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02-20-2011, 12:45 PM
 Location: San Diego 32,798 posts, read 30,034,103 times Reputation: 17687

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 Originally Posted by Tin Knocker How is 3 million equal to 2/3 of 12 to 20 million? In the math I know that adds up to between 1/4 & 1/5th. How many of them are actively involved in human & drug trafficking? I'm against ALL illegal immigration but trying to compare 3 million of mixed ethnicity to 12 to 20 million is stupid. We wouldn't be having this discussion if there were only 3 million illegal Latinos here.
Maybe with the public school math

02-20-2011, 01:00 PM
 Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain 15,756 posts, read 32,484,948 times Reputation: 2661
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 Originally Posted by Tin Knocker How is 3 million equal to 2/3 of 12 to 20 million? In the math I know that adds up to between 1/4 & 1/5th. How many of them are actively involved in human & drug trafficking? I'm against ALL illegal immigration but trying to compare 3 million of mixed ethnicity to 12 to 20 million is stupid. We wouldn't be having this discussion if there were only 3 million illegal Latinos here.
You just don't pay attention. Best estimates are around 11 million with 4.5 million or so being Mexican.

Here is an earlier estimate from FAIR...

FAIR: FAIR estimates there are 13 million illegal aliens (http://www.fairus.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=16859&security=1601&news _iv_ctrl=1007 - broken link)

There are later ones but from Pew...

You said...

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 By being realistic? I'm of Italian descent but have no trouble being honest about the Italian role in organized crime or the cops focusing on Italians to combat it. Only an idiot would NOT look at people of obviously Latino heritage when looking for illegal immigrants, its not bigotry anymore than it would be bigotry to ignore cats & search for a dog if a dogs been running around biting people. When you can show us that theres millions of white, black & asian illegals here you MIGHT have a leg to stand on calling those who focus on Latino's in the fight against illegal immigration bigots. Until then it just makes you look ignorant or stupid, you choose.
So you now agree your view is bigoted?

02-20-2011, 01:12 PM
 Location: Out in the Badlands 10,395 posts, read 8,346,895 times Reputation: 7679
Obama....watch what he DOES not what he SAYS...por favor.

02-20-2011, 02:18 PM
 Location: Tempe, Az 1,421 posts, read 1,237,529 times Reputation: 410
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 Originally Posted by Tin Knocker By being realistic? I'm of Italian descent but have no trouble being honest about the Italian role in organized crime or the cops focusing on Italians to combat it. Only an idiot would NOT look at people of obviously Latino heritage when looking for illegal immigrants, its not bigotry anymore than it would be bigotry to ignore cats & search for a dog if a dogs been running around biting people. When you can show us that theres millions of white, black & asian illegals here you MIGHT have a leg to stand on calling those who focus on Latino's in the fight against illegal immigration bigots. Until then it just makes you look ignorant or stupid, you choose. No wonder our country is going down the tubes.
Yeppers.

02-20-2011, 02:33 PM
 14,307 posts, read 11,146,155 times Reputation: 2130
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 Originally Posted by Tin Knocker By being realistic? I'm of Italian descent but have no trouble being honest about the Italian role in organized crime or the cops focusing on Italians to combat it. Only an idiot would NOT look at people of obviously Latino heritage when looking for illegal immigrants, its not bigotry anymore than it would be bigotry to ignore cats & search for a dog if a dogs been running around biting people. When you can show us that theres millions of white, black & asian illegals here you MIGHT have a leg to stand on calling those who focus on Latino's in the fight against illegal immigration bigots. Until then it just makes you look ignorant or stupid, you choose. No wonder our country is going down the tubes.

02-20-2011, 02:37 PM
 Location: SouthCentral Texas 3,855 posts, read 4,085,289 times Reputation: 957
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 Originally Posted by Tin Knocker By being realistic? I'm of Italian descent but have no trouble being honest about the Italian role in organized crime or the cops focusing on Italians to combat it. Only an idiot would NOT look at people of obviously Latino heritage when looking for illegal immigrants, its not bigotry anymore than it would be bigotry to ignore cats & search for a dog if a dogs been running around biting people. When you can show us that theres millions of white, black & asian illegals here you MIGHT have a leg to stand on calling those who focus on Latino's in the fight against illegal immigration bigots. Until then it just makes you look ignorant or stupid, you choose. No wonder our country is going down the tubes.
Sir, When did ever call anyone a bigot? make certain of your claims.

If your recall, the poster called himself a bigot...I did not. The poster said that he was a bigot against Mexicans because they made him look bad.

my one comment ,was to say that he made himself look bad...not that he was a bigot. Do you not see that?

anyway, you made the claim...prove it.

Please, cite any quote on this forum where I called ANYONE a bigot.

Now that you got clarification...which one did YOU choose?

02-20-2011, 02:59 PM
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According to a Pew Hispanic Center report, Mexicans make up 57 percent of immigrants present in the United States illegally. Another 24 percent are from other Latin American countries. Approximately 9 percent are from Asia, 6 percent from Europe and Canada, with the remaining 4 percent from the rest of the world [5].

Take the 57% who are Mexicans and add in the other 24% from other Latin American countries and what ethnic group is here by far in the largest numbers illegally in our country? 57 + 24 = 81%!

02-20-2011, 03:22 PM
 Location: SouthCentral Texas 3,855 posts, read 4,085,289 times Reputation: 957
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 Originally Posted by chicagonut According to a Pew Hispanic Center report, Mexicans make up 57 percent of immigrants present in the United States illegally. Another 24 percent are from other Latin American countries. Approximately 9 percent are from Asia, 6 percent from Europe and Canada, with the remaining 4 percent from the rest of the world [5]. Take the 57% who are Mexicans and add in the other 24% from other Latin American countries and what ethnic group is here by far in the largest numbers illegally in our country? 57 + 24 = 81%!
and that is important to you...because?

02-20-2011, 03:37 PM
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 Originally Posted by 1751texan and that is important to you...because?
Someone is this thread tried to claim that Mexicans/Hispanics are fewer here in numbers illegally than other ethnic/national groups are combined. They were wrong and I am correcting their wrong.

02-20-2011, 03:42 PM
 Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia 6,611 posts, read 10,946,003 times Reputation: 3083
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 Originally Posted by chicagonut Someone is this thread tried to claim that Mexicans/Hispanics are fewer here in numbers illegally than other ethnic/national groups are combined. They were wrong and I am correcting their wrong.
Don't be surprised to be called a racist xenophobe for pointing out the facts though
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