Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Monday, April 08, 2013

Bankrupt city of immigrants

We are often being told that immigration is good for the economy. Terence P. Jeffrey writes about that has worked out for one California city:
In Stockton, Calif., which has just entered into Chapter 9 bankruptcy, 41 percent of the people do not speak English at home and 21 percent cannot speak it very well, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Data that the Census Bureau developed on what it calls the “social characteristics” of Stockton during the five-year period from 2007 to 2011, indicate that this city, located eighty miles east of San Francisco in California’s San Joaquin Valley, had a population of 289,926.

Of those 289,926 people, 76,869 (or about 27 percent) were foreign born, according to the Census Bureau. Of these foreign-born, 43,084 (or about 15 percent of this city’s total population) were not U.S. citizens.
Meanwhile, the NY Post reports:
President Obama’s temporary-amnesty program has paid off for 454,000 young immigrants who were brought here illegally.

No comments:

Post a Comment