Democratic mayors prepare to be next Texas migrant busing targets

Asher Price, the author of Axios Austin, tells us about Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s efforts to bring the border crisis to the Democratic mayor’s doorsteps and its effects on city hall officials. At this time, Texas has already sent thousands of migrants to New York, Washington, D.C., and Chicago.”This is a classic example of symbolic politics — it’s not meant to solve a significant policy problem or issue,” James Hollifield, SMU political science professor and director of its public policy center, tells Axios. Read more of our Academic Directors take here.

This post was written by Karen Gutierrez  ’21.