Immigration Law

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Texas Governor Issues Executive Order Expanding Use of E-Verify
Posted on 4 Dec 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Gov. Rick Perry, already jockeying amid a crowded field of potential Republican 2016 presidential hopefuls, issued an executive order Wednesday for state agencies to start using a federal electronic system designed to weed out undocumented workers... Read More

Who Is Securing the Texas Border? How Private Contractors Mislead the Public, Then Get Rich Off Taxpayer Money
Posted on 13 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"It would be hard to exaggerate the degree to which Governor Perry and DPS Chief McCraw have outsourced state border-security, homeland-security, and public-safety programs to Washington Beltway contractors." - Tom Barry, Mar. 12, 2012... Read More

Perry, Texas DPS Outsource $20M in No-Bid Border Contracts to Beltway Consultants
Posted on 16 Mar 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[Austin American-Statesman] Investigative reporter Jeremy Schwartz spent more than three months reviewing thousands of pages of contracts, program status reports and internal Department of Safety Public documents that were the result of multiple... Read More

Tags: Abrams , alis , dps , perry , border , Texas

Perry touts work permits, travel documents for undocumented immigrants
Posted on 6 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry said the federal government should extend work visas permitting undocumented immigrants to move freely between the U.S. and their home countries, but stressed that he still opposes amnesty or a path... Read More

DREAMs of a education
Posted on 13 Nov 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In a nondescript room on the University of Texas campus, about 20 students chattered and laughed before Daniel Olvera called the meeting to order. One by one, they introduced themselves: the mechanical engineering major who's building... Read More

Why the GOP Demonizes 'Illegals'
Posted on 26 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In today’s GOP, the correct term for a human being who crosses the U.S. border without a visa in search of a brutally difficult, poorly paid job that few native-born Americans wish to do but on which our national economy depends is “illegal... Read More

Tags: Latinos , romney , illegals , cain , GOP , perry

Texas Wins Border Game, Moves Goalposts
Posted on 17 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Gov. Rick Perry's surge of law enforcement officers on the southern border recently met the most specific goal publicly set by its commander, a development that has received so little attention that critics say it calls into question the true... Read More

Tags: goal , guard , perry , border , Texas

Border Sheriffs Pan Rick Perry’s Order to Send National Guard
Posted on 22 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Leaders along the Texas border with Mexico slammed Gov. Rick Perry’s move Monday to send 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas, saying overwhelmed counties need law enforcement and charitable aid, not militarization. ... Sheriffs and... Read More

Texas Border Safe; Perry's Call for More Troopers, Guardsmen Debunked
Posted on 21 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez testified that an increase in crime has not accompanied the wave of Central American immigrants. "As far as I can tell, our community has not been impacted in any way from a criminal activity standpoint... Read More

Tags: safety , perry , border , Texas

Oooops, Part Two: Perry Send National Guard to Border...Without Food
Posted on 30 Aug 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"They came here to help protect the border but now the first wave of Texas National Guard troops deployed after Governor Rick Perry made the call, are needing assistance to pay for food and gas. "We were contacted that 50 troops that are in... Read More

Texas Border Officials, Residents Say National Guard Surge 'Pointless'
Posted on 28 Jul 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Self- described conservative Jesus Cantu sees his family home, buffered by a wooden fence and high barbed wire, as ground zero of the Texas border battles. But unlike his fellow conservative, Gov. Rick Perry, he doesn't believe it's a battle... Read More

Texas DREAMers Will Be Able to Drive, Despite Gov. Perry's Bluster
Posted on 22 Aug 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Articles by Dianne Solís (Dallas Morning News) and Julian Aguilar (Texas Tribune) on driver license eligibility in Texas for deferred action grantees. Read More

Mary Sanchez: Texas has dealt well with tuition policy for undocumented students
Posted on 9 Oct 2011 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Texas is dealing pragmatically and humanely with a consequence of failed federal immigration policy. Are you listening Mitt Romney? If the GOP nominates and the nation elects to the White House, a candidate who misunderstands these basic facts... Read More