It’s not just Arizona and California. And it’s not just 2011.
March 18, 2011 § Leave a comment
According to analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center, new Census numbers indicate that the Hispanic population of the country is growing at a faster rate than was expected. NPR reports Latinos accounted for 58% of the population growth in the 33 states for which the Census has released 2010 numbers.
And as I previously posted, the US is in the midst of a demographic shift driven by Immigration and Intermarriage. 1 in 7 new marriages is between spouses of different races or ethnicities, according to the NY Times. The current noise about “illegals” will quiet down, soon enough.
After all, it’s nothing new.
“Those who come hither are generally of the most ignorant Stupid Sort of their own Nation … and as few of the English understand the[ir] Language, and so cannot address them either from the Press or Pulpit … now they come in droves … unless the stream of their importation could be turned from this to other colonies … they will soon so out number us, that all the advantages we have will not in My Opinion be able to preserve our language, and even our Government will become precarious.”
– Ben Franklin, May 9, 1753; writing about German immigrants.