Matt Campbell’s article (8/11, Local, “Area Hispanic population rises; Demographic estimates by the Census Bureau show 5 percent increase”) provided the reader with recent demographic estimates from the Census Bureau. The estimates reflected a trend that has been apparent for several years, and the trend is a disproportionate Hispanic population growth in the six-county metropolitan area compared with the other major population groups.
The root cause for this rapid Hispanic growth was not specified in the article. Could it be because of overwhelming illegal immigration? I think it is conceivable that, probably sooner than later, Hispanics will continue to advance their power base and be in a strategic position to unfairly alter our political landscape.
Since children born of illegal immigrants here in the U.S. are automatically granted citizenship at birth, that bizarre privilege alone is enough to contribute to a formidable Hispanic voting bloc. Circa the mid ’80s, approximately three million illegal Hispanics were granted residence status. Granting them amnesty did absolutely nothing to stem the tide of illegal immigrants entering the country.
When is it going to stop? Unless our Congress gets its arms around the immigration debacle, our country’s sovereignty will continue to be dismantled before our eyes.