Popular radio host, Michael Savage, has stated often that America (or any nation) is comprised of borders, language, and culture. If that is true, the fact that the Washington Examiner has reported 22 percent of U.S. households do not speak English, it is very grim news.
Today, “13.5 percent of the U.S. population — 44 million — is [sic] foreign-born,” and before anyone can say that this has always been the case in the “melting pot,” this is the highest level ever in U.S. history. Many do not speak English very well and choose to speak Spanish at home, and they are not alone. This is happening in over one in five homes, in 15 sates, but being shocked by this or wanting to preserve the culture of the West is usually labeled racist.
The Migration Policy Institute are the ones who issued a new report showing that over one-fifth of U.S. homes are not speaking English. In Nevada, this is true of a staggering 31 percent of homes and in Florida, 29.
The lack of English used to be something that was prominent in major U.S. cities, but today, migration reports show that the practice of ditching English is elsewhere, too. Once, when America was the pride and joy of migrants, learning the language was thought to be an honor and many homes insisted on English.
Those days are seemingly gone.
It is observed that “the number of immigrants in the last eight years increased 9 percent, the foreign-born population surged 15 percent or more in 15 states.” The states are North Dakota, West Virginia, South Dakota, Delaware, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Indiana, Florida, Nevada, Washington, Iowa, and Maryland.
“Approximately nine million immigrants, or one in every five, reside in these 15 states,” the report noted.
Woefully, there are barely more legal migrants than illegal ones, including Green Card holders. The report also stated, “More than 1.6 million foreign nationals in the top 15 states obtained lawful permanent residence (LPR status, also known as getting a green card) between fiscal year (FY) 2010 and 2016. They accounted for 22 percent of the 7.4 million immigrants who received green cards during the same period nationwide.
“The 15 states were home to about 1.7 million unauthorized immigrants in the 2010-14 period, or about 15 percent of the 11 million unauthorized population in the United States.”
No one is suggesting that there be some mandate about what language someone chooses to speak in their own homes, but that is not the issue here. Where is American pride? Where is that drive to be American that used to live in the hearts of the migrants who arrived in the United States of America?
Nobody should deny who they are nor ignore their native culture or practices. Liberty is what brings many many people to the fifty states, after all.
That said, there should be a passion to be part of what America is if someone is going to reside here.
As this report shows, that is not what is happening.