Final week I acquired an pressing electronic mail from Dr. Daniel Lee, my colleague within the SMU biology division. Lee requested me if I used to be conscious that Texas would ban Chinese language immigrants from proudly owning actual property in Texas. Lee, a everlasting resident with Chinese language citizenship, got here to Texas three years in the past after finishing a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford Medical College. He likes Texas for its pleasant and heat environment. Now he’s questioning his choice.
Lee’s considerations are legitimate. Final November, Texas Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst, R-Brenhan, launched SB 147, a invoice banning entities a residents of 4 nations who personal actual property in Texas: China, North Korea, Iran and Russia. Final week, Gov. Greg Abbott he tweeted that he’ll signal this invoice as a result of he follows the legislation he signed “forbidding these nations from threatening our infrastructure.”