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.
July 17th, 2018
Members of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) gathered to endorse Republican Representative John Culberson (TX-7) at a Burton construction site in Houston on Friday, July 7.
July 5th, 2018
On June 26th, a minority of Republicans joined every Democrat in the House to vote against the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018.
June 28th, 2018
I released the following statement after voting yes on H.R. 6136 – Border Security and Immigration Reform Act:
June 21st, 2018
I am appealing to every business owner in Texas. I am also sending this to Rep. Ted Poe, and Senators Ted Cruz, John Cornyn;Please send a similar email, fax, phone call to your Representative, and to both Senators.
June 18th, 2018
NPR's Michel Martin looks ahead to votes on immigration this coming week in the House with congressman Jeff Denham (R-Calif.), who's seeking legal protections for so-called Dreamers.
June 13th, 2018
Representatives of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest evangelical bloc, overwhelmingly passed a resolution in favor of immigration reform — and affirming the dignity of immigrants — at their annual meeting...
May 31st, 2018
In order to pass legislation to secure the border and protect Dreamers before the November midterm elections, House Speaker Paul Ryan has scheduled a meeting to be held on June 7th with Republican representativ
May 17th, 2018
The majority of Republicans, including President Donald Trump, supp
May 10th, 2018
Acknowledging the valuable role that immigrants and migrant workers play in helping meet the diverse workforce demands of the growing US economy, President Donald Trump said “we do need people coming into
May 4th, 2018
Arguments against immigration come across my desk every day but I rarely encounter a unique one. In 2016, I wrote a blog responding to the most common arguments with links to different research. Since then, academics and...
July 12th, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Military veterans, including one of the creators of the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program, and a policy expert responded with concern to reports that the...
July 3rd, 2018
Last week, when President Trump asked House Republicans to pass a bill that would turn the four pillars of his conservative immigration plan into law, I said yes. I voted for a bill that provided almost $25 billion for the...
June 26th, 2018
As the House of Representatives prepares to vote on an immigration bill Wednesday that would secure the border, end the separation of families that crossed the border illegally, and provide a conditional path for Dreamers to...
June 19th, 2018
If you agree with me that Congress needs to do its job and fix our broken immigration system, join me in sending this letter to your senators and representatives. Also send it to every Texas business owner you know, and urge...
June 15th, 2018
Delegates from the Southern Baptist Convention, the United States’ largest evangelical bloc, overwhelmingly passed a resolution calling for immigration reform at their annual meeting this week.
June 7th, 2018
Immigration policy, welfare reform, and trade specialization will be upcoming topics of legislative focus to address the seven million jobs in the US that can’t be filled today, according to Chairman Kevin Brady (TX CD-08) ...
May 24th, 2018
Nancy Berryhill, an Acting Commissioner of Social Security, recently testified in front of the House Subcommittee on Social Security on the widespread use of S
May 14th, 2018
Cato published my recent Immigration Research and Policy Brief that relied on Texas state criminal data to compare the conviction rates of native-born Americans, legal immigrants, and illegal immigrants.
May 9th, 2018
One of the most high-profile Republicans in the United States, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, this week took issue with the GOP attorney general of his own state’s effort to end protections for certain young undocumented...
May 3rd, 2018
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the state of Texas along with Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, and West Virginia, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday calling for the end of the DACA program that was...