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California Now the Least-Educated State (because of immigration)
PR Newswire / Center for Immigration Studies ^ | June 10, 2010

Posted on 06/12/2010 5:37:32 AM PDT by reaganaut1

In 1970, nine percent of California's population was comprised of immigrants; by 2008 it was 27 percent. A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) finds that as a result of immigration, California now has the least-educated labor force of any state. Historically, California was not a state with a disproportionately large unskilled population, like Appalachia or parts of the South. However, immigration has transformed the state. Absent a change in immigration policy, other parts of the country may be transformed in a similar fashion.

The report, "A State Transformed: Immigration and the New California," can be found at http://www.cis.org/california-education. Among the findings:

* In 1970 California had the 7th most educated work force of the 50 states in terms of the share of its workers who had completed high school. By 2008, it ranked 50th, making it the least-educated state. One in six workers in the state has not graduated high school.

* The decline in education in California is large relative to other states. The percentage of Californians who have completed high school has increased since 1970; however, all other states made much more progress in improving education levels. As a result, California has fallen behind the rest of the country.

* The large relative decline in education in California is a direct result of immigration. Without immigrants, the share of California's labor force that has completed high school would be above the national average.

* There is no indication that California will soon close the educational gap. California ranks 35th in terms of the share of its 19-year-olds who have completed high school. Moreover, one-third of the adult immigrants who settled in the state in 2007 and 2008 had not completed high school, adding 91,000 new unskilled adults to the state.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: California
KEYWORDS: arth; bellcurve; california; education; frontpage; hispanics; importingignorance; iq; schools
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Because conservatives don't wont to be tarred as "racists", they say their opposition to illegal immigration and mass legal immigration has nothing to do with race. I don't think that is true, nor should it be. Hispanics are not a "race", but some research has found that the average of IQ of Hispanic Americans is about 10 points (about 2/3 of a standard deviation) less than that of non-Hispanic whites. Blacks are about 15 points below whites. These IQ differences are reflected in academic achievement. With white Americans' fertility slightly below replacement level, effectively all population growth in the U.S. is coming from lower-IQ groups. This will have disastrous long-term consequences. It contributed to the housing bubble and the election of a leftist like Barack Obama.

If I thought legalizing the currently illegal aliens and their children would eventually result in their reaching the average in education and income, I might favor it. But there is no reason to believe that it will.

1 posted on 06/12/2010 5:37:33 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

...the coming Civil War will begin in L.A.


2 posted on 06/12/2010 5:41:58 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: reaganaut1

Wow. Just, Wow!


3 posted on 06/12/2010 5:43:40 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: reaganaut1
This is terrible!

Even when we let ILLEGALS in they remain uneducated!

4 posted on 06/12/2010 5:45:12 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: STONEWALLS

Guaranteed.


5 posted on 06/12/2010 5:45:40 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: reaganaut1
Such a beautiful state. What a shame that it is being driven to third world status and bankruptcy, by liberal idiot PC politicians.
6 posted on 06/12/2010 5:46:16 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-3-10!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

So this means that Alabama actually does have smarter kids than California? Man...I can sit and have a six-pack of beer tonight and think over that thought.


7 posted on 06/12/2010 5:46:39 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: reaganaut1

Our K-12 school children are a snapshot of time and what the very near term future will look like.

CA has no hope.


8 posted on 06/12/2010 5:46:41 AM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: nmh

it goes with allowing minorities to take charge, they will take a nice place and make it a turdhole just like where they came from


9 posted on 06/12/2010 5:56:59 AM PDT by SF_Redux
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To: SF_Redux

“it goes with allowing minorities to take charge, they will take a nice place and make it a turdhole just like where they came from.”

I don’t understand that but IT IS TRUE!

What they FLED from is what they want HERE!


10 posted on 06/12/2010 6:00:06 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: STONEWALLS

We need to deport or imprison ALL illegal aliens, including their anchor babies, seal/secure the border and SHOOT anyone who tries to re-enter illegally.


11 posted on 06/12/2010 6:05:48 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: reaganaut1
The out of wedlock birth rate for Hispanics is 50% topped only by the black rate of 68%. The Hispanic high school drop out rate is over 50%. Children raised in single family households and lacking a high school diploma is the social pathology for failure in this country and greater dependence upon government.

FYI: The Democrats created the artificial category of “Hispanics” in the 1970s as a way to create another class of victims, which they could imbue with special rights and privileges, including affirmative action and minority business set asides. The result is another minority group that votes Democrat. It doesn’t matter that, according to the Census Bureau, 54 percent of Hispanics self-identify themselves as white. The Census Bureau has even created the phony category of “non-Hispanic whites,” which are now 66 percent of the population and will be 50 percent in 2042. The reality is that “whites” will still be more than 70 percent of the population in 2042.

12 posted on 06/12/2010 6:09:57 AM PDT by kabar
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To: thethirddegree

The vast majority of the 1.2 million LEGAL IMMIGRANTS that enter this country are poor, uneducated, and unskilled. We are importing poverty. And 87% of the 1.2 million are minorities as defined by the USG. By 2023 half of the children 18 and under will be minorities and by 2042 half of the country. Immigration accounts for 75% of our population growth.


13 posted on 06/12/2010 6:13:33 AM PDT by kabar
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To: thethirddegree

Those “anchor babies” are U.S. citizens and cannot be deported without starting a civil war.


14 posted on 06/12/2010 6:14:02 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

the democrat plantation.


15 posted on 06/12/2010 6:26:24 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: reaganaut1
Those “anchor babies” are U.S. citizens and cannot be deported without starting a civil war.

You say that like it's a bad thing.

16 posted on 06/12/2010 6:26:36 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: reaganaut1

We’re not getting the best and brightest of Mexico and Central America, that’s for sure.

We’re serving as the bottom drain valve instead. We’re getting the illiterates who are unemployable south of the border.


17 posted on 06/12/2010 6:29:08 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: STONEWALLS

18 posted on 06/12/2010 6:30:28 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: reaganaut1
Another example that "change" often leads to failure.
19 posted on 06/12/2010 6:31:53 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: reaganaut1
Because of all of the diversity Mississippi was the least educated state. How does it feel California?
20 posted on 06/12/2010 6:51:32 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: reaganaut1

The California Assembly and Governor are too busy worrying about plastic bags being used in grocery stores, the kind of light bulbs we use, flat screen TVs using too much energy, chasing business out of the state because of taxes, taxes, and more taxes, and any other insanity they can think up. The state of CA is being run by RAT and RINO morons.


21 posted on 06/12/2010 6:53:06 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: reaganaut1

“With white Americans’ fertility slightly below replacement level, effectively all population growth in the U.S. is coming from lower-IQ groups. This will have disastrous long-term consequences.”

Idiocracy...just look around California and see all the buttheads and morons the American Idol masses have elected.


22 posted on 06/12/2010 7:06:23 AM PDT by ChowChowFace
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

But, but it can’t be. Everybody/LIBs just know that the enlightened states have the best schools and the South has the worst. CA will fit right in with the rest of Mexico.


23 posted on 06/12/2010 7:16:40 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: reaganaut1

More IQ BS. It’s culture, not “race”, which is even less meaningful in CA than any other place in the US. Oh, BTW, which race was dumb enough to allow unprepared people to take control of the government?


24 posted on 06/12/2010 7:19:36 AM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: reaganaut1
Statement: "California Now the Least-Educated State (because of immigration)"

Response: Irrelevent. The illegals are voters real or potential!

25 posted on 06/12/2010 7:19:41 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: reaganaut1

Thank you for bravely pointing out the elephant in the living room...IQ. The elites cheerfully report about how whites will be the minority someday. As if they’re saying, “Well, there will be fewer people with hazel eyes someday!” or “people of the Astrological sign of Scorpio are going to be the majority; isn’t that interesting and fun?!” You know, as if whites dwindling is just a fun fact that doesn’t affect anything, as if everyone is interchangeable.

I have lived in California for decades, and I have seen the transformation happen. It is overwhelming and heartbreaking.


26 posted on 06/12/2010 7:27:26 AM PDT by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: All

Fox News is running a poll about whether the American flag should be banned in schools in order not to “inflame” Hispanic students.

Even better-—I say let’s ban Hispanic students in American schools.


27 posted on 06/12/2010 7:32:32 AM PDT by Liz (If teens can procreate in a Volkswagen, why does a spotted owl need 2000 acres? JD Hayworth)
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To: All
Those who stupidly bought into the "here for a better life" scam better wakeup.
We have been invaded by a bunch of blood-thirsty savages ready to pounce if
we dare protest. Read on.

Amnesty whores itemize why they oppose Arizona's law at Phoenix Capital protest, May 29, 2010. This comes straight out of the Mexican government's handbook taught in US schools.

WHAT THE INVADERS ARE LEARNING IN US SCHOOLS Accuracy in Academia investigated "ethnic studies" and uncovered damaging material in the high schools of Tuscon, Arizona. Paulo Freire (a Brazilian Marxist)'s book called Pedagogy of the Oppressed is required reading in Arizona's "Raza Studies" (ie, Race Studies), otherwise known as "Mexican-American courses."

Another favorite is "Occupied America" by Rodolfo Acuna, professor of Chicano Studies at California State University in Northridge. "Occupied America," according to the invaders, includes a map of Mexico in 1821 which includes the American Southwest. A choice quote from "Occupied America." It gives us an idea of material Hispanic students are being exposed to in Arizona public schools: "We are fed up. We are going to do away with the injustice to the Chicano and if the 'gringo' doesn't get out of our way, we will stampede over him."

Another priceless gem: "(The Mexican speaker) attacked the gringo establishment angrily at a press conference and called upon Chicanos to "Kill the gringo,' which meant to end white control over Mexicans."

THIRD WORLDERS HATE AMERICA AND AMERICANS The savages vow to "Kill the gringo! Stampede over him! Rise up and overthrow the White oppressor in a bloody Communist insurrection! "

=========================================

SO HOW COME PRESIDENT CALDERON DIDN'T ITEMIZE THAT
OPPOSITION TO ARIZONA LAW WHEN HE ADDRESSED CONGRESS?

Guess he knew he would not get a standing ovation. ROTFLMCO

28 posted on 06/12/2010 7:36:11 AM PDT by Liz (If teens can procreate in a Volkswagen, why does a spotted owl need 2000 acres? JD Hayworth)
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To: reaganaut1

“With white Americans’ fertility slightly below replacement level, effectively all population growth in the U.S. is coming from lower-IQ groups. This will have disastrous long-term consequences. It contributed to the housing bubble and the election of a leftist like Barack Obama.”

Don’t forget it was your supposedly high IQ white folks who put Hitler in power and then got down to the real work of global domination and extermination of the world’s Jews.

Besides, you misrepresent Barack’s supporters. The best educated people in America overwhelmingly supported the Obamination.

All the Hispanics need is to believe in the American dream: that hard work and education will lead to great success, and they will soar. It’s not a genetic problem, it’s a cultural one.


29 posted on 06/12/2010 8:07:54 AM PDT by freethinker_for_freedom
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To: Nea Wood
...as if everyone is interchangeable.

This has been an elitist fantasy for decades. Of course, the elitists exclude themselves from this formula by definition.

30 posted on 06/12/2010 8:11:22 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: reaganaut1
If I believed that IQ is a valid measure of intelligence, I'd be curious to see who participated in the study you mention. However, I believe the low educational achievement level is more reflective of environmental circumstances than some sort of inherent handicap.

I suspect that white liberals with a misplaced sense of guilt, as well as pinkos from every color of the rainbow, were largely responsible for Bambi’s election, independent of IQ.
31 posted on 06/12/2010 8:12:46 AM PDT by Constantine XI Palaeologus ("Vicisti, Galilaee")
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To: reaganaut1

I believe that Virginia is now the most educated state in terms of holders of advanced degrees in general, although New Mexico has more PhDs per capita (largely due to Los Alamos and the VLA.


32 posted on 06/12/2010 8:14:33 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Clock King
Good point. A culture that doesn't place a premium on education and self-improvement will yield sub-standard results.

Additionally, as part of a stable and healthy family, parents have to take an active role in their children's education. That's never been more important than today, given the current educational climate. Unfortunately, many children from the two minority people groups the OP mentions don't come from a conducive learning environment.
33 posted on 06/12/2010 8:26:44 AM PDT by Constantine XI Palaeologus ("Vicisti, Galilaee")
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To: freethinker_for_freedom
Besides, you misrepresent Barack’s supporters. The best educated people in America overwhelmingly supported the Obamination.

That is true, but it is also true that the Democrats have not won the white vote in a presidential election since Johnson defeated Goldwater in 1964. That's what I was referring to.

34 posted on 06/12/2010 8:31:19 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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To: Constantine XI Palaeologus; reaganaut1

The excerpt doesn’t mention the quality of the high school education the children are receiving. It also doesn’t mention that children have been moved through the system regardless of their understanding of basic school subjects. If I had to guess, the situation is far worse for everybody.


35 posted on 06/12/2010 8:33:29 AM PDT by Constantine XI Palaeologus ("Vicisti, Galilaee")
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To: reaganaut1

So on average, the kids in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi and West Virginia are all better educated that California?

Damn....just damn....


36 posted on 06/12/2010 8:35:32 AM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: reaganaut1
California Now the Least-Educated State (because of immigration Democrats )

There, fixed. Democrats have been dumbing down America for half a century now. (See: Free Speech Movement - Berkeley)

37 posted on 06/12/2010 8:38:24 AM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Liz

Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Let’s exclude students based on what they look like or where their ancestors came from. /sarc


38 posted on 06/12/2010 8:40:49 AM PDT by Constantine XI Palaeologus ("Vicisti, Galilaee")
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To: SoftballMominVA

I’d have to point out that the article (at least the excerpt) just talks about people who’ve completed high school. This includes adult immigrants who don’t have a high school education. A state with a small population and a high proportion of people with advanced degrees (I believe a poster mentioned New Mexico has the highest amount of PhDs per capita due to Los Alamos and something else) would rank highly on this list irrespective of the educational level of its students. I suspect California has a larger amount of people with advanced degrees, but they constitute a smaller portion of the population.


39 posted on 06/12/2010 8:51:37 AM PDT by Constantine XI Palaeologus ("Vicisti, Galilaee")
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To: thethirddegree

..I expect that any mass deportation would have to be at gunpoint and the illegals will resist at gunpoint...that’ll light the fuse for the coming wars of secession/partition.


40 posted on 06/12/2010 8:52:14 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: STONEWALLS

Gunpoint works for me.


41 posted on 06/12/2010 8:53:11 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Travis McGee

...thanks Travis for those photos...to me, they show angry people demanding the right to become American citizens...as if they are entitled....wonder what the Spanish word for chutzpah is?


42 posted on 06/12/2010 8:55:18 AM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: reaganaut1
California was not a state with a disproportionately large unskilled population, like Appalachia or parts of the South. However, immigration has transformed the state. Absent a change in immigration policy, other parts of the country may be transformed in a similar fashion.

It's not 'California' per se, or any state in particlular. It's the commieRAT run 'Urban Areas' (Cities) that pull down the average for the state. And that is easy to prove.

Go to www.GreatSchools.org and look at the school ratings and test scores of any 'Big City'. THEN, pick any suburb 20 miles away (use Google Maps, or equal) and compare them.

The figures do not lie. And yes, the 'Big City Schools' do have a HUGH 'immigrant' and minority student body. But hey, that's the way the commieRAT Mayors want it. Otherwise they wouldn't all be 'sanctuary cities' and soft on crime.

Another figure that doesn't lie, is the school funding canard. Every Big City School district I've checked gets the same or MORE money per pupil as the suburban schools.

A while back I looked at Baltimore, MD, and then picked a suburb at random. I wanted to puke.

43 posted on 06/12/2010 9:02:20 AM PDT by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: STONEWALLS

“wonder what the Spanish word for chutzpah is?”

Reconquista, by a people who never lived there in a 100 generations.


44 posted on 06/12/2010 9:27:41 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: reaganaut1

Some dispute that 14 Amendment makes them citizens.


45 posted on 06/12/2010 9:28:07 AM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: Travis McGee
We’re serving as the bottom drain valve instead.

This reminds me of an image on the TODAY Show. Can't remember what hurricane it was, but there was some Mexican guy standing in waist deep water as far as the eye could see. He was poking at a drain with a stick, trying to clear it. Priceless.

46 posted on 06/12/2010 9:30:55 AM PDT by gundog (Outrage is anger taken by surprise. Nothing these people do surprises me anymore.)
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To: nmh
Even when we let ILLEGALS in they remain uneducated!

Illegal Mexicans have no interest in American culture...they just want taxpayers to fund the Latinization of North America...

By the way...SOCCER SUCKS...

47 posted on 06/12/2010 9:38:55 AM PDT by Niteflyr ("The number one goal in life is to parent yourself" Carl Jung)
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To: pepsionice

A local realtor here has a website that includes statistics on towns all over the country. I was amazed to find at least one little town in upstate South Carolina that has a higher education level, higher average income and all that than San Francisco or New York City or almost anywhere. It is also over ninety percent white, whoda thunkit?


48 posted on 06/12/2010 9:48:46 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: STONEWALLS
"the coming Civil War will begin in L.A."

Absolutely. Count on it.

When LA blows, it will shock the country...and the Calif National Guard, CHP, LA Sheriff and LA Police don't have nearly the manpower to do anything besides watch.

There's easily 200,000 armed and organized gang members in Socal...probably more.

That entire region will, one day, burn to the ground.

49 posted on 06/12/2010 9:48:46 AM PDT by Mariner (The first Presidential candidate to call for deportation, wins.)
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To: reaganaut1
"Those “anchor babies” are U.S. citizens and cannot be deported without starting a civil war."

If necessary, why is that a bad thing?

50 posted on 06/12/2010 9:51:36 AM PDT by Mariner (The first Presidential candidate to call for deportation, wins.)
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