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Old 10-18-2010, 09:30 AM
 
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According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the countries of origin for the largest numbers of illegal immigrants are as follows:

Country of origin Raw number Percent of total Percent change 2000 to 2009
Mexico 6,650,000 62 42%
El Salvador 530,000 5 25%
Guatemala 480,000 4 65%
Honduras 320,000 3 95%
Philippines 270,000 2 33%
India 200,000 2 64%
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegal_immigration_to_the_United_States


So is this what they call diversity? The first four countries listed are all Latino countries. No other country or ethnic group even holds a pimple on the butt of Latino illegals in our country. Look at Mexico. It is astounding.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:45 AM
 
Location: 3rd rock from the sun
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What do you expect? It's based on proximity and sharing a common border. Indians and Filipinos can't swim or walk over.
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:47 AM
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This is profound! Countries closest to us geographically have more illegals here than ones across an ocean. You have found the lost ark!

Mind = Blown.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:13 AM
 
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Why on earth would anyone equate illegal immigration with Hispanics, since they only comprise 95% of the total illegal population? Thatís just blatant racism.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:32 AM
 
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The income disparity between the US & Mexico is the largest between any 2 adjacent countries in the world. That is what drives the illegal immigration.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:50 AM
 
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What do you expect? It's based on proximity and sharing a common border. Indians and Filipinos can't swim or walk over.
Well if that's the case where are all the illegal Canadians?

The number of Canadians should be equal to the number of Mexicans.

It's not because Canada isn't as corrupt or ethnically polarizing as Mexico.

We've got the largest number of Mexicans outside of Mexico for a reason.

If Mexico wasn't corrupt there'd be no reason for them to leave their nation of origin.

What's the most amazing to me is that Haitians were trying to come here illegally on whatever they could find to float on the water and Haitians were being turned away by the thousands. Not the same for Mexicans.
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Old 10-18-2010, 10:58 AM
 
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Well if that's the case where are all the illegal Canadians?
The average Canadian is as well off as the average American, possible better, plus has universal health care, and sees no net benefit in moving. There is really no incentive to move unless it's a higher paying tech job opportunity. Canadians also have more to lose if caught -and it's harder to hide at better paying/white collar jobs than it is as an undocumented dishwasher. The average Mexican migrant has nothing to lose.
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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We've got the largest number of Mexicans outside of Mexico for a reason.
Yes, because we are their neighbor and will hire millions of them at attractive (to them) rates.
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:12 AM
 
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There is really no incentive to move unless it's a higher paying tech job opportunity.
Especially if said tech job is located in a warm state
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Old 10-18-2010, 11:12 AM
 
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The average Canadian is as well off as the average American, possible better, plus has universal health care, and sees no net benefit in moving. There is really no incentive to move unless it's a higher paying tech job opportunity. Canadians also have more to lose if caught -and it's harder to hide at better paying/white collar jobs than it is as an undocumented dishwasher. The average Mexican migrant has nothing to lose.
Yet Mexico wants to be included in the supposed 'North American Union' as an equal to the US and Canada.

There is no comparison between the US and Mexico, nor Canada and Mexico.
You just said so, yourself!
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