Illegals from Asia outpace Hispanics in the US. Should we deport them?


Someone tell Donald Trump that he’s picking on the wrong immigrants. Turns out that, since 2000, unauthorized immigration from Asia has grown at rates much faster than from Mexico and Central America. That’s according to a new report by the Migration Policy Institute. So Trump will need to amend his ideas for “securing our nation’s borders.”

(Related article: The three fastest-growing Latino groups will surprise you.)

At 6 million, Mexicans still represent the majority of the 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the country. But the percentage of those arriving has slowed since the recession. During that time, however, Asian unauthorized immigration has increased considerably. From 2000 to 2013, it increased 202 percent, according to the report.

A curious reason for this, says Marc Rosenblum, deputy director of U.S. immigration policy at MPI, and coauthor of the study, is that income in some Asian countries has risen. “That can be counterintuitive,” he says, “since you often think of immigration is something that low-income people do.”

Knock, knock! Anybody there?

For example, in 1990, there were an estimated 28,000 unauthorized immigrants from India in the U.S. There’s now more than 284,000. Those numbers mirror the rising share of legal Indian immigrants coming to the U.S., and also America’s growing Indian-American population.

Asians now represent about a third of the foreign-born population in America—equal with the Mexican foreign-born population. They also represent 14 percent of the unauthorized population. That number, by the author’s own projections, will grow in the coming decade.

Who uses SNAP?
SNAP eligibility rules require that participants be at or below 130% of the Federal Poverty Level. Recent studies show that 44% of all SNAP participants are children (age 18 or younger), with almost two-thirds of SNAP children living in single-parent households. In total, 76% of SNAP benefits go towards households with children, 11.9% go to households with disabled persons, and 10% go to households with senior citizens.

According to demographic data, 39.8% of SNAP participants are white, 25.5% are African-American, 10.9% are Hispanic, 2.4% are Asian, and 1% are Native American.
According to demographic data, 39.8% of SNAP participants are white, 25.5%

Just to provide levity to all threads, here is my response as a Chinese American (1st gen born here). Not acceptable. Illegal is illegal. Ok? Let’s move on, shall we… and back to main purposes of this website, eh, real estate???

Point taken. My apologies if I hurt anybody.

Now, redundancy on my side, that’s my point. Everybody in this forum were participants in more than one topic about illegal immigration where certain person was engaged in targeting Latinos as the source of illegal immigration, Latinos here, Latinos there, but nobody said “wait, not all illegal immigrants are Latinos”. Forgot to Google?

Also, same as me defending my people, or my race, it seems that when Asians, be these Chinese or else are mentioned, people get mad. Not all of you guys are a diamond, there are all sorts of illegal-legal immigrants that really suck. I know so, and I know wonderful people too. I wish we could deport, send to hell the bad apples from any race or nationality. Generalization is the root of evil.

I hope you got my point. I don’t do that to discriminate, but again, to make it clear if you guys don’t want to get mad, don’t mention races nor nationalities when it come to a general issue as immigration. But you and I can’t, right?

I am a former illegal, that’s all.

For real estate? I made my point in one topic and nobody participated. See my friend? I opened one about what it would do to you guys if people were deported but you didn’t participate.

Take care now.

Look @buyinghouse, I am probably more guilty than you for posting not exactly real estate related stuff but I try to at least limit it to say one post. I get it out there, if no one responds, I move on. You may post whatever you like/wish. Blog away…

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Since there’s no stopping on topics of immigration, I will keep this topic alive.