Immigration Reform Policy
STEP ONE: SECURE the Border with Local Authority and Texas National Guard. Fight human and drug trafficking to keep the border safe. The property rights of Texans who live in the border should be secured using advanced technology – the government should not take their land and build a wall on it.
STEP TWO: Identify illegal immigrants already here and allow the non-violent ones to get a work permit – NOT CITIZENSHIP – just like the government did during the Bracero Program in the 1950s.
STEP THREE: Build a wall around the welfare state by denying welfare to all non-citizens. This will turn off the welfare magnet.
STEP FOUR: Create a Texan guest worker visa program that allows migrants of good standing to come temporarily and work for honest employers when there are no Americans who will do the job. This program should be managed by Texans and for Texans.
We must secure our borders and provide safety for our families on and near the border. Texas must step in where the Federal government is falling short.
We start from the foundation of human dignity, liberty, rule of law, and what is good for Texas.
I am the only candidate who is boldly taking on true immigration reform with a plan to educate, and mobilize our Texas immigrants towards prosperity and independence.
I support common sense guest worker programs that are good for Texas.
I’ll work to influence Federal policy that benefits Texas and grants more power to Texas to set its own policy.
I support reforms that move immigrants towards legal residency status so that:
- immigrants work by the rules; pay taxes, and contribute to the Texas economy
- immigrants are not exploited
- common sense policies will encourage work, not dependency
Texas will not tolerate criminal activity and those involved will be exposed, prosecuted, and deported.
Our anti-poverty program focuses on earned success; these same principles will apply to our immigrant population.
Our plan calls people forward and empowers their economic independence, which is good for Texas.
We will deploy resources to secure the border and keep it safe with our local, state and federal partners.
We see immigration as an engine of success for the global economy with a bi-lingual workforce that enables Texas to prosper from international trade and commerce in the 21st century.