Recently, Governor Jerry Brown of California (CA) welcomed illegal aliens into his state. But just a few weeks ago, television network Univision released an interesting survey showing that, unlike what Democrats want us to believe, “Latinos” in CA are very much like the rest of America. First what Brown and the president of Mexico reportedly said: [emphasis added to quotes]
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto kicked off a two-day tour of California with a speech to Mexican immigrants in Los Angeles on Monday [8/25/14] in which he pledged to make life better for his countrymen living on both sides of the border.
“This is the other Mexico,” he said of the United States, which is home to an estimated 11 million Mexican immigrants. [Isn’t that the figure for illegal aliens?] …
Brown spoke about the interwoven histories of Mexico and California and nodded to the immigrants in the room, saying it didn’t matter whether they had permission to be in the United States.
“You’re all welcome in California,” he said.
Brown must have missed the results of that Univision survey of “Latino” Californians:
Immigration is only the 6th-most-important issue for Latino voters in California when casting a vote for a candidate for U.S. Senator or for U.S. Congress, according to a statewide survey conducted by Univision.
When registered Latino voters were asked to name their most important issues, the results, in order, were: education (21%), jobs (16%), government spending and the deficit (15%), social security (13%), “how what they do will affect my wallet” (10%), health care (9%), immigration (8%), and crime and personal safety (5%).
An overwhelming 86% of those surveyed support comprehensive immigration reform. However, a majority–53%–of registered Latino voters in California also answered that they believe that, “…we should require borders to be secured before providing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.” …
“Latinos are focused on pocketbook issues. They want to know how a proposition or legislation is going to affect them financially, “ said Hector Barajas, a partner at the Revolvis political consulting firm, and a leading expert on Latino issues.
The survey also showed that “Latinos” were concerned about how much Obamacare has caused health care premiums to rise.
If registered “Latino” voters are most concerned (in this order) about education, jobs, and government debt, then they should be up in arms about illegal immigration because illegal aliens take seats in their schools, take their jobs, and also are disproportionately responsible for that state’s deficit and debt.
Somebody should advise “Latino” voters in CA that the cost of illegal immigration for each of their households is $2,370 per year, and somebody should also advise the Governor that the cost of illegal immigration on his state is $25.3 billion per year! A suggestion to help remedy this situation from FAIR:
The costs related to the presence of illegal aliens can be lowered. The most effective step a state can take to discourage the arrival of illegal aliens is to utilize the E-Verify screening system designed to prevent employers from hiring illegal workers. California instead is moving in the opposite direction by adopting measures designed to accommodate the presence of illegal aliens. A.B. 4, the so-called Trust Act, restricts the cooperation between state and local law enforcement agencies with federal immigration authorities. A more recent law, A.B. 60, gives illegal aliens access to driver’s licenses. This measure alone is going to cost the state of California, by its own admission, $64.7 million per year.
Like Barack Obama, the Governor of California seems more concerned with the welfare of illegal aliens than with the welfare of U.S. citizens who are registered voters.
It’s a puzzlement. No way to explain it except that Brown and Obama seem to want everyone to be global citizens of a global community or global government. To hell with national sovereignty.
And yet. What is it that some “Latinos” chant?
Mexico for Mexicans, and the USA for everyone.