in dire need of more workers right now.
Bibles Badges Business
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.
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).
rational middle welder
It’s no secret that our country’s immigration system is failing.

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