This is a condensed version of yesterday’s post by me, “What would Houston look like today without illegal immigration”. I know in this twitter world we live in reading anything is painful, but I thought it important enough to cut down given we have a new immigration/amnesty bill riding on the whim of the crying man(John Boehner) to see just what to expect.
I dug up some demographic data for these two as we would think that Houston would gain a lot of hispanic population, but you wouldn’t think Minneapolis would mirror it; but they do.
Houston, as of the 2010 census; is about 25% white, 23% black and 43% hispanic. Now, that doesn’t seem so bad. Houston is the closest major city to Mexico, but that’s only part of the story.
From here: http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/Demographics/docs_pdfs/Cy/coh_race_ethn_1980-2010.pdf, you can see that Houston has gone through a dramatic demographic transformation since 1980.
In 30 years, it’s hispanic population has more than tripled(281,000 to 919,000), while the black population has only increased moderately(by 50,000) and the white population has decreased by nearly 300,000(834,000 to 537,000). Now, I know that hispanics are known for having more children than other ethnicity’s but 3 times ?
No, in fact; Karl Eschbach, a University of Texas Medical Branch demographer, said that the best possible estimate for the number of illegal aliens in the Houston area was about 400,000. So, we have to say that Houston has been changed because of illegal immigration.
So, with a little math; subtracting 400,000 illegals from the hispanic population of Houston and keeping the other populations the same just to make it easy as we know it is very likely that over 95% of that illegal estimate are hispanics, that would change Houston to 31% white, 28% black and 30% hispanic and I guarantee you Houston would look different, be better off financially, have lower crime rates and safer neighborhoods and conservatives could actually be competitive for citywide offices.
you might say; well that’s Houston; Mexico is next door; that’s to be expected. No, it’s the same everywhere.
All the way up in Minneapolis, it was roughly the same. From here: http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/news/2011/06/07/ethnic-makeup-changed-north-minneapolis,
“In a 30-year (1980-2010) population analysis of North Minneapolis, the most striking statistics point to a decline in the overall population, with most of the decline coming in the past 10 years. Over the entire 30-year period, North’s population decline was about 5 percent. However, North experienced significant population growth (5 percent) from 1990 to 2000, and that growth was lost, and then some, because of a 10 percent decline from 2000 to 2010.
Also, in those 30 years, North’s ethnic makeup has changed. In 1980, North was 75 percent White, 16 percent Black, 2 percent Hispanic, 2 percent American Indian, 1 percent Asian, with the remainder of other races or two or more races. In 2010, North was 43 percent Black, 30 percent White, 13 percent Asian, 8 percent Hispanic, 1 percent American Indian, with the remainder of other races or two or more races. Population percentages in the accompanying tables might not appear to total 100, as the Census data notes that Hispanic people can be of any race.
The population decline in the most recent decade cut across all racial and ethnic groups measured, except Hispanics. North’s Hispanic population grew by 58 percent, from 2,977 in 2000 to 4,730 in 2010.
So, let’s put some dollar figures on this; as everything these days seems to be about the economy. It is estimated that each illegal alien costs it’s state about $1,000 yearly. So, with Houston having around 4000,000 illegals; Houston costs the state of Texas $400,000,000 yearly. Right, I hear you, 400 million ? Yes, it’s not that much as those illegals do contribute something back in sales taxes on things bought and do contribute to Houston by living in Houston, but if Houston had no illegal immigrants, those costs would be eliminated. Sure, there would still be some misuse of state funds by whomever took their places but no where anywhere near the extent of someone who isn’t held responsible to the same laws or wants to avoid them.
And another 10 million illegals coming with a new amnesty bill is a good thing ?