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Latino immigrants allow US population to rise to 300 million

Life under the vast heaven of prarie, the freedom of an endless country, settlers, cowboys – this idealization of the American dream are only for film scenery nowadays. The Truth 2006 looks different: The half of the US population is focused on ten of the 50 states. The Midwest, ideal and backdrop of the familiar America, lies broke. The population in the coil parts is changing in rapid speed. Statistically, the number of people in the US will break through the 300 million brand next Tuesday. Above all, there is a reason for this: the mass and continuous immigration from Latin America.

At the last population in the US in 2000, the female population had – compared to people of Asian, Latin American and African origin – the upper hand. 69 percent hedges of this group. If one projects the current demographic trend but on the year 2050, this results in another picture.

Then the saws of Americans are expected to make up only 50 percent. However, the proportion of so-called Hispanos will double to 24 percent. The quota of the African Americans succeed the demographic at 14, which of the Asians to eight percent.

Cultural and political change of society

The rapid change of the US society through the immigration from Latin America is a relatively young development. According to the US Zensus Buros, 43 percent of Hispanos came into the United States in the 1990s. Two-thirds of them come from Mexico.

Like William H. Frey from the Population Study Center At the University of Michigan, demographers point out that new arrays deliberately elect a place of residence, where family members, friends or at least compatriots live. This behavior has significant consequences.

In the nineties, a strong Hispanic culture has been established in the Sudwest of the USA. In parts of this region, there is no longer a bilingual culture – the Spanish dominated. From Miami / Florida moved between 1983 and 1993 Uber 140.000 English-speaking residents away. The text of a popular stickers for AUTHOCKS was: "Can the last American who left Miami please bring the flag?"

This gesture was more meaningful than was first suspected. Many women still recognize Americans other ethical groups – especially the immigrants from Latin America – not as evil. The political parties already show more pragmatism. US Prasident Theodore Roosevelt still explained in 1917: "We have to have a single flag and we have to have a single language – the language of independence declaration". Around 90 years later stop his successor George W. Bush his weekly speech in English and Spanish.

Continuous change has several factors

The transition of the US society, which is triggered by the influx, takes place at different levels. For example, in the geographical distribution of the population: gradually the settlement focus shifts from the northeast of the United States in the south and west. The states of Nevada, Arizona and Texas now belong to the regions with the most heavily growing population. In Nevada, this increase was 17 percent from 2000 to 2004.

The population researcher Frey points out that, in addition to the heavily populated custodian strips, further settlement centers, which he referred to as a "new sun belt" (New Sunbelt): to pay above all the states of Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and Tennessee.

After census in 2000 and before the Congress elections in November 2002, this development had led to a redistribution of parliamentary representatives. Because the seats of each state are sized in the Reprused Antenna House at the population number, New York and Pennsylvania had to hand over two mandates. Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma and Wisconsin lost a seat. Two representatives were allowed to send Arizona, Texas, Georgia and Florida. A mandate gained California, Colorado, Nevada and North Carolina.

This continuous shift in political representation will continue to consolidate. For the number of new immigrants in the US in 1970 was just five percent, it is today 12.1 percent – tendency rising. In addition, a Latin American in the US is 2.8 births, with a non-Hispanic woman lies this number at only 1.85.

The US policy scientist Samuel P. Huntington – whose theses of one "Combat of cultures" In 1996 not only discussed in the USA controversial – points to another significant difference: unlike the Irish or German immigration in 19. Century are not a wave of Latin American immigration. "It is a continuous influx of people," says Huntington, which predicts a linguistic, cultural and finally political cleavage of the USA.

Growth as a conflict source and environmental risk

As in India or China, the rapid growth of population is also developing in the US for the danger of the environment in the country and worldwide. While the negative forecasts of the Club of Rome on the limits of growth at a global level has not met in this drastic form so far, this is only limited to the USA. Because the country’s own consumer behavior is also taken over by the immigrants and thus potentiated.

Currently live in the United States funf percent of the world’s volunteer, but energy consumption amounts around a quarter. The hunger based on energy sources was already recognized today as a global conflict source. The British newspaper Guardian disregarded some less well-known numbers for domestic growth in the USA.

Accordingly, the transport infrastructure – Hausers, Schools and shopping centers – now 20 percent more flats than 20 years ago. The trend stops and will be clear in a further number: per day around 12000 hectares of agricultural flax are installed in the US.

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