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To: WatchingInAmazement; Accygirl
Immigrants and their children now account for perhaps one-half of United States population growth, and that proportion is certain to continue climbing into the 21st century. There are perhaps as many as 40 million more people in the U.S. today than there would have been if the annual average number of new immigrants under the old system had remained undisturbed, according to demographer Leon Bouvier. The immigration flows of the last 30 years have not only been larger but also less well-educated, since skills-based immigration accounts for only about 10 percent of the total flow. Family "reunification" and refugee and amnesty flows, acknowledged to bring people of lower educational attainment, account for the rest."

http://www.cis.org/articles/1995/olg12-28-95.html

I would say we aren't exactly getting the cream of the crop anymore.

37 posted on 12/18/2005 6:17:29 AM PST by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen
Those poor Irish farmers that came over during the 1840s potato famine must have been the real cream of the crop, with college degrees from Trinity University as an added bonus... snark off.

Frankly, most of the immigrants who have come to the U.S. are looking for economic opportunity. After all, if things are going well in their homeland, then they wouldn't have wanted to leave.
39 posted on 12/18/2005 8:32:33 AM PST by Accygirl
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To: Borax Queen
Those poor Irish farmers that came over during the 1840s potato famine must have been the real cream of the crop, with college degrees from Trinity University as an added bonus... snark off.

Frankly, most of the immigrants who have come to the U.S. are looking for economic opportunity. After all, if things are going well in their homeland, then they wouldn't have wanted to leave.
40 posted on 12/18/2005 8:32:50 AM PST by Accygirl
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To: Borax Queen

Good points!


49 posted on 12/18/2005 2:23:20 PM PST by Dante3
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