23 April 2008

LA becoming a "3rd World Country"

O' my prophetic soul!

A new study shows that Los Angeles is well on its way to becoming a third world country.

But I thought that "all illegal immigrants come to work hard" ????

Yes they do but they also come, and mostly remain, ignorant and illiterate.

s a new study.

A third of immigrants have not graduated from high school and 60 per cent do not speak English fluently, the Migration Policy Institute found.

It said this left immigrants ill-equipped to fill California's fastest-growing occupations, such as computer software engineering and nursing. The organisation added that as the so-called baby boomers reach retirement age, a similar pattern will spread across the US.

Ernesto Cortes Jr, of the Industrial Areas Foundation, a think-tank that specialises on social change, claimed Los Angeles was at a crossroads.

"The question is are we going to be a 21st century city with shared prosperity, or a Third World city with an elite group on top and most on near poverty wages?" he said.

Don't forget that they also come up here to put their 5 kids through public education, and erect wrought iron fencing encircling their homes and to drink and drive.

If we keep our borders open and refuse to sanction employers who hire illegals, then the United States will eventually become nothing more than a third-world country: exactly the way Mexico is today. We're already losing manufacturing jobs because our public schools are being overwhelmed by illiterate peasants who are so consumed with "machismo" that their motivation to learn takes a back seat to breeding, broads and drunk-driving.


Anonymous said...

I think you place all undocumented workers into the same basket. Most are hard-working individuals who take the jobs you and your kids do not want.

They are no different than the immigrants from Western (and Eastern) Europe who came here in the 1850's and later. They too did not graduate from school and were looked down upon. They eventually became part of American society.


Anonymous said...

They will become "part of American Society" when they assimilate. The majority appear that they do not want to. Nor do they need to as our forefathers did. Why would they when they get schooling in their native language, medical care, and every damn store you go into has the tags, packaging and advertising written in Spanish for them? Why learn English or even attempt to become part of American society. It's because the asshole politicians and big business cater to them.

Rue St. Michel said...

Lefty, as usual you are dead wrong. The immigrants from Mexico are here to be "mexican" - most, not all, are not interested in embracing the fundamental beautiful of what makes America a great country.

They're certainly not anywhere near along the same plane as turn-of-the-century immigrants from Europe. Those people came here, took english classes, left their homeland behind them and wrapped themselves in being an integrated segment of American culture.

From what I see, hispanic enclaves are insulated - they want their own culture, their own language and their only allegiance is to the flag of their banana republic.

4:54 - you're correct that our cultural diversity miasma is to blame for encouraging hispanics from truly assimilating. It is a disgrace and our politicians couldn't care less about changing it. They can't even declare English to be our National Language. And goofs like McCain will do whatever they can to keep our borders porous and to tip-toe around the illegal immigration issues.

Anonymous said...

Shitcago is not too far behind. The city of sports losers!

Anonymous said...

English is the language of the world! Learn it. If you want aid from the U.S. ask for it in english. If you chant "yankee go home" sorry no more money for you! Let the rest of the world rot!!!!