I am all for helping refugees, and for taking in Haitians.
But no muslims—not now, while islam is at war with us.
Southern Sudanese, OK. South Africans, OK. Somalis? Africa’s Palestinians? Pure madness.
Are they going to take the jobs Americans have lost or saved? Immigration insanity by nobama and his leftist minions.
Haitians? What state are you in? Florida would love to send you a few hundred thousand to bankrupt your state. This is all Obama letting somalis flood in. Somalia is a cancer, Stupid poppy Bush had to get involved thanks to the lib media. Folks - this country is bankrupt.
Shockingly suicidal. Please keep it to yourself, the country is already on life support. I'll pay you to leave, if that would keep you from spreading your insanity.
“I am all for helping refugees, and for taking in Haitians.”
How many would you like at your house? Do you realize how many Haitians are here and coming? Do you realize they are NOT productive residents and rely on welfare?
New today from the Center for Immigration studies:
Fact Sheet on Haitian Immigrants in the United States
WASHINGTON (January 25) - Since the terrible tragedy in Haiti, many have sought information about the Haitian community in the United States. Below are some basic socio-demographic statistics:
* The last Census Bureau data (2008) indicates there are 546,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States. That is up from 408,000 in 2000 and 218,000 in 1990.1
* Of the 546,000 foreign-born Haitians in the United States, 48 percent are naturalized U.S. citizens; this compares to 43 percent for the overall foreign-born population.2
* The top states of Haitian immigrant settlement are Florida (251,963; 46%), New York (135,836; 25%) New Jersey (43,316; 8%), Massachusetts (36,779; 7%), Georgia (13,287; 2%), and Maryland (11,266; 2%).3
* Our best estimate is that there are 75,000 to 125,000 illegal Haitian immigrants in the country. In 2000, the INS estimated there were 76,000 illegal Haitian immigrants.4
* When it extended Temporary Protected Status to Haitians, the Department of Homeland Security estimated 100,000 to 200,000 people could be eligible. While most are illegal immigrants, this estimate also includes those on temporary visas such as tourists, foreign students, and guest workers who will not have to go home.5
* Between 2000 and 2008, 183,188 Haitians were given green cards (permanent residence). These figures do not include those who entered on a long-term, temporary basis such as guest workers and foreign students nor does it include short term visitors like tourists. Of those given permanent residence, 135,913 (74 percent) were admitted under family-based immigration.6
* There are 310,000 U.S.-born Americans who have at least one parent born in Haiti.7
* Of Haitian immigrants (ages 25 to 65) 22 percent have not graduated from high school and 18 percent have a college degree. This compares to 9 percent and 30 percent, respectively, for native-born Americans.8
* The share of Haitian immigrants and their young children (under 18) living in poverty is 20 percent. For native-born Americans and their young children it is 11.6 percent.9
* The share of Haitian immigrants and their young children who lack health insurance is 29.5 percent. For native-born Americans and their children it is 12.6 percent.10
* Of households headed by Haitian immigrants 46 percent use at least one major welfare program. For households headed by native-born Americans it is 20 percent.11
* The share of Haitian immigrants who own their own home is 49 percent. For native-born Americans it is 69 percent.12