Texas - Study Guide Chapter XIII, The Invaders Summary & Analysis

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In the years 1928 - 1968, Texas becomes important in the nation. To some, Texas is more important than the nation. Cactus John Garner and Sam Rayburn become Speakers of the House and Lyndon Johnson becomes Vice President and then President. People move to Texas because of the jobs and the weather.

There is a problem with illegal Mexican immigration to Texas. Eloy Muzquiz is one such illegal in 1961. He buys food and slips across the border when the guards are occupied. He is caught by Border Patrol Agent Ben Talbot and returned to Juarez. Muzquiz promptly crosses the border and jumps on a freight train. He gets off in Fort Stockton and sleeps in an abandoned car. He then walks and hitchhikes the rest of the way and reports for work. He is well thought of in the community where he works...

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