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What Pres. Obama’s Immigration Action Will Mean for Houstonians

Posted on · After six years of stalled discussion and debate with Congressional Republicans over U.S. immigration policy, President Obama addressed the nation last night and shared his decision to defer the deportation of more than four million immigrants who entered the country illegally. The president characterizes the move as accountability, not amnesty. Congressional Republicans call it an executive overreach, […]

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Is Immigration Reform More or Less Likely to Happen with a New Congress?

Posted on · Amid an incoming GOP majority in the U.S. Senate, we’re learning the Obama administration is poised to lift the threat of deportation for millions of people who have entered the country illegally. Some argue such a move would be an executive overreach. We discuss whether, amid the changing winds of politics in Washington, it’s more […]

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Richardson: How Immigration Reform Might Benefit the Texas Economy

Posted on · Former Congressman, Governor, Energy Secretary, and one-time presidential candidate Bill Richardson of New Mexico will be in Houston Tuesday to discuss the relationship between immigration reform and economic growth in Texas. He’s speaking at an event presented at the Greater Houston Partnership and organized by the Texas Association of Business and the American Competitiveness Alliance. We hear what Richardson has […]