Chinese Americans fight for their place in Texas as lawmakers push restrictions on foreign land ownership, social media platforms

Posted on AllSides April 3rd, 2023
From The Left
Evan L'Roy/The Texas Tribune

A mid-January Twitter post by Gov. Greg Abbott alerted Chinese Americans across Texas that their rights might be trampled as state lawmakers rushed to burnish their geopolitical credentials.

On Jan. 15, the Republican governor told his 1 million followers he was ready to sign into law a proposed bill that would ban “citizens, governments & entities” of China, Iran, North Korea and Russia from purchasing land in the state, in effect blocking some immigrants from becoming homeowners.

The bill restricting land ownership was followed by kindred proposals to ban international college students from those...

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