Austin, Texas, otherwise known as the capital of Texas in the United States, is an urbanized city with many individual characteristics of its own. Austin is known for its night life, wide-range diversity, and the University of Texas at Austin. The population has continued to grow as the city continues to urbanize. According to the United States Census Bureau from 2010 to 2013 alone, Austin’s population has increased by 12%, which is the highest out of the top 25 largest cities in America (Weissmann). Austin also had one of highest percentages of land area change at 64.4% (“United States”). The city has faced dramatic growth at a rapid pace compared to many other urban cities. The estimated population of Austin in 2014 is 912,791 people out of the total 26,956,958 people in the state (“QuickFacts”). The urbanization of Austin brings with it many public issues and unintentional problems from healthy and safety of it citizens to allocating resources and information for immigrants. One of the larger problems Austin has faced recently and continues to face is illegal immigrants and their inability to find employment without green cards or documentation. Local government, city council, Commission on Immigrant Affairs, and various other actors have tried to correct or improve the immigration issues that Austin faces. Causes of illegal immigration cannot be pinpointed to one direct cause. It is entirely made of many indirect causes that lead to this significant problem. According
Today in Texas and the United States, there has been many issues that involve immigration. Many people assume that they are taking the U.S. citizens jobs which is causing many to lose their jobs or the insufficient amount of jobs there are. Or how they don’t belong here, and they should “go back to where they belong.” There are some pros and cons of having immigrants in the state of Texas, and if there is a way to compromise on this subject of if they should be allowed here or not. Also, if the state of Texas should have any play in the immigration policy. After reading the passage “Immigration in Texas” and the arguments both state senators Dan Patrick and Julio Castro were both very persuasive.
For years to decades’ immigrations has been an issue and maybe in some way a solution to big business gain. Is a real way to fix it or find a balance? It has been and will always be an ongoing subject with politics to come. Since the 1800s Texas borders has had a large population of undocumented immigrants. Though in the current century it does not have the high population with undocumented immigrant now, it is a targeted border for migration.
Many citizens have moved to states like Texas and California because they see it as a place of opportunities to find careers or raise families. Despite Texas being the second largest state in America, according to the 2010 Census, its population was lower than that of California. California’s total population amounted to 37, 253, 956, meanwhile Texas was only at 25, 145, 561. Consequently, in 2014 the total taxes collected in California were higher than Texas, with California
Illegal immigrants have been a hot topic lately due to the popularity of this topic amongst the Republican Presidential Nominees, especially Donald Trump. These illegal immigrants bring various things to this country when they come. Some things are positive, such as a family simply seeking to find a better life, while some things are harmful to the United States, such as the amount of crime among illegal immigrants. In July 2015, the most recent estimate of illegal immigrants was 11.2 million. This same data shoes that 56 percent of all deportations last year were convicted criminals, which accounted for 177,960 individuals (Shoichet, 2015). Crime among illegal immigrants is a problem, and sanctuary cities, which are supposed to be a solution, may be making this problem worse.
The population in Texas is growing by leaps and bounds. According to The Texas Politics Project (2017), “the state’s population grew by 7.2 percent – over 1.8 million people – between 2010 and 2014” (p. 11.10). This growing population also brings with it great diversity, including a growing number of Hispanics. When discussing the population growth that is occurring in Texas, Long (2014) states that, “Hispanic populations have grown rapidly far from the U.S.-Mexico border,
While many may believe that the most important issue to Latinos is immigration reform, a survey taken by the Pew Research Center in 2013 reveals that “some 57% of Latino registered voters called education an ‘extremely important’ issue facing the nation today” (Krogstad). The reason why this is seen as most important may be due to Texas’s overall low national rankings. As reported by the U.S. News and World Report, of the 1,492 Texas high schools examined for the nation’s best high schools, only 357 made the list in 2014 (Brown 367). As an increasing number of students “have come… from families that are ethnic minorities or economically disadvantaged,” such low rankings possibly result from the low quality education that they receiving as “historically, Texas not served minority and less affluent student as well as it has Anglo and middle-class students” (Brown 367). Additionally, in the 2012-2013 academic school year, the Texas Education Agency reported that 51 percent of students in the state are Latino, therefore as the amount of Latino students increases throughout the state, the higher the notice of this lower quality education as compared to their Anglo counterparts (Brown 367). This has lead to an outreach throughout the Latino community to improve the quality of education that they are
According to “Immigrants in California,” by Marisol Cuellar Mejia and Hans P. Johnson, California has the most immigration than any other state, where “more than 30% of the population of seven California counties” are foreign born. A large contributor to these statistics are Hispanic immigrants that migrate to the United States in hope of achieving the “American Dream.” Los Angeles has become the most popular destination for these immigrants as this city alone contains 4.9 million Hispanics, making it 9% of the nation’s Hispanic population (Brown and Hugo). Although Hispanic immigrants have settled in Los Angeles, they encounter many urban struggles as they try to adjust to this new life style.
Illegal immigration has been around ever since borders were created to divide the world. The reasons for illegal immigration, stretch from escaping unstable governments, seeking job opportunities, and making money. In the United States, most of the current illegal immigration comes from Mexico and Latin America because of poverty and the lack of jobs (Poroy)(Wilson, Armstrong). The United States provides many cheap labor positions in construction and farming where business owners are looking for immediate workers that will get the job done. Unfortunately, illegal immigrants cost the U.S. government around $11.4 billion to $20.2 billion each year due to the use of America’s goods without paying all their taxes(Amadeo). Fortunately, over the
Our country was founded on immigration, but in recent decades the term ‘immigrant’ has been linked with turmoil. There has been great uncertainty within the American population of what to do about immigration reform, or if immigration is even a problem in our country. Arizona’s Scarred Generation by Fernanda Santos describes the chaotic changes taking place within most densely populated latin american states, mainly Arizona. Policies such as DACA have relieved some of this uncertainty within younger immigrant populations, especially latin americans growing up here who had no choice in being “undocumented” immigrants, but some laws such as SB 1070 ( a law allowing police to search latin american citizens based on their appearance), Proposition
The Hispanic community accounts for an estimated 16% of the United States population (Rhodes et Al., 2015). Although majorities of the Hispanic population reside in entryway states such as Texas, California, New York and Florida, non-traditional states have seen an upsurge of the Hispanic population in their states (Cevallos, 2014). The increase in Hispanic population amongst non-traditional states has generated a rebirth of an anti-immigrant
The Los Angeles freelance writer Richards discussed the changing ideology and opinions that have shaped California’s immigration policies. Even though Los Angeles is a sanctuary city that hosts several hundred thousand of immigrants, the city was once a tough place for immigrants to settle and enter. For example, in 1986, the city had instituted measures that could deport immigrants more so the ones who had a higher risk of recidivism (Richards). However, as the immigrants’ population surged and their political relevance increased, a federal court eventually awarded them the right to be accorded public services that other city members were entitled to, retracting the 1994 discriminatory policy that denied immigrants such privileges (Richards).
Nevertheless, it is not only imperative to outline that between 2009 and 2014 the number of illegal immigrants decreased in Kansas, Georgia, Alabama, Illinois, South Carolina, California as well as Nevada, but also vital to note that these reductions are alleged to the reduced number of unauthorized Mexican immigrants. As opposed to the small number (41 percent) of immigrants who had lived in America for more than ten years in the US by 2005, the figure had risen significantly to a wobbling 66 percent by 2014. Nevertheless, those who have lived in the country illegally for less than five years are declining in number steadily, having been estimated at barely 14 percent in 2014 (Krogstad and Passel 17). While the illegal immigrants could be considered as both credible and dependable because of the benefits they bring to the US, on the contrary, it is critical to comprehend the unintended consequences that translate into tangible problems like increased competition for the limited unskilled job opportunities, increased pressure on the economy by using free social services including healthcare, social security, and education as well as the growing crime rate perpetuated by unauthorized citizens in the
Austin is the largest city in the southern part of the United States, the capital of Texas. The city's population is growing rapidly, and in 2014 there were more than 912 000 inhabitants. Together with suburbs it is 1,7 million. In 1839, the village named Waterloo was renamed in Austin, in honor of Stephen Fuller Austin - a man who played an important role in the history of Texas. In 1846, Austin became the capital of Texas.
The article titled “City of Dallas to join fight against Texas immigration law”1 summarizes Dallas’ Mayor, Mike Rawlings, recently shared opinions on the Senate Bill 4 that will begin on September of 2017. Like many of the Texans, he currently opposes this bill and states that “[it] is unconstitutional and [will] infringe upon the city's ability to protect public safety.”2 To conclude the article, it states that Dallas will join other cities and take legal action in opposition to this bill, but it is still uncertain if they will file their own lawsuit.