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. 

The debate over immigration reform, intensified by the surge of unaccompanied child migrants at the U.S.–Mexico border, has many conservatives worried. Republican strategist Lanhee Chen explained that conservative opposition...
It seems conservative State Rep. David Simpson who represents the people of District 7 in East Texas has caused some tempers to flare. He held a Town Hall meeting on July 22, 2014 after his seven day family vacation along...
“If there is no national security you cannot have that without border security.” - Gov. Rick PerryTexas Governor Rick Perry held a Press Conference on July 21, 2014, and in case you missed it, I am providing a link...
Governor Rick Perry is expected to announce at a press conference in Austin this afternoon that he will be mobilizing Texas National Guard troops to the border. A memo obtained by The Monitor states that troops are...
U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and I authored the following op-ed today in The Houston Chronicle:It is no secret that we come from different political parties and differ on many issues. But we are Texans and we know that...
The concerns expressed by these billionaires are shared by countless men and women I meet everyday trying to run small businesses. They cannot find workers. They are afraid of losing the tenured and trained employees they...
Although they may all come from different political spectrums, businessmen Sheldon Adelson, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation; Warren Buffett, Chairman and Chief Executive of Berkshire Hathaway...
Given the White House's recent announcement that the President refuses to visit the Rio Grande Valley this week, it unfortunately appears that my request will fall on deaf ears and therefore suggests to the American people...
I spoke on the Senate floor today on the humanitarian crisis at the border and urged President Obama to visit the border during his upcoming trip to Texas. I recently visited McAllen, Texas myself a week ago today, and it is...
Attorney General Greg Abbott announced the release of a Human Trafficking Prevention Manual that is targeted to teachers and other education professionals who will be facing an onslaught of potential victims in this coming...
In June, 2012 the Obama Administration announced that it had authored a memo deferring the deportation of unauthorized immigrant childhood arrivals in the United States, a program known as deferred action for childhood...
The crisis resulting from tens of thousands of Central American children traversing dangerous territory to cross our porous border is one that demands leadership. But don’t look for it from those who currently occupy...
FALFURRIAS, Texas—Shortly after her capture following a police chase, a Honduran mother explained why she put her ten-year-old son’s life in danger by bringing him to Texas via human smuggling. Deputies with the Brooks...
The organizations that are benefiting from the illegal surge on our southern border are those that want to radically change America to anti-immigration, which leads to population control. During the Republican state...
Alan Nash, author of the "10 for 10" Plan, gives the definition of amnesty.What is amnesty?Amnesty is the status quo.Amnesty is allowing illegals to stay here, unidentified, uncounted, undocumented, and untaxed.Amnesty is...
Humanitarian crisis on the Texas-Mexico border turns the issue on its head.Hoping to lose none of any ground – either real or perceived – they may have gained on immigration in the ...
Why the President persists in his refusal to travel to the border really is beyond my imagination. The fact that the President has himself described it as a humanitarian crisis makes this even more strange. People can infer...
Houston, TX -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Partnership for a New American Economy, American Farm Bureau Federation, Business Roundtable, AmericanHort, Western Growers, and the National Association of Manufacturers today...
"Why politics?" I am often asked, “What in the world made you decide to participate in politics?” Texas politics is well known to be a tumble-and-rumble sport. It is one of the most gruesome, unforgiving,...
There are two main issues surrounding the increase in the migration of unaccompanied children (UAC) and asylum seekers in recent years that have recently reached crisis proportions. The first is the treatment of those...

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