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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 children who are apprehended by Border Patrol and how American policy is reacting to the surge.
The second is explaining why UACs are coming. Below I will lay out three different theories that attempt to explain the surge in UACs. Each theory has some merit and I present evidence in support and opposition to each one. Read more »
When I get a phone call from a media source saying they want to interview me, I know they have “program time” to fill. And as a participant, I am the “filler.” I never turn them down, but I am seldom optimistic about the results.
CNN called me last week and said they wanted me to talk about immigration. I am amazed how many people watched it. Best part, no negatives...so far! Read more »
David Brat won a stunning and surprising victory in last week’s primary election in Virginia, unseating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.). But Brat doesn’t seem to understand the very issue that seems to have dominated his historic upset and propelled him to Capitol Hill.
Brat considers himself a free-market conservative, claiming on MSNBC following his unexpected win that he’s against “any distortion to free markets.” Brat also campaigned against immigration reform, saying that “It’s the most symbolic issue that captures the difference between myself and Eric Cantor in this race.”
Former State Rep. Sid Miller, candidate for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, stopped by the GOP Impact booth at the 2014 GOP Convention. He responded to questions relating to immigration and shared his vision for a plan that he would support, which includes securing the border and implementing a guest worker program. He also discussed the importance of reaching out to the Hispanic community and embracing them into the Repubican Party. Read more »
Alex Nowrasteh, Cato Institute, Discusses Immigration Policy at 2014 Republican Party of Texas Convention
We visited with Alex Nowrasteh at the 2014 Republican Party of Texas State Convention. Alex is an Immigration Polity Analyst for Cato Institute and has spent countless hours researching facts about immigrants and their effect on this nation. He speaks about the misinformation and flawed data used by other organizations, like NumbersUSA.Read more »
As the delegates to the Texas Republican State Convention gather to craft the Party’s message for the general election cycle, no issue seems to animate the base more than illegal immigration. While the delegates will discuss a number of important and complex issues, this week, the “main stage” debate will center on whether or not we should remove the guest-worker language from the Party Platform.
The guest-worker component, or "The Texas Solution," as it has been called, was added to the Party Platform just two years ago
Dear Republican Party of Texas Delegate,
Thank you for agreeing to serve as a delegate to the 2014 RPT Convention.
During the convention delegates will be asked to ratify our Republican Party of Texas Platform. The Platform is serious business because it is an outline for how we expect our leaders to govern.
Our nation’s immigration policy is broken. Being a border state, Texans see this failure everyday. Read more »
Texans will soon be heading to the largest Republican State Convention in the US in Fort Worth on June 5 – 7. Delegates and Alternates will convene to decide on convention rules, the Texas platform and to vote for different officials including the Republican Party State Chairman. This article will only address The Texas Solution.
The word Amnesty strikes FEAR in the hearts and minds of some Texans. This word also solidifies their brain into one mass cell.
Last week I hosted a bi-partisan group of ag commissioners from eight other states for a border tour. They walked away committed more than ever to fight for good border security and guest worker programs. I wish you could have seen the overrun McAllen Border Patrol substation, a picture of why we must force Washington to act.
I have continued to meet with other groups and leaders across Texas trying to bring as many together as possible to ensure successful platform language. Below is the latest compilation of the best ideas I have heard from a variety of groups.
The following is a press release from The Red Card Solution.
As congressional leaders grapple with the politics of immigration reform, conservatives have been divided on whether there is a workable solution. There is.
As you may know, we have been educating leaders about a market-based, private-sector guest worker program that would provide the workers America's economic growth requires, strengthen border security, and solve one of the country's most pressing problems. Now, conservatives can rest assured that the top leaders of the conservative movement agree that this is the right approach. Read more »