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Census: ‘Hispanics’ In US Top 50 Million

From a walking on air Associated Press:

New census milestone: Hispanics to hit 50 million

By Hope Yen [sic], Associated Press
March 24, 2011

WASHINGTON – In a surprising show of growth, Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade, exceeding estimates in most states. Pulled by migration to the Sun Belt, America’s population center edged westward on a historic path to leave the Midwest.

The Census Bureau on Thursday will release its first set of national-level findings from the 2010 count on race and migration, detailing a decade in which rapid minority growth, aging whites and increased suburbanization were the predominant story lines…

Racial and ethnic minorities are expected to make up an unprecedented 90 percent of the total U.S. growth since 2000, due to immigration and higher birth rates for Latinos.

Based on 2010 census data that has been released so far on a state-by-state basis, the number of Hispanics is now at roughly 47 million with figures for New York, Maine and the District of Columbia to come later Thursday. The 2009 census data estimated the Hispanic count in those places at over 3 million, putting Hispanics on track to exceed 50 million. Demographers widely believe the 50 million threshhold [sic] will be reached, with a total count close to 50.5 million.

Currently the fastest growing group, Hispanics now comprise 1 in 6 Americans; among U.S. children, Hispanics are roughly 1 in 4.

Since the goal of the 2010 Census was to count all persons physically present in the country, we have no idea how many of these people are here illegally.

Of course such a question never occurs to the journalists of the AP. Indeed, the word ‘illegal’ does not even appear in this article. The closest we get is "immigrant":

According to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis, the 2010 count of Hispanics was on track to be 900,000 higher than expected as their ranks surpassed census estimates in roughly 40 states. Many of their biggest jumps were in the South, including Alabama, Louisiana, North Carolina and Louisiana, where immigrants made large inroads over the last decade

"Where immigrants made large inroads," we suspect is code word for ‘where the number of illegal aliens really skyrocketed.’

The number of non-Hispanic whites, whose median age is now 41, edged up slightly to 197 million. Declining birth rates meant their share of the total U.S. population dropped over the last decade from 69 percent to roughly 64 percent.

"This really is a transformational decade for the nation," said William H. Frey, a demographer at Brookings Institution who has analyzed most of the 2010 data. "The 2010 census shows vividly how these new minorities are both leading growth in the nation’s most dynamic regions and stemming decline in others."

Can’t you just feel the excitement? To borrow from that old spiritual, ‘we shall be overcome.’

"They will form the bulk of our labor-force growth in the next decade as they continue to disperse into larger parts of the country," he said.

And fortunately the work ethic is so very strong in the Hispanic population. So America’s vaunted productivity can only go up.

The final figures come as states in the coming months engage in the contentious process of redrawing political districts based on population and racial makeup, with changes that analysts believe will result in more Hispanic-majority districts.

The population changes will result in a shift of 12 House seats and electoral votes affecting 18 states beginning in the 2012 elections. Most of the states picking up seats, which include Texas and Florida, are Republican-leaning, even as most of their growth is now being driven largely by Democrat-leaning Hispanics.

Which, of course, is the reason Democrats have thrown open our borders, and why they will never allow anyone to close them ever again.

But in addition to deciding political apportionment, Census figures are also used to dole out federal funds based on population. So it is definitely in the interest of the states to attract as many illegal aliens as they can.

Among other findings:

In at least 10 states, the share of children who are minorities has already passed 50 percent, up from five states in 2000. They include Mississippi, Georgia, Maryland, Florida, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, California, New Mexico and Hawaii.

Over the last decade, Latino population growth was most rapid in the South, where many states have seen their Latino populations double since 2000. For the first time, Hispanic population growth outpaced that of blacks and whites in the region, changing the South’s traditional "black-white" image.

What is the Spanish word for ‘yippee’?

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, March 24th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “Census: ‘Hispanics’ In US Top 50 Million”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    In other news, in areas where the “hispanic” population has boomed, the DUI rates have quadrupled. (shhhhhhh, don’t tell anyone)

    • Perdido says:

      Not in New Mexico. DWI rates are down pretty dramatically.

    • River0 says:

      I used to live in California, and experienced the invasion of illegals up until 2007. It’s happening faster than Rome’s barbarian incursions, and is equally devastating. Hispanic crime overwhelms police departments – particularly domestic violence calls – and these invaders clog the jails and prisons. California’s annual expenditures on illegals is over $6 billion, and climbing fast.

      As California goes, so goes the nation.

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    And, right in line with this “news” story is this piece of garbage:

    Obama Challenges GOP on Immigration

    From Fox: http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/03/23/obama-challenges-gop-immigration?test=latestnews

    by Kelly Chernenkoff | March 23, 2011

    President Obama has revealed fresh resolve in pressing for immigration legislation Tuesday; challenging Republicans to join his path for reform or face the electoral consequences.

    “[P]erhaps some of my Republican friends are gonna start recognizing, if they looked at the last census, that they are gonna have a very hard time winning any elections if they continue to deliberately target anti-immigration sentiment,” the president told Spanish-language CNN en Espanol Tuesday in El Salvador.

    Yes, and perhaps you have just revealed yourself as a race-baiter thug.

    “I find it ironic that a president who promised immigration reform and failed to deliver, like he has on so many other issues, is now criticizing the other party for issues he has done absolutely nothing on,” Republican National Committee Spokesman Sean Spicer tells Fox News.

    Mr. Obama has been down this road before. He pushed for passage of immigration legislation in both 2009 and 2010. Those efforts failed.

    Well, not so much “failed” as they were derailed by the stronger desire to ram healthcare “reform” down the throats of Americans who didn’t want it.

    Now the president wants to tackle the issue anew.

    “The president will be making the case to the American people soon about why we need to fix the broken immigration system, as he has done before,” a senior administration official tells Fox. “But as he has repeatedly said, it will require Democrats and Republicans working together to get it through Congress.”

    The president himself reiterated that need for Republican support on the issue Tuesday, then went on to critique the failings of GOP-backed ventures, like the Arizona immigration law. He cited the down-sizing of Republican Arizona Governor Jan Brewer’s controversial immigration law because, Mr. Obama said, businesses recognize it’s not good for them.

    The Arizona immigration law passed, with overwhelming support both locally and nationally. It was the Obama administration, specifically his justice department and his bootlicker Holder that illegally derailed it.

    The president appears to think momentum is on his side, saying the American people can rally behind a strong immigration reform effort. He will be testing that theory again when he speaks out on the issue and notes one of the things people always underestimate him on is “how persistent I am.”

    Yes, like a bad rash or poison ivy or herpes.

    What’s also interesting is he said all this while surrounded by people largely of Spanish descent. But there is a large difference between them and Mexicans if you as them. But of course, a racist like Obama wouldn’t be aware of such nuances as they “probably all look alike” to him.

    • tranquil.night says:

      Good luck with that effort, champ. In between three wars, near global economic meltdown and a rapidly approaching national debt limit, we Tea Partiers are actually quite anxious to have that forum to tell the people exactly how lawless, dangerous, and now potentially corrupt and tragic the border has become under your laser-like focus at tearing this country apart.

      Just try it. It’s only another issue on which you will have demonstrated to have failed.

    • TerryAnne says:

      ““I find it ironic that a president who promised immigration reform and failed to deliver, like he has on so many other issues, is now criticizing the other party for issues he has done absolutely nothing on,” Republican National Committee Spokesman Sean Spicer tells Fox News.”

      Daaaaaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmmmnnnnnnn! LOL!

  3. TerryAnne says:

    driven largely by Democrat-leaning Hispanics.

    See…I don’t get this. These Mexica…er, Hisp…er, illega…er…immigrants are scurrying here because they are trying to escape socialist hellholes – in the sense that there are no jobs or money in any of them. Granted, they have no desire to assimilate or pay taxes while taking over our jobs or even join our country. Yet, their baseline behavior (coming here) is not socialist. In fact, there’s not much about them that really is lefty. Especially when you consider that most are very, very Catholic. The only thing thing that the left can “claim” from them is that their girls usually start reproducing before their 18th birthday and rarely get married before having at least 1 more from another man; while they’re not abortion queens, their behavior is still crucial to the destruction of the traditional family as the left is so keen to do. Yet, they’re huge on “mia familia”; they mantain very large and very close families.

    I also don’t see their so-called work ethic. I’m really not impressed with anything I’ve seen them do.

    • swee says:

      Good point..in fact, Planned Parenthood is hiring a director of Latino Media.
      http://www.journalismjobs.com/job_listing.cfm?jobid=1241485

      Although if PP is succesful in driving down the Mexican population as it has the black population….well, the Associated Press might not be so happy about that. You know, death of potential Democrat voters.

    • Perdido says:

      I see their work ethic every day. It drives down the wages as they are great in number and very willing to work long and hard. It’s a striking contrast with the native population.

      And please, let’s all of us use the proper description: “Undocumented Democrats”.

      Democrats in New Mexico have thwarted the Republican Gov. efforts to put a stop to issuing Driver Licenses to anyone that walks through the door of the MVD. The rational is ostensibly to encourage our newly arrived, soon to be citizens to purchase auto insurance. The fact that the insurance is issued to cover the vehicle and is tied to the registration of that vehicle seems to escape our astute Democrat legislators. The fact that the incentive isn’t performing doesn’t phase them. Question the facts and get labeled a racist, of course.

      We have a booming tourist industry from all over the world for the singular purpose of getting a NM driver’s license. Big numbers from east Europe. It’s so bad natives of the state have to travel with a passport as the DL is no longer a reliable ID.

  4. proreason says:

    Why don’t we just count anybody in the world who declares they want to be in the US.

    We could accept letters or text messages as proof…or Facebook postings.

    If they sign up as a friend of the US, then they count in the census and they get to vote for Obamy.

    Isn’t it fair to do it that way?

    And one more thing, since voting is such a problem in this country…why if you can believe it only 53% voted for Obamy, lol…we should fix that too. We know how many voting age people there are. Let anyone who wants to vote for the bad parties, like Republicans and stuff, because we’re a free country in a few respects. Then subtract that number from the total voting age people, and you have the good party votes. Because after all people are busy cashing their food stamps and stolen checks, forging their papers, collecting their pay for having babies, and de-toxing. With the new method, the burden of actually voting is removed, but the country gets the same benefit as if people actually did vote.

    Isn’t that the fair way to do it?

  5. Moose Breath says:

    Let me be clear: Obama must be defeated in 2012, and his successor must be a rock-ribbed conservative who’ll have the courage to do 2 things:

    1) Aggressively take on illegal immigration even as the left hysterically calls them a racist and organizes violent protests in cities all over America, (and many Republicans refuse to cooperate).

    2) Aggressively develop domestic energy sources even under a relentless propaganda assault from the ‘global warming’ crowd (and, again, with many cowards in the GOP running and hiding).

    If we elect a moderate Republican, they’ll pass some tax cuts and some minor, Democrat-approved spending cuts. Then they’ll start babbling about “immigration reform” and “alternate energy sources”, lest anyone think they’re a “right-wing extremist”. A moderate GOP POTUS will spend as much time fighting with Tea Party congresspersons as the Dems, and the result will be a demoralized electorate that will put the Marxists back in power to finish the job.

    Rush Limbaugh knows this. Mark Levin understands. The great Ann Coulter apparently hit her head recently and lost her way, which is disappointing.

    We must elect Sarah Palin in 2012. Our country is at stake.

  6. Liberals Demise says:

    “Where immigrants made large inroads,” we suspect is code word for ‘where the number of illegal aliens really skyrocketed.’
    I have to wonder how quick these numbers appeared seeing that the census was only last year. Personally, I suspect the count is higher because most of these border jumpers did not participate for fear of being kicked out.
    Even though they kissed their arse and bent over to gain their favor.
    Grrrrrrrrr


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