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Asian immigrants surpass Hispanics as largest wave in America (2012)
globalpost ^ | June 19, 2012

Posted on 02/05/2014 8:35:47 PM PST by dennisw

Asians have taken over Hispanics as the largest wave of new immigrants to the United States, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.

According to CNN, the report showed that in 2010, 36 percent of new immigrants to America were Asians, compared to 31 percent who were Hispanic. A decade ago, those numbers were 19 percent Asians and 59 percent Hispanics.

The numbers have pushed the population of individuals of Asian descent to a record 18.2 million, also making Asians the fastest-growing racial group in the country, according to The New York Times.

According to the study, Asian immigration has increased, but the gap widened more because of the sharp decline in Hispanic immigration.

Of illegal immigrants in the US, 11 percent are Asian while 75 percent are Hispanic, according to government data and the report's own polling, said Reuters.

Pew also suggested that more Mexicans, the largest group of immigrants currently in America, may be leaving the US than arriving, due to the poor job market, a rise in deportation and a decline in Mexico's birthrate, said The Washington Post.

The 18 million Asians in the US make up 6 percent of the country's population and more than eight out of ten come from China, the Philippines, India, Vietnam, South Korea and Japan, said The Post. Hispanics in America number 52 million, or 17 percent of the population.

"A century ago, most Asian-Americans were low-skilled, low-wage laborers crowded into ethnic enclaves and targets of official discrimination," said the study, according to The Times. "Today they are the most likely of any major racial or ethnic group in America to live in mixed neighborhoods and to marry across racial lines."

The report comes at a time when immigration is once again at the forefront of the political landscape with President Barack Obama announcing that some children who were brought to America as illegal immigrants could be spared from deportation.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; asians; democratvoters; immigrants; immigration
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1 posted on 02/05/2014 8:35:47 PM PST by dennisw
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To: dennisw

These Asian immigrants are much more likely to vote Republican than all those Hispanics and that will be good.


2 posted on 02/05/2014 8:40:29 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: dennisw
Finally! some good immigration news!

bring on the smart hard working immigrants!

3 posted on 02/05/2014 8:41:32 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: dennisw

Are they counting middle easterners too as “Asians” like Britain does?


4 posted on 02/05/2014 8:42:50 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

the article says

“more than eight out of ten come from China, the Philippines, India, Vietnam, South Korea and Japan”

so I would assume not.


5 posted on 02/05/2014 8:44:11 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: dennisw

The Hispanics will have someone to work for. I would imagine Asians are more likely to stay here too.


6 posted on 02/05/2014 8:44:32 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: dennisw
Are we talking numbers that came in legally? because then I don't buy it because Lord knows there are way more undocumented Hispanics coming into the country than anyone can count.
7 posted on 02/05/2014 8:45:19 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: dennisw

Asians are not much more Republican than Hispanics.

Some Asians support gun control and Bloomberg’s and Pelosi’s police state that keeps them safe from black crime.

Especially when you include the whole continent. You got certain groups like Filipinos, Hmong and others that would be hardcore democrat. Schafly even had a poll that Koreans support Obamacare.

People assume all hardworking people will swing towards Republicans. White ethnics voted Democrat for 50 years well up until Nixon and Reagan. That was in a time of assimilation and lowered immigration between 1924 and 1972.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 8:46:21 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: dennisw

There are a MASSIVE number of visa overstayers who are Asian. By far the majority. 40% of all illegals overstayed a visa purposely. The media plays this WAY down, in order to make most people think those opposing amnesty are racist against Hispanics.


9 posted on 02/05/2014 8:49:08 PM PST by AuditTheFed
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To: dennisw

One assumes that this report deals only with legal immigrants subject to enumeration.


10 posted on 02/05/2014 8:49:39 PM PST by Elsiejay
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To: headstamp 2

No. In British parlance these would be called East Asians hailing from east of India.


11 posted on 02/05/2014 8:52:24 PM PST by FluffyTexan
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To: Oliviaforever
Asians voted 73% to 26% for Obama in 2012 compared to Hispanics who voted 71% to 27% for Obama.
12 posted on 02/05/2014 8:54:47 PM PST by kabar
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To: Oliviaforever
These Asian immigrants are much more likely to vote Republican than all those Hispanics and that will be good.

some are engineers and cancer researchers. Others are peasants. They all work hard, but one thing Chinese know is how to game the system. Its part of growing up in a collectivist, communist state. Our local Chinese grocery store owner lives in the back of his store works 14 hour days, while having his wife and kids collect welfare.

13 posted on 02/05/2014 8:56:42 PM PST by PGR88
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To: dennisw

75 percent of illegal aliens are Hispanic. This is the group which will benefit disproportionately from Amnesty. The politicians who call pro-enforcement Americans racist are the real racists, pandering to one demographic with promises of Amnesty.


14 posted on 02/05/2014 8:57:52 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

AMEN. I have worked with many Asian co-workers, and I can say that for the most part they are very hardworking, and intelligent. This is a great trend.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 8:58:26 PM PST by matthew fuller (Our enemy list- http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/fact-sheets/2004/anti-gun-lobbying-organizations..)
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To: Mastador1

>> undocumented Hispanics

Their documents are in their country - where they should be. Reunite them with their documents by deporting them.


16 posted on 02/05/2014 8:59:23 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: headstamp 2

bingo, also Muslim pakistanis


17 posted on 02/05/2014 9:00:29 PM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

>>>the article says

“more than eight out of ten come from China, the Philippines, India, Vietnam, South Korea and Japan”

so I would assume not.<<<

What about the rest “less than two”?


18 posted on 02/05/2014 9:02:08 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: TexasFreeper2009

i see a lot of muslim pakistanis


19 posted on 02/05/2014 9:02:27 PM PST by Democrat_media (Obama ordered IRS to rig 2012 election and must resign)
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To: FluffyTexan

No, it includes those from India as well - a significant proportion, in fact.

Historically, the US Census had put ‘East Indian’ as ‘Caucasian’ until it was changed to ‘Asian Indian’ in more recent times (70s?). So, many studies and surveys that categorise ‘Asian’ also included Subcontinental Indians.


20 posted on 02/05/2014 9:03:21 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Oliviaforever
These Asian immigrants are much more likely to vote Republican than all those Hispanics and that will be good.

In my experience, they are 95% Democrat. The Democrats operate exactly like the corrupt authoritarian regimes many Asian immigrants come from - offering a spoils system and promotions in return for loyalty to the Boss. They naturally take to affirmative action and government education. They are told whites outside the major cities are racists and nativists, and they believe without the protection of urban Democrats they would become victims.

They are mostly social conservatives, but they cannot conceive of an existence without a strong central government, and thus do not become Republican in any great numbers.

21 posted on 02/05/2014 9:04:01 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Democrat_media

i see a lot of muslim pakistani>>>>>>>>>>

Immigration of Bangladeshi and Indian Muslims is very big. Legal and illegal.


22 posted on 02/05/2014 9:04:54 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: kabar

Well that is certainly discouraging as I thought more Asians would vote GOP.

If that is the case, we now need to stop immigration from from both Latin American and Asia or at least make it so they will not become voting citizens.


23 posted on 02/05/2014 9:05:24 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

Asians vote democrat...sorry to burst your bubble....


24 posted on 02/05/2014 9:05:51 PM PST by cherry (.in the time of universal deceit, telling the truth is revolutionary.....)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Asians vote Democrat for precisely the same reason (and in similar proportions) as Jews do (vote Democrat, that is).

They all view Republicans as how Leftist caricatures portray.


25 posted on 02/05/2014 9:07:01 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: matthew fuller

plus Asian girls are usually smoking hot :)


26 posted on 02/05/2014 9:07:33 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: cherry

That fact has been pointed out to me and I just can’t understand why Asians who typically work very hard and have strong Pro Family Values would vote Democratic.

I


27 posted on 02/05/2014 9:08:16 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: dennisw

“A century ago, most Asian-Americans were low-skilled, low-wage laborers crowded into ethnic enclaves and targets of official discrimination,” said the study, according to The Times. “Today they are the most likely of any major racial or ethnic group in America to live in mixed neighborhoods and to marry across racial lines.”

Cultural Work Ethic vs. thinking they are owed something?????


28 posted on 02/05/2014 9:08:24 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Oliviaforever
87% of the 1.2 million legal immigrants who enter annually are minorities as classified by the USG. Immigrants and minorities vote more than two to one for the Democrats. Legal immigration will make the Dems the permanent majority party in the not too distant future.

How Mass (Legal) Immigration Dooms a Conservative Republican Party by Eagle Forum

We need to drastically reduce legal immigration period.

29 posted on 02/05/2014 9:09:56 PM PST by kabar
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To: Oliviaforever; TexasFreeper2009
RE: “These Asian immigrants are much more likely to vote Republican than all those Hispanics and that will be good.”

Sorry - that is completely wrong.

As more and more Asians register and vote, their votes move further and further to the Left.

In 1996:

Hispanics - 73% Clinton

Asians - 44% Clinton

In 2012:

Hispanics - 71% Obama

Asians (highest turn out ever) - 73% Obama

Simple fact - new immigrant citizens vote 80% for the Democrat Party.

30 posted on 02/05/2014 9:11:00 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: dennisw

The luckiest people in human history.

They get to come to most advanced civilization the world has ever known, and they had nothing to do with it.

They just got on a jet and showed up.

Better yet, they have more rights then the descendants of the nations founders, simply because they are foreign.

Talk about undeserved riches.

The other day I had to sit through an explanation of why Chinese Communism wasn’t so bad, and how it probably wouldn’t last.

Tell it to the 60 million dead who tried to resist.

So we are letting in the children of the Maoist True Believers. The mobs who committed the Atrocity known as The Great Leap Forward, and the Cultural Revolution. They’re the ones who survived: their children benefitted from their murderous hate. They get to come to America....and be celebrated as some sort of Noble class.

This is the legacy of the Kennedy’s in 1965, Paul Ehrlich and the Population Bomb in 1969, and the ghastly final act of the Warren Court in 1973: Roe v. Wade.

You and I lived it all. I see nothing to celebrate in its outcome. It’s a triumph of the Left, the only successful war ever conducted against the Americans.


31 posted on 02/05/2014 9:12:23 PM PST by Regulator
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To: Mr. Jeeves

>>>In my experience, they are 95% Democrat. The Democrats operate exactly like the corrupt authoritarian regimes many Asian immigrants come from - offering a spoils system and promotions in return for loyalty to the Boss. <<<

Not to mention their system of values might be superior to of the other minorities, but still non-American in nature.


32 posted on 02/05/2014 9:13:47 PM PST by cunning_fish
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To: James C. Bennett
The Democrats are the party of minorities and immigrants. With the rapid ongoing demographic changes fueled by immigration (legal and illegal) the U.S. is projected to become a majority-minority nation for the first time in 2043. While the non-Hispanic white population will remain the largest single group, no group will make up a majority. By 2019 half of the children 18 and under will be minorities as defined by the USG.

U.S. Census Bureau Projections Show a Slower Growing, Older, More Diverse Nation a Half Century from Now


33 posted on 02/05/2014 9:15:53 PM PST by kabar
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To: Regulator

I had a Chinese women tell me how all the Chinese that come to America are seen as the losers and those unable to make it in China right now. Most of the young and well to do in China are doing very well but if you get out of step career wise and miss your chance there or don’t have the right connections then the USA is seen as the consolation life direction. This person was a very hard working and intelligent women who was definitely left wing. After spending some time with them and educating her on politics and history she might be no longer on the left. She was very unhappy with the future prognosis of America and kinda in denial.


34 posted on 02/05/2014 9:22:05 PM PST by Sheapdog (Chew the meat, spit out the bones - FUBO - Come and get me)
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To: cherry

Are they Christian?


35 posted on 02/05/2014 9:22:42 PM PST by Isabel2010
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
RE: “You got certain groups like Filipinos, Hmong and others that would be hardcore democrat.”

You are mistaken about Filipinos.

According to a Pew Research poll released just before the 2012 election, Filipinos vote Republican more than any other Asian group.

But that news is still not good - only 45% of Filipinos vote for Republicans.

The most Socialistic Asian group is a complete shock to most people - Asian Indians voted more than 90% for Obama.

36 posted on 02/05/2014 9:23:20 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: dennisw

I have often heard the Asian ladys at work comment about how there is no place like America. They have all come from Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia. They and their families KNOW what communism forces the individual to do and condemns it to suffer and what freedom has to to give and offer.


37 posted on 02/05/2014 9:31:53 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: cherry

Yep, very much the case in our area of the country. They probably equate the GOP to war-mongering individuals. Heck if I know the reasons why the mainly vote DEM.


38 posted on 02/05/2014 9:32:51 PM PST by CatOwner
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To: kabar

In 2012, for the first time ever, non-Hispanic white babies were less than 50% of all USA newborns.

It’s important to remember that fact each time someone tells you the “youth” vote is heavily Democrat.

Wrong!

White youth still vote more than 50% Republican.

But there are fewer and fewer white youth each year.


39 posted on 02/05/2014 9:34:30 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: Sheapdog

At this point in history that attitude would make sense; but its recent.

It may be that Chinese growth ends up curtailing emigration. They always sold Free Trade as doing that.

But it remains to be seen. Chinese culture has never valued consumption. So they may never have anything but an export economy, and eventually will slip back into economic stasis when production is cheaper elsewhere.

It doesn’t matter either way: they could lose 200 million of their populace and all it would do is relieve some social pressure.

But for us, it would mean that our country would be predominantly Chinese.

Isn’t it interesting that they come here, and not Latin America?

If they were the energetic self starters we are led to believe they are, wouldn’t that be where you would go to really make a difference?

But they don’t.


40 posted on 02/05/2014 9:35:58 PM PST by Regulator
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To: dennisw

Too bad this “Immigrant” chose to break our laws.

Too bad this man, refuses to be a Man and own up to what he did and correct the problem/his criminal action and deport himself.

I wonder how much free stuff he stole from the American Taxpayer by illegally accessing Social Services?

He’s nothing but an irresponsible, immoral thief who should be ashamed of his actions, but instead, we’re supposed to feel sorry for him.

I don’t.

Deport him!


41 posted on 02/05/2014 9:40:53 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Regulator

Chinese go everywhere and succeed (often in the face of officially sanctioned discrimination, such as in Malaysia). They are among the most economically successful minorities in disparate cultures.


42 posted on 02/05/2014 9:42:22 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: kabar

Won’t it be wonderful?

Brazil with nukes.


43 posted on 02/05/2014 9:42:30 PM PST by Regulator
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To: James C. Bennett

Funny how I knew you were going to waste bandwidth with your Liberal apologetics!

So move to China, Jimmy. Live among the Successful.

Leave all the slovenly WASPs behind.

Please.


44 posted on 02/05/2014 9:46:49 PM PST by Regulator
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To: zeestephen

I find it funny that Republicans are all on board for H1B visas that hurt middle class suburban voters they are chasing.

It also implies they don’t want poor Hispanic immigrants. They only want Asians on H1B visas.

The H1B visa hurts there message with white and Hispanic voters.

Only Jeff Sessions and Steve King opposed H1B visa increase.


45 posted on 02/05/2014 9:47:09 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Regulator

Learn to read; better yet, to comprehend.

Motor-mouthing is for perennial idiots. Don’t be one.


46 posted on 02/05/2014 9:49:11 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Have the good sense to take your own advice.

Note that I didn’t post to you.

Take that as a hint.


47 posted on 02/05/2014 9:54:43 PM PST by Regulator
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

What is a white ethnic?


48 posted on 02/05/2014 9:55:13 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: Oliviaforever

“That fact has been pointed out to me and I just can’t understand why Asians who typically work very hard and have strong Pro Family Values would vote Democratic.”

True.

The first generation is generally apolitical. The kids go to university so they learn to be liberal or act like it.

Also, they do come from a different civilization that is non-Christian, filled with superstition, does not have a reverence for life and is not individualistic.

For example, quite modern sophisticated people are literally scared of ghosts and burn paper money to appease them and won’t move in or move out of a house in ghost month.


49 posted on 02/05/2014 9:58:07 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Regulator

You’re on a public forum. If a poster didn’t want his/her/its comment responded to by other than the person it was initially addressed to, the poster would use the private messaging feature, unless the said poster has the affliction of the condition mentioned in my prior post.


50 posted on 02/05/2014 10:01:23 PM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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