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Old 05-13-2008, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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That chart is very telling.
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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A major reason for these disparities in assimilation levels may be the high percentage of Mexican immigrants who are in the country illegally, Vigdor said. When only cultural factors are considered, Mexicans score almost as high as Vietnamese and higher than immigrants from countries such as India and China, which tend to have a high rate of immigration to the United States.
The above makes sense.

Another factor is that legal immigrants (of any race/ethnicity) have higher regard for the laws of this nation whereas the illegal ones tend to be much more insolent.
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Old 05-13-2008, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Interesting study. I'm always amazed at the ease in which data on illegal aliens is gathered for these studies; yet, our government simply can't determine who and where they are due to their "living in the shadows" status. I agree with AzBear; legal immigrants tend to want to become Americans, unlike their illegal counterparts.
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Old 05-13-2008, 05:55 PM
 
Location: US
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Once again, trying to give you and AZ Bear a positive rep, but have to "spread it around first."

QUOTE=Benicar;3750950]Interesting study. I'm always amazed at the ease in which data on illegal aliens is gathered for these studies; yet, our government simply can't determine who and where they are due to their "living in the shadows" status. I agree with AzBear; legal immigrants tend to want to become Americans, unlike their illegal counterparts.[/quote]
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Beaumont, Texas
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carolac-same thing happened to me
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Old 05-14-2008, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Beaumont, Texas
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The problem with these results are that they could be read and interpreted differently. The headline in the USA Today read; "Immigrants Assimilating Faster" while the headline in my local paper stated; "Immigrants Less Assimilated". Both statements are true. While overall - imigrants are assimilating faster- the amount of complete assimilation(conforming with ones surroundings) is less.
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Old 05-15-2008, 07:06 AM
 
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Interesting study. I'm always amazed at the ease in which data on illegal aliens is gathered for these studies; yet, our government simply can't determine who and where they are due to their "living in the shadows" status. I agree with AzBear; legal immigrants tend to want to become Americans, unlike their illegal counterparts.
Why the heck would they count illegals? If you know they're illegal, bring the buses for goodness sakes. It's ridiculous - farcical. It's a blatant disregard for our own laws to just sit there and count them, and do nothing about it.

Stupidity at it's best.
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