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Old 10-09-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/09/us/09refugees.html

According to the NY times, Arizona has accepted more refugees on a per capita basis than many "liberal" states. Maybe Arizona should accept even more refugees so they can take the race card away from the pro-illegal crowd.
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Old 10-09-2010, 04:17 PM
 
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
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OK. I'll play this game.
The US Refugee Resettlement Program settles refugees through agencies in "immigrant gateway cities". The majority of the refugees settle and stay in these gateway cities or in their suburbs. It therefore makes more sense to compare per capita numbers based on metropolitan areas than based on entire states.
On this basis the traditional gateway metropolitan areas (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago,Seattle, Washington, Philadelphia, Miami etc...) not only continue to take in more total immigrants but also exceed Phoenix in per capita refugees. Phoenix is about #20 in number of refugees resettled and trails the pack in refugees per capita.

Migration Information Source - Refugee Resettlement in Metropolitan America

Agencies tend to settle refugees based on family and cultural ties. Miami takes in more Cubans, New York more Russians, Los Angeles more Asians....

Resettlement costs are paid by the federal government but administered through the states.

Refugee re-settlement has nothing to do with US right-left politics.
Is there nothing can't be twisted to suit an anti-liberal agenda?
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Old 10-09-2010, 05:18 PM
 
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Is there nothing can't be twisted to suit an anti-liberal agenda?
No more so than the attempts to twist a conservative agenda.
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:21 PM
 
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I find it interesting, that any discussion on illegal immigration, automatically places any one who is against illegal immigrants into a pointed white hat and robe. I am not a racist. I am against people who break laws. That is pretty clear cut for me. I don't feel sorry for teenagers who are undocumented, that is the fault of parents who broke laws. There should be more enforcement of sending undocumented people back, no tolerance policy. There is a tough policy on Haitians, even tougher than on undocumented Mexicans, why is that?
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Old 10-09-2010, 07:29 PM
 
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I find it interesting, that any discussion on illegal immigration, automatically places any one who is against illegal immigrants into a pointed white hat and robe. I am not a racist. I am against people who break laws. That is pretty clear cut for me. I don't feel sorry for teenagers who are undocumented, that is the fault of parents who broke laws. There should be more enforcement of sending undocumented people back, no tolerance policy. There is a tough policy on Haitians, even tougher than on undocumented Mexicans, why is that?
A agree with the basics of your posts. However, the PC word of "undocumented" is a little unerving to me. IMO the only acceptable term for them is the legal one and that is "illegal aliens".
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