If the bedrock of our democracy is resilient communities, Texas’ failure to protect its border communities is damaging our democracy writ large. Prior to the pandemic, the U.S. was already facing a humanitarian crisis at the southern border. Now, border towns are facing the compounded effect of the state’s pandemic response failure and the Trump administration’s failure to quell the migration crisis. Texas owes it to its residents and the country to resuscitate and protect its border communities by combating the health and migration crises simultaneously.
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Updated: Aug 17, 2020