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February 15, 2007

Migration Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Hispanic public-school enrollment in Texas is up 46.5% to over 2 million in just the past decade. Hispanics now make up 45.3% of students in Texas public schools.

* All those Eastern Europeans who have migrated to France and Britain to work as plumbers and construction workers? Eastern European countries now wish they'd come home. It's evidently hard to live without your workmen and service people. "If you want some repairs in your apartment, you can't find anyone," says one Lithuanian. "It's ridiculous. Lines in the grocery stores are longer. When I used to need a taxi, it was always three minutes. Now it's 'In an hour'."

Why do I suspect that the response of the Open Borders crowd to these developments will be, "Open the borders yet more!" Ain't that often the way political people work? Create a problem; then, in order to cure what you've caused, prescribe more of the same ...



posted by Michael at February 15, 2007


What is the percentage of Hispanics in the state of Texas versus their percentage in the public schools?

Posted by: Peter L. Winkler on February 15, 2007 5:51 PM

Hispanics run about 35% in Texas, against 11% black, maybe 3% Asian, and just a hair under 50% Anglo. Hispanics are predominantly young, so they are overrepresented in the school age population - there are a lot of parent-aged Hispanics having kids. Texas 'officially' hit majority-minority status in the July, 2005 set of Census estimates.

Posted by: rvman on February 15, 2007 10:14 PM

I heard a presentation by the Texas state demographer in Austin last week, and he said that the non-Anglo population in the both the Dallas and Houston ISDs is an astounding 94 percent.

For good or ill, life as we know it in Texas will change dramatically over the next decade.

Posted by: beloml on February 16, 2007 10:40 AM

Belomi: Bloody hell, you sound as if you and this country are in the grip of an unstoppable force which is sweeping over you. What do you mean, "for good or ill"? Which is it? Take a stand and act on it! I'd respect you more if you said, "I hate Anglo Americans and I'd like to see them all replaced by Mexicans" than this learned-helplessness attitude of "oh wow, look what's happening, we'd better all get ready for big changes!"

The open borders propagandists want to convince you that the ethnic replacement they're pushing is a done deal, and all you can do is lie back and watch it happen.

Posted by: Rick Darby on February 16, 2007 2:52 PM


I have no way of knowing what Texas will be like in ten years. If we can get Hispanics and African Americans into higher education at the same historical rates as Anglos, then our standard of living might not change much. If we can get them in at higher rates, then our standard of living will increase. If we continue at the current rates, our standard of living will decrease. What more can I say?

Posted by: beloml on February 16, 2007 4:10 PM

By the way, here's a recent presentation by the Texas state demographer:

Posted by: beloml on February 16, 2007 4:15 PM

Belomi: I believe you that there isn't any more you can say. You've bought into to the whole "multi-culturalism is our future" ideology. But I can add a bit more.

"I have no way of knowing what Texas will be like in ten years." You could get some idea by visiting southern California and spending time in areas vast enough to be called small cities that resemble Nuevo Laredo, Tijuana, or Ciudad Juarez more than anyplace traditionally American, where gang wars, drug dealing, graffiti, squalor, overcrowding, and Spanish-language hip-hop blasting from houses at stadium-concert volume are all standard.

But you probably don't even have to travel to California. I'm sure you could see the same in parts of Houston, Dallas, or San Antonio. The illegal immigrant effect is basically the same everywhere that their numbers are large enough, which thanks to El Presidente Jorge W. Bush-Gonzales and his ruling junta, they are in so many formerly American cities and towns.

Funny, "Hispanics" — why don't you be honest and call them Mexicans? Hispanics, if there is such a thing, are people whose families came from Spain hundreds of years ago, mainly living in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado — don't seem to have your reverence for higher education, so far as we can judge based on several generations' worth of experience in California.

The handful of illegal spawn who do partake of higher education, thanks to taxpayer subsidies of their tuition, seem to spend most of their intellectual capital marching, shouting down speakers they disapprove of, and devising clever slogans like "This is our country! Go back to Europe!"

"If we can get them in at higher rates, then our standard of living will increase. If we continue at the current rates, our standard of living will decrease."

Gee, Belomi, what a warm feeling it must be to have such simple answers. We could end the cultural destruction caused by the Mexican invasion tomorrow if we just paid everyone who manages to sneak across the border $100,000 a year to go to college. How about a guaranteed grant of $1 million for every degreed "Hispanic"? Maybe a $500,000 bonus for taking classes in Mexican Spanish for a degree in Aztlan Studies. Our standard of living would go to the moon!

Posted by: Rick Darby on February 16, 2007 5:29 PM

I lived in Northern Virginia for over 35 years and there is a strange little drama playing out in Fairfax County (FC) now. Back in the 60's, the US government expanded, drawing a large number of young educated middle-class professionals to the DC area. Most couldn't have afforded the best areas of DC and didn't want to live in the other parts, especially if they had children. They flocked to the MD and VA suburbs in droves.

FC was largely rural then, land was a lot cheaper, housing developments went up in droves, including apartments. These folks demanded good schools and were willing to pay the taxes to support them. The FC schools quickly became known as among the best in the US. Back in the early 80's, a house in FC where there were good schools cost $50,000 more than a similar house in other parts of NoVA. So far, so good.

Sometime in the 90's, NoVA was inundated by immigrants, some well-educated. Many, however, were unskilled, poorly educated, unable to speak English, and often illegal. FC has a lot of apartments, which used to house mainly singles and adults without children. Many apartments in addition to houses now house large families of these unskilled and poorly educated immigrants - and their children. These children go to the FC schools.

There has been a big whoop in the Washington Post about the federal government's cracking down on FC's using a test other than the No Child Left Behind on its students who don't speak English well after the grace period has expired (New ESL students get a year, I think, before having to be tested.). FC moans that it doesn't want to set these children up for failure so it will test them ONLY when they speak English well enough. NCLB says how can you determine if these children are learning at their age/grade level if you don't test them just as you do with the other children at their age/grade level? I agree with NCLB.

The point here is that FC schools are no longer what they were in the 80's and FC knows this. You won't read this in the WaPo articles but FC's 4th graders have scored below Richmond VA. Richmond VA has inner city problems, which FC doesn't. This is nothing more than an attempt by FC to mask the deterioration of its schools as a result of a huge influx of poorly prepared largely ESL students. FC has been able to attract businesses, survive huge housing costs, and levy high local taxes by pointing to its great school system. How long can this last?

FC is heading in the direction of California, which also had some of the best schools in the US back in the 60's and 70's. CA is now down at the bottom with states like Mississippi and Alabama. And FC is headed that way for the same reason: massive third world immigration.

Posted by: D Flinchum on February 17, 2007 10:31 AM

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