Irresponsible news stories about the border impact people’s views of it — especially those of people who are farthest away from the border. These stories impact our general perception of immigrants and Latinos, which in turn impacts how we handle matters in border regions.
It is becoming clear that affairs in Texas are significantly affected by the health of relations between the U.S. and Mexico. As negotiations with Mexico continue, it may fall on Texans to demand better relations with Mexico in order to maintain the state’s security and robust job growth.
One can conclude that the new anti-sanctuary cities law oppresses undocumented immigrants. The far-right members of the Texas Legislature seem set towards further persecuting a group of people whose presence benefits a number of huge labor-intensive industries in Texas from agriculture to energy, and their actions are gaining notice.