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. 

As the new year gets underway, the filmmakers at The Rational Middle are digging into more aspects of immigration policy that have proven politically difficult if not impossible thus far. 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Local leaders on a press call today discussed the effects of the government shutdown and urged Congress and the president to forge a compromise and end it.
Begin the new Congress by creating a legal immigration system that secures our borders and defines legal status for those already here. In 2013, 68 senators — including all 54 Democrats — voted for such a bill, but the House...
The Federal government’s newly proposed rules could make it more difficult for some people to legally immigrate to the United States and could cost the US economy $164.4 billion, according to 
Congress has a timely opportunity during the lame-duck session to ensure protection for Dreamers and fund border security.
Happy Thanksgiving!God continues to bless America! We have so much to be thankful for!I want to congratulate our new Texas lawmakers for the 116th Congress.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — A broad coalition from across the country, including a Republican and a Democratic senator, agreed at a convening today that we need a humane, constructive way forward on immigration.
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Remember when President Obama told us 9.6% unemployment was the “new normal?” It’s now at 3.7%!
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The first step of identifying and taxing unauthorized workers makes sense whether you’re a conservative Republican, a liberal Democrat, or something in between.
The filmmakers at the Rational Middle are working hard to bust the myths around the immigration debate.
Last night President Trump addressed the nation to highlight the need for greater border security at our southern border.
On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13780.  The order was mostly concerned with reducing the number of immigrants and travele
Cato’s immigration policy team was very busy in 2018.  My colleagues David Bier and Andrew Forrester, in addition to some contributions by myself and numerous outside authors like the stupendous Michelangelo Landgrave
Stop the Fake News About Immigrants!The Center for Immigration Studies wants us to think they are conservative.Give me a break!
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The construction industry is currently being negatively impacted by labor shortages which are expected to get worse as the baby boomers retire.
Many major political changes over the last few years are related to immigration.
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As the midterm elections wrap up, it is clear that Democrats gained majority control of the US House and Republicans increased their majority control in the US Senate. What does this bode for passing real solutions for...
In a booming American economy with 3.7% unemployment, President Donald Trump talks a lot about wanting to bring more people into our country to work on the basis of merit. Does merit apply to construction workers?
President Trump said he wants immigrants coming into our country to help fill open jobs, but he wants them coming legally!“With what we’ve done, we’ve become so successful that we need people to come in…we want great people...
The Trump administration recently unveiled a plan to prevent immigrants who the government predicts might be unable to support themselves financially from entering the country.

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