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. 

A recent Rational Middle podcast debunked the myth that immigration depresses the labor market opportunities of low-skilled native-born Americans.
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...
The construction industry is no stranger to labor shortages, with over 410,000 open jobsin October. As a result of labor shortages, high consumer demand, and COVID-related shutdowns of ports and factories, it has experienced...
The current outdated and inefficient legal immigration system not only hinders the US economy but also encourages illegal immigration.
The rate of new business creation for the foreign born is almost twice that of native-born Americans, and new businesses are one of the primary drivers for job creation.
At this virtual conference experts will discuss the challenges faced by the undocumented immigrant population residing in the U.S. and the alternatives available to policymakers to provide practical solutions that benefit...
Fifty leading economists told Congress that legalization and citizenship will grow our GDP by $1.5 trillion, raise the annual wages of all workers by $600 and create more than 400,000 new jobs over the next decade. 
The broad support for immigration reform, even in the midst of acrimonious debate on Capitol Hill, shows voters’ universal support for the economic contributions of unauthorized immigrants currently living and working in the...
Texas business leaders, a DACA-recipient paramedic, and Houston area elected officials are urging Senate leaders to include immigration reforms in the upcoming federal budget reconciliation.
A dearth of workers is slowing our recovery from the economic devastation wrought by COVID-19. Overly large unemployment insurance checks, an expanded welfare state and immigration restrictions have reduced the supply of...
It is critical to national security and sovereignty that our federal government has operational control over who and what are coming into our country.
Jesus left home – in more ways than one – so that ultimately He could make a home for us, bringing us (regardless of our background) into His household through His death and resurrection.
The US population is aging largely because American fertility rates are decreasing. On the other hand, immigrants contribute to the working age US population and workforce at a significant rate.
Today, America’s labor shortage, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, has reached 10.9 million job openings; 712,000 of those jobs are in Texas. Businesses are shutting their doors for good because they can’t find workers...
The current historic labor shortage negatively impacts the economy in a number of ways, including increasing the costs of goods and services. These immigration reforms are good solutions to supply the US economy with the...
The Bible has a lot to say on the topic of immigration—with repeated commands to love, welcome, and seek justice for immigrants, and warnings of God's Judgement upon those who fail to do so.
Rather than doing nothing on immigration because they can't agree on everything, Republican and Democrat lawmakers should aggregate policies like these, that they already agree on, and pass them.
Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz should join the Dream Act as cosponsors – not only because it’s the right thing to do for Dreamers and for the country, the vast majority of which supports such a solution – but also to...
As of mid-August, 62 percent of US consulates remained fully or partially closed, even though vaccines are now widely available and all travelers to the US must receive negative COVID tests, a recent report from the CATO...
When it comes to divisive topics, immigration is among the most divisive in America today. Voices on either side feel unheard while half-truths and misinformation spring forth from cable news, social media, and even...

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