Texas Public School Teaches That ‘Strengthened Immigration Laws’ Are Oppressive

Mar 11, 2024 | Political News

The official curriculum at a Texas school district teaches students that strengthened immigration laws to secure the southern border are part of a “system of oppression” targeting Mexican Americans, according to documents obtained through public records request.

The politically-charged message was part of a high school class called “Advanced Ethnic Studies: Mexican American Studies,” at the Round Rock Independent School District just outside of Austin. The goal of the class, according to the documents, is for students to be able to “describe how significant events from 1975 to present have strengthened systems of oppression against Mexican Americans, such as the strengthened immigration laws that made immigration from Mexico harder.”

The school district’s portrayal of immigration restriction as an act of oppression comes as the United States, and Texas in particular, grapples with an unprecedented surge of illegal migrants at the southern border, with about 9 million nationwide encounters and 1.7 million estimated gotaways since Biden took office.