From the Houston Chronicle WASHINGTON — The state of Texas made more than $420 million off immigrants living in the state illegally in 2018, according to a new Rice University study. The study, which replicates an outdated state comptroller report, finds that for every $1 the Texas state government spends on the estimated 1.6 million […]

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This is the first of several excerpts from Deconstructed: An Insider’s View of Illegal Immigration and the Building Trades, co-written by Rational Middle executive producer Loren Steffy. To learn more about this project, listen to the latest episode of the Rational Middle podcast. Hector had worked for the same company for 13 years. He’d been […]

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