In 2021, remittances from Texas to Mexico alone totaled $7.8 billion.
For would-be illegal entrants, having their children be awarded U.S. citizenship by virtue of birth alone is a huge incentive to make the journey and pay off the cartels to enter the United States.
Although a wall is not a magic bullet for border security, it is a necessary portion of any effort to secure the border.
Texans for Strong Borders urges legislators to change the residency requirement for in-state tuition so that only U.S. citizens are eligible for this benefit.
This would provide additional economic opportunities for Texans priced out of the labor market and allow business owners who want to do the right thing to feel secure doing so.
Gov. Greg Abbott should use his constitutional authority to secure the Texas border and protect the sovereignty and citizens of our state.