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    Immigration reform: Which states would feel it most? California, for one.

    By Gloria Goodale, Staff writer / January 30, 2013
    The Christian Science Monitor

    With immigration reform now firmly on the agendas of both the Senate and White House, a key question is how to assess its possible impact on states, particularly in two of the most important areas, the labor market and fiscal policy.

    Who will be the most affected? While every state would feel some effect, the states with the most illegal immigrants are the most obvious to register the impacts of any changes to immigration law. California tops that list with nearly a quarter of the nation’s illegal immigrant population of roughly 11 million.

    Ultimately the most significant political impact California would feel would be a slew of new Democratic voters, Steve Camarota, director of research at the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies, says with a laugh.

    But while that may affect elections many years in the future, he says, the two places to watch for the more immediate impact of immigration reform are in fiscal policies and the labor market.

    As the newly legal residents begin to pay taxes, they will eventually qualify for state health and welfare benefits, which will raise costs to the state. Beyond that, this same pool of workers – 80 percent of whom do not have education beyond a high school level – will compete directly with the native population of workers with similar education and skill levels for jobs that have demanded documented legal status.

    “California already has a very low level of participation in the work force by this group between the ages of 18 and 29,” he says. He notes that in 2000, the native-born cohort of workers in that age group and with no more than a high school education was 64 percent. Last year, that figure dropped to 43 percent. “This is below the national average of some 50 percent,” he says, adding that reforms would greatly increase the numbers of workers who can compete at that level.

    “Now you will have many more people competing for low wage jobs such as the local security guard at an office building or a UPS delivery person,” he adds.

    On the flip side, this influx of documented workers would fill tax coffers in many states, in particular the ones with large undocumented populations, Texas and Florida being the next largest after California, points out Ian Macdonald, co-chair of the global mobility and immigration practice at the law firm Littler Mendelson.

    “This will have a direct impact on state funding for health care and education, as well as on certain industries such as construction, agriculture, hospitality, and others where unskilled workers are needed,” he says via e-mail.

    New burdens of government paperwork to process applications for legal status are sure to cost current state budgets, while requirements for employers to screen applicants for that status may bring their own problems, he says. A question currently on the table is whether to make E-Verify, a digital screening tool, mandatory for employers to use on new hires only or on the entire workforce, notes Mr. Macdonald.

    By having employers run both existing and new hires through this comprehensive database, many employers will likely find that many of their existing employees were in fact undocumented workers who had escaped detection, he says. This could be a hardship for a company experiencing a sudden drain on its employee base.

    Some politicians support this, he notes, adding that US workers will no longer be competing against undocumented workers “and good corporate citizens will no longer be competing against companies that build business models around undocumented cheap labor.”

    Immigration reform: Which states would feel it most? California, for one. - CSMonitor.com
    We have immigration laws that just need to be enforced.

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    IIRC, California officially declared just last month that Hispanics are now the majority demographic for that State (52%).

    This increase is of course due to the State being controlled by socialist liberals, with a large number being 2nd generation Mexicans.

    This tsunami of illegal aliens into California has bankrupted it, bringing it from the wealthiest and most desirable place to live to a welfare state with the highest tax rate in the country, and one of the highest in the world in order to support the massive social programs illegal aliens now demand of their new host nation.
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    Demographics_of_California

    According to 2011 US Census Bureau estimates, California's population was 39.7% Non-Hispanic White, 6.6% Black or African American, 13.6% Asian, 1.0% American Indian, 0.4% Pacific Islander and 3.6% from two or more races. 74.0% of the total population are White persons and 38.1% of the total population are Hispanics or Latinos of any race.[7]

    California has the largest population of White Americans in the U.S.,
    totaling 21,453,934 residents as of the 2010 census. The state has the fifth largest population of African Americans in the U.S., an estimated 2,299,072 residents. California's Asian population is estimated at 4.9 million, approximately one-third of the nation's estimated 15 million Asian Americans. California's Native American population of 362,801 is the most of any state; some estimates place the Native American population at one million.[citation needed]


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    See #9:
    California ceased to be majority white in 2000. The 2010 Census estimates that whites and Hispanics are nearly equal in numbers there, and the Bureau projects that by 2030 the largest state will be 45 percent Hispanic and just one-third white.
    Majority in schools:


    1. Latino kids now majority in state's public schools - SFGate

      www.sfgate.com/.../Latino-kids-now-majority-in-state-s-public-schoo...
      Nov 13, 2010 – Latinos now make up a majority of California's public school students, cracking the 50 percent barrier for the first time in the state's history, ...
    2. CALIFORNIA / Hispanics expected to be state's majority by 2042 ...

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      Jul 10, 2007 – Today, Hispanics in California number 13.1 million, one-third of the ... Hispanics will make up a majority of California's population by 2042, ...
    3. US Census: Hispanic children now majority in California | NDN

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      Mar 9, 2011 – Big News from the Census today, according to their latest estimates children in California are majority Hispanic. BBC News has the full story ...
    4. California's Demographic Revolution by Heather Mac Donald, City ...

      www.city-journal.org/2012/22_1_california-demographics.html
      If the upward mobility of the impending Hispanic majority doesn't improve, the ... Nearly 53 percent of all Hispanic births in California are now out of wedlock, and ...
    5. Hispanics now the majority in 28 major U.S. cities | Fox News Latino

      latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/.../hispanics-majority-28-major-cities...
      Jun 1, 2011 – Hispanics now make up the majority of the population in 28 U.S. cities with more than 100000 inhabitants, most of them located in California, ...
    6. Hispanic Population Surges in California - WSJ.com

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      Mar 9, 2011 – ... up a majority of California's under-18 population, as Hispanics grew to ... "The big story for California is it's now becoming an anchor rather ...
    7. US Census: Hispanic children now majority in California

      connect.freedomworks.org/node/79901/discussions/1082606
      Jan 21, 2013 – California and America will never return to greatness unless the media and our government stops dividing us by race or national origin.
    8. Latinos now a majority in California public schools (island ...

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      Nov 18, 2010 – Latino kids now majority in state's public schools - SFGate "Latinos now make up a majority of California's public school students, cracking the.
    9. Boston Review — Stephen Ansolabehere: The Brown Majority

      http://www.bostonreview.net/.../step...ting_demograph...
      California ceased to be majority white in 2000. The 2010 Census estimates that whites and Hispanics are nearly equal in numbers there, and the Bureau ...
    U.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!

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    First article added to the Homepage with amended title
    http://www.alipac.us/content/immigra...rnia-one-1335/
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    DATA, with a source provided.


    California QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau


    quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06000.html

    California
    People QuickFacts California USA
    Population, 2012 estimate 38,041,430 313,914,040
    Population, 2011 estimate 37,683,933 311,587,816
    Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 37,253,956 308,747,508
    Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012 2.1% 1.7%
    Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 1.2% 0.9%
    Population, 2010 37,253,956 308,745,538
    Persons under 5 years, percent, 2011 6.7% 6.5%
    Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 24.6% 23.7%
    Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 11.7% 13.3%
    Female persons, percent, 2011 50.3% 50.8%
    White persons, percent, 2011 (a) 74.0% 78.1%
    Black persons, percent, 2011 (a) 6.6% 13.1%
    American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2011 (a) 1.7% 1.2%
    Asian persons, percent, 2011 (a) 13.6% 5.0%
    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander persons, percent, 2011 (a) 0.5% 0.2%
    Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2011 3.6% 2.3%
    Persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin, percent, 2011 (b) 38.1% 16.7%
    White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 39.7% 63.4%

    California QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
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    Hispanic, Asian populations fuel California's growth

    By William M. Welch, USA TODAY
    3/8/2011

    LOS ANGELES California's growth in the past decade was fueled by big increases in Hispanic and Asian populations, although Hispanic growth didn't keep up the pace of the 1990s, data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau show.

    The Hispanic population, which can be of any race, increased by more than 3 million people, up 27.8%, in the 2010 Census. That was slower growth than the 45.1% in the 2000 Census. Hispanics make up 37.6% of California's population, up from 32.4% a decade earlier. . .

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