Skip to comments.Still the Land of Dreams: 150 Million Want to Immigrate to U.S.
Posted on 04/22/2012 1:17:44 PM PDT by neverdem
It has become a cliché for politicians who want to provide some sort of pathway to U.S. citizenship to the estimated 11.2 million illegal aliens living in the United States to say that these illegal aliens will need to go to the back of the line first.
However, there are already about 150 million adults living in countries around the world who would migrate to the United States if they could, according to a Gallup survey released on Friday.
That does not count any children these 150 million would-be immigrants might want to bring with them to the United States.
To arrive at this figure, Gallup interviewed 452,199 people at least 15 years or older in 151 countries around the world from 2009 and 2011. Gallup asked: Ideally, if you had the opportunity, would you like to move permanently to another country, or would you prefer to continue living in this country? To which country would you like to move?
The 150 million people whom Gallup estimated would like to come to the United States includes 22 million Chinese, 15 million Nigerians, 10 million Indians, 8 million Bangladeshis, 7 million Brazilians, 5 million Filipinos, 5 million Japanese, 5 million Mexicans, and 3 million each from Vietnam, Kenya and the United Kingdom.
In Liberia, 37 percent of all adults want to leave their homeland and move permanently to the United States of America. In Sierra Leone, its 30 percent. In Dominican Republic, its 26 percent. In Haiti, its 24 percent. And in Cambodia, its 22 percent...
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150 million illegals already have crossed over, haven’t they?
Sorry kids we’re all full up, we’re $16 trillion in debt thanks in large part to handouts and we have an ongoing invasion from the South as well. Better get to work fixing your own problems in your own country and spare us the sob stories about entrenched power structures. No pain no gain.
I propose a trade with all English speaking countries: One immigrant family with a minimum 3 kids for every scumbag american languishing in our jails. The kids should be bright and the Nigerians better not be scam artists.
Throw in a 10 year probation period. No mental patients like Castro did on the Marial boatlift. None of this ‘it’s ok if you can get away with it’ prevelent in the Chinese community. Absolutely no iimgrants from Muslim countries.
Are you sure it is still the land of dreams?
Or is it perhaps the generous welfare programs and free medical care that are attractive?
WELCOME TO THE LAND OF FREE STUFF. Bring in everyone, we’ll just tax the rich to get more free stuff.
Put out the honey and you will soon have a yard full of bears.
Half of those 150 million probably want to come for the wrong reasons.
Time to close the gate, we have virtually no control over the disease laden illegals coming in now.
So the only practical offset is to reduce “Immigration” to zero.
We will still get millions per year, from all over the world, as all sorts of Visa’s will continue to be abused to “Overstay” permanently.
But we should at least save the expense of paying to bring them here, and when they are detected we have a possibility of deporting them.
Not an ideal answer, but there appears to be no way we can implement the ideal answer.
Even suggesting portions of what really has to be done to control illegal entry turns supposedly conservative folk into liberals wanting exceptions.
Asset forfeiture. Illegal = ALL assets seized, deportation in a paper suit.
No money, no cars, no home titles, no SS payments.
Children of illegals. Does not matter how long they have been here, or born here, DEPORT with the parents.
Until we stop creating “Anchor Babies” or making exceptions for those who have gotten away with invasion for too long, they will NOT stop coming.
Reentry. Is SUPPOSED to be a felony, but courts let invaders slide time and time again.
They MAY impose some penalty once the invader has killed some one, or been caught at some other major violation.
Reentry has to be CONSISTENTLY punished as a FELONY every time in order to be a deterrent!
Caught once = Deportation and permanent ban, unable to ever enter the U.S. again for ANY reason. NO exceptions.
Prosecute illegal’s voting to the full extent of the law!
Close all “Matricula Consular” (SP?) offices and make it clear that any documents they have issued are considered fake.
Stole ID, SS#, etc., prosecute as felony and deport.
Anything less is selective enforcement and an open invitation to MORE invasion.
Not a complete list, only a start.
Of the 150 million who want to enter the US, how many have anything to contribute, and how many are trying to cash in?
I would have thought the figure was a whole bunch more than that.
This just in from The Times of Rome, published in the year 475....
“Visigoths, Vandals Seek Higher Living Standards, Want Citizenship”
Would I be racist if I said I’d take the Japanese, Vietnamese and Brits? And I’d take the Nigerians and Kenyans if they were Christians. But only if we can boot out the illegals already living here.
One problem with many of these people is that they want freedom for themselves but want to elslave the people aroud them, be it their wives, children, and/or employees.
The minute they land, they will immediately try to turn the USA into the turdholes they just fled.
1. A country can chose to have generous social programs, or open immigration. It can't chose to have both.
2. In the absence of borders, immigration (and emigration) will continue until the quality of life in “rich” countries has been reduced to near equality with the poorest.
there are no jobs, no reason to arrive in the US.
This time it really is dreams. Nothing more.
What is truly sad is in the event of a civil war to preserve the constitution of this nation the first generation immigrants will out number those born here and will fight harder.
Maybe five percent will stand up to preserve the constitution and three of that five will be first generation.
Tell em the free goodies are no longer available, then re-take the survey. The results will be predictable.
I would beg to differ, from where I stand here in a state where every fifth resident was born outside the US.
True, I've run into some patriotic immigrants but they have been very, very (very) few compared to those who are always ready with some criticism or other for their new home, and stories of how great it is where they came from.
Land of dreams has nothing to do with it.
It’s all about flop house USA, and the tax paid handouts.
This is also true for internal immigrants. North to South. They bring their haughtiness and criticize the South as backwards. Yet they move here in droves to escape the hell they created in the North. It is truly UFB.
I know a native of India who would love to come to America. In fact, he was pretty much Shanghaied by an unscrupulous employment agent, and is stranded in Israel. If anyone knows of a possible sponsor for an experienced caretaker for the elderly and disabled with a mathematics degree, law abiding and soft spoken, along with his wife, please contact me. He’s offered me a finder’s fee that I’d be willing to split.
There are millions of unemployed Americans and millions more underemployed.
Tell your Indian friend to go back to his homeland and get a job.
Wanted: Palestinians. Applicants must be good at throwing rocks and firebombs, murdering infants, and lying creatively. Skill in the building trade a plus. Y’all come!
ANOTHER 150 million on welfare. Great. Free benies all around. Come on down. Vote dimocrat. You’ll be begging to get back home soon as we go belly up.
And they’re all clamoring for a chance to change an adult’s diaper or do a wheelchair lift? I did that sort of work for a while, which is how I know him. I was barely adequate, and this guy was a maestro. The quadriplegic patient we both cared for died, and I retired from the trade. He’s still doing it. Ideal for aging parents, accident victims and such. Jobs are not fungible. Just because an immigrant doesn’t come to the US does not mean that an American will fill the job. And a skilled immigrant who comes legally and works doesn’t “take” a job from someone else, he creates more jobs, because he spends the money he makes. Don’t buy into the leftist fallacy, that economics is a zero sum game. Rising tides lift boats.
Aside from all that I said in the last post, he doesn’t want to come to America to find work. He’s already working in Jerusalem. He wants to see America, become American, and would work in his new home as well.
Tell the leftist college students with the trust funds to go to India. Maybe they’ll appreciate them and look with favor on Occupy Mumbai or Occupy Calcuta protests. Or maybe they’ll just send in some tough cops who’ll slap the living s@#$ out of them. I’d be fine with that.
America needs more people like my friend. He doesn’t drink, doesn’t brawl or commit crimes, and isn’t a Moose Limb or a Moose Limb sympathizer. Quite the contrary. He’d be an asset to the US of A, and he doesn’t want India or Israel anymore, though he is gainfully employed in the latter, and was gainfully employed in the former.
No, it doesn't, regardless of he's your friend, sweetheart or King of Abazaba
No, it doesn't, regardless of he's your friend, sweetheart or King of Abazaba.
True, I’ve run into some patriotic immigrants but they have been very, very (very) few compared to those who are always ready with some criticism or other for their new home, and stories of how great it is where they came from.
Can confirm this by the ones I’ve met and worked with — mostly in healthcare. Always a complaint about this country, NO interest in our history or founding, ALL about the shopping, the “gettin’” of whatever it is they want that for whatever reason, they can’t get back home. Always sending as much as they can “back home.” Always referring to this as “not home.” No interest really in staying, usually ....not even sure WHAT their future plans ever are ....just know they’re here, taking up jobs, using up resources ...maybe paying taxes, maybe not. Usually trying to outrun the HIB visa authorities. Usually just trying to get grandma and grandpa in for whatever healthcare bennies they can get. Always talking about home, eating food from home, talking in the language from home, and hanging out only with people from “home” or working on the next relative they can bring over “from home.”
Tell me — Why do we NEED this here??
Cut out welfare and all the other freebies the fedgov hands out, and that number would probably drop to just 42.
While it’s true that most Americans generally want to reduce immigration, it’s also true that there is virtually no political expression for this popular view.
The last time it seemed that sanity might prevail, that both parties would do what’s right and come together to reduce legal immigration was in the mid 90s. Democrat congresswoman Barbara Jordan’s commission released it’s findings calling for a reduction in legal immigration by one third (not enough I know, but better than nothing). Clinton actually endorsed the commission’s findings. There were Republicans in the Senate and House in support of it. It looked like it would pass...but then nothing happened. I don’t think it even got a vote. The ethnic interest groups started their normal nonsense, thus helping to push Clinton away from his earlier position, while Republicans like Spence Abraham helped sabotage it.
Since then restrictionist can point to stopping Amnesty as a success, but legal immigration remains at mass levels.
Obama obviously would love to increase and expand immigration from 3rd world countries as it would hasten the demographic destruction of the GOP. What about Romney? While being good (so far) on illegal immigration, he has also said how we should increase legal immigration!
In other words, too many in the GOP remain clueless. I’ll gladly vote for Romney over our current, terrible President, but there is no reason to expect much of an improvement on immigration if Romney does win.
Then there is the State Department pimping for ‘federal contractors’
Depends on the group. I should imagine the aspirations of the West Africans are very modest: escape malaria, dengue, sleeping sickness and the possibility of getting shot or enslaved.
If you’re going to quote me, at least do so honestly.
Still the Land of Dreams: 150 Million Want to Immigrate to U.S.
"Of the 150 million who want to enter the US, how many have anything to contribute, and how many are trying to cash in?"
. . . . Article, then check out # 12.
I saw an article somewhere that said Mexican immigration was on the decline, credited border patrol and falling Mexican birthrates. Don’t know if it’s accurate or not.
It’s too late.
We’ve had a generation of congresscritters and presidents on both the GOP and RAT side who have mortally wounded this nation by allowing the entry of uncountable useless individuals who have no intention of ever assimilating and who insist on maintaining their own “culture”.
And it continues unabatedly with the import of Muslims.