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Old 09-01-2007, 02:39 PM
 
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Gee, I also know a lot of Hispanics that came here and are very successful too.

I am not referring to those people OK.

Yeh there are lots of Fortune 500 Corp. latino CEO's living it up in North Bergen.

Lets not be naive

Most if not all ARE NOT dirt poor, but they do have lower incomes compared to say some native Jerseyans who have moved away because of the high cost of living.

But anyways I am just curious as to how these immigrants can just take over certain neighborhoods. Real Estate is not cheap.
These immigrants can just take over certain neighborhood by working hard....working more than 40 hours a week. They do whatever it takes to get there. No, real estate is not cheap.....and it might take them years to save up- but they work for it. You'll be amazed to see what they will do to make some money.
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:07 PM
 
Location: San Gabriel Valley, CA
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I really can not understand how these immigration posts are staying here instead of being moved to the immigration board.

I DM'd a mod about it. The posts are still here.

Immigration is a legitimate issue and people should be able to spill how they feel about it, but there's a reason there is an immigration board.
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Old 09-01-2007, 05:39 PM
 
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How come the landlords do not care
Alot of the landlords are of the same nationality (or close enough) they are renting to - that should explain most of it.
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:13 PM
 
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These immigrants can just take over certain neighborhood by working hard....working more than 40 hours a week. They do whatever it takes to get there. No, real estate is not cheap.....and it might take them years to save up- but they work for it. You'll be amazed to see what they will do to make some money.
But it just seems like it just happened all of a sudden, and without any transition. Actually I am still relatively young so I really cant say, but when did these neighborhoods show signs of impending change.
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:17 PM
 
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I really can not understand how these immigration posts are staying here instead of being moved to the immigration board.

I DM'd a mod about it. The posts are still here.

Immigration is a legitimate issue and people should be able to spill how they feel about it, but there's a reason there is an immigration board.
This thread is not about the good and bad of immigration, but I just wanted to know how this transition takes place.

There is a chinese neighborhood in CA called monterey park. It became chinese, when a wealthy chinese business man, and I believe a few partners started by up the land, and only selling and leasing to chinese from the Chinatown in LA. Is that the same thing here in Jersey?
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Bergen Co. NJ
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This thread is not about the good and bad of immigration, but I just wanted to know how this transition takes place.

There is a chinese neighborhood in CA called monterey park. It became chinese, when a wealthy chinese business man, and I believe a few partners started by up the land, and only selling and leasing to chinese from the Chinatown in LA. Is that the same thing here in Jersey?
It's not just certain neighborhoods. The entire state has over a million illegal aliens. What attracts them to New Jersey? The hand outs. Free medical care in our hospitals, welfare, food stamps, free schooling, subsidized housing, and the list goes on and on. They drive around with phony drivers licenses and no insurance, using stolen social security numbers. End result is the state goes bankrupt and the law abiding legal citizens flee the state because the quality of life is destroyed. It originally started in the inner cities but has quickly spread to the surrounding communities. Try looking at a map. It's like a cancer.
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:18 PM
 
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But how are they able to just take over neighborhoods, when there is already a housing shortage here in NJ.
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Old 09-03-2007, 12:15 AM
 
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...i've been wondering the same thing for 10 years! why can't "we" afford it? and "we" move away? but they somehow get to stay?
again, NJ being the most expensive state, but with the most amount of illegals in the wealthiest counties, ie: Bergen.
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:00 AM
 
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I believe it goes back to what another poster stated. They live 3-4 families inside of a single family or two family house which makes up for the lack of single income. I used to live in a neighborhood where a hispanic guy would buy a house and basically tear down the walls, partition them into many "single rooms" to rent to laborers. So instead of a family of four you had a house of 10-12 persons. And this would scare the neighbors who would sell and the cycle began.
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:01 AM
 
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...i've been wondering the same thing for 10 years! why can't "we" afford it? and "we" move away? but they somehow get to stay?
again, NJ being the most expensive state, but with the most amount of illegals in the wealthiest counties, ie: Bergen.
I think Hudson has the most illegals right
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