Statements about Population

More people are apprehended after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border a week "than are born in Texas each week."

"Eight out of the nine states with competitive Senate races, Hispanics make up less than 10 percent of the electorate."

San Antonio is "now the largest city in the United States ever to have an African American woman mayor."

"Latinos now make up the majority population in Texas."

"One thousand people a day are moving to Texas, which means there will be 15 million more people over the next 25 years."

Says Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., only needs about 40,000 to 50,000 votes to win election to Congress compared with the 120,000 votes King needs, because Waters has a higher immigrant population.

40 percent of illegal immigrants "had a visa and then became illegal," mostly because "they changed jobs."

"Did you know US population growth is at its lowest since the Great Depression?"

More "25- to 34-year-olds are moving to Austin than any other city in America."

"Wisconsin now ranks among the top 10 states for out-migration."  

Austin is "a city that has basically doubled in size every 25 years or so since it was founded."

"We have more women living in poverty in this state than almost anywhere else."

"Texas is experiencing the fastest population growth in the country," adding "more than 1,000 people a day."

Federal law requires residents to participate in the U.S. government’s American Community Survey.

"Nearly 20% of our residents" are born abroad.

"We’re one of the only communities in the country that didn’t lose population in the last census."

Since 2007, "Texas has gained 440,000 people" while "Maryland has lost 20,000."

There "are 500 registered Republicans moving" to Texas "every day."

"Our recent state budgets have far exceeded population and inflation growth."

The ocean is now "much more acidic . . . than it has been for many millions of years."

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