Give all S.C. students access to the American Dream

(Originally Published in The South Carolina Post and Courier) Thousands of South Carolina high school seniors are graduating and heading off to college this fall, but for many hard-working students college isn’t an option. South Carolina’s policy of denying in-state tuition rates to undocumented high school graduates denies many long-time state residents the opportunity to obtain a higher-paying job and contribute to the state’s economy.

Immigration Reform Ushers in Economic Growth, not Welfare

As Congress heads back to Washington next week for another shot at immigration reform, repeated concerns of an enhanced welfare state and its impending cost to taxpayers have many questioning if the current reform debate will end any differently than the unsuccessful efforts in 2006 and 2009. This time however, support to rally behind those claims has fallen as more conservatives make the economic case for reform. Growing public opinion is recognizing immigration reform’s ability to transform our economy with a diversified workforce.

Opportunity for all hard-working high school grads

(Originally Published on the Roanoke Times) Thousands of Virginia high school seniors are graduating and heading off to college this fall, but for many hard-working students college isn’t an option. Virginia’s policy of denying in-state tuition rates to undocumented high school graduates denies many long-time state residents the opportunity to obtain a higher-paying job and contribute to the state’s economy.

Immigration Reform Won’t Be Derailed By Recent Scandals, Advocates Say

May 17, 2013 By Griselda Nevarez VOXXI Huffington Post Pro-immigration reform advocates say they don’t suspect efforts to pass an immigration reform bill this year could be derailed by the recent storm of scandals. Instead, they say the momentum to approve legislation to overhaul the nation’s broken immigration system is unstoppable.

Anti-Immigration Efforts Would Increase the Size of Government

The American Spectator Daniel Garza May 13, 2013 “What we should do is enforce current law!” – It’s a simple-minded rejoinder chortled by many an American at public meetings, on social media, and on talk radio in resistance to immigration reform efforts currently under way. But anyone who harbors fear and loathing of the growing power in the size and scope of government, as I do, should reject this tired and worn cliché exactly because of what enforcement of the current 1986 law calls for.

Rachel Campos-Duffy Balances Motherhood with Activism

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Georgia Pabst May 11, 2013 Rachel Campos-Duffy may be more well-known nationally than in Wisconsin. She laughs at that notion. "That's OK with me," she said. "We lead public lives, but Sean and I are very private. We're home on Friday nights and don't do a lot of socializing. We want to be with our kids at home." Sean is her husband, Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, who represents the state's sweeping rural, northwestern 7th Congressional District.