How is the population changing in Texas?
Texas is located on the Mexican border, and the current trend of Latin immigration is changing the population of Texas very rapidly. Illegal immigration has changed the conditions of the city entirely.
There are a total of 11 million undocumented immigrants who are called illegal immigrants in the United States, are seen in Texas only, and 2 million documented ones. Most of the immigrants are of Latino descent from Mexico. This number is continuously rising, and the condition of Texas is getting worst. The roads are completely occupied, and the subway stations are also seen to be over-occupied, which is causing a change in the lifestyle of the local community.
What are some of the possible political implications of the changing population in Texas?
Due to the rapid increase of the population of Texas City and its neighboring areas, the Lieutenant governor, Houston state senator Dan Patrick started a campaign in 2014 to limit the immigration or the entrance of immigrants to Texas.
It was emphasized as well as discussed that the federal government is not securing the borders for the ending or limiting of the illegal and is allowing outnumbered immigrants to enter the country. On the other side Julian Castro, San Antonio’s Mayor, have some opposite remarks on this concept as he said that Patrick is playing dog whistle politics and this immigration is not illegal.
After reading the “You Decide” passage, do you agree with Dan Patrick or Julian Castro? Should undocumented immigrants be given a pathway to citizenship or be sent back to their country of origin?
It is very difficult to send back the immigrants back to Mexico, and the United States has never made such a tradition in which the immigrant was sent back for any reason. Julian Castro is correct, and immigrants must be given a pathway to citizenship in the United States.
The businesses, as well as many other private ownerships, are getting great benefits from the immigrants. They are cheap labor, and their hard work let them confirms the jobs. The natives have difficulty, but this difficulty will be removed with the passage of time. Moreover, the United States would also have to invest a lot in the borders to limit the immigrants, so it’s better to let things as they are happening.
What are the pros and cons of illegal immigration in regards to both the U.S. and Texas economies? Consider how illegal immigrants have positively or negatively affected the economy.
There are a number of pros as well as cons of illegal immigration to the United States as well as Texas economy. Due to immigration businesses are growing rapidly and good profits are earned. The labor is found cheap as well, which a way to decrease the cost is also.
There is a disadvantage to the economy, due to the increase of undocumented refugees, the rate of crime is multiplied which is an alarming condition for all over Texas, and it is highly required to resolve this issue.
Do you believe compromise is possible on immigration? Are the only two options deportations and amnesty? Is there a third option?
There is no problem that could be resolved by rigidness. The Texas government as well as the local authorities have to compromise on immigration. Limiting the solution to only two options is also a problem. A number of politicians as well as business analysts have given their points of view for achieving a perfect solution to this problem.
Giving a little benefit and treating them as citizens of the United States wouldn’t cost as much as removing and sending them back. The possible solution would be giving them access to resources as the citizens have for the time being. Some of them will adjust and the others have to move forward or backward through which there would be no cost spent on solving this problem.
What role should the state of Texas play in immigration policy?
The state of Texas initially must analyze how many a number of people could be handled and accommodated easily. After that, the immigration policy could be formed. The immigration policy could be either in favor of immigration as well as against it.
In respect to the political point of view and concerning the security of the city, handle the immigrant’s problem as soon as possible. It is impossible to remove the immigrants from Texas, but some possible steps could be taken for the problem solution of this problem. The best solution currently is only to document everyone to limit the crime in the city and to end the further entrance of immigrants into Texas.