One of the Solutions to Our Border Crisis Is to Promote Democratic and Strong Economic Systems Abroad

If such things are possible, it would seem the issue of illegal immigration along our southern border is heating up. We continue to see a surge in the number of people being apprehended, President Donald Trump has put a timeline on when he wants to see reform proposals move in Washington (two weeks), and, here in Texas, the state is deploying 1,000 National Guard troops. Count us among those who are skeptical that Washington will find enough consensus to quickly pass meaningful legislation, but what should be clear is that the people currently being stopped at the border are a little different than what we’ve seen in the past. And that difference offers clues on what Washington could do next. Let’s first look at who is arriving at the border. The Pew Research Center looked into this and found very interesting details. It turns out that illegal immigration increased in just five states from 2007 to 2017 — Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Dakota and South Dakota — and declined in 12 others. The change was statistically insignificant in the rest, including Texas.   Continue reading...

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