If you've ever been to North Texas, (DFW area, Denton, Irving, Richardson, Wichita Falls, etc...), you'll notice something very interesting about the social situation there.
I for one had never been there until college, and believe it or not, not very many people know spanish. In fact, when you're born and raised in a place like San Antonio, or south Texas, it's almost like Northern Texas is a different state, far away from the border.
So it didn't surprise me when I read an article in Dallas Morning News regarding Immigration reform and the City of Irving, TX. Here is the article:
And here is my favorite quote:
"Our government has not kept to its oath to protect us from invasion," Ms. Towell said.
This was a woman referring to an invasion of Mexicans coming to steal all of the jobs away that she would probably never allow her children to work anyway. It reminds me of someone deathly afraid of a literal alien invasion....without remembering to think..."hey, these are people too..."
So basically there was a rally on a Criminal Alien Program that catches illegal aliens and if suspicious, they are then given to the feds. The article states that this is a controversial program has already turned 11% of it's criminals over to the federal government for suspicion of being illegally in the country. A few days prior there was a huge rally against the program and the following days there were phone calls from supporters in response. I think it's particularly interesting that at this rally saturday the few dozen supporters were waving American Flags, freaking out over an influx of people who (God Forbid) don't speak English.
The one important and positive aspect of this article is that the program it speaks of has already been on the agenda for years, we just haven't enforced it. I do give Irving props for working on programs that are already intact as oppose to wasting tax dollars on new programs Texans can't afford.