Relationship Between Rise in Poverty and Immigration Levels Exist



On Nov. 30th the Washington Examiner published an interesting story about the rise in the level of poverty among school-aged children in the Washington DC-area.

The article covered statistics showing that since 2007, the poverty rate for children between 5 and 17 nearly doubled in Montgomery County, Maryland, (just outside of the District of Columbia), from 5.4 percent to 9.0 percent. Meanwhile, the District’s rate soared from 24.8 percent in 2007 to 30.9 percent in 2010 – making it one of just 73 jurisdictions nationwide to surpass the 30 percent poverty mark for the age group.

Other areas in Northern Virginia also saw increases in poverty rate among school-aged children, but not to the levels seen in Montgomery County and the District of Columbia.

While the recession takes a large portion of the blame for these disturbing results, the fact that this area is a very desirable destination for many illegal aliens should not be ignored. The Sage Policy Group, a Baltimore economic and policy consulting firm which contributed to the study, noted that “Montgomery County is the immigrant’s gateway into Maryland.”

Recent Census Bureau data tells us that of Montgomery County’s 299,000 foreign-born residents in 2009 (30.8% of the population of the county), more than 100,000 said they had arrived after 2000. The county’s foreign-born population was about 66,000 residents higher than in 2000.

Continuing to be a magnet for illegal aliens will not help improve these dire statistics. Recently, District of Columbia mayor Vincent Gray signed an executive order prohibiting police from inquiring about the immigration status of people they arrest or reporting that status to federal authorities. (see blog) And Montgomery County, as mentioned above, is a well-known sanctuary county that houses several offices for the region’s main illegal alien special interest group, Casa De Maryland. Maryland governor Martin O’Malley also signed a state version of the DREAM Act earlier this year, which thanks to an aggressive petition by fairness activists opposing the new law will be put to a state-wide referendum in November 2012.

Fixing the economy and working ourselves out of this recession will go a long way in greatly reducing these poverty levels, and addressing the issue of illegal immigration will also help us address fiscal issues as well as open new jobs for those that are unemployed and underemployed.

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Content written by former Federation for American Immigration Reform staff.

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    ANCHOR BABIES… HOW MEXICO “ANCHORS” THEIR WELFARE STATE IN OUR BORDERS

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/12/anchor-babies-mexican-supremacy-14the.html

    LOS ANGELES MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA IS A MEMBER OF M.E.Ch.A, THE RACIST SEPARATIST MOVEMENT. HE IS A RABIDLY RACIST MEXICAN SUPREMACIST NOW HIDING UNDER THE BANNER OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY (PARTY of ILLEGALS), WITH NOTIONS OF BEING GOVERNOR OF MEXIFORNIA!

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    “If anyone’s going to be deported, it’s going to be you! … Get out! We are the future. You’re old and tired. Go on. We have beaten you – leave like beaten rats. You old white people, it is your duty to die. Right now, we’re already controlling those elections, whether it’s by violence or nonviolence. Through love of having children we’re going to take over.” Augustin Cebada, information minister of Brown Berets, militant para-military soldiers of Aztlan shouting at U.S. citizens at an Independence Day rally in Los Angeles.
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    LA RAZA SUPREMACY FROM THE INVADERS BIG MOUTH:

    “April 4, 1997, President Sedillo of Mexico stated that “We will not tolerate foreign forces dictating and enacting laws on Mexicans. Our contention is that we are not enacting or dictating any laws on the Mexican illegal alien children born by illegal alien females in the US territory. Further, he states that “he was going to use all diplomatic and legal forces at his disposal to protect Mexicans living in the United States.”
    What Sedillo was saying is legally correct:
    Illegal aliens who smuggle themselves across our borders from Mexico are Mexican citizens and so are their off spring according to their Constitution, which is why he vows to protect “Mexicans living in the United States.” All ‘anchor babies’ whose mother is a Mexican citizen should be stripped of US citizenship because legally the child never had the legal right to acquire such status.

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    PRESIDENT EISENHOWER DEPORTED MILLIONS OF ILLEGALS – OBAMA INVITED THEMA ALL BACK!

    MEXICANOCCUPATION.blogspot.com
    NO PRESIDENT IN HISTORY HAS SABOTAGED OUR BORDER SECURITY MORE THAN OBAMA AND HIS DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND HOMELAND SECURITY.
    DEPT. of HOMELAND SECURITY IS NOT THE DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY = PATHWAY TO CITIZENSHIP.
    NO ADMINISTRATION HAS EVER BEEN INFESTED WITH A FOREIGN PARTY AS OBAMA’S LA RAZA INFESTED ADMIN!
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    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/12/eisenhowe-deported-millions-of-illegals.html

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    POVERTY???

    AREN’T WE DOING A GREAT JOB OF ENDING MEXICO’S???

    WE ARE FORCED TO HAND THEM OUR JOBS, PAY FOR THEIR “FREE” EDUCATION, “FREE” EMERGENCY ROOM MEDICAL, “FREE” ANCHOR BABY BIRTHIN AND THEN 18 YEARS OF WELFARE…

    ALL THIS COST MEXIFORNIA ALONE $20 BILLION PER YEAR…

    AND THEN ALL THE VISA JOBS GO TO IMPORTED CHINESE AND INDIANS!

    THE DEMOCRAT PARTY – FUNDERS AND PROMOTERS OF THE MEXICAN FASCIST PARTY of LA RAZA
    SPOTLIGHT ON LA RAZA ZOE LOFGREN
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    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/12/visa-caps-house-eliminates-caps.html
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    POVERTY – WE PAY FOR MEXICO’S AND DUMP OUR POOR!

    WHO REALLY PAYS FOR THE BANKSTERS’ CRIMES? WHO PAYS FOR MEXICO’S WELFARE STATE IN OUR BORDERS?
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    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/12/jobs-why-democrats-make-sure-la-raza.html
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    “But a full 36 percent speak of “cataclysmic effects” of the recession and prolonged unemployment, including 21 percent whom the report’s authors consider to have been “devastated” and another 15 percent “who appear to have been wrecked by the recession.”
    “The latter comprises workers who are in poor financial shape, have suffered a major decline in lifestyle and believe the new state of affairs to be permanent.”
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    OBAMA HAS INFESTED HIS ADMIN WITH LA RAZA “THE RACE” SUPREMACIST, INCLUDING HIS SEC. OF LABOR, HILDA SOLIS, WHO BELIEVES EVERY ILLEGAL SHOULD HAVE “RIGHTS” AND AN AMERICAN JOB! AFTER ALL, THAT IS WHY MEXICO HAS EXPORTED MILLIONS OF THEIR PEOPLE!
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    “Neither President Obama nor any other member of his administration has even mentioned the Rutgers report. Instead, Obama on Friday hailed the Labor Department employment report for November released the same day. That report showed a tepid increase in US payrolls and a 0.4 percent decline in the official jobless rate, caused by a mass exodus of 315,000 discouraged workers from the labor force.”
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    IS IT TIME WE STOP WALL ST.’s RAPE, PILLAGE AND LOOTING OF AMERICA? CONGRESS WILL NOT DO IT! THERE ARE MORE WHITE COLLAR MILLIONAIRES IN CONGRESS THAN ON WALL ST!

    “The next step is a frontal assault on the core social programs that remain—Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, food stamps—as part of the drive to make the working class pay for the plundering of the state treasury in the multitrillion-dollar bailout of Wall Street.”
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    NO PRESIDENT IN HISTORY HAS TAKEN IN MORE LOOT FROM HIS CRIMINAL BANKSTER DONORS THAN BARACK OBAMA! PERHAPS THE ONLY THING THAT HAS COME OUT OF OBAMA’S MOUTH THAT WAS NOT A LIE, WAS HIS WORDS FROM THE SENATE FLOOR, AFTER HE LIED ABOUT OBAMAcare NOT INCLUDING LA RAZA – “I’m not here to punish banks!”
    This analysis has been completely vindicated by events. The Obama administration, acting in behalf of the capitalist class, is utilizing the crisis precipitated by the parasitic and criminal operations of the banks to carry out a social counterrevolution. The conscious aim is to destroy all of the past social gains of the working class.