Saturday, December 30, 2017

'Chain migration', record 1.8 million immigrants in 2016

Long-standing "chain migration" policies that encourage legal immigrants to bring dozens of family members into the U.S. led to an explosion of entries in 2016, 53 percent higher than in 2011, according to a new analysis of Census Bureau data. With an estimated addition of 1.8 million legal and illegal immigrants, 2016 is tied with 1999 for seeing the most enter, about 600,000 more than at the height of the great migration through New York's Ellis Island in the 1900s.

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I wonder how many US citizens are homeless, jobless, or under-employed ....... I am sure they are just lazy right Snoofy.

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'Chain migration', record 1.8 million immigrants in 2016

Dey ALL koming to terk Andrea's jerb! ...

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#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-12-30 12:37 PM

And contrary to anti-immigration folks, unemployment numbers are way down. Explain haters.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-30 12:39 PM

"I am sure they are just lazy."

You support Trump.

Trump hires unskillrd foreign workers for his properties.

Why do you support Trump, exactly?

Is it because blacks are lazy?

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-30 12:42 PM

What conservatives are calling "chain migration" used to be called migration. This rhetoric shows that Trump and the rest of his clown car hate legal immigrants too.

As the grandson of an Irish Catholic whose parents came over on the boat, I'm glad this country was once welcoming to immigrants. I hope it becomes welcoming again in 2020 when the bigot is deported from a place he doesn't belong.

#4 | Posted by rcade at 2017-12-30 01:09 PM

Virtually every successive wave of immigrants have brought ideas and skills which made this nation richer. Miami would not be the international city that is the gateway to Central and S. America had it not been for immigration from Cuba, Venequela, Haiti, Jamaica, and other places. I watched it grow from a fairly small city to a metropolis and the input from the immigrants was the primary force that caused it. When I first moved to Miami I heard other "anglos" complaining about the "Cuban." Then I started working in Miami, surrounded by Cubans. I grew as a person from that experience and actually enjoyed my friendships with them. I still remember being invited into their homes the first few times and was overwhelmed with the beauty of their culture. Years ago I was one of the anti-immigrant fools, I've learned better over the years.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2017-12-30 01:24 PM

Chain migration is the best thing ever.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-30 05:07 PM

The current crop of immigrants keeps America ahead of Chinese in landscape technology.

#7 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-12-30 05:18 PM

Chain migration is the best thing ever.

Sincerely,
Democrat politicians

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-12-30 05:21 PM

When your ancestors came here they didn't bring a family with them?

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-30 05:22 PM

When your ancestors came here they didn't bring a family with them?
#9 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

What do you mean by "came here"?

Family was Cajun & Indian, the US purchased LA .... so they technically invaded my land.

You gotta point?

#10 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-12-30 05:28 PM

"Family was Cajun & Indian"

Was? Did you breed out the Indian or something?

When people come to America should they get a divorce first or something? Why is it a bad thing for a family to stick together when they come to America?

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-30 06:41 PM

LOL.

#12 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-30 07:36 PM

--Did you breed out the Indian or something?

Sounds kinda racist.

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-12-30 07:40 PM

That's deep, Nulli.

Keep up the good work.

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2017-12-30 08:07 PM

"Sounds kinda racist"

Sounds like you're too much of a coward to answer the question.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-30 08:09 PM

Looks like Snoofy's ? mark key is working again.

#16 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-31 12:20 PM

thinkprogress.org

#17 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-12-31 11:40 PM

altFacts. twsited, fixed, ...what was the 3rd word ...before WE attacked Iraq? ... ah yes, "sexed-up."
again, it's all in the ATTITUDE.
ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS.

#18 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-01 03:18 AM

but it works great right? you know, "BREAK THE CHAIN" ... right? lock HER up, BREAK the CHAIN. where are our propaganda experts.

...idk... 3 yr olds, dude.

#19 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-01 03:21 AM

thinkprogress.org

#17 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2017-12-31 11:40 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

That's a common story.

What to do about it, according to you?

#20 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-01 11:20 AM

#10 and you embraced the invaders and survived their disease...you're clearly on the wrong side.
newsworthy

#21 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-02 06:27 AM

#17
that article is long as frak, care to summarize?

#22 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-02 06:31 AM

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