According to figures from the Pew Research Center, California and Texas are the states with the largest illegal alien populations in the country. In 2017, California had 2 million illegal aliens, while Texas had 1.6 million.
States like New York, Florida, Illinois, and others along the Eastern seaboard also have large illegal populations. 2017 was the first year where Mexicans did not make up an absolute majority of illegals living in America anymore.
Statista’s Katharina Buchholz points out that immigration from Mexico specifically has decreased substantially, while more illegals came from Central America, South America, and Asia.
Mexicans are still the largest single group among illegal aliens in America, making up 47 percent of the illegal population in America. The fifth largest group of illegals in America come from Canada and Europe, with an estimated 500,000 people in the country in 2017. From between 2007 and 2017, the number of illegal immigrants in the U.S. dropped by 14 percent, but they still make up 23 percent of the overall foreign-born population in 2017, according to Pew’s research.
The average illegal immigrant has lived in America for 15 years.
The concentration of illegals in Texas could potentially have strong electoral implications given demographic data pointing to foreign-born groups as reliable voters for the Democratic Party. At the very least, any massive push for a pathway to citizenship could have a major impact in changing the political landscape in the U.S.
For that reason, immigration remains a major issue for conservative voters going into the 2020 elections.
Bronx Bobblehead AOC Believes that the Current Budget Cut to NYPD is Not Enough
On June 30, 2020, congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said that New York City’s budget cuts to the police department were not sufficiently adequate, declaring that “defunding police means defunding police.”
“Defunding police means defunding police. It does not mean budget tricks or funny math. It does not mean moving school police officers from the NYPD budget to the Department of Education’s budget so the exact same police remain in schools,” the congresswoman remarked in a statement.
The defund the police meme has caused some debate in Democrat circles. Some Democrats believe that the phrase shouldn’t be taken literally and is only a slogan for police reforms.
“It does not mean counting overtime cuts as cuts, even as NYPD ignores every attempt by City Council to curb overtime spending and overspends on overtime anyways,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “If these reports are accurate, then these proposed ‘cuts’ to the NYPD budget are a disingenuous illusion. This is not a victory. The fight to defund policing continues.”
On June 30, the New York City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio came to a deal to slash $1 billion from the NYPD’s $6 billion budget.
“We’re acting on that call for justice. I believe it is our mission to redistribute resources to those who need them the most,” de Blasio stated, “This is real redistribution.”
Activists that agree with AOC’s radical anti-cop reforms said they won’t put up with any plan that merely reallocates money and does nothing to substantially gut police departments.
“No funny math. No budget musical chairs,” radical anti-law enforcement activists said in a letter on June 30 to the mayor and council. “We’ll know if you fought for our communities or whether you will let the NYPD continue to be treated as if they’re above the law, even in the budget.”
New York City is currently suffering from a $9 billion shortfall in revenue due to the Wuhan virus shutdowns.
Defunding the police will only make New York City less secure and leave New Yorkers with virtually no options left for security.
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