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Culture Divides Texas and Mexico

Jesús Velasco

Culture Divides Texas and Mexico.

Although Texas is Mexico’s main trade partner among American states, there is tension at the political level, fueled by the deployment of Texas National Guard units to the border, anti-immigration sentiment expressed publicly by Texas political leaders and warnings against travel to Mexico. The sources of this rift are domestic politics and cultural dissonance between Texas and Mexico, write Jesús Velasco, nonresident scholar at the Baker Institute Mexico Center, and Maribel McMillian.

Read the full op-ed in the April 10, 2015, Dallas Morning News.