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Deportation: Is It Even a Viable Option?

Deportation of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants has always been and remains a contentious issue. At a time when all liberty loving Texans are concerned with the worrisome growth in federal law enforcement resources and domestic spying, do we really need to add more federal “cops” for any purpose – even mass deportation?   Read more »

at Apr 22, 2014 5:25 PM
       

Julian Castro vs Dan Patrick Debate Immigration

April 15, 2014
Univision Studio

Univision may have just as well billed this debate Man-Child vs Adult debate instead of Cara A Cara, Face to Face. I was one of the very few Conservatives invited to the live broadcast at the studio.

at Apr 17, 2014 4:11 PM
       

Border Security and Immigration Reform Go Hand In Hand

Critically, I believe that we cannot have immigration reform without border security. I also believe that we cannot have border security without immigration reform.

In other words, immigration reform and border security are mutually dependent – not mutually exclusive. To have one, we must have the other. The condition is an “and” – not an “either/or” – situation. We must have both, and we must have both now.   Read more »

at Apr 14, 2014 11:39 AM
       

Business leaders form new coalition to pressure lawmakers on immigration

The following article originally appeared on The Quorum Report and was republished with permission.

Hoping to add a sense of urgency for Texas Republicans in Washington, business groups that represent thousands of employers across the state came together at the Capitol in Austin Monday to call for comprehensive immigration reform votes in the US House. The Senate, as you know, swiftly passed a bipartisan bill last year but it has stalled in the lower chamber where

at Apr 2, 2014 10:12 AM
       

What is Senatorial District Seven going to do with all those Illegal aliens? What path will Republicans choose today, for the future of Texas tomorrow?

I have often spoken on this subject, and have discussed this issue with friend and foe alike, in both English as well as Spanish, and see this question as pivotal to the future of the Republican Party in Texas.

What motivates me to address this topic today is something that occurred at our recent Harris County SD convention.   Read more »

at Mar 31, 2014 3:53 PM
       

Texas Dairyman Discusses Importance of Immigration Reform

The following is a press release from the Texas Farm Bureau:

(Washington, D.C.)—Farmers and ranchers from across the nation, including a dairyman from Texas, urged Congress to take action to fix the nation’s broken immigration system this morning at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.   Read more »

at Mar 18, 2014 12:47 PM
       

Will Texas Republican Legislators Finally Get Serious About Worker Misclassification?

For the past several years, the Republican-led Texas Legislature has failed to make significant progress in stopping the abuses of workers through unethical employment practices. Many businesses, particularly in the construction industry, carry on a practice of classifying workers as independent contractors when they are truly employees, according to existing law.

Lawmakers have attempted to bring bills to the floor to stop the practice of companies that cheat workers and taxpayers and game the system to obtain an unfair competitive business advantage over companies who follow the law. These bills have repeatedly died in various committees because of pressure from a relatively few, but very powerful, home builders who make millions by cheating.   Read more »

at Feb 6, 2014 12:43 PM
       

California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly Speaks out on Broken Immigration System

Tim DonnellyRecently, California State Assemblyman (equivalent of a Texas State House Legislator), Tim Donnelly spoke on the floor about our broken immigration system and the need for immigration reform and stronger border security. Donnelly is a Republican legislator from Twin Peaks, California, located in the mountains east of the Los Angeles area. "We have a system," Donnelly began, "that is broken, that is highly dysfunctional."

at Jan 23, 2014 11:43 AM
       

Ag Commissioner Candidate Sid Miller on Water, Worker Misclassification and Guest Workers

Sid MillerSid Miller is a solid, conservative, pro-life and pro-Second Amendment Republican. During his time serving the people of Texas as a state representative, Miller was the House author of the Texas Sonogram Bill. He served as chairman of the Agriculture and Livestock Committee and the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee. Now he seeks to serve Texas once again as the next Agriculture Commissioner. Miller sat down with TexasGOPVote to discuss three important issues related not only to agriculture but to urban communities as well - water, worker misclassification and a viable guest worker program.   Read more »

at Jan 20, 2014 2:02 PM
       

Immigration and the Texas Economy - We Must Fix Immigration Laws to Sustain Economic Growth in Texas

Immigration - Texas EconomyMuch of the growth of the American and Texas economies, and even innovation for that matter, comes for the immigrants who find their way here to make a better life for themselves and their families. The net positive is that this also makes for a better quality of life for all Americans. Texas is growing, and it is growing rapidly. Texas Governor Rick Perry has often stated that over a thousand people a day are moving to Texas from other states. That growth creates a demand for labor.

at Jan 7, 2014 2:50 PM
       

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