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Republicans on Immigration Reform - NY Times Takes Notice - Condoleezza Rice Picks Up Immigration Theme

This summer, the Republican Party of Texas took a bold step forward on the issues of border security and immigration reform by adopting "The Texas Solution." The national Republican Party has now followed suit by adopting a guest worker program into its national platform. This has not gone un-noticed by the national media.    Read more »

at Aug 30, 2012 12:15 PM

Texas GOP Immigration Platform - Pandering or Progress

The Republican Party of Texas made, what many are calling, an historic step forward in the debate to solve our nation's broken immigration system last Friday night when it adopted "The Texas Solution" as a new plank in the state party's platform.  However, the lengthy floor fight was not the end of the debate.  It is, rather, a new beginning where we have proven that reasonable people can come together, with differing opinions, and

at Jun 13, 2012 12:58 PM

South Texas Politics - State Rep Jose Aliseda Endorses Adela Garza for US Congress District 34

State Rep Jose AlisedaAs part of exploring South Texas Politics, I had the opportunity to visit with outgoing District 43 Texas State Rep. Jose Aliseda in Beeville just before the Bee County Republican Round-Up. Aliseda is a great public servant. He has served the people of Bee County as County Attorney and County Judge. He has also served the people of Texas as a State Representative and a member of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. As he is running unopposed, he will also serve Bee County next year as the new District Attorney.

All this to say, it is no small thing that this servant of the people has endorsed Adela Garza in her race to be the first Congressional Representative for the newly created 34th Congressional District. In the video interview below,

at May 9, 2012 9:50 AM

Ag Commissioner, San Antonio Citizens Offer Border Solutions to Texas Senate

AUSTIN, TX- The message couldn't have been clearer at the Texas Senate Transportation and Homeland Security Committee meeting Thursday morning. In order to secure the border, the federal government must establish a system for a legalized alien workforce. Testimony noted HCR 88, introduced by Rep. John V. Garza (R- San Antonio), as a framework for a workable solution.   Read more »

at Apr 17, 2012 8:53 AM

Alabama Attempts to Recover from Impact of Arizona Style Immigration Laws - Texas Should Learn from Alabama's Mistakes

Last summer I wrote about the negative economic impact being experienced by states like Georgia and Alabama which had implemented harsh, Arizona style immigration laws and how Texas had "Sidestepped a Landmine" by blocking similar legislation. Now, it seems, Alabama is stepping back and trying to recover from their failed policies by rolling back many of the harsh provisions enacted last year.   Read more »

at Apr 12, 2012 12:50 PM

Can Romney Win the Votes of Independents and Latinos - Immigration Policy a Key Issue in 2012

After this week, it appears even more likely that former Massachusett's Governor Mitt Romney will emerge at the Republican nominee for President of the United States. He will move on to face an extremely well-financed incumbent president, Barack Obama, in November. But, can he win? Maybe, but I believe immigration may play the key role in the outcome of the election.

In order to win in November, Romney will have to do three things.    Read more »

at Apr 5, 2012 12:13 PM

Democrats Mobilize Hispanics on Immigration - What is the Republican Response?

Journal.us reports this week that Hispanic community leaders are launching an "unprecedented" national campaign to register 200,000 Latino voters and to mobilize 100,000 to go to the polls in November. Please let me translate that for you. Democrat activists are hitting the streets to leverage the wedge that has been driven between Hispanics and their conservative beliefs.

The Latinos for Democracy campaign claims they are working against the suppression of the minority vote. They are seeking to educate Hispanics about what they perceive as the most pressing issues.   Read more »

at Feb 29, 2012 8:57 AM

Obama Losing Latino Support, Will the GOP Gain the Latino Vote?

Obama has failed to deliver on his promise of immigration reform, and the Latinos that helped Obama win his election in 2008 may think twice about voting for him again. According to Fox News Latino:

Latino Decisions surveyed 500 Hispanic registered voters between July 27 and Aug. 9, focusing on the 21 states with the largest Latino electorate.
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at Aug 30, 2011 3:41 PM

Should the Texas Legislature Re-Address E-Verify Bills in Special Session - TexasGOPVote's Debate on Houston's Fox 26

Should the Texas Legislature revive the debate over mandatory e-Verify bills in this special session of the Texas Legislature? This is the question I discussed with Fox 26's Melinda Spalding and FosterQuan Law Firm's Gordon Quan last night on a "Fox in Focus" segment of the newscast.   Read more »

at Jun 3, 2011 11:40 AM

Texas House Republicans to Feds with HCR 88: Secure US borders and fix immigration!

The following interview with Art Martinez de Vara, Chief of Staff for Texas Representative John Garza, was conducted during the series of interviews conducted by VOCES Action and TexasGOPVote with members of the Hispanic Republican Conference in the 82nd session of the Texas Legislature. Our interview with Art was focused on border security, immigration policy, and the landmark Texas Republican authored House Concurrent Resolution 88 (HCR 88). In addition to serving as Chief of Staff for Representative Garza (Republican, House District 117) who is a driving force behind HCR 88, Art is the Mayor of the City of Von Ormy, Texas and is an Attorney at The Martinez de Vara Law Firm, PLLC in San Antonio. Art has been listed among the 25 Extraordinary

at May 27, 2011 1:32 PM


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