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Texans for Sensible Immigration Policy (TxSIP) Biography

Con to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“We need a comprehensive immigration policy that secures the border and recognizes the need for the continued employment of the current working immigrant workforce and the need for a program to meet future employment needs. Such a policy would secure the border; create a legal status by which the current immigrant workforce could work here legally that does not grant citizenship but gives both employee and employer the ability to continue driving the American economy; identify the immigrant workers and properly tax those workers and their employers, eliminating the current ‘underground’ cash-only employment; and develop a viable and efficient visa work program that allows for a timely and reasonable flow of immigrant workers to meet future employment needs. Once comprehensive reform is in place, we must establish a system of effective and fair enforcement against employers and immigrants that refuse to comply.”

“Welcome,”, accessed Feb. 4, 2008


“[F]ormed to educate the public and our elected officials about the importance and need for sound comprehensive immigration reform that secures our borders and keeps our economy strong.”

“Our Mission,”, accessed Feb. 4, 2008


“We strongly support enhanced border security and believe we can have a secure border without criminalizing the employers and working immigrants helping to fuel our economy… we can establish a sensible immigration policy that secures the border, meets our economy’s labor needs, identifies, verifies, and assimilates immigrants, and properly taxes immigrant workers and their employers.”

“Our Mission,”, accessed Feb. 4, 2008

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  1. Should Employers Who Unknowingly Hire Undocumented Immigrants Receive Lighter Penalties?