Why the federal government’s new redistricting lawsuit matters to Texas

Staff Reports

The Dallas Morning News

Dec 6, 2021

North Texas didn’t get a new district and remains one of the largest urban areas in the country without a Hispanic representative in Congress. The Hispanic population in North Texas is larger than the Hispanic populations in other areas of the state that do have Latinos in Congress.

Domingo Garcia, a former state representative from Dallas and national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, said that solid Hispanic opportunity districts would decrease from eight to seven.

“The congressional maps are a travesty to justice and are political crimes against decency and fairness,” Garcia said.