GOP Cuban-American Senator Ted Cruz unfriendly to Mexican-American families in Texasby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on May. 09, 2013, under chicano vote, Hispanic Latino Vote, Independent voters, Legal Immigration Reform, Mexican-American / Chicano political activism, Women Voters
Ted Cruz Seeks to Ban Illegal Immigrants in U.S. from Citizenship, and his amendment would prevent 11 million currently here from earning legal status. Ted Cruz will not even agree with the other Cuban-American and Republican Senator Marco Rubio. No wonder the DREAM Act students are calling Ted Cruz a vendido!
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According to US NEWS, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, filed an amendment on a new immigration bill that would eliminate a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants already here.
Cuban-American Ted Cruz is living in the State of Texas where the majority of the Latin people are of Mexican descent and the below story hints to why I believe he will be a one term Senator if he does not do a complete 180 to his immigration political views.
From the USA TODAY:
And then some. Overall, Texas’ population grew to more than 25 million, awarding the nation’s second most populous state four more seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Hispanics accounted for 65% of the state’s growth since 2000, while non-Hispanic whites experienced the smallest increase of any group, just 4.2%. The black population grew by 22%.
“We’re seeing the development of two populations groups in Texas: aging Anglos and young minorities,” says Steve Murdock, a former Census Bureau director and now a Rice University sociology professor. “We’re seeing Hispanic growth not just deepen but become pervasive throughout the state.”
A healthy state economy during the recent recession and Mexican nationals fleeing drug cartel violence in Mexico also contributed to Texas’ population boom, he says. Border towns saw sharp increases: Brownsville’s population rose 25% and Laredo’s by 33%.
But natural Latino population increases — more Latinos born in the state than dying — were the main engine, he says. For the first time in recent history, Texas is less than half non-Hispanic white, dipping to 45%, the data shows. Hispanics make up about 38% of the total population.
The state’s burgeoning Hispanic population mirrors what’s happening across the USA, Murdock says. “The Texas of today is the U.S. of tomorrow,” he says.
Another telling statistic: Texas added nearly 1 million children under 18 — 95% of them Hispanic, says William Frey, a demographer for the Brookings Institution. “That’s the future of the state,” he says. “It’s a diverse one.”