Dream Act Of Texas : The Lone Star State

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DREAM ACT IN TEXAS
Texas, the lone star state is considered the second largest state in the United States of America. It is also the second most populous state, located in the South Central part of the Unites States. According to the 2010 U.S census, Texas has a population of 25.1 million inhabitants. Hence, there has been an increase of 4.3 million people since the year 2000 to 2010. This can be traced down to higher maternity rate over the rate of mortality, net immigration and immigration as well as a relatively conducive cost of accommodation. Texas population growth between the year 2000 to 2010 is the greatest growth in the population of people encounter by any state in America.
In 2012, there were about 4.1 million foreign-born inhabitants in Texas. This made up about 15% of the state’s population. Approximately 1.7 million of the foreign-born inhabitants are illegal immigrants. According to the 2010 U.S census, there are several identified races located in Texas. 70.4% of the population was whiter Americans, 11.8% was African American, 3.8% was Asian American, 0.7% was Indian, 0.1% was Current Citizens of Hawaiian or pacific highlander only, 10.5% of the population was of some other races. Hispanics (of any race) were 37.6% of the population of the state, while non-Hispanic whites composed 45.3%.
Several Local governments have had to create their own policies in response to the increasing presence of immigrants in their locality. Since the Federal government has not…

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