It’s hard to pick a crisis with so many of them going on, so this week we’ll talk about an issue that has a sense of immediacy for us here in Texas: immigration. I’ve covered this before but in the present day we are seeing some new angles that can be explored.
I think the best place to start is on the other side of the border and look at how Mexico’s government and economy are set up. Government-wise you are looking at 32 states and a federal district in Mexico City. It’s kind of like our system but the regional governments have historically had a lot more autonomy than our states here in America. The best comparison I can make is to liken Mexico’s system to the pre-Civil War United States. Sure, we can send whoever we want to Mexico City to discuss policy and try to coordinate our efforts on issues of mutual interest, but the regional governments are where the rubber hits the road.