It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
According to DHS’ Office of Immigration Statistics (OIS), an estimated 11.4 million unauthorized immigrants resided in the United States as of January 2012 compared to 11.5 million in January 2011. These results suggest little to no change in the unauthorized immigrant population from 2011 to 2012.
The report, which is the National Academies’ first review of the process of immigrant assimilation and integration since 1997, does have its caveats. The editors acknowledge that they need to delve deeper into the subject to strengthen some of their findings -- a compilation of prior research by a large, interdisciplinary panel of experts in economics, political science, sociology and anthropology, among other fields. One of the big limitations, they wrote, is a “dearth of available longitudinal data to measure immigrant integration.”
In general, immigrant assimilation and integration is a complicated process that can be hard to define and measure. The way immigrants navigate and adapt to the United States depends on a lot of factors, like their socioeconomic status and where in the country they settle. As the report’s authors explained, it also relies on a feedback system involving both immigrants and native populations.
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
The good thing w/threads like this is lurkers & other readers get to see the truth about these issues and the knee jerk "rebuttals" that can't disprove the OP.
originally posted by: peskyhumans
You would really have me believe there was little to no increase in illegal immigration from 2011 to 2012? Your report might as well be made from farts and rainbows.
originally posted by: peskyhumans
The report can't account for illegal immigration because by it's very nature it can't be accounted for. You're asking me to cite information that doesn't exist to prove a report that doesn't coincide with the reality that there ARE illegal immigrants in the United States, some of whom did come here during 2011 and 2012, but according to your report don't exist.
If anyone has problems here, it's you. The fact that you cite a paper in PDF format so we can't quote it easily, the fact you keep appealing to it's authority, the fact that you personally attack people who don't agree with you by psycho-analyzing them. The fact that you can't go outside and see the reality of our country with your own eyes. The fact that you reject personal experiences of anyone who shares them. Any number of people here, including myself, can share personal experiences with immigrants who can't speak english - but that's doesn't prove anything to you.
If anyone here has cognitive dissonance, it's you man. Keep citing articles from the internet like it means something. I guess I will just close my eyes and stuff my fingers in my ears the next time I see a mexican speaking spanish at the gas station. He obviously can't be real, according to you.
"immigrants" tends to be codespeak for "Mexican".
Know what that there is no such thing as an American language?
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca. It is an official language of almost 60 sovereign states, the most commonly spoken language in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand, and a widely spoken language in countries in the Caribbean, Africa, and South Asia. It is the third most common native language in the world, after Mandarin and Spanish. It is widely learned as a second language and is an official language of the United Nations, of the European Union, and of many other world and regional international organisations.
English has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years. The earliest forms of English, a set of Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Great Britain by Anglo-Saxon settlers in the fifth century, are called Old English. Middle English began in the late 11th century with the Norman conquest of England. Early Modern English began in the late 15th century with the introduction of the printing press to London and the King James Bible as well as the Great Vowel Shift. Through the worldwide influence of the British Empire, modern English spread around the world from the 17th to mid-20th centuries. Through newspapers, books, the telegraph, the telephone, phonograph records, radio, satellite television, and the Internet, as well as the emergence of the United States as a global superpower, English has become the leading language of international discourse and the lingua franca in many regions and in professional contexts such as science.
There is little morphological inflection in Modern English, and the syntax is generally isolating. English relies on auxiliary verbs and word order for the expression of complex tenses, aspect and mood, as well as passive constructions, interrogatives and negation. Despite noticeable variation between the forms of English spoken in different world regions, English-speakers from around the world can communicate with one another effectively. Different accents are distinguished only by phonological and phonetic differences among speakers, whereas dialects also display grammatical and lexical differences.
American English, or United States (U.S.) English, is the set of dialects of the English language native to the United States. For the most usual or "mainstream" set of American English pronunciation features, see General American: the variety or accent of American English that is considered by many speakers to be the most free from regional, ethnic, or cultural distinctions.
Limited English Proficient (LEP)
What percentage of immigrants are LEP?
In 2013, approximately 50 percent (20.4 million) of the 41.1 million immigrants ages 5 and older were LEP.