Texas, the second largest state in land mass and population within the United States, will be taking their own actions in order to protect their citizens from illegal immigrants trying to enter the country. Texas borders Mexico, one of the largest countries in the world but also one of the poorest countries in the world. Hundreds of thousands of people from Mexico all try to flee to the border with each passing year and with each year that number increases.
The reason for this is because the United States of America haven’t laws that are harsh enough laws relating to jumping the border. Most people who jump the border illegally are simply just sent back to their country but Texas plans on a different solution. Texas Border Officials revealed that they will be making a new prison right near the border, anyone who tries to hop the border illegally will be sent to that prison and given one meal a day. Texas Border Officials are doing this in hopes that word will get out in Mexico and that those considering jumping the border will no longer do so.
Texas Governor Rick Perry stated the following, “Other states don’t realize what we have to go through on a daily basis. A mass amount of our money is used towards sending these illegal immigrants back to their country and then those immigrants just try again. So we will create this prison and detain those who jump the border. I hope that this will lower the amount of people who jump the border by more than half.”