Immigrants are a vital part of Texas’ economy. Their consumer spending power totaled 120.3 billion dollars, and they paid $40.6 billion dollars in local, state, and federal taxes. They are significant economic contributors to every Congressional District….
The 3rd Texas Latino Policy Symposium (TXLPS III) urged local and state Covid-19 recovery support and structural policymaking change. Covid-19 further exposed Texas’s inadequate and unequal investments in education, employment, housing, health care, and economic development.
Latinos have experienced inequitable and discriminatory state and local public policies with negative impacts over generations. Progress has been made but challenges remain. Improvements in the social and economic mobility of Latino families first occurred because of significant labor movements of the 1920s. Further improvements followed from post-World War II Mexican American civic organizing and […]