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Posted on 12/17/2003 6:32:14 AM PST by chance33_98
Foreign-Born A Majority in Six U.S. Cities; Growth Fastest in South, Census Bureau Reports
12/17/03 9:01:00 AM
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Contact: Mike Bergman of the U.S. Census Bureau, 301-763-3030 or 301-457-1037 (TDD), firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Foreign-born people constituted the majority in six cities of 100,000 or more population in 2000 -- two of them in Florida and four in California, according to an analysis of census results by the U.S. Census Bureau.
More than 7-in-10 people in Hialeah, Fla., and about 6-in-10 in Miami were foreign-born, according to the census brief, The Foreign-Born Population: 2000. The foreign-born accounted for more than half the population in the California cities of Glendale, Santa Ana, Daly City and El Monte.
Places with 40 percent to 50 percent foreign-born in their populations in 2000 were East Los Angeles, Los Angeles and Garden Grove, Calif., and Elizabeth, N.J.
The report chronicles the increase of the foreign-born population over the last decade: from 19.8 million in 1990 to 31.1 million in 2000. All regions of the country experienced increases in the foreign-born population -- by nearly 90 percent in the South, 65 percent in the Midwest, 50 percent in the West and nearly 40 percent in the Northeast.
Between 1990 and 2000, the foreign-born population grew by 200 percent or more in North Carolina, Georgia and Nevada. In 2000, more than half of the nation's foreign-born population lived in three states: California, New York and Texas.
While the proportion of the foreign-born exceeded the national average (about 1-in-9) in nearly 200 counties, another 60 had at least 2-in-10 foreign-born residents. Some of these counties were far from traditional gateway areas, e.g., Clark, Idaho; Seward, Finney and Ford, Kan.; Franklin and Adams, Wash.; and the Aleutians West Census Area of Alaska.
-- In 2000, the foreign-born made up the majority of the population in only one U.S. county: Miami-Dade, Fla., which was home to 1.1 million foreign-born (51 percent of the county's population).
-- The largest foreign-born populations in U.S. cities in 2000 were in New York (2.9 million), Los Angeles (1.5 million), Chicago (629,000) and Houston (516,000).
-- The foreign-born population grew between 100 percent and 199 percent in 16 states from 1990 to 2000. Their only growth rate below 10 percent occurred in Maine: 1.1 percent.
-- The foreign-born who were naturalized U.S. citizens in 2000 (the national average was 40 percent) outnumbered the foreign-born who were not U.S. citizens in only seven states: Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Pennsylvania, Vermont and West Virginia.
-- Almost half (46 percent) of the foreign-born population was of Hispanic origin.
The data are based on responses from the sample of households who received the census long form, about 1-in-6 nationally, and are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The report and corresponding tables can be accessed at http://www.census.gov/prod/2003pubs/c2kbr-34.pdf.
At least it ain't them damn yankee! ;-)
I still maintain that there is political influence in the way immigrants both legal and illegal end up in different parts of the country. Note how the NE, already solidly Demosocialist, gets less while other areas that are Republican strongholds get many more immigrants.
I guess I'm one of those who don't think its such a good idea to overwhelm our major population centers with the foreign born. We need an immigration policy thats sustainable for the long term.
The one we have now is anti-west & totally out of control.
What if we just open the gates (legally) and just let immigrants stream into America, especially those from third-world Hispanic, Asian, and Muslim countries?
I submit that America as we know it would soon cease to exist. Our culture, our way of life, would soon be overwhelmed.
We would spend much of our time in the courts fighting groups who would soon wants changes made to accomedate their own religious and cultural beliefs.
Gee. Come to think of it. That's happening now.
I hate to say this, but AlQaida and Osama are not the biggest threats to the American way of life.
It is unchecked, unplanned immigration that will eventually overwhelm our Judeo-Christian ethic.
It's time to cut legal immigration in half, especially if the govt. cannot stop illegal immigration.
PS - With a tirade like this, I just have to add the perfunctory, politically correct statement that I have nothing against Hispanics, Asians or Muslims.
Yes. I do not think it is an accident that the immigrants settle in areas that are more likely to be Republican and thereby water down the Repub. vote. ... Perhaps however, it is just a natural tendency of immigrants to move to these areas; and thus the reason essentially unlimited immigration is allowed.
If 90% of new immigrants voted Republican, do you not think that the Dems would immediately demagogue the need to shut the borders?
Most of those immigrating couldn't pick out places like Chicago and many places on a map before they came --- they aren't just aimlessly crossing the border and wandering up to Chicago or their other destinations, filling out job applications up and down every street they come across. They're being locked inside semi-truck trailers and train cars ----often while still in Mexico and are being shipped to their destinations.
Also who decides where the Mexican government can put up it's Consulate offices?
If you think immigrants illegal and legal haven't been voting in the last several elections, you really haven't been paying attention. Further, Hispanic voting patterns do show high levels of RAT voting.
I know many, many Filipinos (my wife among them) and they all vote /will vote Democrat.
They are not told that the Dems believe in abortion on demand, etc.
While they have BS meters just like you and me, they are not able to pick up on the BS because of the cultural differences, or in many cases they just don't know where to look. I expect that for Hispanics it would be the same.
And it is leading to the exact same end result. Like I have been saying, better to close the border today and get the illegals out NOW. Doing it now would be a matter of enforcing the law. Whining, moaning and wringing of hands will only delay what is going to happen if the fed gov does not get them out. And that would be holocaust.
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