First check out the Center for American Progress here (if you don’t know it already). It is a far Left “think tank” headed by John Podesta and funded by George Soros and others (Rockefeller Brothers Fund included).
This is what they sent out the day before yesterday (I only saw it this morning):
In advance of Maryland’s Republican primary tomorrow, here are 10 important facts about Latinos and immigrants in the state. These facts display the economic, cultural, and electoral power of Latinos in Maryland.
1. Maryland’s foreign-born population is growing quickly. The Latino share of Maryland’s population grew from 2.6 percent in 1990 to 8.2 percent (or 474,451 people) in 2010. The Asian share of the population grew from 2.9 percent in 1990 to 5.5 percent (or 318,229 people) in 2010, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
2. In 2009 El Salvador, India, and mainland China were the top three home countries of foreign-born Maryland residents. Of the total immigrant population in Maryland in 2009, 11.3 percent were born in El Salvador, 6.4 percent in India, and 4.7 percent in China (excluding Taiwan). [By the way, this information on Salvadorans is why it’s so important for them to get the backdoor amnesty I mentioned, here, a couple of days ago—ed]
3. Close to half—44.9 percent or 361,000 people—of Maryland’s immigrants were naturalized U.S. citizens in 2010. Naturalized citizens are eligible to vote. [LOL! Who would be the first to scream to close the borders if the new citizens voted Republican? You betcha! The Center for American Progress!—ed]
5. In 2011 Maryland passed a state-level DREAM Act, which a voter referendum now threatens. On May 10, 2011, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) signed into law a statewide DREAM Act that allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition to attend their state universities. The act is currently challenged by a referendum to be held in November 2012 and was placed on hold until that time.
6. Maryland is not immune to countywide anti-immigrant measures. Frederick County allows local police officers to enforce federal immigration laws. Under the law anyone arrested for a minor offense can be prosecuted and deported for immigration violations.
You can read the remainder of their ten points—these (above) are the few that interested me. The economic numbers are just mumbo-jumbo because there are as many more studies on the other side saying that large uneducated immigrant communities cost us money. Heck just have a look at Montgomery County—growing poverty pockets of diversity!
The ridiculous Center for American Progress first arrived on my radar screen when they were telling the newly elected President Obama to AIRLIFT over a hundred thousand Iraqis to the US in 2009. Now, the “refugees” coming from Iraq are stalled because two Iraqi “refugees” turned out to be terrorists plotting in Kentucky, here. I’m digressing, but did you know that we airlifted thousands of Kosovars to the US during Bill Clinton’s Bosnian war in 1999 (remember Podesta worked for Clinton) so that federal non-profit contractors would have more warm bodies to resettle and, as we learned later, for a publicity stunt, then sent most back later that same year?