Texas Comptroller Agrees Undocumented Needed in Texas Workforce

Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, a Republican, stated “The absence of the estimated 1.4 million undocumented immigrants in Texas in fiscal 2005 would have been a loss to our gross state product of $17.7 billion” in a December 2006 Texas Comptroller Report. Strayhorn added; “Without the undocumented population, Texas’ work force would decrease by 6.3 percent.”