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Originally posted by manta78
reply to post by daskakik
I already responded to your question regarding immigrationcounters.com numbers which you acknowledged.
The term "anchor baby" has appeared regularly in news stories since 1997.
It refers to the practices/hopes of illegal immigrants, that if their children are born in the U.S. that they (their children) will serve as an anchor that will help them (the parents) stay here.
And of course immigrationcounters.com, are estimates from data sources they list here:
and make note of their notice on page 1:
"ImmigrationCounters.com provides the key numbers resulting from illegal immigration in the United States. Using the latest government and private sources, research and analysis trending data is factored at their individual rates of increase. Topic related links are provided for you to become more informed by exposing the myths of illegal immigration. For information about the research behind the individual counters, click here Data Sources. ImmigrationCounters.com supports legal immigration and respect for all humanity, yet highlights the significant impact of illegal immigration.."
In the U.S. 1.7 million Guatemalans live, 60 percent of them in undocumented status, and each year about 50,000, most of them without papers, tried to enter the North American country, officials said.
...though India with 200,000 was the sixth biggest sender of illegal immigrants to the US.
In overall numbers, Indians accounted for only two percent of illegal immigrants. Mexico (6.7 million) topped the list with 62 percent, followed by those from El Salvador (530,000), Guatemala (480,000), Honduras (320,000) and the Philippines (270,000).
You don't site your source. But if it makes you feel better those numbers are right and ours are wrong.
Originally posted by Merigold
Now for all of you supporting illegal immigration, I'll ask a question that none of you seems to have the cojones to answer. Exactly why do you support it?
I support a fair immigration policy. Your current policy favours immigrants who can PAY. What chance does a poor person from mexico, who lost their ability tomake a living when AMERICAN companies began flooding the country with CHEAP agriculture pushed htme out of a job?
Meh but you don't care, it's all about ME ME ME. My money, my guns my freedom...
So yeah I support illegal immigration, because if some poor person wants a piece of the proverbial American dream, he has no choice but to steal it.
Or alternatively he could become really good at football, or singing...and then he'll be welcome with open arms.
Originally posted by Oldtimer2
I've always been under the impression that this is a case of 3 card Monty,get the people all charged up over illegal immigrants to take their mind whats going on with the economy,and starting new wars,truth be told the black budget is one million fold of what undocumented workers would cost,I smell a ruse