That announcement will be memed on countless radio programs, newspapers and TV evening wrap-ups.
Considering the fact that U.S. senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren, a very Anglo-featured Democrat, has declared herself an American Indian, I have to admit I’m not sure what criteria people use to select a race on government forms anyway.
The headline to our column at The US Report is a response to the NYT, based on data placed 8 or so paragraphs into the newspaper article:
“Of the total births in the year that ended last July, about 26 percent were Hispanic, about 15 percent black, and about 4 percent Asian.”
The foreign-born population stood at 40 million in 2010 during the administration of President Barack Obama—the highest total in a decade. That’s 12.9 percent of the total U.S. population.
The troubling figure in that data, however, is that of the 12.9 percent, non-citizens make up 7.3 percent of that total. Whether the non-citizens are here illegally or as immigrants or guest workers is anyone’s guess.
Increases in the foreign born impact labor and jobs as well as entitlements. Even as the government considers cuts to entitlement and forced entitlement programs (Medicare, Social Security), the foreign born who arrive on our shores will enjoy healthcare in the emergency room and avoid the fines ObamaCare will levy on trackable citizens who do not purchase health insurance.
Schools will continue to face requirements to fund English-as-Second-Language programs; government housing will continue to increase, because people need a place to live and any affirmative action-type programs will now see more competition among entrants as well.
Entitlement spending will be strained. In 2010 TUSR reported:
“In 2008, 53 percent of all households headed by an immigrant (legal or illegal) with one or more children under age 18 used at least one welfare program, compared to 36 percent for native households with children. Immigrant use of welfare tends to be much higher than natives for food assistance programs and Medicaid. Use of cash and housing programs tends to be very similar to natives. A large share of the welfare used by immigrants is received on behalf of their U.S.-born children. But even households with children comprised entirely of immigrants still have a welfare use rate of 47 percent.”
Within the immigrant class are refugees. At present, the United Nations basically controls who comes here and who does not. The federal government controls who makes up the foreign born population, either by direct policy or by the absence of enforcement of laws.
The new figures Census will be sharing with the rest of us—elite media obviously already have some—will provide information policy wonks will mull over.
It’s in our best interest, those of us who have a vested interest in attempting to return our country to a stable entity, to look at those figures and mull them over as well.
For instance, who exactly is a Hispanic? And with Warren in mind, who exactly is an Anglo?
Meanwhile blacks, whites and others who are citizens have a commonality they may not have realized—we use less welfare programs than the foreign born.
“Whites Account for Under Half of Births in U.S.” by Sabrina Tavernise; May 17, 2012; The New York Times.
UN, NGOs control refugee admissions… (The US Report)
(Analysis by Kay B. Day/May 17, 2012)