So once more it’s all about money.........has nothing to do with what is right or wrong. Take the money out of the picture and see where you are.
Any takers on those borders being “secure” January 22nd of 2008?
“on job opportunities for unskilled, uneducated, native-born U.S. workers — particularly young African-Americans, but also native-born Hispanics”
And that’s the dirty truth of the matter.
Does anyone care to guess why Maine, Montana, Wyoming, and Wisconsin have the best school performance in the country?
Our collective cultures have some major deficiencies along the way. And when you start to see the Brittany-Paris Hilton culture spreading, it’s little wonder that Europe and Asia kick the immortal junk out of us in terms of school performance.
Having lived in Europe for a bit, it became evident that their high school graduates were a good year and a half ahead of ours. Granted, I think our universities are better and certainly require more work. But it’s a major failing of our school systems, who seem bound and determined to teach to the lowest common denominator.
I believe that this number is seriously understated as well, simply because of the impact on society.
I recently had to reprogram the radio stations on my car stereo. I counted 4 spanish language stations on the AM dial alone. The "mexican" section in the local grocery store has been expanded over and over again. In my Aunt's neighborhood, the grocery store now sells to a mostly hispanic customer base. Last year they had a kosher section. It's now gone, replaced by latin specialties.
Hire a landscaper for any major, minor, or recurring work and see who shows up.
Hire a housecleaning service and see who shows up.
Move into a new neighborhood, where construction is still going on around you and listen to the chatter, or the music.
We don’t need any government numbers to tell you what’s going on.
Third, native born Hispanics are not faring as well in the job market as foreign-born Latinos. A report from the Pew Hispanic Center entitled "Latino Labor Report 2006: Strong Gains in Employment," separates foreign-born Latinos and native-born Hispanics.
This is easy to explain: foreign-born Latinos are hard workers. Native-born Hispanics, raised on sugar and Nintendo, simply don't have the same experience of hardship, the same gratitude for opportunity, the same drive. Thus, we need to bring in more foreign-born, they have kids, and the cycle continues.