Thirty-six percent more Californians moved to live in Texas in 2018 in the latest migration count according to research by the Dallas Morning News reporting on Jan. 23.
According to the News, the Texas Association of Realtors reported that more than 86,000 Californians moved to Texas in 2018, placing the state in second place nationally in welcoming new residents, only behind Florida, the favorite destination of American retirees.
According to the data, these new residents are coming from Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, New York-Newark-Jersey City, and Chicago, places governed by the Democratic Party for the most part. “In addition to its business-friendly environment, no state income taxes and an abundance of jobs, land and opportunity, Texas is known for its diverse and friendly spirit and culture,” said Cindi Bulla, president of Texas Realtors, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbot wanted to warn newcomers on Twitter: “For Californians moving to Texas: remember those high taxes, onerous regulations, and the advanced socialist agenda in California? We don’t believe in that,” he said.
“We believe in less government and more individual freedom. If you agree with that, you’ll fit right in,” he added.
To the Californians moving to Texas:
Remember those high taxes, burdensome regulations, & socialistic agenda advanced in CA?
We don't believe in that.
We believe in less government & more individual freedom.
If you agree with that you'll fit right in.https://t.co/Qv5nKaD315
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 23, 2020
The homelessness crisis in California
A recent mini-documentary revealed the very serious humanitarian crisis in Los Angeles County where there are nearly 59,000 homeless people and outbreaks of contagious mediaeval diseases such as typhus are beginning to be seen.
Blaze TV’s “Slightly Offensive” program ran the 18-minute show in September showing the tragic reality of thousands of homeless people living in makeshift camps on the streets of Los Angeles, surrounded by garbage that no one picks up and where rats, insects, and contagious diseases begin to threaten people’s health.
Elijah Schaffer, the program’s director, toured an area on the side of Highway 405 and interviewed some of the people who live in tents surrounded by garbage, insects, and rats that run around freely. “It smells like death. Everywhere I walk it smells of death, and it stinks a lot, and I don’t want to be here,” a homeless woman said.
The director of a team of volunteers who last December responded to a call from the nonprofit organization The Persistence to clean up one of these areas full of garbage explained to the journalist, “There are 500,000 homeless Americans. There are 50,000 homeless veterans. There are 3.6 million black children in poverty, 4 million Hispanic children in poverty, and 4.2 million white children living in poverty,” Scott Presler said.
However, the volunteers, who have done similar work in several cities around the country, pointed out that this situation occurs or is much more serious in cities governed by Democrats and that apply sanctuary policies.
This situation is seriously affecting many business owners who are forced to close down or move because of the invasion of homeless people, many with mental and drug addiction problems, who set up their tents at the entrances of their establishments, scaring away the clientele.
Elizabeth Novak, a businesswoman from Sacramento accused Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom through social networks of implementing laws that have only aggravated the situation of the homeless at the expense of business owners.
In a video posted on the social networking site Facebook addressed to the Democratic governor, the entrepreneur stated, “You want to make us a sanctuary state. You want it to be comfortable for everyone except people who work hard and try their best to get along in life. … Your progressive ideology doesn’t work, and I don’t know who you’re trying to please.
California’s Proposition 47, known as the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, passed in 2014, dramatically reduced enforcement and penalties for a variety of nonviolent crimes such as public defecation and other “lifestyle” crimes.
State law allows illegal immigrants who commit crimes not to be turned over to immigration authorities and to be released back into society, immigration attorney Ester Valdes told BLes.
Newsom admitted that the state’s housing shortage problem he has managed for the past eight years is “an embarrassment” and “unacceptable.”
In this regard, the President Donald Trump, commented on Twitter:
Governor Gavin N has done a really bad job on taking care of the homeless population in California. If he can’t fix the problem, the Federal Govt. will get involved! https://t.co/2z8zM37PUA
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 25, 2019
“Governor Gavin N has done a really bad job on taking care of the homeless population in California. If he can’t fix the problem, the Federal Govt. will get involved!,” said President Trump, who has repeatedly offered his help to the state of California to resolve this crisis as soon as possible.