DACA

On March 30th, Adolfo Flores reported that a caravan of at least 1200 Central Americans were walking north through Mexico in search of better living and working conditions.
We need to decide what is best for the United States, for the economy, and for safety of our country. But that decision needs to be made by Congress, not be left solely in the hands of the president — who still feels...
As the fate of Dreamers remains in limbo, Sens. Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) introduced a bipartisan bill last week that would provide a “three-for-three” approach to protect Dreamers and...
The petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment is denied without prejudice. It is assumed that the Court of Appeals will proceed expeditiously to decide this case.” Injunction remains in place, DACA renewal...
The Senate voted on four immigration bills on Thursday afternoon; they need 60 votes to advance. They all failed.
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.
This morning, while the $1.3 trillion federal omnibus budget bill was waiting to be approved by the President, Donald Trump tweeted, “I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,...
With a spending bill that needs to be passed on March 23rd representing the last semi-likely opportunity for any kind of immigration-related legislation to be passed before congressional mid-term elections, the White House...
A few weeks back I wrote about how Romney-Clinton voters, turned off by Trump’s action on immigration, were poised to influence districts like the Texas 7th.
Yesterday I voted for the Secure and Succeed Act, a proposed solution for DACA recipients that provides a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million young adults and strengthens border security.  Excerpts of my remarks...
CONTACT SENATORS CORNYN AND CRUZ NOW AND GIVE THEM THIS MESSAGE
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...

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