DACA

Today on the Senate floor, I told the stories of several DACA recipients in Texas. One of those DACA recipients is Julio Ramos, a biology teacher who is getting his Master’s degree in biomedical informatics. He’s from...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - James and John, recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) who joined the military, were featured this afternoon on “The Lead with Jake Tapper.
Military veterans, law enforcement leaders, evangelical pastors, Christian Dreamers, business leaders and the president of the nation’s fifth largest university: These are among the prominent figures who are urging Congress...
Today at a press conference, I urged my Democratic colleagues to join Republicans and the President in finding a bipartisan solution for recipients of the DACA program. 
Now, the White House is laying out the specific elements it wants to see from a bill offering permanent protection for people in the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
As the March 5th deadline at which point DACA recipients will begin to lose protection from deportation approaches, the topic of immigration reform has risen to the foref
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the vote to reopen the government and resume work on legislative items including a bipartisan solution for DACA recipients and disaster relief for Texas. Excerpts of my remarks are...
It was understood with the surprise election of Donald Trump that enforcement action against immigrants would increase, striking fear within our large undocumented population, the vast majority of whom have lived and worked...
In the midst of time sensitive negotiations between bipartisan members of congress working to legislate a permanent solution for DACA, Judge William Alsup of the United States District Court for the Northern District of...
At a press conference Thursday, I discussed the path forward for a bipartisan solution to address the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program following a meeting at the White House. 
With a federal budget deal completed, the US Senate is now turning its focus to addressing immigration.  On Monday, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led a group of GOP senators to formally introduce a plan aligning wi
As of January 13, 2018, the Government resumed accepting requests to renew grants of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in response to the federal court order issued by a Federal Judge in California. The DACA...
On January 25th, the White House released a framework on immigration reform and border security outlining what it would like Congress to include in a much-anticipated legislative solution to help deter illegal immigration...
President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union Speech tonight. My guest is Jim “Mac” McInvale, a successful businessman, founder of Gallery Furniture and world-class philanthropist who embodies the American Dream...
Yesterday at a press conference, I discussed the remaining priorities in need of full funding after the government shutdown, including the Defense Department and disaster relief. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congress moved forward yesterday afternoon toward passage of a continuing resolution that reopened the government through Feb. 8.
Last Friday, the current Continuing Resolution to fund the government expired, resulting in a government shutdown.
Despite what the pundits and many naysayers in the media and Congress said, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is doing exactly what we promised. 
Trump bipartisan meeting on DACA
Today in an unprecedented move, President Trump allowed the press to video record most of a meeting he held with bipartisan members of Congress to discuss a legislative solution to DACA. The president said that he would sign...
Yesterday on the Senate floor, I discussed the Senate’s legislative priorities as the new year begins. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.  

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