Portuguese angered at influx of Californians who import their problems with them: report

So many Californians have moved to Texas, that one of the biggest selling bumper stickers reads, “Don’t Californicate Texas”.  In Tennessee local folks are afraid Californians will bring “San Fran values” with them, destroying their State.  Now we find that Californians are moving to Portugal—and those folks are not happy.

California residents are fleeing to the country of Portugal and in many cases bringing problems that have made life more difficult for natives, according to the Los Angeles Times report. 

A story titled “Welcome to Portugal, the new expat haven. Californians, please go home,” reports that the number of Americans living in Portugal has risen by 45% in the past year with many of those Americans moving from California in order to escape high housing costs, pandemic lockdowns, and “Trumpian politics” in the United States.

These are the people that do not like free speech, prefer bullying and classrooms should be used as indoctrination centers.  They love the Soviet style Sacramento government—while the people of Portugal prefer freedom, free speech and a government that leaves them alone.  Thought you should know about this.

Portuguese angered at influx of Californians who import their problems with them: report

Californians have been fleeing the state reducing the population in both 2020 and 2021 

by Andrew Mark Miller | Fox News  5/18/22

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1California residents are fleeing to the country of Portugal and in many cases bringing problems that have made life more difficult for natives, according to the Los Angeles Times report. 

A story titled “Welcome to Portugal, the new expat haven. Californians, please go home,” reports that the number of Americans living in Portugal has risen by 45% in the past year with many of those Americans moving from California in order to escape high housing costs, pandemic lockdowns, and “Trumpian politics” in the United States.

The article explains that “resentment of newcomers is growing” in Portugal as California expats have become the “root of questions over gentrification, income disparities and immigration.”

Portuguese activists have reportedly taken to the streets to protest the gentrification caused by Americans, many of them Californians, who have moved into the neighborhood and caused skyrocketing rent and evictions.

You cannot deny that places like Lisbon have become much more appealing for young, creative people with money to spend. The effect on the economy and the way the buildings look — no longer empty — is astronomical,” Luis Mendes, a geographer at the University of Lisbon, told the Los Angeles Times. “But the average Portuguese person can no longer afford to live in the center of Lisbon. Rents have gone up five times over a few years. Even the basic things, such as buying groceries, take longer trips outside the city center than they used to.”

The Portuguese government has responded to the housing crisis by suspending its “golden visa” program in large cities that offered residency to foreigners who purchased homes that cost more than $500,000 euros which was a program “dominated” by Americans. 

In Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, evictions have doubled over the last few years with many blaming the influx of foreigners willing to pay more than locals with bank accounts backed by dollars and pounds.

California’s population decreased in both 2020 and 2021 which cost the state a seat in Congress for the first time after the U.S. Census found California’s population growth fell behind other states.

“Things were just becoming too much back home, but I didn’t want to leave everything about L.A. behind,” California expat Jamie Dixon explained. “With Portugal,” Dixon added, “we could keep the parts we liked and leave the rest.”

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Comments

  1. How ironic! The people that have ruined my home state now dislike the environment their policies have created and move elsewhere to begin the same ruinous process.

  2. Really??? says

    Yep when people that have more money then the locals. This is a problem.

    Often the newbie’s don’t even realize they are upsetting the local economy.

    Want another example? Look what the Japanese did to Hawaii. They flooded the islands with tourists and investment money. It is now one of the most expensive places to live in the US.

  3. Donald J says

    Looks like the Californification disease is spreading all over the World. They ruined Oregon, Washington, Nevada and are in the process of taking down Texas, Idaho and Arizona. The recent trend of workers in particular Silicone Valley workers working from remote allows them to travel to other Countries and keep the paycheck coming in thus an impending disaster is in motion. The best thing these citizens of the Countries that are promoting the visas that are allowing in the mental low lives into their freedom loving Counties is to put their elected politicians on notice to tighten up the controls.

  4. Wait till you start getting the homeless, sort of the opposite of the “Golden Visa” program.

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