Immigration (June 2011)

If job creation is the goal, make E-Verify mandatory

In a speech delivered during a campaign fundraising trip to Texas last month, President Obama called for Congress to approve comprehensive immigration reform, also known as “amnesty.” Meanwhile, the president and his administration claim that putting unemployed Americans back to work is their No. 1 priority. 

Listen to Hispanic voters on reforms to immigration law

In a recent editorial in another Capitol-focused publication, my colleague Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) sought — as he has in the past — to pressure Congress to resist immigration reform. This time, he added an interesting prediction: that even without immigration reform, Latino Republican candidates will deliver the Latino vote in 2012.