is one of the largest states in the United States. Geographically Texas is
positioned in south-central religion. For the past decade, Texas has
experienced tremendous growth of population due to immigration. Majority of
immigrates came from Mexico and other parts of the world. Immigration has
changed Texas economy in many dimensions such as economic growth, intermarriage
and cultural believes among others.
How Population is changing
Texas has a long history of immigration, 20% of Texas population is made
up of immigrants hailed from Mexico. These immigrants have contributed to the
changes that have occurred in Texas in the past decade. Due to increased population, Texas economy
has been boosted as well as the growth of industries. Population changes in Texas
have pulled nearly 50 percent of industrial workers from the immigrant
community. In the year 2010, Texas census reported a massive shift in
population. During her count she recorded a rise of 4.3 million since the year
2000 and 2010; these figures represented the highest population changes (Nei
& Takeo & Ramjet, 1-10). Additionally, due to immigration her
population, have adopted different languages, religions and cultural
norms. The natives inherit the way of
the immigrant. It is inevitable for her to resist population changes since
immigrants have become part of their history.
All in all, population changes have some political implication. Over the years population changes have
created political stability in many states in the United States. Those rich states with low growth are the most
stable, while those poor and developing countries have high growth rates hence
suffering from chronic instability. The statement above is the reason as to why
Texas natives have started to consider immigrants as the threat to their
economy. Population changes implication has created enormous political
instability mostly to ethnic division exist; this consequence complicates
problems of Texas states government by supporting urbanization. Another impact
of changing population is the unbalanced age structure which occurs as a result
of rapid increases in the population that hinders satisfaction of employment,
education and healthcare systems (Citrin & Jack & Donald, 1124- 1154).
Moreover, population changes have created a job insecurity tension among the
natives. Due to the high number of immigrant natives argue that they are going
to occupy their job since immigrants are paid low wages as compared to Texas
After reading the passage in the book, I agree with Julian Castro, that,
Texas states must establish a department that will monitor the population
increases in the country. And all undocumented immigrants must be given the
proper paper. Whenever, the nation provides adequate immigrant paper they become
business owners, taxpayers, and neighbours to natives. However, immigrants are
an integral part of Texas diverse and thriving members of society. According to
Texas economist, immigrant’s business owners have generated approximately 8.1
billion dollars in business income every financial year.
Pros of Illegal Immigration in
Regard to Both the U.S. and Texas Economies
12 million undocumented immigrants are living in the United States. Deporting this entire immigrant to their
native countries is unrealistic.
Instead, United States government must offer them legal means to become citizens
(Borjas). Regularizing immigrant by
awarding them with citizenship will only strengthen united states national
security, stimulate a sound economy, vibrant and diverse culture.
This legal status will boost United States productivity and wage; they
can achieve this by document immigrants. According to researchers, if they
award the immigrants who are available for legal status the citizenship, they
will generate about 876 billion to the economy in ten year period.
I believe deportation and amnesty is not the solution to solving cases
of an undocumented immigrant in the United States (Espenshade & Charles,
189- 224). As such, the government must introduce a program that will monitor
all activities of immigrants. This program well awards citizenship only to
those immigrants who are involved in any crime in the United States as well as
those who have started the family with natives. Also, deportation can be
applied only to those immigrants who are lawbreakers.
Role, the State of
Texas, Plays in the Immigration Policy
Texas states government has the role to play when regulating the
immigrant’s cases. The states itself has a law that monitors immigration. The state must enact its supplementary
legislation that will set up policies that will determine which public services
immigrant can access and introducing a robust employees screening. The United
States has developed a plan to construct a wall that will cross the southern
border. This wall is meant to prevent Mexican from migrating to the United
States. Taxes as a state must be ready to participate in this project
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