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Old 09-24-2008, 06:51 PM
 
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And most of them are in California....surprise, surprise.
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:26 AM
 
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I am a young Ethiopian immigrant myself from San Jose and I can tell you people here are mostly educated. It is one of the safest cities you can find.
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:01 AM
 
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"Foreign-born" means many things....might be fresh immigrants from India who come to Stanford for their Engineering PhD and later start a valuable SiliconValley tech co; make a few bucks and create many new jobs in US.....or a hard-working, industrious, poorly-educated immigrant who hopes to find some work and to educate his kids for upward economic mobility...or many worse scenarios...

Places like Miami (and rest of FL) have dismal education/literacy/numeracy rates among all residents, both US-born and immigrants....

But many US-born people can barely read English or count, so Miami isn't all that unique...

Also, some regions like NYC and SF continually attract smart, industrious, highly-educated "immigrants" from Podunk US who choose to emigrate to these regions after a decent college education....

how quaint! Do you have a problem with upward social mobility?
If Florida has a literacy problem amongst the youth it certainly would not be found in Miami or the rest of South Florida for that matter.
Speaking English does not equate intellect but try telling that to a moronic "American" who has language issues.

I do agree that immigrants are industrious but for you to say that Miami isn't that all unique? The wealthiest hispanics reside in Florida and pray tell when have you ever heard of a Cuban gang? They don't exist!
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Old 01-04-2009, 02:19 PM
 
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how quaint! Do you have a problem with upward social mobility?
If Florida has a literacy problem amongst the youth it certainly would not be found in Miami or the rest of South Florida for that matter.
Speaking English does not equate intellect but try telling that to a moronic "American" who has language issues.

I do agree that immigrants are industrious but for you to say that Miami isn't that all unique? The wealthiest hispanics reside in Florida and pray tell when have you ever heard of a Cuban gang? They don't exist!
Thanks man. Finally someone is defending SoFla. And yes it is true Miami is home to some of the wealthiest hispanics. So is Broward coutny. And also alot of Latin American headquarters for high-end technology companies are in South Florida, companies such as Microsoft and Apple. Microsoft has its Latin American headquaretrs in Fort Lauderdale and Apple has it's latin american headquarters in Coral Gables.
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