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NYT: Immigrants Will Repopulate Small Towns!
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May 21, 2018, 08:17 PM
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From the New York Times:

Australia’s Immigration Solution: Small-Town Living
How rural Australia opened itself to the world and became a model of integration and revival.

Children playing behind St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Pyramid Hill, a small town in Australia being revived through immigration.

By Damien Cave

May 21, 2018

Immigration is so often sold in the Anglosphere like this: as a way to revitalize depopulating small towns. Yet, immigrants themselves overwhelmingly prefer to flock to the big, expensive cities of Australia, Canada, and the U.S., exacerbating the affordable housing crisis.

For example, when there was a huge energy boom in North Dakota a few years ago, the new arrivals were predominantly Americans. Immigrants don’t want to move to Hicksville, USA, and if they have to, it’s only until they can move to the big city.

Filipinos in the US, for instance, have been flocking to the bright lights of Las Vegas, contributing to the 2008 Housing Bubble/Burst there. Filipinos don’t want to live in some rural Nowheresville, they want to live close to the MGM Grand Arena where Senator Manny Pacquiao fights Floyd Mayweather.

The Wikipedia article on Demographics of Filipino-Americans makes it clear that Filipinos in the US hate rural areas and love sprawling megalopolises:

In California, Filipinos were initially concentrated in its Central Valley, especially in Stockton, but later shifted to Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. …

Before World War II, Stockton had the largest population of Filipinos outside of the Philippine Islands, and during the harvest season, its Filipino population would swell to over ten thousand…. By 1970, the Filipino population in Stockton was less than five thousand,[114] and the once vibrant Filipino community of “Little Manila” had been largely demolished except for a few blocks by 1999, largely due to construction of the “Crosstown Freeway”.[115] A population of Filipinos remain in the Central Valley region into the 21st century, however it is no longer a significant population concentration. …

Greater Los Angeles is the metropolitan area home to the most Filipino Americans, with the population numbering around 606,657 …

The first known Filipinos to arrive in Clark County arrived from California during the Great Depression.[292] Filipinos arriving in the mid-20th century settled primarily around Fifth and Sixth street, and an enclave remains in this area.[289] Beginning in 1995, five to six thousand Filipinos from Hawaii began to migrate to Las Vegas.[289] In 2005, Filipinos were the largest ethnic group of Asian Americans in Las Vegas.[293] In 2013, according to the American Community Survey, 2011-2013, there were an estimated 114,989 Filipinos (+/-5,293), including Multiracial Filipinos, in Clark County;[294] according to other sources, there were about 140 thousand Filipinos living in Las Vegas.[295] According to The Star-Ledger in 2014, more than 90,000 Filipino nationals reside in the Las Vegas area.

Like that mass murderer’s Filipino girlfriend.

NYT reporter Damien Cave is a veteran anti-borders propagandist, as I pointed out in VDARE in 2011. Cave wrote a glowing 2011 tribute to a State Department official in Mexico City named Edward McKeon who had been trashing the law in order to get more Mexicans into the United States. I had been wondering if Trump had fired McKeon yet. It appears, however, that McKeon is beyond prosecution:

EDWARD J. McKEON

Died on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at his Chevy Chase, MD, home after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 66 years old. Ed served his country with distinction for 37 years as a Foreign Service Officer, including postings as United States Embassy to Mexico’s Minister-Counselor for Consular Affairs, Consul General in the U.S. Embassies in Tokyo and Tel Aviv, and Consul-General and Principal Officer in the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou. Following his State retirement, he worked for Envoy International LLC, consulting with Major League Baseball.

Ed is survived by his beloved sons. Max Albert Ashby McKeon and Benjamin Makoto Ashby McKeon. His partner of 34 years (husband beginning 2008), Harold J. Ashby, Jr., predeceased him in 2014.

Perhaps Mr. McKeon and his husband had a personal incentive in keeping up the flow of rentboys from south of the border to do the jobs Americans just wouldn’t do?

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