Mattawa’s population soon doubled and then tripled, transforming the little town into a full-fledged city. But with that came problems Mattawa lacked the political power, civic involvement, and money to fix.
Crime increased along with the population and quickly overwhelmed the small police department. Statistics are hard to find because the department fell into disarray, but city officials said the small town suddenly confronted big-city problems, including domestic violence, drive-by shootings, and gangs linked to the drug trade that took root in an area where it is easy to hide.
Two years ago, a 28-year-old woman, seven months pregnant, was shot and killed while unloading groceries. Also that year, alleged gang members fired shots at a high school soccer game. In August, a man was stabbed in a fight at home. In October, shots were fired at a car parked at a grocery store not far from City Hall.
Nationwide, immigrants who are not citizens make up 20 percent or more of the population in more than 100 American cities and towns, US Census figures show. In Massachusetts, a third of the residents of Chelsea are not citizens, almost five times the national average. In Everett and Malden, 1 in 4 residents isn’t a citizen. In East Boston, almost half the residents could not vote on the recent casino referendum because they were not citizens.
(you can believe that the number of illegals in Los Angeles is FAR, FAR, FAR greater than the numbers noted below. Visit and see what the Mexican occupation looks like. Look around and see Mexicans in ALL service and construction sector jobs!)
In New York and Los Angeles, the numbers are staggering. New York has more than 1.4 million people who are not citizens, the highest in the nation. Los Angeles has more than 877,000, almost a quarter of the city.
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