July 28th, 2022
The flow of illegal immigrants across the southern border has markedly risen over the last several years. In FY2021, Border Patrol had 1,662,167 encounters with illegal immigrants and other border crossers. So far in FY2022...
December 30th, 2021
2022 presents an opportunity for incumbent lawmakers to prove to their constituents that they are interested in and capable of fixing the immigration system in a way that benefit Americans and the US economy ahead of midterm...
March 25th, 2021
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told members of the House Judiciary Committee that releasing migrants into Texas border communities without testing them for COVID-19 was a mistake.
February 24th, 2021
National conservatives have latched onto the idea that cutting immigration will increase wages despite all
January 20th, 2021
Recent news reports suggest that Joe Biden will propose a s
September 8th, 2020
On a Monday morning in 2009, the phone chirped on Stan Marek’s desk, and he snapped up the receiver.
September 2nd, 2020
Please join Center for Houston’s Future on Wednesday, September 9, for a conversation with Loren Steffy about his new book with Stan Marek,
November 4th, 2019
Conservative and moderate Lawmakers and leaders in the business, faith, and law enforcement communities will gather on November 7th in Washington, DC to discuss immigration reform and hear from panels of experts at the ...
September 18th, 2019
Undocumented workers play a critical role in the American construction industry in which 80% of firms are currently having difficulty finding enough workers.
September 5th, 2019
While President Trump’s immigration rhetoric continues to focus on the need to build a southern border wall, his administration is quietly pursuing a policy that could provide a lasting solution to the ongoing migrant surge...
May 5th, 2022
A recent Tucker Carlson segment argued that the increase of illegal immigrants coming across the border in recent years caused the rise in homicides in Houston, Texas. Using crime data given to me by the Texas Department of...
December 28th, 2021
In historical perspective, the percent of criminal individuals apprehended by Border Patrol is low at about 1 percent in 2021.
March 25th, 2021
I have been sounding the alarm for weeks urging the Biden Administration to take this crisis seriously. I hope these photos finally wake them up.
February 10th, 2021
Over the last week, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents have seen the average daily flow of migrants soar to more than 3,500 migrants, up from 2,000 earlier last month. CBP hasn’t seen numbers like this since the...
September 14th, 2020
Center for Houston’s Future hosted a conversation with Loren Steffy about his new book with Stan Marek, Deconstructed: An Insider’s View of Illegal Immigration and the Building Trades.
September 3rd, 2020
On a recent Rational Middle podcast, Executive Producer Loren Steffy spoke with Mark Erlich, a Wertheim Fellow of Research on Misclassification and the Underground Economy at the Harvard Law School and former
November 14th, 2019
Research from 1994 to 2014 has generally found that there is a negative relationship between immigration and crime in the United States.
September 24th, 2019
“With some humanitarian and medical exceptions, DHS will no longer be releasing family units from Border Patrol Stations into the interior,” McAleenan said in his prepared remarks. “This means that for family units, the...
September 6th, 2019
The construction industry is in dire need of more workers right now.
August 29th, 2019
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