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As a majority-minority state, what role do you see Austin playing in the long-term conversation around immigration and migrant rights?

Susana Almanza

City Council, District 3


Policy-makers need to better understand what causes anti-immigrant sentiments because resistant public opinion is the key roadblock for immigration reform in Austin and United States. Fair amount of the anti-immigration sentiment is driven by deep-seated cultural factors that can be addressed through undoing racism programs. Cultural educational programs in the schools at every grade level are needed. City government, Civic groups and churches can play a broader role in addressing anti-immigration sentiment and can offer undoing racism classes.