Population Boost Isn’t Giving Latinos an Edge in State Redistricting Plans

Population Boost Isn’t Giving Latinos an Edge in State Redistricting Plans

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LOS ANGELES—When the 2010 Census results came in, Latinos seemed poised to exert more political influence in the U.S. than ever before. In the past 10 years, the Hispanic population grew by 43 percent, more than quadruple the 9.7 percent growth rate for the country overall.

But as states from California to Nevada to Colorado and Texas map out new electoral districts—a once-a-decade process mandated by the U.S. Constitution to ensure that political boundaries reflect demographic shifts—Hispanics are being shortchanged, advocates argue. Although the Latino population surged by 15.2 million nationwide, its political power—as measured by the number of voting districts in which Hispanics are the majority—has remained stagnant in many states or even regressed.

Party politics and incumbents desperate to hold onto their seats are largely to blame, Latino advocates and analysts say.

“If tradition is a guide, this is a structure and process that favors incumbents,” says Juan Cartagena, president and general counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF (Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund). “They’re going to do their best to counter every little change in the status quo. When you juxtapose that with rapid Latino growth, the hardest thing is creating maps that reflect the geography and housing patterns of the people.”

“Redistricting almost always comes down to the art the self-preservation,” adds political consultant Andres Ramirez, president of the Las Vegas–based Ramirez Group. Racial discrimination is not a major reason for this year’s slow gains, despite what many people may think, he adds. “Generally, there are too many other factors at play for racism to matter in the process.”

But where Latinos are concerned, it can be hard to untangle racial discrimination from partisan politics. “Line drawers assume that Latinos vote Democrat,” says Rosalind Gold, director of policy, research and advocacy for the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund. “[But] We know that Latinos will vote for whichever political party addresses the issues of concern to them.”

Texas Map Among the “Worst”

Advocates point to Texas, the fastest-growing state in the country, as the prime example of how Latinos have been shortchanged. Although Latinos drove 65 percent of the state’s growth over the past decade and now make up 37 percent of the population, the GOP-dominated Legislature only drew one of the four new congressional districts to favor Latino candidates. Of the 36 congressional seats the state now claims, just 19 percent are Latino “opportunity districts”—where Hispanics stand a good chance of electing their candidates of choice.

The heavily Democratic city of Austin has been parceled out into five congressional districts, versus three districts before the current remapping. The sole district in the city where a Democrat will likely win election to Congress is also the only one with a concentration of Hispanics.

Meanwhile, in the maps for the state House of Representatives, Latinos actually lose two opportunity districts. Gold calls the Texas redistricting maps among the “worst” she’s seen.

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) agreed, rejecting the GOP-drawn congressional and state House maps and setting up yet another contentious legal battle. In 2001 and 2006, the federal courts redrew Texas’s maps to ensure that they complied with the Voting Rights Act (VRA).

This spring, the Mexican American Legislative Caucus filed a lawsuit accusing the Legislature of intentionally diluting the voting strength of Latinos and blacks. The trial in that suit, which was consolidated with nearly a dozen other redistricting challenges, wrapped up in San Antonio last week.

Because of the state's history of racial discrimination, any electorial map—congressional, legislative, or local—must win approval from the DOJ before taking effect. Fifteen other states must also have their redistricting plans cleared by the federal government.

“There needs to be less focus on partisanship and more focus on the Voting Rights Act,” says Luis Figueroa, legislative attorney for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund’s Southwest regional office.

Figueroa asserts that partisan politics among Texas Republicans and Democrats alike contributed to dilution of Latino political strength in the 2011 maps. “Both parties placed a higher value on incumbency than the creation of Latino opportunity districts,” he says.

But racism also played a role, argues Tanya Aguilar Garduño of the San Antonio-based Southwest Workers Union, which has worked with the Texas Latino Redistricting Task Force. “The people who are controlling the process are predominantly white, so there’s a power imbalance.”

But she adds, “The racism goes beyond party lines. As Latinos, we can elect the candidate of our choice, but that’s not necessarily a Latino.” She notes that Democratic candidates up for election in Latino-majority districts are frequently white.

California-Style Reform Not Much Better

Is putting an independent panel in charge of redistricting, as California did for the first time this year, the answer? Figueroa doesn’t think so. He argues that whether an independent panel or a state legislature leads redistricting, the key will remain compliance with the VRA. During redistricting, “We’ve seen independent panels slice Latinos up and pack Latinos in,” he says.

Indeed, the new California Citizens Redistricting Commssion faced criticism for not creating more Latino-majority districts in the maps it approved in August. Latino civil rights groups, including MALDEF and NALEO, have argued that the commission weakened Latino voting power in state Senate districts in the Central Valley, the Inland Empire and the San Fernando Valley and slashed a majority Latino district in Orange County. The commission drew just one Latino-majority Assembly district and congressional district in the Central Valley.

“We think the commission could have done a better job with all of the concerns we raised,” Gold says. The state’s redistricting committee didn’t have a good understanding of the VRA, she adds.

She acknowledges, however, that Latinos have progress to make before they become full participants in the electoral process. That’s because voters in the U.S. tend to be older, relatively affluent and highly educated, while the Latino community skews younger, less affluent and less educated than the white population. Still, the share of Latino voters is growing. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the percentage of Hispanic voters rose to 50 percent in 2008, from 47 percent in 2004.

“Packing” Latinos in Nevada

In Nevada, where Latinos now make up more than a quarter of the population, the redistricting process came to a halt in June after Democrats and Republicans in the state Legislature could not agree on a plan. Democrats accused Republicans of diluting the voting power of minorities by “packing” them into a limited number of districts. Republicans, meanwhile, accused Democrats of weakening the Latino vote by spreading out minority populations across districts.

Because Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval refused to call a special session to complete the mapping process, a state judge appointed a panel of three special masters to draw the lines. Political consultant Ramirez, who also chairs the Nevada Latino Redistricting Coalition, says he’s “cautiously optimistic” that the result will be fair to Latinos.

“When you look at what has driven the growth of Nevada, 46 percent of it was due to growth in the Latino population,” Ramirez says. “We’re fairly confident that no matter how the lines are drawn, whether there’s a district that’s 40 or 50 percent Latino, it will still be large enough for this community to elect their candidate of choice.”

But Vicenta Montoya, of Si Se Puede Latino Democratic Caucus in Las Vegas, isn’t nearly as optimistic. She’s concerned that the special masters could divide Latino “communities of interest”—such as tourism workers along the Las Vegas Strip—or cram Latinos into one “mega” district, as Nevada Republicans tried to do with Latinos and blacks. “The Republican map, which kind of gerrymandered everything, …[diminishes] the power of the Latino community and the black community,” she says.

Montoya predicts that politicians and the public alike will be unhappy with the special masters’ plan, and she anticipates a court challenge. But she’d be happy to be proven wrong. “I may be amazed, and they’ll come up with something that’s absolutely stellar.”

Conflict in Colorado and Arizona

In nearby Colorado, the Legislature failed earlier this year to come to a consensus on a new congressional map. This led both Republican and Democratic lawmakers to file legal challenges in federal court in Denver, which pro-Latino groups have joined.

Hispanics accounted for more than 41 percent of Colorado’s growth during the past decade, and advocates are seeking to protect their electoral rights in the Denver area, Morgan and Weld counties, and southern Colorado.

In Arizona, Hispanics also drove nearly half of the state’s population growth, resulting in one new congressional seat. As the state’s redistricting commission, created by voters in 2000, updates electoral lines, Democrats are pushing for the state’s new 9th Congressional district to be placed in an area with a high concentration of Latinos.

Republicans, however, have accused the commission, made up of two Democrats, two Republicans and an independent chairwoman, Colleen Mathis, of liberal bias, in part because Mathis’s husband worked on a Democratic state lawmaker’s campaign. Some conservatives have demanded her ouster and others have called for a special election to scrap the commission process and return redistricting authority to the Legislature.

Arizona Republicans take particular issue with the panel’s choice of a mapping consultant that teamed up with the Obama campaign in 2008 and they are investigating whether open -meeting laws were breached. Attorney Gen. Tom Horne has also filed a lawsuit opposing the VRA mandate that the federal government approve Arizona’s redistricting maps because of its history of discriminating against Latinos. The federal government has rejected the state’s last three map plans.

How Latinos fare in the redistricting process is of particular concern given the recent passage of harsh anti-immigrant legislation by the state. “If anything, [laws like SB 1070 have] helped galvanize Latinos” and increase interest in the redistricting process, Gold says.

Backlash at the Ballot Box?

Ramirez says that lawmakers who fail to advocate for the Latino community in the redistricting process will feel the weight of that decision at the ballot box next year.

After all the legal challenges, “By the time the 2012 election rolls around, Latinos will know very clearly where each party and candidate stands on redistricting and expanding electoral opportunities for Latinos,” he says. “Latinos are likely to punish candidates opposed to their efforts in key districts.”

The GOP doesn’t fear the wrath of the Latino electorate because it can still win campaigns without support from the majority of Hispanic voters, Ramirez says. Many Republicans don’t live in districts with high enough percentages of Latinos to affect their electoral outcomes, he adds. “And they want to keep it that way by packing as many Latinos into as few districts as possible.”

Still, Gold argues that the GOP cannot afford to totally alienate Latinos—and Democrats can’t risk taking these voters for granted.

“Neither political party can win without a strategy to effectively reach Latinos and the issues of concern to them,” she says.
 

Comments

 
Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

"...racism is not a factor..." I beg to differ.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Latinos won't vote for GOP. For God's sake, they won't even try to speak English

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Latinos are garbage !!!..they are destroying this country !..Throw thwm back in the south american jungle , where they came from !!!!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Latinos are garbage !!!..they are destroying this country !..Throw them back in the south american jungle , where they came from !!!!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

All of you that have commented on this article are idiots and don't know "jack s...t about history or reality. Some of you can't even create a coherent sentence and/or spell correctly. Go back to school and talk to an educated Latino such as me with multiple college degrees and professional certifications so that you can get a great lesson on life and our struggles despite all our efforts and qualifications.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

The Latinos will soon be the majority and will vote for Latino politicians, and eventually the United States will become like Mexico, the place they escaped from in the first place because of its dismal living conditions. Go figure.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Disgusting Latinos! Kill them all!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Multiplying like the cockroaches they truly are! Exterminate now!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

The Latinos will soon be the majority and will vote for Latino politicians, and eventually the United States will become like Mexico, the place they escaped from in the first place because of its dismal living conditions. Go figure.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

nothing good has ever come from a large group of minorities ,,just look at there neighbor hoods so why would we want them to vote

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

One has to wonder about population versus citizens, sadly the two can be totally different statisitcs

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Multiplying like the cockroaches they truly are! Exterminate now!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

maybe it's because illegals can't vote. why are we counting illegals anyway, unless it's to know where they are so they can be more easily deported.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Why should their race or ethnic background count for anything. I dont see them drawing political district to give asian, blacks or whites an advatage. Not all Hispanics are the same but as usual the liberal media needs to group all of us together. When will people wake up, they only do this to control us. Use the group mentality or group mind set. Get them all voting the same way, isn't that the democatis party plan. You people make me sick. it would be funny if it wasn't so sinister and a corruption of the whole representitive process.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Latinos don't want to speak English. Latinos want to let more illegal immigrants into this country. Why should I try to help a group of people whose aims run counter to the interests of my country?

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I thought we were all AMERICANS!!!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

In an effort to control global warming because of population increases something has to be done about the hispanic problem.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

racism not a factor.....legallity is the factor...how many illegals did not answer the survey..the latinos need to poll their people and find the truth...

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Excuse me, I thought you needed to be a citizen of the USA to vote so what difference does the redistricting make for the hispanics. Illegal is illegal and they can't or should I say in this day and age with the BS of political correctness should not be permitted to vote. This is a privilege for US citizens ONLY.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

hispanics have taken most of the non degreed mobs in my state...US citizens are being fired and latinos illegals being hired....latinos illegal cost us $530 billion each year...that's a cost to us and benefits TO THEM...all b/c we have a bunch of poosie in the congress and wh who are corrupt and who won't stand up for the USA, US Citizens and our US Constitution!

Stop voting in career politicians they are the most corrupt...after a couple of terms if your reps are voting AGAINST US Citizen...vote for another person.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Who cares ? Are Hispanics supposed to vote Democrat in one mindless herd a la the blacks ?
The prevalent racism for some time now has been anti-white racism promoted by the libtards in the media.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Get them out now!!!!!!!!! Any way you can.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I agree the influx of Latino's is destroying this country. There are many intelligent Latino's born and raised in this country, but there are millions who come here only to act like third world trash. In places like Miami, instead of Cubans coming here to be "American", they don't learn English and milk the government. It's almost impossible to get a job without knowing fluent Spanish in Miami.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I agree the influx of Latino's is destroying this country. There are many intelligent Latino's born and raised in this country, but there are millions who come here only to act like third world trash. In places like Miami, instead of Cubans coming here to be "American", they don't learn English and milk the government. It's almost impossible to get a job without knowing fluent Spanish in Miami.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

They breed like rabbits......Anchor babies dont you know....paid for by me!!!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Of course, if they dont like it they can go home

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Who cares-- they should go back to Mexico and complain about district percentages.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Latinos are garbage !!!..they are destroying this country !..Throw them back in the south american jungle , where they came from !!!!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

how are they shortchanged. they are illegals

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

GOP wants the moral, religious, and hard working latinos. Dems want those that bring the same socialist and crupt governments they fled from into US voting booth. Get the latinos hucked on social programs and degrade the community, Dem get votes. Decades they have been doing it to the black community. Say that GOP is evil people, but Dems have no interest in bettering there life in the US. Keep them down, so they will be life long voting block for Dems. They are against the charter schools that the GOP pushes for, and would rather cater to the teachers unions. Subpar education, government dependence, and moral erosion are the calling card for Dem controlled districs. Lations, Blacks, Asians and White are working together to get there kids out of puplic school, only to be fought and closed by the federal government when Dems are incharge. One of the first things Obama did was to end the vocher program in Washington DC. I didn't hear anyone crying that day. Minorities lose and no one but a group of GOP rep in congress screamed foul. Food for thought.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

How can one expect a change in the make-up of the govt when a large percentage of them are here illegally and therefore don't vote?

They are afraid they'll be caught with the bogus documents so they don't risk it. Because it is known that a large percentage are illegal, if a Latino is elected and votes are discovered to have come from illegals, it will cast serious doubt (and probably investigations) on the election.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

just cut off their welfare and they'll stop breeding.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

just cut off their welfare and they'll stop breeding.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

It's quite comical to watch multiculturalism destroy itself.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Latinos are garbage !!!..they are destroying this country !..Throw them back in the south american jungle , where they came from !!!!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

The article never says that citizenship is increasing, only that population is increasing. If they aren't citizens, they don't get to vote, and the power of their population is thus lower.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

just cut off their welfare and they'll stop breeding.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

"Legislature only drew one of the four new congressional districts to favor Latino candidates."

Shouldn't there be zero lines drawn that favor anybody? Isn't the entire point of equality to not favor one person over another?

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

PR's are the lowest of the filth....

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

How many of these Latinos are american citizens?

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

To those of you who are commenting against Latinos - why are you being so hateful? The majority of the Latinos that are here and that are either running for some elected position, are US citizens! They are probably more educated than most of you that are victiously commenting with such hate towards the Latinos. I am a Latina and a 4th generation Texan! That means that my father, my grandfather and my great-grandmother were born in Texas and were here legally. Yes, the "system" could be run differently especially when allowing illegals to have certain types of benefits, and believe me, if I were in office I would try to make changes. But, what I don't like is people that just hate Latinos because you think they are all illegal when in fact, you should do your homework first.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I can't believe all these negative comments this country was built from people from all over the world and i hate when people still say minorities or mention race, most people in these comments look like they have no education whatsoever, it makes me laugh when i see "send the mexicans back home" all hispanics do not come from Mexico you people are so ignorant with those rants i guess you don't even know your own backgrounds i bet you wouldn't like someone telling you go back to Irland or Africa... and its unbelievable that people refer to other human beings as roaches... ignorant!!!!!!!!!!!!! and again can't believe it comes from people that live in the most powerful country in the world = greedy and selfish people!!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

It's good to see that the controlling power isn't in just one corner. Therefore, it's good to see others can make a difference in what once was one-sided. What ever title they want to put on minorities so be it. They are still voting citizens.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Isn't it interesting that states that are economically well off and are growing, have the highest population of illegal immigrants??? That should tell you something...

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

To those of you who are commenting against Latinos - why are you being so hateful? The majority of the Latinos that are here and that are either running for some elected position, are US citizens! They are probably more educated than most of you that are victiously commenting with such hate towards the Latinos. I am a Latina and a 4th generation Texan! That means that my father, my grandfather and my great-grandmother were born in Texas and were here legally. Yes, the "system" could be run differently especially when allowing illegals to have certain types of benefits, and believe me, if I were in office I would try to make changes. But, what I don't like is people that just hate Latinos because you think they are all illegal when in fact, you should do your homework first.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

wow...talk about low life racists....

mojo

Posted Sep 20 2011

what else is new.Now what can be done about that white problem anonymouse

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

we are still people though

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

WRONG! Does anyone know the facts about Latino voters. Obviously not, especially Mr Rodriguez in this article so let me state some facts. The PEW reports on the 2008 election showed 131 million total voters voted in the Presidential election. Of those, only 7.4% registered voters listed themselves on the registration forms as latino or hispanic. Less than 10 million of the 131 million voters. 74.7% listed themselves as white out of the 131 million. 12% listed as black and 2.4% listed themselves as asian. This is why we have registered voters. The Latinos will never gain respect if they keep saying to either politicians or Americans do it their way or they will vote them out. When in the article it says politicians will be punished at the polls if they don't do what the Latinos want . Crazy. No American respects you Sir when you say that.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I see there are a lot of ignorant people posting comments here. Very interesting to see how the cycle of ignorance keeps rolling from one generation to the next. Did you notice how no one has mentioned the rednecks that cannot even speak proper english. The non hispanic people who are homeless because they are alcoholics or drug addicts and did not pursue a career of any kind. Everyone has the opportunity to do something with their lives. Every race has good people and bad people. It does not matter what color we all are. We are all americans, but it seems some people do not even know their own history and continue with their ignorance. UNBELIEVABLE!!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

..."something has to be done about the hispanic problem..."?! - just makes you shake your head with the prevailing ignorance of mindless, poorly educated so called Americans in this country.

mojo

Posted Sep 20 2011

what else is new.Now what can be done about that white problem anonymouse

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

good most of them are illegals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Why should ANYONE "have an edge" they didnt EARN?
Oh, I get it....."Earn" is the problem.
LMAO @ leftist fools

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

they are illegals get rid of all of them

mojo

Posted Sep 20 2011

what else is new.Now what can be done about that white problem anonymouse

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Congress standing up for Our Country, Why? None of them have served in our Military, yellow belly as they are, some on emay shoot at them.. Its for the poor who can't find work to defend and die for freedom!!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Congress standing up for Our Country, Why? None of them have served in our Military, yellow belly as they are, some on emay shoot at them.. Its for the poor who can't find work to defend and die for freedom!!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Why hasn't anyone mentioned the rednecks that cannot even speak proper english.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

WRONG! Does anyone know the facts about Latino voters. Obviously not, especially Mr Rodriguez in this article so let me state some facts. The PEW reports on the 2008 election showed 131 million total voters voted in the Presidential election. Of those, only 7.4% registered voters listed themselves on the registration forms as latino or hispanic. Less than 10 million of the 131 million voters. 74.7% listed themselves as white out of the 131 million. 12% listed as black and 2.4% listed themselves as asian. This is why we have registered voters. The Latinos will never gain respect if they keep saying to either politicians or Americans do it their way or they will vote them out. When in the article it says politicians will be punished at the polls if they don't do what the Latinos want . Crazy. No American respects you Sir when you say that.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

GRINGOS....Cullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllleros


GRINGOS....Culllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllleros


GRINGOS.....Cullllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllleros


lol

:)

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

you cannot vote if you are here illegally,or can you? if the dumocraps get their way they will be able to!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

they are an excess - fuckem all

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

In California, Mexican Indians are called Latinos.....Here in Miami Latinos are WHITE....True Latinos......This is NOT racism......This is FACT.......Hispanics here in Miami have the best houses and the best cars, and that bothers many.....I live in Miami, but I still collect rents from real estate in Huntington Park, and Anaheim, California......I am NOT a cockroach.....I am a successful Cuban-born American........And PROUD of my Spanish Empire European roots....God bless all the races no matter what color.......SHAME on you racist people.....It is PURE FEAR and / or ENVY........
( And oh yes....Hispanic is NOT a race.....We come in all races including white....)

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I know there are latinos who don't even try to learn the english language, but I think it's worse that we have white americans who were born here and cannot even speak the english language correctly

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

wow is all i have to say.i cannot believe we still live in the past.latinos deserve the respect as a human being

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I don't know of any "rednecks" or other folk who did not ENTER THE USA ILLEGALLY being singled out and that adds validation to the notion that "racism is not a factor". I did not know that rewarding criminal behavior is an American custom but it is being extended to hispanics. The people who broke the law went to trial then off to jail. Why is it different for hispanics? If hispanics were as strong as some would describe then they would do the right thing and apply for citizenship rather than coming to the USA illegally. As was said over and over again, "your motives may have been good but your actions were wrong."

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Increase in Graffitti, gang violence, nice neigborhoods turning into Ghettos are all correlations to the increase of Hispanic population.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

"Anonymous" is a coward and a racist. His words are hollow, ignorant and fall short.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I see the ignorance keeps going from generation to generation. There are a lot of hispanics who are educated and have worked hard to be where they are. The opportunities are there for everyone. There are people of all different races and religion destroying this country including white trash. All the pandhandlers I see are caucasian yet the hispanics are busting their butts to make a living doing hard labor.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

They're only here for the benefits DON't YOU GET IT!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

It is because they are illegal, and therefore should not be counted in voter roles. Also, they do not bother themselves to learn English, nor do they participate in government, except to draw services. The USA has little to learn from their culture,,, what? drunk driving, wifebeating, child abuse, violence, drugs, gangs, alcoholism, illegal activities, lack of self control, and unwanted kids. Sure, a few of them work, and are exploited by their own kind,real cheap, and the rest of us subsidize them.... GO HOME, PLEASE
Change the Constitution...nobody here illegally or "visiting" should have a kid born on US soil automatically be a citizen. WAKE UP LAWMAKERS.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

If they were legal and spoke English people would listen. This is not a racist issue. 2/3 of Texas is related to a hispanic. Untangle that mess and call it racist.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I bet Republican gerrymandering has a lot to do with it. They know they are headed for permanent minority status, and there aren't enough mean, protestant, old white racists to fill the ranks, so they do what they can to rig the game. Thanks for giving white people a bad rep you old farts.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Lets face it . The white population just screwed this country up so bad its never getting fixed.
Next step is Armageddon. Things will get better then Silence is golden .

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

all i see is stupid people talking real trash. shame on you all idiots.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

The internet has proven, as is the case here, that when individuals (cowards in my opinion) can anonymously make statements to disparage a people, the need to vent and make hateful statements, then they will make these statements without fear of repercussions... I dare any and all of you - a challenge if you will accept it - to make the statement(s) you've posted here to a Latino in your community or state! If you truly believe in your heart you are an American with Guts and feel you have the right to say these hateful things - say them in the presence of a Latino! If you do not - consider yourself a coward. And you can post all the comments in the world to defend yourself - but in your heart, know this... you are a coward and deserve NOTHING! I am betting you will say everything EXCEPT to say these things to a Latino in his face. And thus, indeed you will be just a coward - and that's your life, a coward's life. LIVE WITH THAT. ... Johnny from Providence, R.I.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Fucking Mexicans go home,there nasty,they use everything up including state welfare money meant for low-income americans,they throw there garbage on the side of the Road and have no respect for the land.There kids are all on Taxpayer supported Medical and foodstamps, even the illegal ones.Lets sneak into United States and have kids so we can get welfare and Housing.I was never a racist before I noticed how the Mexican are taking over like cockroaches,costing America millions and millions anually.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

This is due to the simple fact that MOST of them are ILLEGAL. Althought I'm sure the CA will soon try to get them the vote.
Why not; they gave them everything else.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

We are all equal beings living on this planet. But the massive numbers of illegal aliens pouring inot the US from Mexico is causing our systems to collapse. It is one thing to allow people to benefit from the once wealthy USA, and it is another thing to allow them to just take over. Check out www.NumbersUSA.com to help preserve our beautiful nation and demand some regulation on immigration.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

why?

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

The article conveniently omits the fact that the massive growth in Hispanics is due solely to illegal immigration. Why should anyone, not just Hispanics, expect full participation in a government whose laws they disrespect from the moment they set foot here? The United States doesn't need to cater to bigoted Hispanics. They do not deserve more consideration than any other ethnic group, and since children of Hispanics have a 50% high school drop out rate, that doesn't bode well for future success. The U.S. is waking up to the illegal alien scam and we will narrow the 14th amendment to keep some sanity in who is appropriately granted citizenship. It isn't going to be babies of pregnant women who run across the border!

Perhaps they need to go back to the oppression and poverty with which they're more familiar and enjoy?

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

All the racist people would make a comment on this page! of course that's to be expected of a bunch of cowards who hide behind there computers to write trash about other people they know nothing about.. Lol!! to bad you have to deal with Latinos weather you like it or not

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

If I had a dime for every time the term 'Latino' was used in this article...

Funny, the term 'caucasian' is conspicuously absent from the piece, in its place only the color-biased term of 'white'. All the while, nowhere in the piece are 'Latinos' referred to as 'brown'. Gee, I wonder if that is the same reason that the term 'Latino' is used as a catch-all in order that the more Accurate label of MEXICAN can be obscured...?

And one more thing: 'Latino' is an inaccurate representation of the populace in which the article seems to represent. Latin America is separate from Mexico geographically, although the native inhabitants share similar heritage. The Spanish speaking populace is correctly termed 'Hispanic', aptly surnamed for the Conquerors of the Southern hemisphere, the Spaniards. Which incidentally, are of European extraction, and very Caucasian...

If the race hustlers and dividers really want to 'get down' with the 'people', they would be wise to can the Spanish, and take up the languages of the original ancient inhabitants of the Southern hemispheres. That way you could really separate yourselves from the Evil Gringo's and greedy, white Republicans...

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

We are at the point where the whole world has borrowed too much money. It has to come crashing down. Our government NEEDS to spend less... not tax more!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

OK so they aren't a political advantage, NOW can we get rid of them?

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

why do people not see that we are all humans im not a latino and an all out american and agree with anyone againtst racism because truthfull none of us are really american we all came from the east and should not categorize themselves as white,black,hispanic in fact these are ethnicites(sorry im a bad speller) but instead as a citzen of earth

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Kick them all the hell out of here!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

OK so we know that they don't give a political advantage, NOW can we get rid of them???

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

all the fucking mexicans need to be deported back to mexico and then the unemployment rate would go down.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Illegal immigration from Mexico has come to a crawl. The Mexican economy is growing 4 times the rate as in the US. The average Mexican woman had 5 children in 1960; she has only 2 now. If we can legalize drugs to stop the killing on Mexicans to supply the US with drugs Mexico can grow even faster.

I am an Anglo whose ancestors arrived in this county in the 1600s. By comparison almost all of you just arrived here. Grow up and live in an international world or go back into your burrows.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

latinos can be good people or be bad people,theres good and bad in every race,but speak english in our country for gods sake,stop draing our govt funds when they dont deserve them, and nueder the s.o.b's .they make more kids than they can afford and expect the u.s. to pay and feed them.go back to mexico or south america and try to pull that crap

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

There is obviously hatred in top of every comment,maliciousness is on the side of ignorance saying that I want to make emphasis on the are you guys to expell and descent to lowest level of primary education to post those despisable frases of decorum..One needs to evaluate History as a source of enligthment,I now know that yoa really a bunch of white trash irated by the Hispanic little gains in the political arena... Are you guys afraid of the future of the country or as may say, or the consequences of being stigmatized by your poor attitude,you tell me !!!!!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Deport illegals and their kids!!
Too lazy to try for citizenship? too lazy to speak English? not too lazy to collect benefits !!
Who is stupid, we are, for allowing it!!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

It is easy to generalize. All races and cultures have good and bad people. It just make me sad that I'm a proud Latino and American that have been serving in the United States Navy for the last 17 years and ignorant people still have narrow minds judging by the negative comments posted here. But that's alright, I will keep serving my country just like other service members from all different races, so you have the freedom to speak your minds like you have done on this blog.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

There is obviously hatred in top of every comment,maliciousness is on the side of ignorance saying that I want to make emphasis on the are you guys to expell and descent to lowest level of primary education to post those despisable frases of decorum..One needs to evaluate History as a source of enligthment,I now know that yoa really a bunch of white trash irated by the Hispanic little gains in the political arena... Are you guys afraid of the future of the country or as may say, or the consequences of being stigmatized by your poor attitude,you tell me !!!!!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

There is obviously hatred in top of every comment,maliciousness is on the side of ignorance saying that I want to make emphasis on the are you guys to expell and descent to lowest level of primary education to post those despisable frases of decorum..One needs to evaluate History as a source of enligthment,I now know that yoa really a bunch of white trash irated by the Hispanic little gains in the political arena... Are you guys afraid of the future of the country or as may say, or the consequences of being stigmatized by your poor attitude,you tell me !!!!!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Most latinos should not be represented because they should not be here. Sit each of them down with a good book and if he or she can read outloud well in English and comprehend what they are reading, then let them stay. Otherwise ship them south of the border, and like Arnold said in an honest moment, "Close the border". California's prisons are populated with 17% illegals. Many of us cannot understand how these folks were allowed to come into this country and stay, when people who come in from other countries are kicked out after a couple of months. This is not fair to the rest of the world and is not fair to America. I've read articles where farms who hire some of these folks are aware of stolen social security numbers being used, and allow the hiring to continue. It's better to eat no fruit than ruin one's country to have fruit. Let us whites pick the fruit if we got to have fruit. I personally know one of the best brain surgeons (neuro surgeon) in the world and he and his wife are routinely asked to leave the US ater they're here a couple of months. I have actually told these folks to claim they're Mexicans, but they have way too much integrity.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Yup..... just what we need another group voting because of Party or race. Diversity My A........Nothing good is coming out of it except richer Lawyers and politicians.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I THINK THE WHITE SUPREMASISTS SHOULD TAKE OVER THE COUNTRY!!!!!

mojo

Posted Sep 20 2011

Love is so beutiful allow it to rule in your heart.Hate only breeds hate and contention thats not good for your health.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Those who find Latinos disgusting are usually voting for the party that the Latinos won't join for the first and second generations. It is the party which the media claims is against them. It is the party which supports the owners where they work for slave wages. It is the party which they will switch to when they learn that the party that they first supported doesn't care about their spiritual values, their children's morals, or even life itself. Logically they would support a new third party, right? Yet there is none which actually supports their future. So what do they do? They are sentenced to suffer with two uncaring parties. Yes two inadequate and untruthful parties. The same two parties the rest of us must suffer inequities.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Yup..... just what we need another group voting because of Party or race. Diversity My A........Nothing good is coming out of it except richer Lawyers and politicians.

mojo

Posted Sep 20 2011

Love is so beutiful allow it to rule in your heart.Hate only breeds hate and contention thats not good for your health.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Yo Quiero Taco Bell???

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Rome?

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Face it whitey... you will soon be the minority in The U.S.A.. You'll have to make a choice to whom you whish to bow down to sooner or later. Either the Mexi-can or the Muslim Middle Easterners... Chose wisely I say...

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Good. It shouldn't. Go back home and be counted in your own country.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

You talk about racism, just reading this article is sicking.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Illegal aliens mostly from Mexico are criminals by the fact that they are breaking USA immigration laws and anybody that breaks a USA law is committing a crime and so is a criminal.Nowhere in the world are illegal aliens accepted.Everywhere in the world and that includes Mexico (It will be better for an illegal alien in Mexico go thru Hell than be caught in that country.Arrest,torture and rape to both genders is a common practice by the mexican authorities) illegal aliens are consider criminals and are arrested and deported.The USA has to do the same or the USA Justice System is taken as a joke and a farce.The USA cannot allow this to happen to our country.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I'm a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, dont you ever dare to call me trash, dumb, stupid, or ignorant because I'm Latino. I live a better life than most because I work hard for it and have earned everything I have. Yes, I also do have a college degree, which I also earned with hard work. I have a high paying GOVERNMENT job awaiting me when my service ends soon, not because I'm Latino, but because I AM THE MOST QUALIFIED and I EARNED it. My family was LEGALLY here before most European immigrants were! Take a look at my grandfather's World War II paperwork if you need proof. Don't disrespect a group of people because of where they are from. I can find the exact same about every person of every race as well, but I'm not that kind of person. You want some intelligence? Here is some for you. Don't fear the Latino population, fear the EDUCATED and LITERATE Latinos like me.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

The racism spouting from ignorance is appalling. Fear comes from ignorance and some of you are so full of it, in all sense of the word. One day America will leave you racist in the past as tainted history, much like the slave holders are in the history of slavery. Say what you will, but your kind will come to an end. This is your fear and you have the right to be fearful, as your kind will soon become extinct.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I'm a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, dont you ever dare to call me trash, dumb, stupid, or ignorant because I'm Latino. I live a better life than most because I work hard for it and have earned everything I have. Yes, I also do have a college degree, which I also earned with hard work. I have a high paying GOVERNMENT job awaiting me when my service ends soon, not because I'm Latino, but because I AM THE MOST QUALIFIED and I EARNED it. My family was LEGALLY here before most European immigrants were! Take a look at my grandfather's World War II paperwork if you need proof. Don't disrespect a group of people because of where they are from. I can find the exact same about every person of every race as well, but I'm not that kind of person. You want some intelligence? Here is some for you. Don't fear the Latino population, fear the EDUCATED and LITERATE Latinos like me.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

The racism spouting from ignorance is appalling. Fear comes from ignorance and some of you are so full of it, in all sense of the word. One day America will leave you racist in the past as tainted history, much like the slave holders are in the history of slavery. Say what you will, but your kind will come to an end. This is your fear and you have the right to be fearful, as your kind will soon become extinct.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

The racism spouting from ignorance is appalling. Fear comes from ignorance and some of you are so full of it, in all sense of the word. One day America will leave you racist in the past as tainted history, much like the slave holders are in the history of slavery. Say what you will, but your kind will come to an end. This is your fear and you have the right to be fearful, as your kind will soon become extinct.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I'm a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, dont you ever dare to call me trash, dumb, stupid, or ignorant because I'm Latino. I live a better life than most because I work hard for it and have earned everything I have. Yes, I also do have a college degree, which I also earned with hard work. I have a high paying GOVERNMENT job awaiting me when my service ends soon, not because I'm Latino, but because I AM THE MOST QUALIFIED and I EARNED it. My family was LEGALLY here before most European immigrants were! Take a look at my grandfather's World War II paperwork if you need proof. Don't disrespect a group of people because of where they are from. I can find the exact same about every person of every race as well, but I'm not that kind of person. You want some intelligence? Here is some for you. Don't fear the Latino population, fear the EDUCATED and LITERATE Latinos like me.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Lets be honest for once. MEXICANS and not LATINOS is what this article is about. How does the Mexican population increase 43%, in 10 years, if there are not millions here illegaly. Mexico will annex the USA without firing a shot. This country needs a National ID card and a Visia tracking system. Photo ID should be required to vote and work. (unemployment problem solved) The town in Illinois, where I grew up, now looks like TJAUNA Mexico. We now have legal offices downtown, for the purpose of handling deportation and imigration casses. HOW CAN THIS BE, THIS IS THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA?

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Latinos need not worry over these preliminaries. Soon they willl be the overwhelming majority, will take over all political power, arrange a relationship with Mexico similar to the one the US has now with Israel in which tons of money will flow southward across the Rio Grande and Spanish will be the language required of all US inhabitants!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Lets be honest for once. MEXICANS and not LATINOS is what this article is about. How does the Mexican population increase 43%, in 10 years, if there are not millions here illegaly. Mexico will annex the USA without firing a shot. This country needs a National ID card and a Visia tracking system. Photo ID should be required to vote and work. (unemployment problem solved) The town in Illinois, where I grew up, now looks like TJAUNA Mexico. We now have legal offices downtown, for the purpose of handling deportation and imigration casses. HOW CAN THIS BE, THIS IS THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA?

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I'm a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, dont you ever dare to call me trash, dumb, stupid, or ignorant because I'm Latino. I live a better life than most because I work hard for it and have earned everything I have. Yes, I also do have a college degree, which I also earned with hard work. I have a high paying GOVERNMENT job awaiting me when my service ends soon, not because I'm Latino, but because I AM THE MOST QUALIFIED and I EARNED it. My family was LEGALLY here before most European immigrants were! Take a look at my grandfather's World War II paperwork if you need proof. Don't disrespect a group of people because of where they are from. I can find the exact same about every person of every race as well, but I'm not that kind of person. You want some intelligence? Here is some for you. fear the Latino population, fear EDUCATED and LITERATE Latinos like me. Believe me you will see me in office soon.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I'm a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, dont you ever dare to call me trash, dumb, stupid, or ignorant because I'm Latino. I live a better life than most because I work hard for it and have earned everything I have. Yes, I also do have a college degree, which I also earned with hard work. I have a high paying GOVERNMENT job awaiting me when my service ends soon, not because I'm Latino, but because I AM THE MOST QUALIFIED and I EARNED it. My family was LEGALLY here before most European immigrants were! Take a look at my grandfather's World War II paperwork if you need proof. Don't disrespect a group of people because of where they are from. I can find the exact same about every person of every race as well, but I'm not that kind of person. You want some intelligence? Here is some for you. Don't fear the Latino population, fear the EDUCATED and LITERATE Latinos like me.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I am white and I am a minority in California.
When are we going to start defining whites as minorities?

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I'm a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, dont you ever dare to call me trash, dumb, stupid, or ignorant because I'm Latino. I live a better life than most because I work hard for it and have earned everything I have. Yes, I also do have a college degree, which I also earned with hard work. I have a high paying GOVERNMENT job awaiting me when my service ends soon, not because I'm Latino, but because I AM THE MOST QUALIFIED and I EARNED it. My family was LEGALLY here before most European immigrants were! Take a look at my grandfather's World War II paperwork if you need proof. Don't disrespect a group of people because of where they are from. I can find the exact same about every person of every race as well, but I'm not that kind of person. You want some intelligence? Here is some for you. Don't fear the Latino population, fear the EDUCATED and LITERATE Latinos like me.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

IF you illegal, get the fuck out of the US....Your lawless and we do not want you!!!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

If I had a dime for every time the term 'Latino' was used in this article...

Funny, the term 'caucasian' is conspicuously absent from the piece, in its place only the color-biased term of 'white'. All the while, nowhere in the piece are 'Latinos' referred to as 'brown'. Gee, I wonder if that is the same reason that the term 'Latino' is used as a catch-all in order that the more Accurate label of MEXICAN can be obscured...?

And one more thing: 'Latino' is an inaccurate representation of the populace in which the article seems to represent. Latin America is separate from Mexico geographically, although the native inhabitants share similar heritage. The Spanish speaking populace is correctly termed 'Hispanic', aptly surnamed for the Conquerors of the Southern hemisphere, the Spaniards. Which incidentally, are of European extraction, and very Caucasian...

If the race hustlers and dividers really want to 'get down' with the 'people', they would be wise to can the Spanish, and take up the languages of the original ancient inhabitants of the Southern hemispheres. That way you could really separate yourselves from the Evil Gringo's and greedy, white Republicans...

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

People on this site should really stick to the issues. Redistricting is part of the Constitution but it is not supposed to be used as a tool against the American people. As for all of the racists on this post, you need to understand something. YOU had nothing to do with what color you are so rather you feel equal to others, elevate yourself above others or even feel that you are beneath others, you better understand that it is God who made you. Therefore you ought to be thankful and glorify God and not yourself. If you believe that you are above others however, you need to know what the scriptures say concerning these matters. Read the bible and learn about God! While it is still available!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

If I had a dime for every time the term 'Latino' was used in this article...

Funny, the term 'caucasian' is conspicuously absent from the piece, in its place only the color-biased term of 'white'. All the while, nowhere in the piece are 'Latinos' referred to as 'brown'. Gee, I wonder if that is the same reason that the term 'Latino' is used as a catch-all in order that the more Accurate label of MEXICAN can be obscured...?

And one more thing: 'Latino' is an inaccurate representation of the populace in which the article seems to represent. Latin America is separate from Mexico geographically, although the native inhabitants share similar heritage. The Spanish speaking populace is correctly termed 'Hispanic', aptly surnamed for the Conquerors of the Southern hemisphere, the Spaniards. Which incidentally, are of European extraction, and very Caucasian...

If the race hustlers and dividers really want to 'get down' with the 'people', they would be wise to can the Spanish, and take up the languages of the original ancient inhabitants of the Southern hemispheres. That way you could really separate yourselves from the Evil Gringo's and greedy, white Republicans...

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I personally don't think any one ethnicity or race should have an edge over any other ethnicity or race in anything, whether it be an election, a job, or anything else. Why do we track race in this country when we strive for equality? Tracking race and how many people of that race reside in a certain area only fuels hatred and racism by emphasizing our differences, rather than our similarities. I loathe the idea of filling out any forms that ask about my race or even gender and whenever possible, I politely decline to fill those forms out. Let me be a true equal to every other person in this country; let me be a true American. Judge me by my actions and accomplishments, not by what I look like!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

I personally don't think any one ethnicity or race should have an edge over any other ethnicity or race in anything, whether it be an election, a job, or anything else. Why do we track race in this country when we strive for equality? Tracking race and how many people of that race reside in a certain area only fuels hatred and racism by emphasizing our differences, rather than our similarities. I loathe the idea of filling out any forms that ask about my race or even gender and whenever possible, I politely decline to fill those forms out. Let me be a true equal to every other person in this country; let me be a true American. Judge me by my actions and accomplishments, not by what I look like!

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

Two things they like to do most: work off the books and fornicate

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

The only way to gain power is to get behind third party candidates and show the Repubs and Dems that you're not playing their game and they will never again get your votes. Get behind a green candidate who is more sympathetic to the planet and its people. Right now, its the only way out for many of us.

Anonymous

Posted Sep 20 2011

2010 Census Shows Nation's Hispanic Population Grew Four Times Faster Than Total U.S. Population
Spanish Release --and why is this in Spanish? Most Legal Immigrants assimilate!!
And I quote:
Mexicans are Largest Hispanic Group Nationwide and in 40 States

The U.S. Census Bureau today released a 2010 Census brief on the nation's Hispanic population, which shows the Hispanic population increased by 15.2 million between 2000 and 2010 and accounted for more than half of the total U.S. population increase of 27.3 million. Between 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic population grew by 43 percent, or four times the nation's 9.7 percent growth rate. unquote

This is disgraceful! How many of these 43 percent came into the U.S. LEGALLY?? Once they get here by trespassing U.S. borders, they then have anchor babies for the rest of CITIZEN Taxpayers (regardless of nationality) to support in health care, education, food stamps welfare and crime. These figures are accounting only the Hispanics who were able to be counted, which was only about one third of them because the illegal aliens avoid the census like the plague. Yet, Perry recruited legal Hispanics to round them up to register to vote. No person from ANY foreign country who trespasses across our 4 borders and refuses to leave, should have ANY LEGAL RIGHTS period. This article pertains to Hispanics because they are the complainers. The many good, talented, and hard working LEGAL Hispanics who waited in line to come legally should be just as much in disgust of these criminal law breakers bleeding the U.S. economy as the rest of decent hard working non Hispanic citizens are. Why are Hispanic Attorneys exploiting their own race by defending their criminal behavior? It's called MONEY! Instead, they should be representing our Immigration Laws and helping by deporting all illegal aliens, regardless of Nationality. They should be ashamed of themselves! -- A former Texas Census Taker

Former Texas Census Taker

Posted Sep 20 2011

2010 Census Shows Nation's Hispanic Population Grew Four Times Faster Than Total U.S. Population
Spanish Release --and why is this in Spanish? Most Legal Immigrants assimilate!!

And I quote:
Mexicans are Largest Hispanic Group Nationwide and in 40 States


The U.S. Census Bureau today released a 2010 Census brief on the nation's Hispanic population, which shows the Hispanic population increased by 15.2 million between 2000 and 2010 and accounted for more than half of the total U.S. population increase of 27.3 million. Between 2000 and 2010, the Hispanic population grew by 43 percent, or four times the nation's 9.7 percent growth rate. unquote

This is disgraceful! How many of these 43 percent came into the U.S. LEGALLY?? Once they get here by trespassing U.S. borders, they then have anchor babies for the rest of CITIZEN Taxpayers (regardless of nationality) to support in health care, education, food stamps welfare and crime. These figures are accounting only the Hispanics who were able to be counted, which was only about one third of them because the illegal aliens avoid the census like the plague. Yet, Perry recruited legal Hispanics to round them up to register to vote. No person from ANY foreign country who trespasses across our 4 borders and refuses to leave, should have ANY LEGAL RIGHTS period. This article pertains to Hispanics because they are the complainers. The many good, talented, and hard working LEGAL Hispanics who waited in line to come legally should be just as much in disgust of these criminal law breakers bleeding the U.S. economy as the rest of decent hard working non Hispanic citizens are. Why are Hispanic Attorneys exploiting their own race by defending their criminal behavior? It's called MONEY! Instead, they should be representing our Immigration Laws and helping by deporting all illegal aliens, regardless of Nationality. They should be ashamed of themselves! -- A former Texas Census Taker

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