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Immigrants in the United States (Statistics)
CIS ^ | November 2002 | Steven A. Camarota

Posted on 04/24/2006 10:38:48 AM PDT by Dr. Marten

An analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies of the Current Population Survey (CPS) collected in March of this year by the Census Bureau indicates that 33.1 million immigrants (legal and illegal) live in the United States, an increase of two million just since the last Census. The March CPS includes an extra-large sample of minorities and is considered one of the best sources for information on persons born outside of the United States — referred to as foreign-born by the Census Bureau.1 For the purposes of this report, foreign-born and immigrant are used synonymously.2 The questions asked in the CPS are much more extensive than those in the decennial census, and therefore it can be used to provide a detailed picture of the nation’s population, including information about welfare use, health insurance coverage, poverty rates, entrepreneurship, and many other characteristics. The purpose of this Backgrounder is to examine immigration’s impact on the United States so as to better inform the debate over what kind of immigration policy should be adopted in the future.

Among the reports findings:



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aliens; borderlist; illegalaliens; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; mexico

1 posted on 04/24/2006 10:38:49 AM PDT by Dr. Marten
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By historical standards, the 33.1 million immigrants living in the United States is unprecedented. Even at the peak of the great wave of immigration in the early 20th century, the number of immigrants living in the United States was only 40 percent of what it is today (13.5 million in 1910).

Pathetic article. Comparing populations figures in absolute terms when the US population is MUCH higher now than in 1910. The 33.1 to 13.5 comparison is meaningless. Also the article lumps legal and illegal immigrants together in all the stats. This, too, creates meaningless stats. Tech workers from Europe and day laborers are not really interchangable. Lumping them together obscures facts rather than revealing them.

2 posted on 04/24/2006 11:13:05 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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The late Professor Julian Simon's research into the economic effects of immigration in the United States

Don't bet against Simon!

3 posted on 04/24/2006 5:27:41 PM PDT by LowCountryJoe (I'm a Paleo-liberal: I believe in freedom; am socially independent and a borderline fiscal anarchist)
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To: Dr. Marten
"By historical standards, the 33.1 million immigrants living in the United States is unprecedented. Even at the peak of the great wave of immigration in the early 20th century, the number of immigrants living in the United States was only 40 percent of what it is today (13.5 million in 1910)."

Interesting.

4 posted on 04/24/2006 5:30:54 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!)
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Mixing the numbers of illegal and legal immigrants makes this information useless.


5 posted on 04/25/2006 1:42:34 PM PDT by Serenissima Venezia (Stop the “No Illegal Alien Left Behind Act” – call/email/fax/write your Senators today!)
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To: Serenissima Venezia

Not for the purposes of the study. They have other studies that do not include legal and illegal immigrants.


6 posted on 04/25/2006 1:53:00 PM PDT by Dr. Marten
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I guess I was thinking that the illegal information drags down the data about the legal immigrants. So we don't really know where the legal immigrants are at.


7 posted on 04/25/2006 3:22:54 PM PDT by Serenissima Venezia (Stop the “No Illegal Alien Left Behind Act” – call/email/fax/write your Senators today!)
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