The Source: Demand For Drugs, Labor, Firearms Fuels Border Issues
Texas has allocated $800 million to stopping migrants and drugs from crossing into the U.S. during the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years. Yet these efforts may not compensate for the ongoing exchange of drugs, guns and labor.
The Texas Tribune's Bordering on Insecurity project looks at the demand for foreign workers and contraband in the United States, plus how these economic opportunities can affect the state's immigration policy.
Click here to read the piece, "If we hire them, they will come: The demand side of border security."
- Jay Root, reporter for the Texas Tribune
- Julián Aguilar, reporter for the Texas Tribune
- Jolie McCullough, reporter & news developer for the Texas Tribune
- William Kelly, founding director of the Center for Criminology and Criminal Justice Research and sociology professor at The University of Texas at Austin