Ronald Reagan once said, "Don't be afraid to see what you see." On the matter of in-state tuition to illegal immigrants, Gov. Rick Perry is not afraid to see what is. And what Perry sees is that it is to our state's economic advantage to educate illegal immigrants. Continue »
Maria Fernanda Cabello, a 20-year-old junior at Texas A&M University, moved to Texas from Mexico when she was 12 years old. She and her family came into the country on tourist visas that later expired, and she is now undocumented. Continue »
Rick Perry's tuition troubles have a lot to do with the difference between politics in Texas and politics everywhere else. His support for in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants — and the fact that he's sticking with it — started a political tornado. It was enough to... Continue »
Immigrant rights advocates claim federal immigration raids in Shelbyville were designed to intimidate local Latinos who complained about the way they are treated by law enforcement at a hearing last week — a claim Immigration and Customs Enforcement denies. Continue »
Four months after President Barack Obama went to the other end of the Texas-Mexico border to tally achievements in border security and call for comprehensive immigration reform, a Republican congressman said the border remains unsafe and convened a hearing Monday in this border city to show it. Continue »
​A week or so back, Politico reported that Rick Perry had reached out to Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio, one of America's fiercest illegal-immigration foes and a constant innovator in the competitive field of Being a Total Dick. Continue »
An article by Julian Aguilar at Texas Tribune about Roxann Lara, a pregnant woman detained by Border Patrol agents, raises many more concerns about how that agency is complying with the Obama administration's new deportation policy. Continue »
We expect the immigration issue to come to the forefront of the GOP presidential nomination contest this weekend. Two notoriously anti-immigrant leaders, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint and Rep. Steve King, will be questioning the candidates at at Tea Party event in South Carolina on Monday. Continue »
Imagination is the key tool missing in the political arena. Immigration policy, especially, suffers from a lack of creative solutions and imagined possibilities for a better future, not just for immigrants but for all of us. The undocumented population recently was estimated at approximately 12 million. Continue »
Texas Governor Rick Perry may believe that evolution is an unproven theory, doubt the scientific consensus on global warming and regard Social Security as what he called an "illegal Ponzi scheme." But on one major issue his views are grounded in reality: the need to help promising young immigrants... Continue »