About 6 percent of the people in Texas are undocumented immigrants. They work and live in the state, and they pay taxes. They’re not citizens, and they can’t vote.

Their presence in Texas increases the population of the state, and the number of people Texas sends to Congress is directly tied to the number of humans in the state. Not just voters, not just citizens. Humans.

Ross Ramsey is executive editor and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. This analysis originated at texastribune.com. Contact Ramsey at rramsey@texastribune.org.

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Bulldog

This presidential election is the most important election in the history of the United States. The biggest issue is who will more than likely nominate 3 justices to the supreme court. Thomas and Alito both have expressed an interest in retiring soon, Ginsberg will more than likely need to be replaced. As we have found Roberts is completely unreliable when it comes to constitutional protections. The latest travesty was the 5 -4 decision against the First Amendment. The supreme court ruled that the state of Nevada could limit the number of worshippers that attend church. In California the government mandated that people could not sing in church. If a horde of people want to riot, loot and pillage that is protected, but if someone wants to go worship God they must be controlled by the state. If the democrats take control, America as we know it will cease to exist.

natives5

Seems like China would be a great country for your one party beliefs. Why would you want a country with no checks and balances? And come on, your line of “rioters, looters and pillaging” is so played out. Many of those individuals have been arrested unlike the church folk who blatantly ignore the masks mandates and social distancing in the name of the Lord. I don’t need to be inside a church to praise and worship my Lord and Savior. What’s so horrible about online worshipping until Covid is under control? I forgot you think it’s a hoax and political tool.

antone

Bull, well written; I appreciate your ideas. The first two sentences are spot-on.[beam]

Father of Six

The ole slippery slope. "They work and live in the state and they pay taxes. They're not citizens and they can't vote", yet. Mr. Ramsey are you going to turn out to be as soulless as John Roberts?

natives5

Or as soulless as this administration? Remember they separated children from their parents and locked them in cages.

Bulldog

Um wrong. That was obama

Bulldog

Now they do separate the children from adults to make sure they are in fact their parents. You don't support s3x trafficking of children. Do you?

natives5

Sessions implemented the zero tolerance policy and he was trumps buddy until he didn’t stroke the ego. Your words are becoming more desperate..do I support child trafficking? Sick Bulldog, just sick and way off course.

PJBM626

The old put them in a cage slogan. I’m amazed at the dems who never said a word when Obama put them in cages, his policy, and Trump followed suit and now they blame him. I call that “ lack of rational or truth”

The election is important. We have dems still in denial protests in Seattle, Portland other cities are non violent? Are you kidding me. Even the NAACP came out against ANTIFA actions

Father of Six

In your rush to blame President Trump for everything you forget you don't like Ross Ramsey. And it was President Obama who built and used the cages.

natives5

And when did I say I didn't like Ross Ramsey? Spreading falsities yet again. At least you are consistent Father of Six.

Father of Six

Do you have any sense of humor? Ease up Francis.

natives5

I have a sense of humor when there’s something funny. I laugh at Bulldog often.

Father of Six

After watching a portion of AG Barr's testimony today I would think we can all agree less representation is not a bad thing.

natives5

I think we could use better representation and an AG that works for the people and not his own political leanings.

PJBM626

Did you say the same thing with Eric Holder and Lynch. Both did the will of Obama and the dem party. Fast and Furious, IRS scandal, Speaking with Bill Clinton on the tarmac etc etc

PJBM626

Barr is during the people’s work

He’s going to expose spying on a political campaign, illegally charging Page and Flynn and ruining their lives through lies

We already know about the false Russian dossier used to start an investigation and get illegal FISA warrants. Yes Durham and he will expose massive corruption the people need to see. Now dem propaganda media and the facts will try to cover, but’s there so many new media outlets which will expose the truth

Father of Six

Unfortunately, or fortunately, Republican presidents appoint Republican AG's and Democrats appoint Democrat AG's. It's the way it's always been, and it works.

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