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April 15, 2014
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.
Texas Lt. Governor candidate State Sen. Dan Patrick, a Republican, engaged in a highly-publicized debate on immigration and border security with San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a Democrat widely believed to have national political aspirations, in a less-than-civil exhibition match of polarized views. Sen. Patrick typically presents
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 »
Hotels, Restaurants, Retailers, Landowners, Citrus Growers Announce Multi-Industry Effort To Press Congress For Immigration Reform
Austin, TX — Several associations – spanning hotels, restaurants, landowners, citrus growers, and retailers – today announced their joint effort to press Congress to pass immigration reform this year. In addition to working from an association level, the organizations’ leadership indicated they will encourage their members to engage in urging Congress to fix our nation’s broken immigration system.
With so many Texas organizations and businesses passionate about immigration reform, Texas Restaurant Association CEO Richie Jackson said, “Now is the time for a unified effort.” Read more »
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 »
In the most recent Republican Primary, it was pitiful to watch the candidates try to avoid the question of in-state tuition for undocumented resident students. I wish they had all read the article below by Ronald L. Trowbridge, which was originally published in the Houston Chronicle:
Raging now is the heated issue of whether undocumented workers should be permitted in-state tuition. I boldly say, yes - for two reasons: One, educated immigrants pay back more to society than they take. Two, it is ethically right to grant such tuition. Read more »
In June of 2012, ten thousand Republican Convention delegates gathered in Ft. Worth and overwhelmingly adopted a guest worker program known as the Texas Solution. Texas Republican delegates have a right to expect Texas Congressmen to support the principles of our Texas Republican Platform. Read more »
Dear Senator Cruz:
Thank you for your unwavering opposition to “out of control” budgets and Obamacare!
I have been a Pro-Life Republican since I was 18 years old. I support gun rights, tort reform, less government, and tax incentives to grow business. I have been blessed as an insurance agent for nearly 50 years. I deal with hundreds of employers who are hiring employees every day. My clients are hard working, honest Americans, and they do their best to follow the laws of our country. Read more »
As the run-up to early voting, which starts in just over two weeks, Texas Attorney General candidate, Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman, is taking his message to the voters with a new television ad which launched this morning.
“My first ad focuses on border security and prosecution of crime along the border because that will be one of my top priorities as the next Attorney General,” said Barry Smitherman. Read more »
On the right we hear, "The border must be secured" and on the left we hear, "We must fix our broken immigration system". Both sides are right, but for a wide variety of reasons both are wrong if they will not look at the issues put forward by the other side. Our nation's immigration system is broken and is in strong need of reform to meet the economic needs of our nation. Our border security is lacking and continues to create a huge national security problem. Read more »