Thursday, August 11


The Associated Press (AP) reports that the Lonestar State has now become the 4th state in the United States with a non-white majority, but I find it interesting how AP reporter Alicia Caldwell accounts for the stunning change in demographics:

... a trend driven by a surging number of Hispanics moving to the state.

From that one might think that Hispanic American citizens are leaving southern California in droves, moving to Texas for better job opportunities or less expensive housing. Hardly the case, of course! This isn't comparable to the Dust Bowl migration out of Oklahoma about which John Steinbeck wrote.

Texas joins California and New Mexico (and Arizona isn't far behind) as states along the U.S.-Mexico contiguous border that, owing to the wholesale and ongoing invasion of illegal immigrants from the south, have seen their populations become increasingly Hispanic and to the point now that they constitute the majority.

"El Plan de Aztlan" is being realized. And there is no provision in "El Plan" for cultural assimilation.

And don't you just love the idiotic statement (read down through the AP story) of William Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institute in Washington D.C.:

Immigration is good for the United States ... it's important for us to keep our doors open, but we need to keep an eye on the people coming in ...
Lost on Mr. Frey is that the tectonic shift in U.S. population demographics is not the result of legal immigration, but rather illegal immigration. And the notion that the United States can "keep an eye on the people coming in" -- whatever that is supposed to mean -- is ludicrous.

I suggest Mr. Frey and the readers of this blog read the "Pew Hispanic Center Report" for an objective, disinterested understanding of the growth of the Hispanic population and its impact on our country.

I quote from it:

Across a broad swath of the (souhthern) region ... sizeable Hispanic populations have emerged suddenly in communities where Latinos were a sparse presence just a decade or two ago.
The report continues:

Most of the Latinos added to the population of the new settlement areas of the South are foreign born, and their migration is the product of a great many different policies and circumstances in the United States and their home countries.
Gee, do you think porous borders, an indifferent president and Congress, illegal hiring of illegals, and the illicit drug trade may be among the primary "policies and circumstances" that are radically changing the demographic landscape of this country?

And do you suspect any linkage between the fact that 10-20 million illegals are afoot in our land and the only federal legislation being proposed in terms of immigration reform centers on amnesty?

Homeland security be damned if there are millions of voters to be had.

FOLLOW-UP (@ 2:24pm CDT): "La Shawn Barber" echoes similar sentiments in this post today.