Texas needs foreign workers in order to keep up with its construction boom. It’s the state with the second largest amount of foreign born workers in the nation. Out of these 452,382 foreign born workers, 1/3 comes from Mexico.
Michael Cox and Richard Alm from the SMU O’Neal Center for Economic Freedom make a case on why Texas benefits from immigrant workers. You can read the complete article in this link: 32 – Foreign-Born Workers Important to Building Texas
Alan Bersin, former Border Czar and Assistant Secretary from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security shares his perspectives on why a border wall would not address the real challenges confronting the U.S. border enforcement system. He also speaks about how the experience gained through operations in El Paso, Texas and San Diego, California, were key in order to begin border management cooperation with Mexico, which was nonexistent before.
You can read all of his insights about the U.S.-Mexico border here