Immigration Reform

Our immigration system in this country is broken. Executive action does not solve the problem but neither would any attempt at a mass deportation. The United States needs to identify the people who are here and ensure they are properly taxed. 

The need for these reforms is more urgent than ever. Record numbers of migrants are crossing the border in increasingly dangerous conditions; workers with DACA are at risk amid an already severe labor shortage; and food...
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...
On July 6, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a case brought by Texas seeking to invalidate the DACA program. The appeals court’s decision is almost certain to tee up a fight in the U.S. Supreme...
Litigation has halted applications for thousands of young people as they reach that magic age. Litigation for action in early July drives a risk of termination of the protection for nearly all Dreamers, those participating...
Texas business and community leaders call on lawmakers to pass immigration reform that will help to increase immigrants’ economic contributions amid unprecedented labor shortages.
A recent presentation at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston highlighted how challenges associated with the outdated US immigration system have cultivated an inefficient, unethical, and unsafe shadow economy that...
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This event can be viewed at this zoom link: https://stthom-edu.zoom.us/j/94546730224
Based on data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation, we find that immigrants consume 28 percent less welfare and entitlement benefits than native‐​born Americans on a per capita basis.
Following failed attempts to pass immigration reform through partisan budget reconciliation, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin says he is engaging with Republican Senators John Cornyn and Thom Tillis in search of a bipartisan...
The native-born population doesn’t have enough babies to maintain the population size of the US, and in the absence of immigration the US shrinks in size, economic presence, and its abilities to protect its values around the...
Immigration policy experts highlighted challenges associated with the US immigration system and called on lawmakers to pass needed legislative solutions including ID and Tax at a recent event hosted by the Center for Houston...
Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) hosted a press conference with the American Business Immigration Coalition Action (ABIC Action),
Experts on immigration policy made the case for bipartisan legislation that includes border security, a solution for DACA, and an ID and Tax policy that would create a method for unauthorized immigrants to earn legal status...
While TEG advocates for many commonsense immigration ppolicies that reflect the economic needs of our state, passing legislation that creates a pathway to legal status or citizenship for Dreamers and TPS holders is important...
A new episode of the Rational Middle of Immigration video docuseries examines challenges associated with underground economies that have manifested in several critical US industries as a result of workforce shortages
More than 70,000 (over 94%) of Afghans resettled in the U.S. thus far have been processed under humanitarian parole. Parole offers only limited, temporary benefits and — unlike refugees and SIVs — no clear path to permanent...
In a recent series of TexasGOPVote articles, the author proposes that fixing the broken immigration system will require bipartisan legislation involving three main policies: improving security, adjusting legal immigration to...
A recent Rational Middle Podcast highlighted a Rice University Baker Institute Report examining how immigrati
If DACA is terminated and Dreamers' employers comply with the law, they’ll lose their jobs and face an inability to provide for themselves and their families – and even the possibility of deportation to a country that most...
The evangelical leaders’ letter, which was affirmed by approximately 900 signatories from across the country, also urges Congress to pass legislation to grant permanent legal status to other categories of immigrants who are...

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