Census 2010: Baldwin County's Hispani...

Census 2010: Baldwin County's Hispanic population increases 225 percent

There are 16 comments on the The Mobile Register Online story from Feb 25, 2011, titled Census 2010: Baldwin County's Hispanic population increases 225 percent. In it, The Mobile Register Online reports that:

Census data shows that while Mobile County's Hispanic population grew to about 9,900 during the past 10 years, at a rate of about 125 percent - slower than the statewide rate of 145 percent - Baldwin County's Hispanic population grew at a whopping rate of 225 percent.

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FastFred

Foley, AL

#1 Mar 6, 2011
Mr. John Koniar,like was said in another post by
user "officejet" To: Mayor, John Konair, Mayor of Foley, Alabama
Quote," We have to adjust to the changing tide", No, you must have a spine and fight for your city and get rid of all of the illegals that are in your city. Your unbelievable statement causes great harm to your city and the citizens, and students in the Foley school area. Maybe you will be repaced at the next election by someone who will not wish to adjust to the illegal population in the City of Foley.
Give Me A Break

Gulf Shores, AL

#2 Mar 6, 2011
FastFred wrote:
Mr. John Koniar,like was said in another post by
user "officejet" To: Mayor, John Konair, Mayor of Foley, Alabama
Quote," We have to adjust to the changing tide", No, you must have a spine and fight for your city and get rid of all of the illegals that are in your city. Your unbelievable statement causes great harm to your city and the citizens, and students in the Foley school area. Maybe you will be repaced at the next election by someone who will not wish to adjust to the illegal population in the City of Foley.
Konair is being realistic--these people are here and they are working for a living just as your ancestors did whenever they came here--that is unless you are a native-born indian.
FastFred

Foley, AL

#3 Mar 6, 2011
He can be realistic when he shows the population that is here legally that he will enforce the Laws and send all illegals back where they come from.
Give Me A Break

Gulf Shores, AL

#4 Mar 6, 2011
FastFred wrote:
He can be realistic when he shows the population that is here legally that he will enforce the Laws and send all illegals back where they come from.
It's not the job of a Mayor to enforce the immigration laws.
FastFred

Foley, AL

#5 Mar 6, 2011
It will be soon hopefully.
Give Me A Break

Gulf Shores, AL

#6 Mar 6, 2011
FastFred wrote:
It will be soon hopefully.
I just hope that you have enough money to pay for all of the new jails that we will have to build in Baldwin County to house these illegals until the Federal Government finishes the deportation process. In the mean time, you can also expect to pay a lot more for all of your landscaping, hotel services, construction workers, produce, etc. because your beloved American boys will have to do these jobs and they won't work for $2/hour.
FastFred

Foley, AL

#7 Mar 6, 2011
Give Me A Break wrote:
<quoted text>
I just hope that you have enough money to pay for all of the new jails that we will have to build in Baldwin County to house these illegals until the Federal Government finishes the deportation process. In the mean time, you can also expect to pay a lot more for all of your landscaping, hotel services, construction workers, produce, etc. because your beloved American boys will have to do these jobs and they won't work for $2/hour.
You're right and they shouldn't,all the illegals do is drive the American wage earners wages down.
Give Me A Break

Gulf Shores, AL

#8 Mar 6, 2011
FastFred wrote:
<quoted text>You're right and they shouldn't,all the illegals do is drive the American wage earners wages down.
And, the cost you pay for them as well!
Give Me A Break

Gulf Shores, AL

#9 Mar 6, 2011
FastFred wrote:
<quoted text>You're right and they shouldn't,all the illegals do is drive the American wage earners wages down.
No, it's the high wages that Americans demand that motivates employers to seek cheaper labor to be competitive in the World market. Let's face it, this Country can't continue to pay wages that are excessively higher than other countries and not go deeper into debt. This is the harsh reality. When was the last time you were willing to pay $200 for anything made in America that you could duplicate by buying for $100 made outside of the USA? Talk is cheap but it takes money to buy land as they say.
Tennessee Tide

Murfreesboro, TN

#10 Mar 6, 2011
Since when could you find something made in the USA anyway? If things weren't made on the other side of the world then shipped here to sell there might be less oil used. So they won't pick tomatoes or oranges for us and the price will go up; well guess what - the price is going up anyway, so if they're ILLEGAL send'em back and if you're hiring them you need to be sent to jail just like the criminal you are.
Give Me A Break

Gulf Shores, AL

#11 Mar 7, 2011
Tennessee Tide wrote:
Since when could you find something made in the USA anyway? If things weren't made on the other side of the world then shipped here to sell there might be less oil used. So they won't pick tomatoes or oranges for us and the price will go up; well guess what - the price is going up anyway, so if they're ILLEGAL send'em back and if you're hiring them you need to be sent to jail just like the criminal you are.
Some truth in what you say. Yesterday, a talking head on TV said that the USA doesn't want to make socks but instead wants to be the world's inovator. That's crazy. If we made socks that everyone north of the Mason-Dixon line wears (not to mention shoes), lots of people would have jobs. But, how does it help our employment when a handfull of Geeks invent the iPad and then get a million Chinese to produce them?
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#12 Mar 9, 2011
Socks are a good reminder of how the American consumer turned their backs on American products. Fort Payne,Al. was the sock capital of the world with over a hundred small and large hosiery knitting mills there. Most of those mills have gone now because our consumers were either too damm lazy to read the point of origin or suckered into the WalMartian frenzy of "cheaper is better". The same holds true for much or the textile industry all over Alabama. It take some effort to actually find American made products now but they are still out there but not at the Big Box chains because their only concern is greed and profit from Chinese made imports. We can turn the tide if everyone would try but convincing the lacadasial consumers will be tough.
Give Me A Break

Gulf Shores, AL

#13 Mar 9, 2011
ThomasA wrote:
Socks are a good reminder of how the American consumer turned their backs on American products. Fort Payne,Al. was the sock capital of the world with over a hundred small and large hosiery knitting mills there. Most of those mills have gone now because our consumers were either too damm lazy to read the point of origin or suckered into the WalMartian frenzy of "cheaper is better". The same holds true for much or the textile industry all over Alabama. It take some effort to actually find American made products now but they are still out there but not at the Big Box chains because their only concern is greed and profit from Chinese made imports. We can turn the tide if everyone would try but convincing the lacadasial consumers will be tough.
Convincing the trade Unions to be reasonable about their demands would be a good start in lowering the cost of lots of things Made in America. Yes, greedy company executives with multi-million dollar salaries and stock options also contribute to the high cost of Made in America products. Both need to be brought into line before you will ever be able to find a Made in America product in any store--Big Box on not.
FastFred

Foley, AL

#14 Mar 9, 2011
Look on your Grocery Store shelves,there are a lot of items from China that you would never realize.
This is just a little thing but try and find a can of "Mushrooms" that is not from China,we don't buy any canned "Mushrooms" even if needed quick for a particular meal,we buy fresh or do with out.We do this with many items,not just food products.
ThomasA

Gadsden, AL

#15 Mar 10, 2011
FastFred wrote:
Look on your Grocery Store shelves,there are a lot of items from China that you would never realize.
This is just a little thing but try and find a can of "Mushrooms" that is not from China,we don't buy any canned "Mushrooms" even if needed quick for a particular meal,we buy fresh or do with out.We do this with many items,not just food products.
You're in step!!! Now how do we get all the other shoppers to be diligent in their American purchases?
Give Me A Break

Gulf Shores, AL

#16 Mar 10, 2011
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>You're in step!!! Now how do we get all the other shoppers to be diligent in their American purchases?
Just ask any shopper whose house was built using drywall made in China or countless other inferior and dangerous products--they will tell you to look for the "Made in the USA" label.

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