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Reconquista (contd.): Arvin,
CA`s City Council Converts To Spanish

[James
Fulford
]
 
-
10/15/04

In Arvin, California, recently the
city council head about half of its council meeting in
the Spanish language.

Mayor Juan Olivares said
the council decided to conduct the meeting partly in
Spanish when an unusually large number of residents who
spoke only Spanish showed up…

Between 80 and 100 people
came to the small town`s meeting, and well more than
half spoke only Spanish. Council member and mayoral
hopeful Tim Tarver estimated that Spanish speakers
outnumbered English-speakers three to one.

"At the end when they
were doing their comments, that was pretty confusing,"
said meeting regular and English speaker Ange McNeill.
"Especially when the mayor was doing his comments
because we could hardly hear the interpreter."

McNeill estimated that
about half the meeting was conducted in Spanish, but
said that the official agenda items were actually
discussed in English.

McNeill thinks it`s no
coincidence that the Spanish-speaking turnout shot up so
dramatically so close to the election. She thinks the
mayor asked them to come as part of an election
strategy.

"What John (Olivares)
tries to do is keep lines drawn and tensions going
between everybody," McNeill said.

Tarver, the only council
member who does not speak fluent Spanish, agrees with
McNeill.

"You`re sending a clear
message to the rest of the county that out here in Arvin
we believe in separation in race and language," Tarver
said.

Tarver said that Olivares
brought out dozens of Spanish speakers as a political
move…

Tarver believes Olivares`
focus on race will hurt the agricultural community.

"If he continues on this
race separation, this language separation, he`s going to
put this 95 percent Hispanic community back in the past
50 years," Tarver said.

Olivares said he`s too
busy to worry about what Tarver thinks.

"If Mr. Tarver doesn`t
speak Spanish, he needs to go back to school and learn
Spanish," Olivares said.

[Arvin
mayor in eye of language storm
By CHRISTINA SOSA,
Bakersfield Californian,
October 7th, 2004]

Here`s a little table that may explain how some of
this came about. It shows that almost 50 percent of
Arvin`s population was born outside the United States,
and that two-fifths of those have arrived since 1990.

Nearly all of those came from "Latin America."
So the problem isn`t that Arvin is a "95 percent
Hispanic community"—
but that it`s become a colony of
the Estados Unidos de Mexico.


US Census figures
, Arvin, CA


NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH

 

 


Total population


13,264


100.0


Native

6,644

50.1

Born
in United States

6,563

49.5


State of residence

5,668

42.7


Different state

895

6.7

Born
outside United States

81

0.6


Foreign born

6,620

49.9


Entered 1990 to March 2000

2,816

21.2


Naturalized citizen

1,270

9.6

Not
a citizen

5,350

40.3

 

 

 


REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN

 

 


Total (excluding born at sea)


6,620


100.0


Europe

0

0.0

Asia

292

4.4


Africa

0

0.0


Oceania

0

0.0


Latin America

6,321

95.5


Northern America

7

0.1

 

 

 

Mark
Krikorian In NRO on Illegals and the Electoral College

[James
Fulford
]
 
-
10/15/04



THE ILLEGAL-ALIEN PRESIDENT?
[Mark
Krikorian
]
Illegals could decide the presidential election. No, not
because of fraudulent voting, but because of the
reapportionment of House seats that takes place after
each census.

As a report
we did last year points out, four House
seats were redistributed by the 2000 census as a result
of illegal immigration, because the Census Bureau counts
everyone, including illegals (the reapportionment of
seats didn t happen until after the 2000 election).

There`s more, but this is an issue
I raised here on VDARE.COM in

February, 2001,
only my second appearance on
Vdare.Com. (See

here
and

here
, too.)

But why is Mark Krikorian telling
the NRO people? Didn`t they support a

constitutional amendment
allowing

aliens
to be actually elected President? (With, as I
warned at the time, possible

unintended consequences
.)


Mickey Kaus see the Light…Again

[James
Fulford
] 
-
10/15/04

In our last episode of

neoliberal naiveté
, Mickey Kaus explained that he
discovered, in 1986, the "welfare queens" Reagan
was talking about while he was still Governor, and here
he

reports
that Norman Podhoretz had to tell him that
broken homes cause poverty, and finally…wait for it,
wait for it…that immigration means

importing poverty.

A
couple of decades ago I read an article–by Norman
Podhoretz, I think–that clued me in to the overriding
importance of broken families when it came to explaining
poverty statistics. Years later, Podhoretz`s thesis
became conventional wisdom. Now Robert Samuelson has
written a similar column explaining that

"the increase in poverty in recent decades stems mainly
from immigration."

All right, so he`s a

little late
to this party. But once he arrives
there, he gets it:

Don`t
expect the left–which likes to cite with horror rising
poverty numbers–to explain that the rise is largely due
to the continuing influx of poor Hispanics from abroad.
Don`t expect the Bush administration to point this out
either, at least while it`s engaged in Karl Rove`s Great
Hispander Project.