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Hispanic Community Rejects Cuccinelli GOP Brand, Embraces Christie GOP Brand

The Cuccinelli model for Hispanic engagement and outreach is outdated and the manifestation of dinosaur politics. When Ken Cuccinelli doubled down on Arizona's mass deportation by attrition approach to illegal immigration by issuing a letter to one of Virginia's State Senators explaining that it was okay for officers of the law

at Nov 8, 2013 12:46 PM

Why are Republicans so Afraid of Immigration Reform?

Bob PriceIt's a simple question really. Why exactly are Republican's so afraid of the topic of Immigration Reform? Immigration Reform is an issue I have been writing about for years. I have come to have a pretty deep understanding of the issues and how people react to discussion of this very emotional topic. Border Security? That's a pretty simple one. Secure the border - end of discussion. But Immigration Reform, that is a much tougher can of worms, and it can be a potential third-rail topic for Republican candidates and elected officials. Just ask Congressman John Carter (R-TX) from Round Rock, Texas.   Read more »

at Nov 7, 2013 12:35 PM

While Ted Cruz Stands on Senate Floor, House Works on Immigration Reform Process

As Senator Ted Cruz wrapped up his historic speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, House members continue their work on other important issues facing our nation - namely, immigration reform and border security. The House has already done its work to continue the operation of our government by passing its continuing resolution that funds all governmental operations EXCEPT Obamacare and can continue their other work while the Democrats in the Senate decide if they are going to shut down the government.   Read more »

at Sep 25, 2013 3:23 PM

Immigration Reform Must Offer Citizenship over Perpetual Guests: The Baker Institute

On April 4, 2013, The Baker Institute hosted a Conference: Immigration Reform: A system for the 21st Century. It was a forum where U.S. immigration experts, key public policy and political figures discussed the specifics of how to revamp our current broken immigration system. Discussed were specific issues that included “the changing demographics of the nation, the state

at Apr 25, 2013 2:04 PM

Texas Legislature 2013 - Reduce Unlicensed & Uninsured Drivers on Texas Roads

Are you legal to drive in Texas?  Wish everyone was?The 2011 Texas Legislature passed a new law to prohibit the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) from issuing a Texas Driver's License to anyone who could not prove they were a citizen or legal U.S. resident. There were many good reasons for that I will address later, but there was one HUGE unintended consequence. The passage of this law created more lawlessness on Texas highways

at Apr 24, 2013 7:09 PM


Adryana Boyne moderator with SPEAKERS:  David Zapata RPT Outreach Director, Rafael Cruz father of Sen. Ted Cruz, Brad Bailey Founder of the Texas Solution, Aaron Pena former Texas State Rep, Larry Gonzalez Texas State Rep D52, Manny Rosales former Deputy Coalitions Director of the RNC and Bob Price Communications Director US Border Watch at podium 

This is Part II of Una Nacion Under God – A Dialogue which was held on April 6 at the State Capital in Austin, Texas. Voces Action, San Antonio Tea Party partnered with Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, and Conservatives in Action hosted the one day symposium.

at Apr 19, 2013 1:33 PM

The GOP Embracing Latinos

I had the privilege of addressing the Republican Party’s Growth and Opportunity Project these past few weeks on how the party can better connect with Hispanic voters. Whether well meaning or otherwise, the Republican Party has been gravely ineffectual in the past in adequately engaging and capitalizing on the vitality and strength of the Latino communities.

Many of us active within the Republican Party have long been frustrated by this. Many a brave Republican leader have now stepped up to help repair the damage of the past and to help guide us forward to a vital and integrated American future that includes the full strength of our Latino communities. Praise goes to Sean Hannity, John Boehner, Marco Rubio, John McCain, Jeff Flake, among others.   Read more »

at Apr 16, 2013 8:53 AM

UNA NACION UNDER GOD – A Dialogue Austin in Texas Part 1

Panelists at the Una Nacion Under God – A Dialogue: The panel consisted of Ivan Andarza, an immigration attorney, Dr Alex Mendes Director of Hispanic Ministries, Evangelical Free Church of America, Dr Richard Land President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Hon Diane Costa former Mayor of Highland Village, Adryana Boyne National Director of VOCES Action, Dr Daryl Boyne President of VOCES Action, Hon Todd Staples, Texas Agriculture Commissioner, and Hon Francisco ‘Quico’ Canseco Former US Congressmen

On Saturday, April 6, 2013 Una Nacion Under God – A Dialogue, hosted by VOCES Action, Conservatives in Action and the San Antonio Tea Party partnering with Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples, brought a most needed Hispanic Outreach conversation to the state Capital in Austin, Texas.   Read more »

at Apr 15, 2013 2:01 PM

Border Security and Immigration Reform - Two Separate Issues that Must be Linked

It is clear that border security and immigration reform are two separate issues. Yet the two must be linked together as we try to develop a responsible solution to both of these problems facing our nation. Today, in Houston, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is visiting to make a speech about border security and the job her department is doing. It is interesting that she chose Houston as the place to deliver this. Texans have been hammering her about border security from the day she took office.

The truth is, and we must acknowledge this, the border between the U.S. and Mexico is more secure now than it has ever been. One of the few good things the Obama Administration has done is to increase security along the border.

at Apr 4, 2013 1:29 PM

Attend the "Una Nacion Under God: A Dialogue" Event at the Capitol April 6th

An important statewide conference will be taking place in the beautiful Texas State Capitol from 10 AM to – 3 PM on Saturday April 6th, at the Capitol Grill (enter in the main capitol building).

The theme of the event is: Una Nacion Under God: A Dialogue, which is designed to impact the national debate with a focus

at Apr 3, 2013 12:18 PM


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