The recent onset of severe winter storms has recalled the mental health trauma caused by past crises, such as 2021’s Winter Storm Uri. “It’s not just one stressor,” Rice faculty scholar Luz Garcini told Texas Tribune, “but everything that surrounds it.”:
“The anti-immigrant rhetoric needs to stop. It has done so much damage to these communities. They have been portrayed as a burden to the system, as a threat to society ... You can imagine what that does to a person,” said Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar Luz Garcini.