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Certain perks and downsides of undocumented immigration to the United States and Texas

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 worse. The roads are entirely occupied, and the subway stations are also seen to be over-occupied, causing a change in the local community’s lifestyle.

What are some of the possible political implications of the changing population in Texas?

Due to the rapid increase in 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 has 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 complicated to send immigrants back to Mexico, and the United States has never made such a tradition in which the immigrant was carried 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 owners, are getting high benefits from the immigrants. They are cheap labor, and their hard work lets them confirm the jobs. The natives have difficulty, but this difficulty will be overcome with time. Moreover, the United States would also have to invest a lot in the borders to limit the number of immigrants, so it’s better to keep things as they are happening.

What are the pros and cons of illegal immigration for both the U.S. and Texas economies? Consider how illegal immigrants have positively or negatively affected the economy.

There are some pros and cons to illegal immigration to the United States and the Texas economy. Due to immigration, the businesses are proliferating, and good profits are earned. The labor is also found to be cheap, which is a way to decrease the cost.

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 a compromise on immigration is possible? Are the only two options deportation and amnesty? Is there a third option?

No problem 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. Some politicians and 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 to give 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 the immigration policy?

Texas must initially analyze how many people can 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.

From a political point of view, concerning the city’s security, the immigrant problem should be handled as soon as possible. Removing the immigrants from Texas is impossible, but reasonable steps could be taken to solve this problem. The best solution currently is only to document everyone to limit the crime from the city and to end the further entrance of immigrants into Texas.

Works Cited

Stone, Ashley. “Texas Education Review, Volume 5, Issue 1: Rural Students and Higher Education: An Overview of Challenges and Opportunities.” Texas Education Review(2017).

Kemeny, Thomas. “Immigrant diversity and economic performance in cities.” International Regional Science Review40.2 (2017): 164-208.

Nava, Julian. Julian Nava: My Mexican-American Journey. Arte Público Press, 2002.



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