Where America's Immigrants Come From

Tyler Durden's picture

There are over 40.7 million foreign-born residents living in America. Iceland, Bermuda, and Samoa have the lowest level of foreign-born population in the United States but it is Mexico that is head, shoulders, and torso above the rest with 28.2% of the foreign-born population from just aross the border. Russia, interestingly, is 20th (just ahead of Iran in 21st place). We can only hope not all Russian immigrants are currently HFT "traders."

Top 20 foreign-born population of the US...

 

Pew Research has the full table...

 

Source: Pew Research

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knukles's picture

Legal or Illegal, we already have an immigration and naturalization policy and laws on the books.
Ergo, the (Oppps!) Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Go Joe!

James_Cole's picture

Gee wiz, wonder if all those Mexicans immigrating had anything to do with some sort of US policy initiative?

http://www.alternativeinsight.com/Unauthorized_Immigration.gif

Why yes, yes it did! 

Cue xenophobic zh'ers goin off on how Mexicans are the spawn of satan / ruinin' 'merica. 

JoeSexPack's picture

11 million Mexicans in US? Maybe in CA alone.

 

That # is cooked like inflation, GDP & unemployments stat's.

 

Gotta be 5 mill+ in LA County.

JoeSexPack's picture

Most white Lib's here in LA hide in the remaining white areas (Santa Monica) near the coast & in the hills. Especially if they have kids.

 

They never venture into non-white LA, which is most of it. I get all over town as an appraiser & I never see them in East LA, Watts, Compton, etc.

 

Then they vote for Dem's & bash 'racist' whites for daring to raise the issue of immigration limits, welfare reform & balanced budgets.

 

I shit you not.

James_Cole's picture

Most white Lib's here in LA hide in the remaining white areas (Santa Monica) near the coast & in the hills. 

This is true, crocodile tears as long as the garden is done, car washed, pool fresh and house spotless - all by invisible minions. 

Mad_max's picture

wah wah f*cking wah

poor mexicans have to work for a living and can't just be middle class as soon as they hit the USA.

Little liberal guilt obsesed bitches p*ss me off so much.

SafelyGraze's picture

make a table of where commandersinchief come from

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

The greatest land invasion in world history!

economics9698's picture

The lower the IQ the more Democrat votes, the cheaper the labor.   Cockroaches love a messy kitchen.

ShorTed's picture

"We come to pick the lettuce of freedom!"

 

Great, then go home.

Pool Shark's picture

 

 

I hear the Democrats in Sacramento want to redefine Residential Burglars as "Undocument House Guests."

After all, just like illegal immigrants, they just want to come into your home and take free stuff...

 

g'kar's picture

One thing about libs like James that cracks me up. They don't personally sponsor any of the illegals they mourn for. Much like the global warming balogney they push...they do little if any to practice what they preach. As long as taxpayers pick up the tab they just keep a mourning and a preaching. Whoops, that's two things...

Tsukato's picture

Super! So as we can conclude from the chart, only roughly 5% of immigrants are white. It's really a great idea to exclude those worthless white deadbeats. We need more of those uber productive, brown folks, if we're ever to get our house in order.

Tsukato's picture

Now, all we gotta do is get the remaining white girls to breed with the browns and blacks, and we will have engineered the perfect intellectual utopia. Something akin to Brazil/ High School Musical Landia :)

sylviasays's picture

"Now, all we gotta do is get the remaining white girls to breed with the browns and blacks, and we will have engineered the perfect intellectual utopia. Something akin to Brazil."

Silly delusional Tsukato. It's never that easy. 

Within Brazil, the racism concept is based on two basic factors such as the skin color and the economic conditions of the people.

http://www.hierarchystructure.com/racial-hierarchy-in-brazil/

 


Tsukato's picture

Perhaps, but I can still dream of a giant favela, with no social services, save basic sewage, massive unemployment, un serviced dirt streets, heaps or cheap araki, for the natives, and tons of cheap Chinese cell phones for the locals to dance to their favorite tinny music. I imagine a day when the average man needn't worry about such mundane incidentals, like even dressing, to go out on the dirt streets and dance a jig with their neighbors. A day when one man will not look down on another, for walking around in their filthy, stained bvd's. A day when women can have children of every color of the human rainbow. In short, like MLK, "I have a dream"!

sylviasays's picture

"This is true, crocodile tears as long as the garden is done, car washed, pool fresh and house spotless - all by invisible minions." 

Only an ignorant white libturd who doesn't live in California would think that the millions of illegal immigrants living in California are all "invisible minions."

Here's the reality:

In 2013, Democrat Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a group of bills benefiting illegal immigrants. He signed a bill that makes it a crime for someone to threaten an undocumented person with deportation and forbids local law enforcement personnel to detain for deportation immigrants who are here illegally if the crimes for which they have been apprehended are minor and nonviolent.  Under the new law, employers who threaten employees with deportation will find themselves facing stiff fines and, possibly, the loss of their business licenses. Another bill he signed allows illegal immigrants to apply for and receive California driver's licenses. The most recent bill he signed allows people who are here illegally to apply for professional licenses. 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/10/07/230183623/undocumented-im...

Los Angeles County officials believe that by the end of 2013 illegal immigrant parents will have received $650 million in welfare benefits for their native-born children, according to a CBS Los Angeles report: 

http://dailycaller.com/2013/09/17/report-la-county-to-pay-650-million-in...

 


James_Cole's picture

 

Only an ignorant white libturd who doesn't live in California would think that the millions of illegal immigrants living in California are all "invisible minions."

I used to live in LA and almost never saw the people who did the gardening / cleaned etc. and even less frequently saw them while out on the town. To a certain class of people they are invisible minions. 

 

sylviasays's picture

 "I used to live in LA and almost never saw the people who did the gardening / cleaned etc. and even less frequently saw them while out on the town."

When did you live California - 60 years ago? It's obvious you haven’t been to LA or the rest of California for decades. There are entire communities in California where English is not the primary language.

"To a certain class of people they are certainly invisible minions."

When they are the majority of the population of many communities, they are NOT invisible. They are not invisible even to the wealthy 1% who live in gated compounds along the coast. Former California Governor Arnold Schwarenegger was once an illegal and had he a child out of wedlock with his maid who once was an illegal.  

 


James_Cole's picture

Gawd sylvia, I don't mean literally invisible. Ellison wrote a book about being black in america called "invisible man," spoiler - it isn't literally about an invisible man.

Rich libs & cons seem to see immigrants largely the same way. If immigrants were coming over the border en masse to underbid all the white collar jobs there would be giant walls erected around la & ny overnight I'm sure. 

I am an invisible man. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids - and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.

-RE

sylviasays's picture

“If immigrants were coming over the border en masse to underbid all the white collar jobs there would be giant walls erected around la & ny overnight I'm sure.”

Gawd James_Cole, you're a dumb libtard. The reason that rich libs and cons are NOT erecting giant walls is because legal and illegal immigrants ARE coming over the border in masse and underbidding all the white collar jobs--IT SAVES EMPLOYERS MONEY BECAUSE OF ALL THE COMPETITION!  Silicon Valley is full of immigrants—legal and illegal!

Once again, in 2013, Democrat Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a group of bills benefiting illegal immigrants. He signed a bill that makes it a crime for someone to threaten an undocumented person with deportation and forbids local law enforcement personnel to detain for deportation immigrants who are here illegally if the crimes for which they have been apprehended are minor and nonviolent.  Under the new law, employers who threaten employees with deportation will find themselves facing stiff fines and, possibly, the loss of their business licenses. Another bill he signed allows illegal immigrants to apply for and receive California driver's licenses. The most recent bill he signed allows people who are here illegally to apply for professional licenses. 

Rich libs and cons want illegal immigrants here. They have made it easy for them to stay and work here without fear of deportation. 

 

James_Cole's picture

The reason that rich libs and cons are NOT erecting giant walls is because legal and illegal immigrants ARE coming over the border in masse and underbidding all the white collar jobs--IT SAVES EMPLOYERS MONEY BECAUSE OF ALL THE COMPETITION! Silicon Valley is full of immigrants—legal and illegal!

Yes genius, silicon valley was mostly built by immigrants and continues to be mostly run by them...guess what - key NASA personnel were special status immigrants too lol

On the topic at hand, here's the difference:

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Unemployme...

My point is if the unemployment side of the chart were equally high down the line the walls would be up. 

sylviasays's picture

"silicon valley was mostly built by immigrants and continues to be mostly run by them."

Wrong again leftist twit. Silicon Valley was started by U.S. citizens. Caucasian men like William Hewlett, David Packard, William Shockley, Steve Jobs, Robert Noyce, and Gordon Moore. Look them up. 

"My point is if the unemployment side of the chart were equally high down the line the walls would be up." 

You're crazy if you think that rich libs and cons care about high unemployment rates and that they would want to build walls to keep out illegals if the unemployment rates were higher. 

No walls were put up when the unemployment rates sky high a couple of years ago.  No walls will EVER be put up to keep out illegals! THE ELITES WANT THEM HERE! 

Your problem is that you are a lazy leftist elitist who thinks you know it all! No doubt you have lived on some form of government entitlements your entire life? 

 

James_Cole's picture

Wrong again leftist twit. Silicon Valley was started by U.S. citizens. Caucasian men like William Hewlett, David Packard, William Shockley, Steve Jobs, Robert Noyce, and Gordon Moore. Look them up. 

Yep, you just named everyone who's ever worked in silicon valley. My bad, didn't realize you were an expert on the tech industry. 

No walls were put up when the unemployment rates sky high a couple of years ago.  No walls will EVER be put up to keep out illegals! THE ELITES WANT THEM HERE! 

Ohhhk.. someone missed my point agin. 

Your problem is that you are a lazy leftist elitist who thinks you know it all! 

Ha ok, now that we've diagnosed my problem, how about we diagnose yours? On second thought, nah that could take a long time and I could care less. 

 No doubt you have lived on some form of government entitlements your entire life? 

No I have never recieved entitlements from your country or the countries I am a citizen of. 

remain calm's picture

My name is Pancho

I work oa a rancho

and make 5 pesos a day

I go see Lucy

She gives me pussy

And take my 5 pesos away, ole

401K of Dooom's picture

Sounds exactly just like Massachusetts.  I used dto live there.  The White, Irish are now an endangered species, due to their "shanty" ways.

sessinpo's picture

James_Cole     Gee wiz, wonder if all those Mexicans immigrating had anything to do with some sort of US policy initiative?

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Gee wiz. One could have no US policy initiative, but the the other nation (such as Mexico) could have such initiatives and economic problems that still drive immigrants to the US.

I'm not saying that is the case. I am just exposing the flawed logic in your post.

Quus Ant's picture

Has not america always depended on some form of slave/cheap labor?  When it wasn't England dumping her poor it was Irish, when it wasn't Irish it was Africans, when it wasn't Africans it was Chinese.  So now it's South Americans.  It won't end until every race gets the honor of sweeping our floors.

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.  Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door."  

What complete bullshit.

August's picture

And when Britain could no longer dump her excess lower classes in America, it had to start dumping them in Australia.

 Worked out pretty well, actually, except for America.

Telemakhos's picture

Yes, this, plus sharing a land border.  The US is isolated by water from everyone except Mexico and Canada; that raises the barrier to entry for non-Mexicans in and of itself.  Cuba and the other sources of Latin American immigration are fairly small and wouldn't be able to supply many immigrants anyway, while Mexico is fairly populous.  That leaves Canada and Mexico as the major possible suppliers of immigrants, and there's no demand to leave Canada because they have a functioning state and a decent economy.  Mexico, on the other hand, has difficulty providing basic security and order, and the wealth disparity there is immense.  If the Mexicans had a useful (to the people) government and hope for pursuing happiness in their own economy, they'd stay on their side of the border.

The solution to the US immigration problem is convincing Mexico to reform itself.  The Mexican people need to feel that they have control over their government and their own futures.  Anything else, be it fences or patrols or Ihre-Papiere-Bitte style checks inland, is a bad joke at best and more likely a pretext for domestic oppression within the US.  Immigration can't be fought any more than drugs or terrorism, but the precondition for the problem -- the desire to emigrate from Mexico -- doesn't have to exist.  It does exist because not fixing problems like endemic corruption and economic malaise is easier than fixing them, just like emigrating is easier than taking control of one's own country.  And, it's not something the US can directly fix, although there are probably ways that it can help.  In the long run, a Mexico that's more desirable to its own citizens could make for a much stronger North America, provided that the US doesn't do something incredibly stupid to earn Mexico's resentment in the process, which, given US history with Mexico, it almost certainly would.

JR's picture

No. The "solution to the US immigration problem" is to dismantle the 1965 Immigration Act. The Jews worked for 80 years to achieve the U.S. 1965 Immigration Act -- the purpose of which was to deliberately counteract America’s white European ethnicity, limiting immigration to a Third World influx, so as, in their words, to "make America safe" for their people.

Why?  Because, say spokesmen for the Jews, only in a culture where there is no strong ethnic majority are the Jews “safe.”

In the words of Charles Silberman in 1985, “Jews are safe only in a society acceptant of a wide range of attitudes and behaviors, as well as a diversity of religious and ethnic groups.”

It’s demographic warfare:

And on December 2012 -- America reached a landmark point as, for the first time in its modern history, most of the babies being born in America are non-white.

“Almost from the time when the US Immigration Act of 1965 abolished the ‘national origins’ standard for immigration into the United States, a small band of Marxists and left-leaning radicals was working to exploit the new law and the new masses of immigrants that soon began to arrive in its wake as political weapons against the United States.” – Samuel Francis, 1994

Dr. Wayne Lutton, author of The Social Contract, writes: “Against the public interest, at the very time that Americans were adopting population stabilization in their personal lives, Congress opened the door to massive population growth by the 1965 Immigration Act. Historian Theodore White, an admirer of Lyndon Johnson, confessed that the 1965 Immigration Act was ‘probably the most thoughtless of the many acts of the Great Society.’ He went on to admit in his book, America in Search of Itself (1982), the changes brought about by the 1965 Immigration Act may end up being key contributing factors in ‘What could become a catastrophe—the tide of immigration, legal and illegal, pouring into this country. For the under swell, neither the census nor any other authority can provide fully reliable measurements. One starts with the obvious: The United States has lost one of the cardinal attributes of sovereignty—it no longer controls its own borders....’

http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publish/tsc_17_01/tsc_17_1_editor_printer.shtm

drendebe10's picture

Good job, corrupt arrogant narcissistic illegal indonesian kenyan alien sociopathic liar in chief....

alexcojones's picture

This is pretty funny, although a bit dated.

 

Two Cheers for Immigrants | 
GooseShtepping Moron's picture

We don't need any more Mexicans here. Close the border now.

lordylord's picture

We don't need any more Mexicans on welfare here. End the welfare state and open the borders.  Fixed it for you goose stepping moron.

GooseShtepping Moron's picture

Fine. We can send all the recently de-welfared Mexicans over to your house.

lordylord's picture

"Fine. We can send all the recently de-welfared Mexicans over to your house."

At least your name matches your comment moron.

GooseShtepping Moron's picture

Piss off, you dumb fucking douchebag loser. You clearly have a lack of familiarity with the Mexican demographic element in this country. Ask anybody south of the Mason-Dixon line and west of the Mississippi what it's like living with them. Be sure to mention your idea about opening the border.

lordylord's picture

OK moron.  There are a ton of mexicans in NJ.  I know all about them.  Take away the welfare and the problems take care of themselves. 

sessinpo's picture

lordylord    OK moron.  There are a ton of mexicans in NJ.  I know all about them.  Take away the welfare and the problems take care of themselves.

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Yea, they become the 18th Street, Barrio Azteca, Fresno Bulldogs, La Raza, Spanish Gangster Disciples, Le Eme or some other Mexican American gang I missed.

DFCtomm's picture

You work on ending the welfare state and when you get that done I'll open the borders. Fair enough?

Mad_max's picture

You filthy fascist. How dare you impinge on the reputaion of the Mexian people with their IQ average of 87. They will be economic dynamos in no time at all, and then we can live in a commune and hug everyday.

 

Love will overcome all!

 

http://www.isteve.com/iq_table.htm

NidStyles's picture

Now if only IQ actually meant something...

Mad_max's picture

Appart from inteligence, success in life and achievment?

Yeah dosn't mean anything.

life is an IQ test, and you just failed hard.