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. 

Making employers the scapegoat for lawmakers’ intransigence didn’t work before, and it won’t work now. At the very least, if we want employers to keep the undocumented off their payrolls, they need tools that actually work...
Throughout this election year, Civil Dialogues will host town halls on a variety of topics across the country at various presidential libraries, policy institutes and other forums to engage and educate Americans as they...
Business leaders, immigration experts, and elected officials gathered at a recent event hosted by Amegy Bank and the Texas Association of Business in Houston, Texas, to discuss data that proves the significant po
HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, March 2, 2024 / EINPresswire.com / -- About two hundred people gathered in person and online for the launch of Civil Dialogues at the Baker Institute at Rice University o
A newly updated white paper by Dennis E. Nixon, CEO, International Bank of Commerce Laredo, and Texas Chairman, International Bancshares Corporation, discusses the current state of the border and proposes effective and...
The Dignity Act is the most viable legislation in Congress that secures our border and fixes our broken immigration system.
The US Border Patrol had over 6.3 million encounters with illegal immigrant border crossers from the beginning of the Biden administration in January 2021 to December 2023.
Evangelical pastors and leaders from Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina joined a virtual press call convened by the Evangelical Immigration Table and World Relief, urging presidential candidates – of all parties – to...
Evangelical leaders sent a letter urging members of Congress to pursue policies that improve border security but also ensure due process and legal protections for asylum seekers and unaccompanied children.  
Misclassification puts law-abiding employers at a significant cost disadvantage and amounts to tax fraud by corporations that skirt the law. These practices degrade the construction industry while cheating taxpayers and...
Political debate in the modern world is only possible after memorizing a list of euphemisms, and there is no shortage of public opprobrium for those who talk about certain topics without using them.
Immigration strengthens the U.S. economy and contributes to greater prosperity for all Americans. Immigrants help create jobs, raise wages, reduce inflation, and increase productivity and innovation.
Along with broadening support for immigration reform, evangelicals are increasingly viewing the Bible as the most important influence on their thinking on immigration, with 4 out of 5 indicating that they would like to hear...
As long as this practice, and the lack of a required ID, prevails, we will find it almost impossible to stop the surge at the border. The magnetic pull of jobs is so strong, people will keep coming illegally until we change...
The net fiscal impact of refugees and asylees was positive over the 15-year period, at $123.8 billion. This means that refugees and asylees contributed more revenue than they cost in expenditures to the government.
The Border security and Ukraine and Israel aid bill that was drafted by Sens. James Lankford (R-Oklahoma), Kyrsten Sinema (I-Arizona), and Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut) failed to advance in its current form on a vote of 49-50...
Recent supplemental budget negotiations between the Biden Administration and US Senators have included bipartisan talks of reforming the asylum system to improve border security. Senators should update the asylum system in a...
The detailed interview examined several topics related to the border including factors that push and pull migrants to the U.S., the recently passed border bill Texas Senate Bill 4 (TX SB4), and the need for bipartisan asylum...
A problematic border bill passed in the Texas House and Senate during the 4th Special Legislative session and awaits a signature from Governor Greg Abbott.
Immigration experts and business leaders discussed faults of the outdated US immigration system and urged lawmakers to pass bipartisan legislative solutions during a recent gathering at Rice University

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