RNLA Webinar: Biden Border Crisis Deepens as Incursions Reach Record Highs

RNLA Webinar
Biden Border Crisis Deepens as Incursions Reach Record Highs


The Honorable Bryan Hughes
Texas State Senator


Lora Ries
Director of the Border Security and Immigration Center at The Heritage Foundation


Friday, January 19th
2:00 p.m. ET


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As incursions across the border reach record highs, join the RNLA for the latest update on the Biden Border Crisis. Texas Senator Bryan Hughes and The Heritage Foundation's Lora Ries will discuss Biden's dangerous failures to act, implications at the state and federal level, and the various means that could be used to secure the border.

Bryan Hughes is serving his third term in the Texas Senate, representing the 19 counties of Senate District One in Northeast Texas. Born and raised in East Texas, Bryan attended Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler, receiving his B.B.A. in economics, cum laude, and becoming the first member of his family to receive a bachelor’s Degree. He went on to Baylor University School of Law and then served as law clerk to U.S. District Judge William Steger of Tyler before entering private practice which he maintains, helping families and businesses solve problems and deal with difficult challenges. He has been honored as Baylor Young Lawyer of the Year and Outstanding Alumnus of both Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler. For his service in the Legislature, Senator Hughes has received the Taxpayer Champion Award, the Visionary Leader Award from Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, and the Horizon Award from Texas Right to Life. He has also been named Defender of the American Dream by Americans for Prosperity and Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business. Mothers Against Drunk Driving honored Senator Hughes as 2017 Legislator of the Year, and the American Conservative Union consistently has given him their highest rating. Senator Hughes promotes individual opportunity and personal liberty so that everyone can experience the American Dream. Senator Hughes serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on State Affairs and the Senate Committee on Jurisprudence and as a member of the Finance, Health & Human Services, Natural Resources & Economic Development, and Nominations Committees.

Lora Ries is the Director of the Border Security and Immigration Center at The Heritage Foundation. She has over 26 years’ experience in the immigration and homeland security arena. Ries twice worked at the Department of Homeland Security on management and immigration policy and operations issues, most recently as the Acting Deputy Chief of Staff. She also worked in the private sector as a homeland security industry strategist and in government relations. Ries previously worked in the legislative branch as Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims. She started her career at the Department of Justice’s Board of Immigration Appeals and the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Ries’ commentary and analysis have been published and quoted in multiple print media, including The National Interest, FoxNews.com, Roll Call, and The Hill. She has done numerous radio and TV interviews and has testified before Congress. Ries earned a law degree at Valparaiso University Law School in Indiana and was a visiting law student with the University of Houston Law Center in Mexico City, Mexico. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in International Economics and Cultural Affairs; and Spanish from Valparaiso University; and studied Mexican History and Culture as a visiting undergraduate at La Universidad de las Américas in Puebla, Mexico


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January 19, 2024 at 2:00pm - 2:30pm