Immigration and border security go hand in hand. The border must be secure, and the Republican Party has to put forward a plan to deal with the millions of illegal immigrants in this country. President Obama’s 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. That way, no one gets a free ride on the taxpayer’s dime.
December 19th, 2017
Texas construction executives told state lawmakers this past week that there is an urgent need for more legal workers in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a storm that worsened an already acute labor shortage along the Gulf...
December 18th, 2017
The United States’ immigration system favors family reunification, even in the so-called employment-based categories. The family members of immigrant workers must use employment-based green cards despite the text of the...
December 5th, 2017
It is more than ironic that the Democrats, who run and control the Congressional “Hispanic” Caucus, recently denied Florida Republican Congressman Carlos Curbelo’s membership application. They denied Cong. Curbelo because,...
December 1st, 2017
Sgt. Rafaella Ramirez, a decorated veteran, is facing the prospect of no one to raise her three American daughters as she prepares to serve her country.
November 21st, 2017
Over a quarter of immigrant day laborers became victims of wage theft while helping Houstonians rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. A new report highlights problems faced by disaster recover workers — so-called second responders...
November 15th, 2017
With an expedited scheduled described as “unprecedented,” a special Texas House committee on Wednesday got down to work examining a wide variety of challenges facing the state as lawmakers study ways to preserve its economic...
October 24th, 2017
With the United States experiencing rapid economic growth and the lowest unemployment rate it has seen in sixteen years, labor shortages in several American industries pose one of the most significant threats to our nation’s...
October 16th, 2017
Senate Bill 4, which was packaged and sold by Governor Greg Abbot as a means to improve the safety of Texans, will actually make Texas a more dangerous place for everyone to live.
October 8th, 2017
President Trump will propose to Congress an immigration reform agenda focused on border security, interior enforcement, and the creation of a merit-based visa system, a senior White House official told reporters Sunday...
December 18th, 2017
Whether immigrants ever threatened the jobs and wages of the native-born once upon a time, they probably don’t threaten them now. There’s plenty of evidence that high-skilled foreigners raise the wages of high-skilled and...
December 14th, 2017
With an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in America today, it’s safe to say our broken and outdated immigration system has failed.
December 4th, 2017
On the Senate floor, I urged my Democrat colleagues to return to working with Republicans toward a solution for DACA recipients ahead of the President’s March 2018 deadline. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee...
November 28th, 2017
DREAMers made headlines back in September when President Trump rescinded the executive order that created DACA, giving Congress six months to “do its job” by legislating a permanent resolut
November 21st, 2017
Since the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) came into force, it has been against the law for illegal immigrants to work in the United States.
November 9th, 2017
“If you hold a bible, wear a badge, or own a business, you want a common-sense solution to the immigration system,” said Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, when I interviewed him in...
October 20th, 2017
Unfortunately, the "merit-based" reforms Trump and his allies propose are unlikely to advance any of these aims and, if anything, will hurt American workers by slowing economic growth and eliminating jobs.
October 10th, 2017
Since President Trump’s administration entered office in 2017, the topic of immigration reform has been a heated point of debate.
October 5th, 2017
FAIR’s report reaches that conclusion by vastly overstating the costs of illegal immigration, undercounting the tax revenue they generate, inflating the number of illegal immigrants, counting millions of U.S. citizens as...
September 28th, 2017
Senators Tillis (R-NC), Lankford (R-OK), and Hatch (R-UT) this week introduced the Solution for Undocumented Children through Careers, Employment, Education, and Defending our Nation (SUCCEED) Act to legalize some DREAMers...