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Asian Immigrants to U.S. Surpass Hispanics for First Time
Yahoo! ^ | June 19, 2012 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 06/19/2012 4:41:55 PM PDT by floridavoter2

Asians have surpassed Hispanics as the largest group of new immigrants to the United States, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.

The study, called "The Rise of Asian-Americans" and released on Tuesday, reveals that Asian-Americans also have the highest income, are the best-educated and are the fastest-growing racial group in America.

About 430,000 Asians--or 36 percent of all new immigrants--arrived in the United States in 2010, according to U.S. census data. About 370,000, or 31 percent, were Hispanic.

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The differences in assimilation and education between Asians and Hispanics is very interesting.
1 posted on 06/19/2012 4:41:59 PM PDT by floridavoter2
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To: floridavoter2

Muslims from India are considered ‘Asian’. Right?


2 posted on 06/19/2012 4:43:58 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: floridavoter2

LEGAL immigration.

Illegal = Hispanics got’em outnumbered.


3 posted on 06/19/2012 4:44:56 PM PDT by TigerClaws (He)
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To: floridavoter2

Someone new for obama to kiss up to.


4 posted on 06/19/2012 4:45:26 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: floridavoter2

Asians are the only good thing about Ann Arbor Michigan. They don’t bother anyone, they’re intelligent, they’re educated. They really are some of the most pleasant people in the world to talk to.


5 posted on 06/19/2012 4:48:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: floridavoter2

I’m OK with this as long as they aren’t muslims.


6 posted on 06/19/2012 4:49:09 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

> Muslims from India are considered ‘Asian’. Right?

Yes, unfortunately.


7 posted on 06/19/2012 4:50:23 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Muslims from India are considered ‘Asian’. Right?

This set of statistics counts people from India as "Asians," but there are relatively few Indian Moslems-- most Indians are Hindu.

8 posted on 06/19/2012 4:50:53 PM PDT by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: floridavoter2

This is most likely good news. Educated people tend to be republicans. Asians are normally hard workers and would not want their hard earned money going into politicians pockets to give to their constituents. We can only pray.


9 posted on 06/19/2012 4:52:45 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: floridavoter2

Having taught in a Queens JHS with a 55% Hispanic and 32% Asian population I can address your point.For the most part Asian kids arrive here generally well educated except for English and History. There is a strong desire to improve both socially and financially. Many of my Latino kids arrived here uneducated. It was not unusual to have a new 7th grader for whom we were his first scholastic experience. Latino kids have cultural issues as many are stigmatized for acting white. Asians have bad kids but they are not celebrated except in bad Mickey Rourke films. Finally there is distance. NYC to the New Delhi, Seoul or Shanghaiis an obstacle compared to NYC to the DR or Cartegena. Distance makes the country of origin into the old country not my country.


10 posted on 06/19/2012 4:55:09 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: xkaydet65

Thanks for that perspective...

I suppose the closer one is to the southern border, the more true your anecdote becomes.


11 posted on 06/19/2012 5:05:19 PM PDT by Principled (It's not enthusiasm for Romney, it's grim determination to remove Hussein)
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To: Linda Frances

Most Americans of Asian decent I know are Hard core conseratives. They hate Communists and Marxists, especially ones from Kenya that have big ears and hang around in bathhouses.


12 posted on 06/19/2012 5:05:43 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: floridavoter2

Interesting because I have no problem with it but in the Mid Atlantic region it seems to be raining Asians. Most seem second generation at least but there are so many. I’d guess many of the younger are college students.


14 posted on 06/19/2012 5:21:24 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: floridavoter2

Why don’t politicians pander to Asians the way they pander to Hispanics?


15 posted on 06/19/2012 5:21:24 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: onetruelord

Your right, I should have used the word good education.


16 posted on 06/19/2012 5:22:46 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: Moonman62
Why don’t politicians pander to Asians the way they pander to Hispanics?

Because they don't make themselves a demographic for it. I'll go un-PC here and say that, as a rule, Asians tend to be well informed and educated on economic/financial issues. They understand how money is made, spent, invested, etc. Perhaps because the vast majority of them are here LEGALLY and came for reasons other than "getting free shiite." They are academically proficient (?) as compared to the hordes of criminals, malcontents, and assorted overflow that washes in from our southern border.

17 posted on 06/19/2012 5:31:41 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: floridavoter2

Aren’t the pre-Columbian native populations of the Americas racially related to Asian? The trouble with this article is that it compares a race (Asian) with and ethnicity (Hispanic). What category would an Asian Hispanic (Alberto Fujimori the former President of Peru for example) fit into?


18 posted on 06/19/2012 5:44:37 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: Moonman62

My observation would be that the word Asian covers a whole lot of cultures, languages and races. East Asians will usually adapt to the political environment they live in or will be apolitical and hope for the best. San Francisco’s Chinese have only become active outside their neighborhood recently and are liberal to compete. The Japanese in Hawaii are liberal to compete. Southeast Asians are more conservative as are Indians. The Muslims are Muslim. Competitiveness seems the common thread, thus the students. Pandering will work only so far as it aids success. Most are sincere Americans though some Chinese are still wed to China.

JMO


19 posted on 06/19/2012 5:48:21 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: floridavoter2

The quickest way to get illegals deported is to convince them to vote Republican.


20 posted on 06/19/2012 6:02:51 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (<a href="http://originalvelvetrevolution.com" title="Velvet Revolution">Velvet Revolution</a>)
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To: Moonman62
Why don’t politicians pander to Asians the way they pander to Hispanics?

The non-Muslim Asians are smarter than the average POL. The POLs know they are. They will not buy the POLs BS stories.

21 posted on 06/19/2012 6:19:51 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: floridavoter2
Asian immigration to this country is a good thing.

Asians value achievement - educational and economic. They are respectful of others, especially elders.

Our country benefits when we import hard-working achievers - which should be the goal of legal immigration.

22 posted on 06/19/2012 6:20:32 PM PDT by floozy22
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Most of the Indians who converted to Islam were from lower castes. They felt they were held back by Hinduism, and wanted to joined a system where everyone was equal.

But several hundred years later, they are less likely to be well-educated and qualified to emigrate. Most of the Indians who come to this country are from the middle and upper castes, and have families who can pay for expensive private education.


23 posted on 06/19/2012 6:31:03 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: Linda Frances

I bet the feds are flooding America with Muslims from the middle east and calling them asians


24 posted on 06/19/2012 6:32:49 PM PDT by winodog
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To: floridavoter2

I’m surrounded by Asians (Chinese) at work. They do not understand American culture and bring their communism with them.

I’m also married to an Asian woman born and raised until 16 in communist Laos. She doesn’t know the concept of America. I have to teach her our culture.

So, I don’t think this immigration stat is necessarily a good thing either. At least the hispanics tend to be Catholic and not athiest and communist.


25 posted on 06/19/2012 6:36:47 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: xkaydet65
Latino kids have cultural issues as many are stigmatized for acting white. Asians have bad kids but they are not celebrated except in bad Mickey Rourke films. Finally there is distance. NYC to the New Delhi, Seoul or Shanghaiis an obstacle compared to NYC to the DR or Cartegena. Distance makes the country of origin into the old country not my country.

This is not very clear. Could you rewrite this part more clearly? I never heard of Mickey Rourke.

26 posted on 06/19/2012 6:37:15 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: floridavoter2

“Asians?” Mostly Muslims, probably.


27 posted on 06/19/2012 7:08:28 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: JimSEA
Thanks for the explanation.

I could never figure any Asian being liberal. It seems to go against everything they actually practice. Hard work, long hours,learning English, being reliable etc.

I've never seen an Asian person looking for a handout, but a lot of their politicians and voters certainly do.

28 posted on 06/19/2012 7:22:29 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: tommix2

lRourke is an actor of big ego and modest talent. Made his bones in the Pope of Greenwich Village. A couple of years later he played a cop bent on cleaning up NYC’s Chinatown. Chinese kids were shown as dealers hookers and murderers. They were portrayed like Coppola portrayed the mafia, like being bad was cool.


29 posted on 06/19/2012 7:44:02 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: floridavoter2

The difference in the LSM not saying legal immigrants and documenting how many illegal Hispanics entered the country during that period.


30 posted on 06/19/2012 7:52:44 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (A man with his feet hacked off tends not to scurry far. - Norse proverb)
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To: xkaydet65
Distance makes the country of origin into the old country not my country.

A while back, George Will created a nice phrase for that when he explained why early Europeans assimilated in America where current Hispanics don't. He said the Europeans were "psychologically guillotined" and because of the distance from the homeland, faced a sink-or-swim scenario that those weeping across the border didn't.

[sidebar]When I saw the article, the first thing that popped into my mind was "Well, that's one group who won't be fighting with the Blacks or Hispanics (some of them) for a piece of the welfare pie." From personal experience, where the others band together to fight "The Man", the Asians band together to put their people through school or to start businesses. Yeah, I know there are some bad ones, but they seem to me to be a minority in the numerical sense.

31 posted on 06/19/2012 8:08:33 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: xkaydet65

Thank you


32 posted on 06/19/2012 10:26:05 PM PDT by tommix2 (,)
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To: cripplecreek
Asians are the only good thing about Ann Arbor Michigan. They don’t bother anyone, they’re intelligent, they’re educated. They really are some of the most pleasant people in the world to talk to.

I am so with you. My daughter is Chinese.

She likes to watch the news in the morning so she "can be smart." She's known as "the little ambassador" at school, because the administration always shows her off to parents looking to put their kids in that school. She can spell and write her first name. She knows all the letters of the alphabet. She can count to 14. She knows her mom's phone number in case of emergency. She is trained in self rescue flotation. She loves for dad to take her to Starbucks in the morning. She can operate an iPad, and has her own iPod Touch.

My daughter is 3.

33 posted on 06/19/2012 10:51:56 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: Oatka

In my years teaching in my JHS Inever heard a Korean, Chinese, Bangladeshoi call his country “my country’ Conversely I rarely knew a Dominican, Colombian, Mexican etc, who didn’t. There was one memorable exception. A Columbian kid named Juan Carlos,JC to his friends. He always talked of how grateful he was to be here, but how much he loved Colombia. He graduated in the early 90s. he came back to visit a few years later, after the US had beaten Colombia in a World Cup Match. I said “JC, who did you root for?” He said “The USA!” Sometimes they do join the fold. as did another student from the DR. He joined the 69th NYNG and was KIA by an IED in Iraq. I’m proud I taught them both.


34 posted on 06/20/2012 1:20:08 PM PDT by xkaydet65
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