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Old 12-25-2010, 10:58 AM
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"Opinion: Latinos, the 2010 Census and Political Power? Maybe"

By Angelo Falcon
December 24, 2010
| Fox News Latino

The announcement this week of the 2010 Census population count didn’t tell us how many Latinos there were in the United States today, but it did tell us that Latinos are poised to became a powerful political force. Maybe.

The Census revealed that U.S. population growth in the last decade was the second lowest since the Great Depression, and that the greatest growth was in states and regions of the country where Latinos are increasingly concentrated. While the resident population grew by 13 to 14 percent in the South and West, it increased by only 3 to 4 percent in in the Midwest and Northeast. States with large numbers of Latinos were the fastest-growing: Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, and Texas grew by double digits.
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Old 12-25-2010, 12:07 PM
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No thanks, don't want to read more.... I read too much about illegal aliens as it is.....
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Old 12-25-2010, 05:37 PM
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Why don't people admit that illegal immigrants can't and SHOULDN'T be voting though? If this isn't an invasion then I don't know what it is. Everyone knows that the growth of "Hispanics" or "Latinos," whatever term we want to use is due to illegal immigration. If illegal immigrants are having such an effect on the way our politicians think and have their ear enough to be considered a "political power," then we have a problem. When was it healthy or OK for people who are here illegally to be able to influence our politics? We should be influencing THEM, not the other way around. Someone needs to make that known to all these influenced politicians. This is exactly what the "Latino" (whatever that means, people know that the majority of our so-called Hispanic or Latino community is not your Cuban, Puerto Rican, it is Mexicans and all the others that come up through Mexico. I grew up knowing what Latino meant and it didn't mean illegal immigrants from Mexico, so it is funny people keep saying Latino) La Raza types want, they want to be able to get so much political influence that they can get things favored for "their people."

And while these reporters and journalists, pro-illegal immigration people are getting giddy writing about this stuff, they need to be looking at the numbers and saying, "Wow, this is some scary stuff! This state grew by 13% in that time period?" These guys are getting so selfish and greedy thinking about their "power" that they aren't looking at what the numbers are really saying. Where are the jobs for these people?

[LEFT]The irony is that many of these growth centers, which are the beneficiaries of population growth due in large part of immigration and brisk Latino birthrates, are also places with large reservoirs of anti-immigrant and anti-Latino sentiments (and policies). These are also areas with a strong Republican Party presence, and an increasingly unsympathetic Latino electorate to counter that party’s influence. There is a political strangeness to this development of a growing Latino presence strengthening anti-immigrant, anti-Latino forces, and vice-versa.

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And that paragraph is what reveals the truth: no matter HOW many numbers a group has, if they don't have the voting rights or have a legal voice, they aren't going to be able to stand up to those who do. I find it horrible that the article alleges that those states have "anti-Latino sentiments," wow, isn't that basically calling those states racists? But anyway, what the people in those states need to do is show THEIR power in numbers and fight any influence illegal immigrants may try to have on their politics.
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Old 12-25-2010, 05:48 PM
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Oh and the writer, Angelo Falcon, President of the National Institute of Latino Policy writes like your typical person that thinks everyone is against "Latinos."
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