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. 

Thursday, El Paso Mayor Ivy Avalos, Dreamers, Business, Civic, Faith, and Law Enforcement leaders joined a discussion on workforce and border security solutions.
The bill consists of four core principles: (1) stopping illegal immigration; (2) providing a dignified solution for undocumented immigrants living in America; (3) strengthening the American workforce and economy; and (4)...
Border chaos associated with Title 42 ending Thursday is the result of lawmakers failing to pass bipartisan immigration reform for decades. The only people who benefit from the chaos at the border are politicians making...
In this 17-minute episode of Rational Middle podcasts, host Omar Gallaga interviews Douglas Holtz-Eakin to take a look at immigration through the lens of its economic benefits. Holtz-Eakin is an American economist and is the...
Government spending in the United States is enormous. Federal and state governments spent over $9 trillion in 2022 on the welfare state, defense, health care, education, and other areas. Taxes and borrowing fund that...
Bipartisan legislation that would protect people brought to the U.S. as children is back, and the urgency is greater.
Join a town hall discussion around immigration reform and its impact on children co-hosted by Rice University’s Baker Institute Center for the United States and Mexico, Center for Houston’s Future, Children...
Total government spending on the welfare state amounted to about $2.6 trillion in 2020. In that year, the federal government spent roughly $2.4 trillion on welfare and entitlement programs, an amount equal to approximately...
The immigration system of the United States favors family reunification even in the so‐​called employment‐​based (EB) green card categories. Under current interpretations of U.S. immigration law, family members of immigrant...
2022 concludes another year of little to no meaningful immigration reforms while the urgency and need for them increased.
Last week, U.S. Reps. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL), Veronica Escobar (D-TX) and several other bipartisan co-sponsors introduced a bill that aims to reform U.S. immigration laws
What we need is a common-sense solution that addresses the humanity of undocumented migrants, the horror of child labor, the nationwide labor shortage, and a multitude of complex societal issues directly impacted by the...
evangelical leaders
As the House Judiciary Committee considers legislation seeking to address the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, evangelical leaders sent a letter to members of Congress urging the
From December 2022 to February 2023, encounters of migrants crossing the southwest (SW) border with Mexico are down 39 percent. President Biden’s immigration and border plan that expanded legal migration to the United States...
A recent town hall discussion in Houston highlighted how a lack of needed immigration reforms is resulting in a humanitarian
The total number of encounters along the southwest (SW) border with Mexico dropped by 37.9 percent in the month following President Biden’s new immigration and border plan. President Biden framed his plan as an immigration...
Republicans have long campaigned on promises to improve border security.
A recent episode of the Rational Middle of Immigration podcast highlighted the need for sensible immigration reforms in the US and examined how the 118th Congress will handle immigration. Speakers Charles Foster, Houston-...
Amid a series of new policies intended to address the challenges at the border and President Biden’s first visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, several prominent evangelical organizations sent a letter to both President Biden...
A recent episode of the Rational Middle of Immigration podcast examined common misconceptions about immigration in the US. Show host Melissa Brannan and author and Cornell Professor Glenn Altschuler discuss facts and points...

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