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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:04 PM

Where do most undocumented immigrants live?

Also - how many of the undocumented immigrants from Mexico live in states that were seized from Mexico?

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Reply Where do most undocumented immigrants live? (Original post)
hedgehog Jan 2013 OP
Lesmoderesstupides Jan 2013 #1
frazzled Jan 2013 #2
hedgehog Jan 2013 #3
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #4
Lesmoderesstupides Jan 2013 #5
hedgehog Jan 2013 #6

Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:17 PM

1. If they are undocumented how could they even be found in the first place to count them?

 

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:17 PM

2. Chart as of 2006

As of 2006, the following data table shows a spread of distribution of locations where illegal immigrants reside by state.

State of Residence of the Illegal Alien Population: January 2000 and 2006
State of residence Estimated population in January Percent of total Percent change Average annual change
All states 11,555,000 100 37 515,000
California 2,930,000 25 13 53,333
Texas 1,640,000 14 50 91,667
Florida 980,000 8 23 30,000
Illinois 550,000 5 25 18,333
New York 540,000 5 - -
Arizona 500,000 4 52 28,333
Georgia 490,000 4 123 45,000
New Jersey 430,000 4 23 13,333
N. Carolina 370,000 3 42 18,333
Washington 280,000 2 65 18,333
Other sts 2,950,000 26 69 200,000

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegal_immigration_to_the_United_States#Breakdown_by_state


Please note also, though, that not all undocumented immigrants are here because of illegal border crossing (the rubric also includes "visa overstays," which can be from countries like Poland, etc.) While Mexico, as of 2009, remained the highest in terms of point of origin, "other" was next highest, followed by the countries in this chart:



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%
Korea 200,000 2% +14%
Ecuador 170,000 2% +55%
Brazil 150,000 1% +49%
China 120,000 1% -37%
Other 1,650,000 15% -17%

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Response to frazzled (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:50 PM

3. Thank you! I couldn't ask the right question to get Google to answer!

California total Population: 38,000,000; Undocumented 2,930,000 or 8% Unemployment 10%

Texas total population:26,000,000; Undocumented 1,600,000 or 6% Unemployment 6%

New York Total population: 20,000,000; undocumented 540,000 or 3% Unemployment 8%

Georgia Total population: 10,000,000; undocumented 490,000 or 5% Unemployment 9%

North Carolina population: 10,000,000, undocumented 370,000 or 4% Unemployment 9%

Arizona Total population 6,500,000; undocumented 500,000 or 8% Unemployment 8%

I was trying to figure out whether the percentage of undocumented immigrants in a state had anything to do with political attitudes toward amnesty/path to citizenship, but I'm not seeing it. I think it has more to do with entrenched attitudes. The link to current unemployment rates seems to be less of a factor as well.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_population

http://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:00 PM

4. Land seized from Mexico?

The land was legally stolen or purchased, so stop saying that!

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Response to hedgehog (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:01 PM

5. There is only one way to stop illegal immigration

 

And it is not fortifying the border; it is throwing the people into jail that hire them along with large fines for the company that does hire them.

Once people stop hiring the undocumented immigrants they will stop trying to illegally come here.


The GOP will never agree to it the employers love the cheap labor they can exploit.

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Response to Lesmoderesstupides (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:18 PM

6. I'd rather see an effort to raise the minimum wage and enforce the labor law

with no regard to immigration status. I don't give a damn who lives here as long as my wages aren't being undercut!

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