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Stars and Stripes flying at Immigrant Rights March :  Washington DC : USA
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Hispanics are about to be officially the biggest minority group in the USA....... when the census results are released......... it will show that in the last 10 years since the last census they make up 50% of the population growth in the US ....... ..(according to the BBC website today)............ this growth is basically down to the second generation ........ the children of the people from Mexico Central and South America that started life in the USA back in the 1970's .......... These now parents were some of the poorest and least well educated people to arrive in the US as immigrants (problems exacerbated if they have illegal status) ......... but their children are already becoming more economically mobile ...... this is classic for second generation immigrants...... but it is now harder than ever to move up the economic ladder..... as US society has wider inequality problems ...... and of course these immigrants are starting from a relatively low economic and educational level ......... these stats also show that many hispanics become economically mobile by starting their own business ......... which is.... lets face it..... the classic way to make it in America........ the stats appear to show (despite claims by some to the contrary) that hispanics are basically following the classic immigrant road to achievement and assimilation in the US...... :-)) XXXXXX

This picture was made at an immigrants rights march in DC a while back.......... calling for Amnesty for illegal immigrants......... I wrote this at the time :

"Many carried banners stating 'We are all Americans'. I saw a banner: 'I am an immigrant and a human being' reminding me of the famous sixties civil rights placards 'I am a man'. There were immigrants from all over the world from Korea and Lebanon, Afghanistan and Nigeria with their supporters whose grandparents were immigrants from Europe. Overwhelmingly though the marchers were Hispanic from Mexico and El Salvador, Peru, Guatemala, Honduras the Dominican Republic and all of the other Latin American States. America's openness to immigrants from across the world and its famously porous Southern border makes this place seem the most diverse place on the planet. Clutching the American flag and carrying a sign: 'We love The United States' a marcher told me in broken English he loved freedom and wanted only the right to be part of the country he loved and had labored in, and that he wanted to have the right to the 'pursuit of happiness' and to pursue 'the American dream', the right to become an American citizen after 8 years in the USA illegally."


PS....... WSJ NEWS FLASH....... EL PASO, Texas—The Federal Bureau of Investigation said today it was probing a shooting by a U.S. border agent that witnesses said killed a 15-year-old Mexican high school student on the Mexican side of the border.

Sergio Adrian Hernández was killed Monday evening on a bridge in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, across the river from El Paso, Texas, family members and a friend said on Tuesday. The state government of Chihuahua, where Ciudad Juárez is located, confirmed the fatal shooting.

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