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6/24/2014 (11 months ago)

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Largest growing minority in the U.S. are Hispanics and Latinos

The U.S. Census Bureau has projected that no single racial or ethnic group will constitute a majority of children under the age of 18 within three decades; at that time there will be no single ethnic group which will be the majority in the United States.

Thugs like these are streaming into our country, Obama is aiding and abetting this.

Thugs like these are streaming into our country, Obama is aiding and abetting this.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

6/24/2014 (11 months ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: US, News, Politics


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - There are almost 52 million Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S., and they encompass the fastest growing minority group in the country. They also make up the majority of the more than 40 million immigrants within the U.S., so it will come as no surprise that this influx will be the primary cause for the ethnic shift in America.

Language is no barrier for the word of God.

It may come as a surprise to see that this group is punching above its weight as far as American commerce goes. Latinos buy 25% of all movie tickets in the U.S. and, according to the Selig Center for Economic Growth, have a joint purchasing power of $1.2 trillion as of 2012.

The Pew Research Center is reporting in a new study that the majority of Hispanic workers in the U.S. are not immigrants, but in fact U.S. born citizens.

"In 2013, 49.7% of the more than 22 million employed Latinos were immigrants," said the study. "This share was down sharply from the pre-recession peak of 56.1% in 2007. Although Latinos have gained 2.8 million jobs since the recession ended in 2009, only 453,000 of those went to immigrants. Moreover, all of the increase in employment for Latino immigrants happened in the first two years of the recovery, from 2009 to 2011. Since then, from 2011 to 2013, the employment of Latino immigrants is unchanged."

The study also found that Latinos recovered most of the jobs they had lost during the recession, and there has even been a slight growth in income. For Hispanics, the most success in recovering jobs were found in specific job markets; for example drinking and lodging services provided 497,000 new jobs, while wholesale and retail created 401,000. Professional and other business services provided 357,000 jobs.

However, since President Obama has begun refusing to enforce federal immigration law, the influx of illegal immigrants has increased pace dramatically.

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