That change in the most populous U.S. state will make it the third where whites do not comprise a plurality of the population, after New Mexico and Hawaii.
The shift is occurring alongside nationwide growth in the Hispanic population, which grew to 16.7 percent of the total in 2011 from 12.5 percent in 2000, according to U.S. Census figures.
It also comes amid a national debate on immigration that Democratic President Barack Obama waded into this week when he outlined his goals for immigration reform in a speech in Las Vegas.
This is the conclusion of years of illegal immigrants, then being suddenly amnesty by our politicians. Instead of naturally occurring, it is happening due to Mexico constantly smuggling its citizens into United States as well as teaching them how to avoid the ICE. This needs to end and have proper immigration into the states, because through illegal immigration they are committing multiple types of federal crimes, but yet they get a free pass for committing crimes that most Americans would get locked away for years. Only reason they do this is for cheap labor and easy votes, which is very unconstitutional on their parts.
Edited by Uncle Sam, 02 February 2013 - 03:24 AM.