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  • 67% Hispanics in U.S. 15 years or more are functionally illiterate

    06/21/2017 5:07:24 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 81 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 21, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    Learning English is a much bigger hurdle for immigrants than earlier believed, with most Hispanics being functional illiterates, even those who have been in the United States for over a decade. A new analysis of immigrants found that 63 percent of Hispanics have a "below basic" understanding of English, making them illiterate. And it doesn't get better if they stay in the U.S. for 15 years. In a shocking finding showing that they haven't tried to learn -- or even had to -- more, 67 percent, of Hispanics don't have English proficiency even after 15 years in America. The Center...
  • 77% black births to single moms, 49% for Hispanic immigrants

    05/07/2017 6:57:13 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    More than three quarters of African American births are to unmarried women, nearly double the illegitimacy rate of all other births, according to new federal data. The National Center for Health Statistics said that in 2015, 77.3 percent of non-immigrant black births were illegitimate. The national non-immigrant average is 42 percent, and it was 30 percent for whites. The new numbers were in a Center for Immigration Studies analysis on the births to immigrants. That total is 32.7 percent, but to Hispanic immigrants it is 48.9 percent, according to Steven Camarota, the director of research for the Center for Immigration...
  • Trump Won’t Hold White House Cinco de Mayo Celebration: Report

    05/05/2017 6:31:11 AM PDT · by Vlad The Inhaler · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | My 3, 2017 | Rafael Bernal
    President Trump is doing away with the White House Cinco de Mayo celebration, a 16-year-old tradition, Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion reported Wednesday. Instead of a White House celebration this year, one headlined by Vice President Pence will be held at a to-be-determined location and with a reduced guest list, the report said. The White House did not respond to a request for comment and has not issued an official announcement of any planned events for the holiday. Both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama used Cinco de Mayo to connect with the Hispanic community — inviting Cabinet members,...
  • Two GOP Legislators Propose American Replacement Bill, Plus Amnesty

    05/04/2017 2:53:57 PM PDT · by Hostage · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2017 | NEIL MUNRO
    Two GOP legislators are introducing legislation to let states annually import 500,000 foreign blue-collar workers and white-collar professionals to replace Americans who have fallen out of the workforce and into drug addiction. The American replacement bill is needed because companies can’t hire the employees they want amid the massive decline in the number of Americans who are seeking work, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson told an event hosted Wednesday by the CATO Institute. “Why can’t Wisconsin manufacturers, why can’t small businesses, find enough people to work?” Johnson asked during a speech in a Senate hearing room with supporters of the replacement...
  • Latino Trump Supporter To Run Against Maxine Waters

    04/16/2017 9:15:22 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 47 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Apr 16th, 2017
    Maxine Waters has been in the news a lot lately because she’s constantly criticizing Trump. As a result, she has become a new darling of the left. Now she has a Republican challenger for the next election named Omar Navarro. He’s a Latino and a Trump supporter! Here’s a press release from his website: Republican Omar Navarro On The Campaign To Unseat Maxine Waters Torrance, CA – Omar Navarro the Republican challenger to Maxine Waters for Congressional Seat of the 43rd District was on the front lines in the City of Cudahy’s bid to be considered a sanctuary city. He...
  • Hispanic American construction association awards Illinois Tollway’s Jane Addams Memorial Tollway

    04/10/2017 4:08:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    Equipment World's Better Roads ^ | March 17, 2017 | Chris Hill
    The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) has presented the Illinois Tollway with a Project of the Year Award for the $2.5 billion Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (Interstate 90) Rebuilding and Widening Project. The award was presented during the association’s 38th annual awards banquet in Chicago. This is the second HACIA Project of the Year Award the Tollway has received, the first being presented in 2015 for the initial phase of this same project. “This project demonstrates how the Illinois Tollway has helped contribute to the growth and development of Hispanic-owned firms in the Chicago area and across Northern Illinois,”...
  • Sotomayor’s demeaning views on race

    04/08/2017 7:41:53 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    nypost ^ | April 23, 2014 | Mike Gonzalez
    Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling that Michigan voters had the right to ban racial preferences in university admissions didn’t sit well with the court’s self-described “Wise Latina,” Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Her 58-page-long dissent made clear that she’ll be the last line of defense for affirmative-action policies at the highest court in the land. But a look at the dissent as well as her own history, makes clear that the lady doth protest too much. Immigrants and their children simply have no claim on affirmative action — if anyone does. To the contrary, these policies hurt their intended beneficiaries. The court didn’t...
  • The Skins Game

    03/30/2017 6:46:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Z Man ^ | March 29, 2017
    There’s a popular quote from Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, where one character asks another character how he went bankrupt. The response is “Gradually and then suddenly.” It’s funny because it is true. The great upheavals in human affairs seldom happen without warning. They are always part of a long process that was plain to see, but people preferred not to notice it so it rolled along until a crash or revolution. A generation or two from now, people will look back at America and wonder how racial conflict broke out after what many thought were years of social progress....
  • Trump aides, daughter, meet with Hispanic business owners

    03/16/2017 8:09:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | March 16, 2017 | Jill Colvin, The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the latest outreach effort following a contentious campaign, top Trump administration officials — as well as first daughter Ivanka Trump — met Thursday with Hispanic business leaders. Underscoring her unusual role working outside the administration, Ivanka Trump attended a round-table discussion Thursday morning with Hispanic women business owners in Washington. Later, White House officials, including chief of staff Reince Priebus, held a meeting with other Hispanic business leaders, focused on jobs, the economy and access to capital....
  • Steve King: Blacks & Hispanics 'will be fighting each other' before overtaking whites in population

    03/16/2017 5:44:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | March 14, 2017 | Chris Massie
    Iowa Rep. Steve King said Monday that blacks and Hispanics "will be fighting each other" before overtaking whites in the US population. King, a Republican, was on the radio responding to a question about Univision anchor Jorge Ramos' comment to Tucker Carlson on Fox News that whites would become a majority-minority demographic in America by 2044, a point Ramos used to make the argument that it is a multiracial country. "Jorge Ramos' stock in trade is identifying and trying to drive wedges between race," King told Iowa radio host Jan Mickelson on 1040 WHO. "Race and ethnicity, I should say...
  • Restaurant owner's Facebook post causes outrage: 'Why don’t many Hispanics tip?'

    03/14/2017 9:18:51 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 86 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 14, 2017 | Darla Guillen
    The owner of a sushi restaurant is in hot water for a Facebook post in which he complains about Hispanics being bad tippers. "My servers are thinking about building a wall around the restaurant," Steve Wayte reportedly wrote in a now-deleted Facebook post. "Why don't many Hispanics tip? Really? Zero, Ziltch, Nada."
  • NY Dropping Teacher Literacy Test Amid Claims Of Racism (High Percentage Of Blacks & Hispanics Fail)

    03/14/2017 4:51:22 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3-14-2017
    At a time when the United States has plummeted in the global rankings of education standards, one of the country’s largest states is poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to become teachers. Citing the fact that an outsized percentage of black and Hispanic candidates were failing the test, members of the New York state Board of Regents plans to adopt a task force's recommendation to eliminate the literacy exam, known as the Academic Literacy Skills Test, given to prospective teachers. The move to do away with the test has been...
  • New York To Scrap Literacy Test For Teachers In The Name Of Diversity

    03/13/2017 12:10:34 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/12/17 | Peter Hasson/ap
    Prospective teachers in New York will likely no longer have to pass a basic reading and writing literacy exam, the Associated Press is reporting. The state’s Board of Regents is expected to ditch the Academic Literacy Skills Test in part because black and Hispanic teaching candidates struggled to pass the exam, according to the AP.
  • Poll Shows Surprising Bay Area Support For Key Trump Immigration Policies

    02/27/2017 9:11:58 PM PST · by GonzoII · 38 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 27, 2017 | Melissa Caen
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An exclusive new Survey USA poll offered a stunning snapshot of where the Bay Area stands on immigration Monday, with the new numbers revealing that more local residents are backing President Trump’s policies than you might think. The KPIX 5 Survey USA Poll showed more than half of people support a key element of the President’s immigration policy. 53 percent said local law enforcement should always contact federal authorities about illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes. The even bigger surprise was the number of Bay Area Hispanics who supported notifying the feds. While the mayors...
  • Jorge Ramos: America Is ‘Our Country, Not Theirs’—‘And We Are Not Going to Leave’

    02/27/2017 3:11:41 PM PST · by blam · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-27-2017 | Katie McHugh
    Univision senior anchor Jorge Ramos declared on Friday that the United States belongs to Latino migrants, emphatically stating to a Spanish-speaking audience that “it is our country, not theirs.” Ramos took an unusual tack, pivoting from talk of diversity and togetherness into boasts of conquest. Mass immigration, particularly illegal immigration, was a fait accompli. There is nothing the U.S. can do about it, and they must accept that America is “not their” country and that illegal aliens, particularly Latinos, “are not going to leave,” he said. “I am an immigrant, just like many of you,” Ramos said in Spanish, as...
  • Hispanic Caucus on Trump’s Deportations: “We’re Creating an Immigration Police State”

    02/15/2017 7:20:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Intercept ^ | February 15, 2017 | Ryan Devereaux
    Lawmakers representing Hispanic communities across the country are demanding answers from the Department of Homeland Security following a series of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operations that led to hundreds of arrests in multiple states last week — so far, the elected officials say, they aren’t getting them. On Tuesday, ICE’s acting director, Thomas Homan, cancelled a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in which he was to provide details on the more than 680 people arrested across the country last week and explain the guidance given to his agents in conducting the operations. ICE had described the...
  • Hispanic Dems warn Latinos will be hit hard by ObamaCare repeal

    01/16/2017 6:17:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/16/2017 | BY RAFAEL BERNAL
    Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) warn that repealing ObamaCare without an appropriate replacement would disproportionately hurt Latino families. "First and foremost we need to protect and defend healthcare for the American people," Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.) told The Hill on Thursday. House Republicans on Friday passed a measure to begin dismantling the Affordable Cart Act (ACA) through a process known as budget reconciliation, which can bypass a Senate filibuster. Democrats are decrying the push to roll back the healthcare law, arguing there could be disastrous consequences for people with serious illnesses. "We want to make sure that people...
  • Latinos set to toast tequila to Trump

    01/14/2017 9:31:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2017 | Hector Barreto
    Next week, a group of patriots, who happen to be Hispanic, will gather to celebrate the inauguration of President-elect Donald J. Trump. It will be the kind of moment that runs counter to the narratives of the political and the media elite, but to those of us in the room, our celebration makes perfect sense. If news of our inauguration party surprises you, recall that 29 percent of the Hispanic vote went to Trump. Remember, too, that Latinos are feeling the sharp pain of economic adversity that Trump has convincingly promised to change. Remember also that one of the great...
  • Airport Shooter Converted to Islam, Identified as Aashiq Hammad Years Before Joining Army

    01/10/2017 1:55:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 10, 2017
    The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who years before joining the U.S. Army took on an Islamic name (Aashiq Hammad), downloaded terrorist propaganda and recorded Islamic religious music online, according to public records dug up by the investigative news site of an award-winning, California journalist. This is pertinent information that the Obama administration apparently wants to keep quiet, bringing up memories of the Benghazi cover up, in which the president and his cohorts knowingly lied to conceal that Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. Special Mission in Libya. Information is slowly trickling out that links the Ft. Lauderdale...
  • Telemundo Solves Riddle Of Latino Trump Voters Through Actual Journalism

    12/20/2016 5:43:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 20, 2016 | Jorge Bonilla
    The question hangs heavy over our domestic Spanish-language news media: "Why did Hispanics vote for Donald Trump?" As the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States continues to approach, our two leading networks took widely divergent approaches to this question. Univision has chosen to treat the question as if it were an unsolvable enigma- not unlike a 17-sided Rubik's Cube delivered straight from the bowels of hell. Anchors and hosts alike have been utterly confounded as to the reasons why a vast number of Latinos would reject the network's messaging (not to mention the network itself). Anchor Jorge Ramos simply wrote...