Illegal immigration mars long-awaited development in Liberty County, Texas.

Key points:

  • Liberty County is home to both the fastest-growing Hispanic population in the United States and one of the fastest-growing school districts in Texas.
  • The problem of illegal immigration exacerbates fiscal and population growth pressures faced by Liberty County and the Cleveland Independent School District.
  • The number of Houston El Norte residents who are unlawfully present in the United States is in the thousands and is headed toward the tens of thousands.
  • Regardless of their legal status, most homeowners in Houston El Norte are net contributors to the region’s economy. As new property taxpayers, it is hoped they will also join the ranks of those who favor lower tax burdens across the whole of government.