Dallas Politician Says ‘illegal Immigrants’ to Blame for City’s Middle Class Problem

J.J. Koch, who has a high chance of becoming the next sole Republican on the Dallas County commissioners court, says that blame for the city's declining middle class falls in large part on one group: unauthorized immigrants. They make up roughly 7 percent of the county, according to the Pew Research Center, but Koch believes they have put an outsize burden on public schools, social services and the economy. "This shrinking of the middle class won't stop until we end the flow of illegal immigrants into our County," Koch said Thursday in a campaign email to his supporters. "That time-tested formula for achieving the American dream will end in Dallas County if we don't take immediate action to change course and enforce our laws."   Continue reading...

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