‘An all-American city that speaks Spanish’: Immigration isn’t a problem for this Texas town — it’s a way of life ...In case you get the impression that McAllen is a paradise, check out this:
But now this town built on immigration has become ground zero for the nation’s nastiest political battle in the angry summer of 2018. ...
The [ICE] policy is seen as unwanted and unfair in this border city of 142,000 whose population is 90 percent Hispanic and so fully bilingual that roadside anti-littering signs say “No dumping basura” (trash). ...
Darling said that although McAllen is often portrayed as a “dusty border town,” it is a vibrant industrial hub closely linked to factories across the border in the much larger industrial city of Reynosa. ...
“It’s really strange,” he said. “This is not who we are. We need people to wake up.”
Vibrantly multicultural McAllen, Texas is:And this:
- The least educated city in America
- The 3rd most obese city in America
- Worst city in America for residents feeling unsafe
As of 2012, just 50.6% of McAllen area adults under 25 years old had a job — the lowest rate in the country. Unlike many of these cities, the employment rate of young adults has been low for some time, barely falling from 2000 to 2012. One contributing factor may have been the low educational attainment among young adults. Just 4.2% of adults ages 20 to 24 had a college degree, the fourth lowest rate of any major metro area. Residents of the McAllen metro area were also among the nation’s poorest. As of 2012, 34.5% of McAllen area residents lived below the poverty line, the second highest percentage in the nation and more than double the national rate of 15.9%.This is the future of immigration. The open-borders abolish-ICE Democrats are bringing towns like McAllen all across the USA.