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LA 22 48.89%
Mexico City 16 35.56%
San Juan 4 8.89%
Miami 11 24.44%
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:05 AM
 
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NYC is a magnet for midget countries from the Caribbean.

Puerto Rico (population): 3.67 million. There's a powerhouse.
True, Puerto Ricans are a huge component of the Hispanic population in NYC, but they aren't anywhere near a majority and they're still counted as Hispanic. His comment is stupid though, because there are plenty of legal Hispanic immigrants in Los Angeles--and legal or not, LA is still a magnet.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:06 AM
 
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NYC is a magnet for midget countries from the Caribbean.

Puerto Rico (population): 3.67 million. There's a powerhouse.
It's also a larger magnet for people from South America, you know that piece of land below the isthmus of Panama. Check out these immigration statistics. Even the DC area has LA beat.

2012: MSA/CSA International Immigration Stats
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:18 AM
 
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It's also a larger magnet for people from South America, you know that piece of land below the isthmus of Panama. Check out these immigration statistics. Even the DC area has LA beat.

2012: MSA/CSA International Immigration Stats
Mexico is a huge latin american country. LA attracts a lot of people from there and Central America. They are hispanic. They are attracted to LA. That makes LA a premier Latino magnet. This is all pretty simple, right?

I agree that NYC should also be considered a premier Latino magnet. Doesn't mean that LA isn't though or that those above the isthmus count for less.
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:31 AM
 
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Mexico is a huge latin american country. LA attracts a lot of people from there and Central America. They are hispanic. They are attracted to LA. That makes LA a premier Latino magnet. This is all pretty simple, right?

I agree that NYC should also be considered a premier Latino magnet. Doesn't mean that LA isn't though or that those above the isthmus count for less.
LA is a magnet for the lower-strata of Mexico and Central America's population, illegal or otherwise. LA gets immigrants from Mexico and Central America because of geographical reasons, now how simple is that? People in Mexico's middle-class and elite don't have LA on their mind when they wanna travel to the US. For example Carlos Slim has property in NYC, why not LA? Because it's not really such a popular destination as NYC. This is more true for South Americans and people from the Caribbean,down there it's all about Miami and NYC in that order. LA is not even on our radar.

Do you see anything like this in LA?
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:44 AM
 
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YouTube clips...very compelling evidence.

The two largest groups in NYC come from nations with a combined population under 15 million. The smallest of the small fry.

Mexico is largest spanish speaking nation on Earth and L.A. has a population second only to Mexico City in that group.

If three million Latinos left the L.A. region tomorrow, it would still have a larger Latino population than New York. Bragging about 20k South Americans and posting lame-a*s YouTube videos are useless in the face of those numbers.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:14 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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True, Puerto Ricans are a huge component of the Hispanic population in NYC, but they aren't anywhere near a majority and they're still counted as Hispanic. His comment is stupid though, because there are plenty of legal Hispanic immigrants in Los Angeles--and legal or not, LA is still a magnet.
New York is very diverse, lets leave it at that. Anyway, my role in this attempted thread highjack ends here...


I voted L.A., would love to visit DF someday. That city is a complete beast.
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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LA is a magnet for the lower-strata of Mexico and Central America's population, illegal or otherwise. LA gets immigrants from Mexico and Central America because of geographical reasons, now how simple is that? People in Mexico's middle-class and elite don't have LA on their mind when they wanna travel to the US. For example Carlos Slim has property in NYC, why not LA? Because it's not really such a popular destination as NYC. This is more true for South Americans and people from the Caribbean,down there it's all about Miami and NYC in that order. LA is not even on our radar.

Do you see anything like this in LA?
I don't see how this proves that Los Angeles isn't a premier Latino magnet. Just because they are lower income, they aren't people and don't count? Maybe we should count them as 3/5 a person, huh?
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:01 PM
 
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In terms of urbanity, street-level pulse, and big-city feel Mexico City beats any city in the US except NYC. It has one of the largest subway systems in the world, is incredibly dense, very walkable, and just a much more urban place than any of the other options here. A different league.

Now, it does have issues with crime and cleanliness (among others) but if we are talking about about urbanity, density, virbrancy, walkability, etc. it's Mexico City, hands down.
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:24 PM
 
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LA is a magnet for the lower-strata of Mexico and Central America's population, illegal or otherwise. LA gets immigrants from Mexico and Central America because of geographical reasons, now how simple is that? People in Mexico's middle-class and elite don't have LA on their mind when they wanna travel to the US. For example Carlos Slim has property in NYC, why not LA? Because it's not really such a popular destination as NYC. This is more true for South Americans and people from the Caribbean,down there it's all about Miami and NYC in that order. LA is not even on our radar.

Do you see anything like this in LA?
Was the question exclusively about higher income hispanic immigration?
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Old 08-13-2013, 05:04 PM
 
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NYC is a magnet for midget countries from the Caribbean.

Puerto Rico (population): 3.67 million. There's a powerhouse.
True but Puerto Rico is a powerhouse culturally in Latin America. For it's size it's really impressive the impact it has on the entertainment industry in Latin America. Don't underestimate Puerto Rico's influence to the rest of Latin America. It might not be a financial or political powerhouse to the rest of Latin America, but enterainment wise? Top three contributing countries to the Latin American entertainment industry.
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