Immigration Re No-form Barbara Mainster Style | James Pat Guerréro


One is not certain whether there is real good in hearing grievances at these meetings instead of resolving issues for the legislative delegation to take to Tallahassee. But one issue is certain: non-profit organizations and entities that depend on public funding (taxpayer funding) for its own existence and employment are not the only entities who represent the people, families, and businesses of Collier County. Some of these entities bring up social issues that when truly tied to the markets expect the government to resolve “only” the social issues. That idea simply can’t be resolved by the government. For example, in the Naples Daily News article,

Barbara Mainster, executive director of Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA), will be among those bringing concerns forward. Mainster said her organization will ask that legislators not take up any legislation about E-Verify, an Internet-based employee verification program.

“We’re not asking for anything for ourselves,” Mainster said. “We saw how much time was spent on it last year, and I think the general population is tired of elected officials spending time on things that have no meaning other than political.”

Social issues are family issues, but in a different mask to Barbara Mainster. Mainster tries to separate immigration reform from social issues. In other words, E-Verify has nothing to do with social issues or immigration reform because E-Verify is political. Big idea, small meaning. It’s like no form immigration reform.

This is just Mainster’ idea, and there are others with similar ideas like her’s who say “the general population is tired of elected officials … political.” One gets it.

Immigration reform must be resolved, and it is tied to the family and private property. Businesses prosper on the immigration population, good people or criminal people. Despite those notions of applied Christianity (of the RCMA type) that end up going non-political, Christians and Jews must face the economic problems of families and businesses, which include immigrants. More and more clearly, one is seeing self-deception in the dialectic and backwardness in justice that should demand economic freedom, not only for immigrants, but also for citizens and permanent residents of Collier County.

Rep. Matt Hudson, R-Naples, and Rep. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, take good and thorough notes of those people and organizations who debate. Without debate, what is there?

Read More: Collier’s state lawmakers to hear appeals Thursday about immigration, environment » Naples Daily News.

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Collier/Lee: El Crecimiento de la Población Hispana Significativa | James Pat Guerréro


Collier/Lee: El Crecimiento de la Población Hispana Significativa

Los EE.UU. Oficina del Censo reportó un gran aumento en la población hispana entre los años 2000 y 2010. En el Condado de Collier, Florida, el aumento fue de 49.296 a 83.177. Eso fue un aumento del 68,7 por ciento. Significativo. El aumento en el Condado de Lee, Florida, es aún más impresionante. ¡En el condado de Lee el aumento fue de 42.042 a 113.308, un aumento del 169,5 por ciento!

En comparación con el aumento general de la población, tanto para los condados Collier y Lee, la representación hispana es dramáticamente superior en ambos condados. En el Condado de Collier de la población total aumentó de 251.377 a 321.520. Ahora bien, en el Condado de Collier representación hispana es del 25,8 por ciento de la población. En el condado de Lee a la población general aumentó de 440.888 a 618.754. Ahora bien, en el condado de Lee representación hispana es del 18,3 por ciento de la población. Hipotéticamente, en la tasa de hispanos están creciendo en el Condado de Collier, el próximo censo podría medir el crecimiento de los hispanos representan casi la mitad de la población total en el Condado de Collier.

Las empresas tanto en los condados se reconoce el aumento de la población hispana por primera vez en la historia de como se deduce de la cita de Leonardo García Alianza de Negocios Hispanos de American,

Noticias sobre un incremento en la comunidad hispana en el suroeste de Florida, es bueno para los minoristas, restaurantes y bienes raíces, dijo García. Los inversores y las empresas que no lo han hecho en el pasado, empezará a comercializar en el mercado hispano, dijo.

Susan Acuña del Literary Council Gulf Coast ve que los hispanos demandan en la tienda del mercado para aprender Inglés. Incluso cuando la economía se ha reducido, especialmente en la construcción, los hispanos desean mejorar sus habilidades comercializables para los posibles empleadores. Los hispanos han incrementado la matrícula de aprender Inglés en la tasa de 10 por ciento más de diez años. Según Acuña,

Con más hispanos en los condados Collier y Lee, el Literary Council Gulf Coast vio una mayor demanda de los residentes que buscan aprender a hablar Inglés.

“Durante la última década hemos visto un aumento importante”, dijo Susan Acuña, director ejecutivo del Literary Council Gulf Coast, que recientemente se fusionó Literary Volunteers del Condado de Lee con el Literary Council de Bonita Springs.

A pesar de la caída económica, con el empleo de la construcción perdió, la organización todavía se registró un aumento en los estudiantes, dijo Acuña.

Aunque Acuña no podía decir por qué ha habido un aumento en la matrícula, se dijo que los estudiantes están buscando maneras de hacerse más comerciales a los empresarios y mejorar sus habilidades.

En 2000, la organización fue 141 estudiantes. A finales de 2010 o el año pasado fiscal que finalizó el 30 de junio de 2554 el consejo sirvió a los estudiantes.

Leer más: U.S. Census: Hispanic population booming in Southwest Florida » Naples Daily News.

Collier/Lee: Hispanic Significant Population Growth | James Pat Guerréro


Collier/Lee: Hispanic Significant Population Growth

The U.S. Census Bureau reported a large increase in the Hispanic population between the years 2000 and 2010. In Collier County the increase was from 49,296 to 83,177. That was a 68.7 percent increase. Significant. The increase in Lee County is even more stunning. In Lee County the increase was from 42,042 to 113,308, a 169.5 percent increase!

Compared to the overall increase in population for both Collier and Lee Counties, the Hispanic representation is dramatically greater in both counties. In Collier County the overall population increased from 251,377 to 321,520. Now in Collier County Hispanic representation is 25.8 percent of the population. In Lee County the overall population increased from 440,888 to 618,754. Now in Lee County Hispanic representation is 18.3 percent of the population. Hypothetically, at the rate Hispanics are growing in Collier County, the next census could measure Hispanic growth representing almost half of the total population in Collier County.

Both counties’ businesses are recognizing the increase in the Hispanic population for the first time in history as implied by the quote from Hispanic American Business Alliance’s Leonardo Garcia,

News about an increase in the Hispanic community in Southwest Florida is good for retailers, restaurants and real estate, Garcia said. Investors and companies who may have not done so in the past will start marketing to the Hispanic market, he said.

Susan Acuña of the Literacy Council Gulf Coast sees that Hispanics shop the market in demand to learn English. Even when the economy is down, especially in construction, Hispanics desire to improve their marketable skills for potential employers. Hispanics increased enrollment to learn English at 181.1 percent over 10 years. According to Acuña,

With more Hispanics in Collier and Lee counties, the Literacy Council Gulf Coast saw a greater demand for residents seeking to learn how to speak English.

“Over this past decade we have seen a major increase,” said Susan Acuña, executive director of Literacy Council Gulf Coast, which recently merged Literacy Volunteers of Lee County with Literacy Council of Bonita Springs.

Despite the economic bust, with the lost construction employment, the organization still saw an increase in students, Acuña said.

Although Acuña could not say why there has been an increase in enrollment, she said students are looking for ways to make themselves more marketable to employers and improve their skills.

In 2000, the organization served 141 students. By the end of 2010, or this past fiscal year which ended June 30, the council served 2,554 students.

Read More: U.S. Census: Hispanic population booming in Southwest Florida » Naples Daily News.

Marla Ramsey’s “You Screwed Up” in so many words | James Pat Guerréro


Of course, Marcy Krumbine had to resign. Marla Ramsey’s internal conversation with Krumbine was critical to get the ball rolling. How does one do it: get someone to be “the scapegoat?” Marla Ramsey’s relation, Frank Ramsey, is or was Marcy Krumbine’s boss. Both, Marcy and Frank, work under the Public Services Administration of Collier County, and one or the other has to go. Only one, though, not both. That’s what’s called an insidious act of implication and smacks of simony in the rawest form. Poor Marla, she has incriminated herself, too, as well as her relation, Frank, aka “Buddy.” This group is responsible mainly for the problems with unpaid housing contractors in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s housing recovery programs.

The housing recovery programs are the State Housing Initiative Program (SHIP) and the Disaster Recovery Program (DRI).

Marla Ramsey and Frank Ramsey should be fired and investigated for not paying housing contractors. Krumbine resigned, but she should be investigated.

Marla Ramsey said to the Naples Daily News.

When asked if she had asked Krumbine, who resigned last week, to step aside in order to bring in new leadership, Ramsey said “No, not in so many words.”

“I can’t recall that I made those particular words that you have to step aside,” she said.

Marla Ramsey is evading responsibility for the mismanagement of housing taxpayer funds under her own administration. If she took responsibility for asking Krumbine to resign, then she clearly acknowledges assumption of responsibility for Krumbine’s errors or omissions. Marla’ Ramsey’s relation, Frank Ramsey, who is or was the Housing Director, is implicated, too. How does one say in “particular words,”  “you screwed up under my administration,” “in so many words” just to Krumbine, and not to Frank Ramsey?

Read More: Krumbine says she was asked to step aside; Supervisor says not exactly » Naples Daily News.