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Old 06-03-2009, 07:39 PM
 
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Pew Study Shows Illegal Aliens Uneducated and a Burden to America's Health Care System

Last week, the Pew Hispanic Center released a report entitled A Portrait of Unauthorized Immigrants in the United States providing some of the most recent and detailed statistics available about illegal aliens living in the United States. [b]These statistics reveal that at a time when America can least afford additional financial and economic burdens, illegal aliens are straining taxpayers in regards to health care, education, and other social services.
The Pew Hispanic study reveals that illegal immigration is placing a strain on America's education system. Children of illegal aliens now represent 6.8% of the total population of students enrolled in Kindergarten through 12th Grade, up from 5.4% in 2003. In five states — Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Texas — 10% of K through 12 students have parents who are illegal aliens. (Id. at 9).
Pew's data also reveals that illegal aliens are far less educated than the U.S. population as a whole. Pew states that illegal alien adults between the ages of 25 and 64 are disproportionately uneducated and unskilled when compared to U.S. citizens or legal immigrants. Nearly 29% of illegal aliens in the United States possess "less than a ninth-grade education; an additional 18% have some high school education but have not completed high school." This compares to 2% and 6% of U.S. citizens in that age range who, respectively, have not reached the ninth-grade level or the equivalent of a high school degree. (Id. at 10). Younger illegal aliens (ages 18 to 24) do not fare much better: 40% of illegal aliens in that age group have not completed high school, compared to 15% of legal immigrants and 8% of U.S. citizens in the same age group (Id. at 11-12).
Pew Hispanic states that the fact that illegal aliens tend to be unskilled and uneducated reveals why illegal alien adults are also disproportionately represented among the poor. Pew found that 21% of illegal aliens inside the United States are considered "poor" (compared to 13% of legal immigrant adults and 10% of U.S. citizen adults). Additionally, illegal alien adults and their U.S.-born children account for 11% of the total U.S. population living below the poverty level, "twice their representation in the total population." (Id. at 17).



The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR): FAIR Legislative Update - April 20, 2009 (http://www.fairus.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=20361&security=1601&news _iv_ctrl=1721 - broken link)
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:46 PM
 
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yes just look to CA and all the hospitals that have gone bankrupt!
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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yes just look to CA and all the hospitals that have gone bankrupt!
Add Illinois, Florida, and any day now Texas to what is more likely than not a very long list.
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:05 PM
 
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Add Illinois, Florida, and any day now Texas to what is more likely than not a very long list.
Really Illinois Florida I can totally see
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:21 PM
 
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Pew states that illegal alien adults between the ages of 25 and 64 are disproportionately uneducated and unskilled when compared to U.S. citizens or legal immigrants. Nearly 29% of illegal aliens in the United States possess "less than a ninth-grade education; an additional 18% have some high school education but have not completed high school.
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Additionally, illegal alien adults and their U.S.-born children account for 11% of the total U.S. population living below the poverty level, "twice their representation in the total population." (Id. at 17).
Only creating the low-skilled and poor failures that Americans won't create.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:56 PM
 
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Only creating the low-skilled and poor failures that Americans won't create.
Yes, and the fact is, if they had what it takes to succeed, they would succeed in their own countries.

Mexico for example is the world's 12 wealthiest nation, many natural resources and a large land mass with the same two ocean coasts as the USA and Canada. Mexico has a growing middle class. Contrary to popular opinion, lies made up by illegals to justify breaking the laws, Mexico has schools, public schools open to all students and in fact primary school is mandatory there.

Not only does Mexico offer education to it's children, many of Mexico's state universities are tuition free to it's citizens.

In Mexico if someone stays in school, studies, works hard in a job, doesn't start giving birth in the early teenage years, waits until marriage and a job to have children and limits family size to the number of children he/she can support and feed, that person has a very good chance of being middle class.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:14 AM
 
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Not only does Mexico offer education to it's children, many of Mexico's state universities are tuition free to it's citizens.
So why do most people in Mexico not take advantage of this opportunity ? Do you think it is because most Mexicans are too lazy to hit the books ?
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:20 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Mexico for example is the world's 12 wealthiest nation


Dang they rank way higher than us!!

We have no money. We borrow more and more everyday.
How much do we owe China, again?
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Old 06-04-2009, 05:52 AM
 
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I have three friends who are doctors, two of them work at Dallas's infamous county hospital (Parkland). They say between childbirth and "diabesity" the illegal population is costing millions of dollars every month to care for. They say they see obese diabetic illegal aliens every day, some of them coming into the hospital in full blown ketoacidosis, and still have the presence of mind to pretend to not understand English or Spanish and refusing to give a name. They know that is the best way to get free healthcare. They are doctors and treat everybody the same regardless of their circumstances but they are also Dallas County residence, hence they are paying for Parkland along with everybody else who pays taxes in Dallas County. They are starting to get angry.

They are saying that the coming epidemic of obesity-related diabetes among the illegal population of this state should have us all quaking in fear. Mestizos have a genetic predisposition to diabetes along with African Americans, Native Americans, and South Asians (Indians and Pakistanis) and their children are disproportionately obese. I have read that the fattest ethnic group in Texas is the Mestizos. So in addition to paying billions to educate children that should not be in Texas, we will be paying hundreds of millions of dollars to treat their obesity and their obesity-related conditions. It is a slap in the face to Americans struggling with obesity and diabetes who are unable to properly manage their condition due to economic circumstances.

It is pretty scary.
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Old 06-04-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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yes just look to CA and all the hospitals that have gone bankrupt!
Yep! I live in California and see this first hand.. Packed Emergency rooms, overdrained resources.. Our education system is 48th out of 50th, our taxes are incredibly high due to the state going bankrupt.. Man, oh man!
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