This bill is just the latest attempt by the GOP to otherize and discriminate against immigrants. Amid a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes and Texas's history of discrimination against this particular demographic, state officials are now using the balloon incident to justify their proposal and bring about more hate. As America tries to move past its ugly history of bigotry, the Texas GOP has decided to bring it back to the forefront.
American legislators have one job above all, and that is to protect the American people. The CCP and its affiliates have been infiltrating American soil and buying up hundreds of thousands of acres of land, and the US can't afford to take risks with this level of threat. Despite ill-informed arguments about 'racism' and 'xenophobia,' the aim of Texas' bill is to protect American security and agriculture from nefarious foreign entities.