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RITA Immigration Policy Principles

Reform Immigration for Texas Policy Principles As our Texas Members of Congress take part in the discussions for comprehensive immigration reform, we ask that they take into consideration the following principles that were developed from the perspective of organizations, individuals, and communities that work and live side-by-side immigrant families in Texas. Provide a Pathway to […]

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Texas law enforcement statement on immigration

What do Texas’ police and sheriffs have to say about immigration, the law and public safety? Statement by Texas Law Enforcement Executives on State-Based Immigration Policy

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The problem with “sanctuary cities” laws

Why legislation on so-called “sanctuary cities” is wrong for Texas. What’s So Wrong With HB12 and SB9?

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The Texas GOP and Hispanics

In a political era that has focused much attention on the rising Hispanic vote across the U.S.,Texas has proven that the Hispanic vote is up for grabs.     Texas Gop and His Panics Whitepaper

The Texas Can Do Better rally in Austin, February 22, 2011.

Legislative Principles for Texas Legislature 82nd Session

What do immigrant communities, students, business owners, faith leaders and law enforcement want from state lawmakers? RITA Legislative Principles for Texas Legislature 82nd Session

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Five Fast Immigration Facts

  What do you know about immigrants living in Texas? Test your knowledge on these facts. -FACT #1: Immigrants are only a small portion of Texas’ population The foreign-born population in Texas, which includes naturalized citizens, represented about 16% of the total population in 2008, according to the Migration Policy Institute. (U.S. average: The foreign-born […]

RITA partners and members gather for a press conference on July 29 to celebrate the victory over anti-immigrant bills in Texas.

REPORT: How Communities Beat Arizona-Style Bills In Texas

The Border Network for Human Rights, a founding member of RITA, released a report today on the challenges and successes of the Texas Can Do Better campaign. You can read and download it here: Lessons Learned During the 2011 Texas Can Do Better Campaign by the Border Network for Human Rights

The Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA) believes that Texas should be front and center in the debate over immigration reform. We are a multi-sector statewide network dedicated to building support for comprehensive immigration reform. RITA presents a common, pro-reform voice and push to fix America’s broken immigration system with fair, humane and sensible policies that foster America’s strength, security and prosperity.