Gary Motokow of Avotaynu.com writes:
The latest discoveries are that a good number of New World Hispanics, as suspected, have Semitic (Jewish) DNA.… [T]here are plans to do a rigorous acquisition of Sephardic DNA samples in order to create a DNA profile of Sephardic Jewry. They will then sample non-Jewish New World Hispanics for a Jewish connection. There are many stories of today's Hispanics descending from crypto-Jews who were forced to convert to Christianity in Spain and Portugal at the time of Christopher Columbus. It is theorized that many crypto-Jews colonized the New World in order to avoid the Inquisition.
Typical is the Spanish colony Santa Elena which existed briefly (1566-1584) in what today is South Carolina. The leader of the colony was a Spanish soldier named Juan Pardo. Pardo is a Spanish-Jewish name. Other colonists were named Braganza, Castillo, Chavez, Gallegos, Gomez, Lopez, Martin, Molina, Moreno, Navarro, Peres, Rivera and Zamora --all Spanish-Jewish names.
Can an American-Hispanic wave of aliya be far behind?