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Sunday, November 06, 2005

What is a Colonia? THE THIRD WORLD IN THE USA

(Photo Entrance to Colonia Roma, Reynosa. )


(Photos: Texas Colonias)



Red dots along the Texas-Mexico border show locations of colonias. Texas A&M University in College Station is approximately 380 miles (eight hours by car) from Brownsville, where Cameron Park colonia is located. COEP members make the trip by airplane.



What is a Colonia? THE THIRD WORLD IN THE USA

Texas Secretary of State's Definition:

The term "colonia," in Spanish means a community or neighborhood. The Office of the Secretary of State defines a "colonia" as a residential area along the Texas-Mexico border that may lack some of the most basic living necessities, such as potable water and sewer systems, electricity, paved roads, and safe and sanitary housing.

In recent years the Texas-Mexico border region has experienced an explosion of growth in population and industrial activity. Although growth has resulted in economic opportunities, it has also intensified the environmental health and social challenges.

Among the border states, Texas has the largest number of colonias approximately 1,800 communities, with more than 500,000 residents. Sixty-five percent of all residents, and 85% of residents under the age of 18, were born in the United States. (aka Anchor babies) These Americans live in extreme poverty and often are unaware of the services that the United States and Texas can provide for them. Education is a key to addressing the problems faced by colonia residents, but reaching out to these communities poses unique challenges that require unique approaches.

Ninety-eight percent of the residents are Hispanic and speak little or no English.

(see photos - http://www-apps.niehs.nih.gov/outreach-education/News/spotarch/spot0503.cfm)

Welcome to the Colonias Home Page
"One of government’s chief responsibilities is to help Texans with the greatest needs. The Secretary of State’s Ombudsman Program is a central part of our initiatives to assist needy Texans living in colonias. The program is helping to provide better roads, bring water and wastewater infrastructure to areas that lack these basic services, and improve the quality of life for some of Texas’ neediest citizens." - Governor Rick Perry

NOTE: This has been going on for many years, and yes while GWBush was governor.

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