is an audience engagement fellow for the 86th Texas Legislative Session. Méndez is a journalism and sociology senior at the University of Texas at Austin, where she works at The Daily Texan and also developed a Spanish-language news aggregation service. Previously, she reported for the Austin American-Statesman’s breaking news desk and the Austin Chronicle’s news department.
Texas is growing at a rate of 1,000 people per day, and for the second year in a row, most of the people who moved to the state came from other countries in 2018. And the biggest growth in international migration isn't from Latin America.