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U.S. Census Reports That Half Of The Nation’s Immigrants Are Not Citizens

October 27, 2010 by  

U.S. Census reports that half of the nation's immigrants are not citizensThe United States Census Bureau reports that 12 percent of the nation's population is foreign-born, and more than half of the immigrants are not citizens.

The census also reveals that 33 percent of the population is native-born with at least one parent from another country, which means that one in five individuals is either a first- or second-generation U.S. resident.

More than half of the immigrants were born in Latin America.

Senate candidate Marco Rubio of Florida is a second-generation U.S. citizen — his parents were born in Cuba. According to Newsweek, the Republican opposes a measure that would legalize undocumented youth if they attend college, and he supports making English the country's official language.

Rubio has garnered strong support from the Latino community despite his stances on immigration.

"It's safe to say that he's going to win the Latino vote by a healthy margin," Dario Moreno, a professor at Florida International University, told the news source.

The news provider reports that two Hispanic gubernatorial candidates, Susana Martinez of New Mexico and Brian Sandoval of Nevada, also have significant backing from Latinos. The two Republicans, like Rubio, support hardline immigration reform. 

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  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    Just how accurate are these figures? I know if I was in a country illegally, I sure wouldn’t be admitting to anyone that I was not legal!

    • Greg

      that’s a good point, but for that very reason i think the number of immigrants who aren’t us citizens is even higher.

      • Think Again

        If the bureaucracy actually processed paperwork within years not decades, more would be citizens.

  • s c

    On a university campus, a surplus of illegals might be OK. In the real world, it says much about what passes for ‘leadership.’ This administration is NOT interested in accurate facts concerning WHO’S in America, HOW they got here, WHY they’re here, HOW MANY are here, if they speak ENGLISH, if they have job skills, if they can justify being here, or if they pose a THREAT to America.
    This administration DID NOT hit the ground running, Congress can’t be bothered with making sure we have checks and balances, the prez thinks he’s a pied piper and America will follow him anywhere, private business is being raped, ‘friends’ of the prez are protected and are being made rich, America’s wealth is being redistributed whether we like it or not, a war-hating prez now loves war and refuses to force banks make stimulus money available where it’s needed.
    In effect, America has been invaded (a “minor” detail left out by the census), and Washington is too busy to do its job. In other words, there’s no difference between Washington and those who have invaded America. Sleep well, America. “God” is in the White House – temporarily.

  • Teresa

    Interesting note:

    An aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid repeatedly lied to federal immigration and FBI agents and submitted false federal documents to the Department of Homeland Security to cover up her illegal seven-year marriage to a Lebanese national who was the subject of an Oklahoma City Joint Terror Task Force investigation [...]

    Diana Tejada, Reid’s Hispanic Press Secretary, admitted to receiving payment for “some of her expenses” in exchange for fraudulently marrying Bassam Mahmoud Tarhini in 2003, strictly so he could obtain permanent U.S. residency, according to court documents.

    Tarhini, now 37, was held in jail and at an immigration detention center in connection with his 2009 indictment on felony charges, documents show. He pleaded guilty to entering a fraudulent marriage to evade immigration laws — a Class D felony — in November 2009, and he was deported in March 2010.

    Tejada, now 28, was never charged for her role in the crime.

    We did not charge the woman, and of course we don’t discuss the reasons we don’t charge people,” said Bob Troester, spokesman for the Western District of Oklahoma U.S. Attorney’s Office, which prosecuted the case, which began as an FBI investigation out of the Oklahoma City Joint Terrorism Task Force.

    “There’s multiple factors that go into charging decisions. She wasn’t charged and we can’t go beyond that.”

    Immigrations and Customs Enforcement would not comment on why it took five years to investigate the couple’s marriage.

    As recently as five weeks ago, on Sept. 21, 2010, Tejada appeared as a guest on a Spanish-language radio program in her official capacity as a spokeswoman for Harry Reid.

    Monday evening, Reid’s spokesman Jim Manley said Tejada was no longer employed by Reid’s office. When asked when Tejada left Reid’s services, the spokesman had no comment.

    • http://personalliberty.com RandyH

      Gee, what a surprise, nothing like last minute damage control.

  • J.M.R.

    if your a criminal come to america this dick-tater welcomes you with open arms

    • eddie47d

      Far more illegals came to America under Bush so that must make him the dictator!

      • http://personalliberty.com RandyH

        So why won’t obammi be the hero and stop it?

        • s c

          RandyH, you already know most of the answers to that matter. But, for the benefit of the willing retards who show up on this website [progressives, communists, etc.], resolving the ILLEGALS issue would 1) cost a certain group of sleazoids MILLIONS of easy votes, 2) get The Obummer in trouble with his handlers and America’s puppet masters and 3) people like Eduardo would have one less less asinine, false talking point to whiz and moan about.

          • eddie47d

            Obama’s term is not over yet,unfortunetly the immigration problem or solutions need to be delt with real soon (like 10 years ago).No false talking point sc ,so complain away to your little hearts content. I know that is like asking a mouse to stop eating cheese.

      • Roy Banes

        Far more illegal imigrants came here under the Bush Administration simply because the economy was far better than it now is. Therefore, there were more jobs available to them. Bushes policies were much more favorable to small busineses, and busines in general, than what this Bozo has done to our country in just two years. In just two years he has almost destroyed our infastructure, and he will not secure our borders and will continue to attempt to make us a Socialist Country. Hopefully, and it looks like it may come about, that many of his minnions will be put out of office. Thanks be to God, our only hope for the prosperity and well being of our country. Let’s not allow anyone to take him out of the equation,Our Country, In God We Trust!

      • marvin

        eddie47d
        reguardless of when or how or who is president illegal aliens have and will completly change this great country i call home, and your to blind or stuped to see that, ,blaming bush won,t fix anything if you think mexican,s are so great move to mexico and be happy, i bet they will be glad to have you

  • David in Ma.

    BUILD THE FENCE!!!!!

  • http://yahoo rob

    OK……..Please, someone help me out here. We have illegals in this country. Illegals that are receieving Billions$$$ of free government assistance such as healthcare, foodstamps, education(lower and upper)etc. that legal citizens can not even access. These individuals are not even required to show any proof of citizenship. We are not allowed to protect our borders, because it violates the rights of individuals entering this country? What confuses me is, listening to politicians talk, What we need is HARDCORE IMMIGRATION REFORM?? What does that REALLY mean?? I thought we already had immigration procedures in place. Every time I hear about reform, it really means AMNESTY. Seems to me there has been an AGENDA that reached a point of no turning back.
    Very Sad!!

    • http://PersonalLibertyDigest Jill

      And Obama kept saying health care was broken. Everyone I know hasn’t had one problem with their health care up until now. Business is failing. Failing what? Obama’s communist regime.

  • rosina

    I was a legal immigrant some years ago.
    At the time, someone who wished to come here and live had to fulfill one of three conditions:-
    1. Have a sponsor—-who would help if the person lost a job needed funds etc.
    2. Have a job and /or be sponsored by the employer to be.
    3. Have sufficient funds to support themselves in case neither of above was available.
    I came with a sense of adventure and already had a profession so it was not for material gain. But i always believed that no immigrant could have unemployment or assistance for at least 5years. No one said this but i believed it anyway.
    This is maybe a point that must be added to immigration law. To tell the truth, i have no idea what the rules are today but they seem very different to THEN!

    • http://personalliberty.com RandyH

      The difference now is there is no fear of punishment for being illegal, as in when you came. Thank you for doing it the right way.

    • http://naver sook young

      I did things the legal way also. My husband and I got married at the American Embassy in Seoul, Korea, made appointments, kept up on my paperwork, and did everything legal (like obeying laws), etc. I hung in there and as of July 2010, I’m now a proud citizen of this country and will vote next month. I don’t like that thought of so many illegal aliens being here and it makes me wonder why nothing is being done about this? Shouldn’t this be a higher priority than having healthcare forced upon us? Thank you.

      Sook Young
      Wife of the Samurai

      • alpha-lemming

        Congratulations!!! Welcome to America (Amerika??? not yet but soon).

      • bbstacker

        To: Wife of the Samurai; You are the Citizen of the exact nature America has always embraced. You followed the law, persevered when I’m sure it seemed impossible, and this wonderful nation gained a Patriot. Make those around you understand the absolute sacrifices of our Founding Fathers, and the responsibility that comes with maintaining a Federal Republic. Let no one fool you into believing this is a “mob-ruled” democracy. …unfortunately, without tens of millions like yourself, we are fast becoming a communist state. The mile markers of a nation in decline are going by so fast it is hard to read them these days as we drive off the cliff toward zerobamanation.

  • Mick

    rosina says:
    October 27, 2010 at 10:35 am
    I was a legal immigrant some years ago.
    At the time, someone who wished to come here and live had to fulfill one of three conditions:-
    1. Have a sponsor—-who would help if the person lost a job needed funds etc.
    2. Have a job and /or be sponsored by the employer to be.
    3. Have sufficient funds to support themselves in case neither of above was available.
    I came with a sense of adventure and already had a profession so it was not for material gain. But i always believed that no immigrant could have unemployment or assistance for at least 5years. No one said this but i believed it anyway.
    This is maybe a point that must be added to immigration law. To tell the truth, i have no idea what the rules are today but they seem very different to THEN!

    ********************************
    rosina,,,You’re absolutely right…No immigrants even legal should come here to sponge off the American people.

    • marvin

      Mick
      surly you jest why look at obama,s aunt goes on national news and sez this is gods country and you owe me a living after she has never worked and been on welfare for the ten years she has been here illegally something is bad wrong with this line of thinking, the you owe me cause i,m black or brown, i,we owe you nothing if you don,t or won,t work do not think i will feed you, go home to the country you came from and demand free food and shelter

  • Mick

    J.M.R. says:
    October 27, 2010 at 10:00 am
    if your a criminal come to america this dick-tater welcomes you with open arms
    *****************************
    J.M.R.,,,,The democrats have set this criminal protection in motion for decades and are destroying the loyal law abiding citizens in the process,,
    America needs to go back to its original principles and stick to them.
    Let the criminals be eliminated to give room for decency and love of Country.

  • JoMama

    People – these are the ones that we just KNOW about. How about the ones that were “too afraid to come out of the shadows”. I say there are MANY more than we think there is.

  • chuck b

    one big problem with the illegal aliens, they for the most part have no allegiance to this country. our school system in los angeles is one big hot bed of political activism. the hispanics are more interested in obtaining control of the country they think mexico is entitled too.

    it’s almost impossible to get anyone with a conservative position elected in the state and if barry gets his immigratioon reform package passed, these people will probably vote to annex california back to mexico. so. calif. is practically a third world country as it is.

    if barry does get his legislation passed, we will soon have a totalitarian govt. he will have his pawns all legalized to vote and guess who they will vote for. the liberals will be in power from now on.

  • Mick

    chuck b says:
    October 27, 2010 at 11:20 am
    one big problem with the illegal aliens, they for the most part have no allegiance to this country. our school system in los angeles is one big hot bed of political activism. the hispanics are more interested in obtaining control of the country they think mexico is entitled too.

    it’s almost impossible to get anyone with a conservative position elected in the state and if barry gets his immigratioon reform package passed, these people will probably vote to annex california back to mexico. so. calif. is practically a third world country as it is.

    if barry does get his legislation passed, we will soon have a totalitarian govt. he will have his pawns all legalized to vote and guess who they will vote for. the liberals will be in power from now on.
    **********************************
    chuck b…..I don’t know what kind of meds the Californians are on but it sure affects whatever brain cells they have remaining.
    Californians have let their State fall into the liberal ways that destroy everything in its path for decades and they didn’t wake-up yet,,,
    Come on folks, don’t follow the example of the very people that will bury youR aZZES………

  • chuck b

    mick

    “pot” comes to mind

  • Mick

    chuck b says:
    October 27, 2010 at 11:49 am
    mick

    “pot” comes to mind

    ******************* chuck b

    It certainly is one of the major problem but i do believe they’re on things much stonger as well…
    If it stinks california is usually involved………….

  • http://aol.com MARTY

    DEPORT OBAMA

    • (WIA) Wild Indian in Action

      Deport Obama, Illegal Aliens, Mojados, Arabs, and Eddie69d, Stay tune more to this list !

  • RoBoTech

    1. The Census is off by a lot. Since Ilegals are in the “shadows”, I would say that this is off by 50%. So, 2/3 of the immigrant population are Illegal Aliens.
    2. 12% of 310 Mill is 37 Mill. 2/3 of that is 24 Mill. Even if the Census more than half is right, that is still 17 Mil.
    Makes the Congress’s estimation of 12 million look like a LIE to me!
    And this is the CENSUS saying this, not me!

  • 45caliber

    Yes, and most of them now vote, I would bet. In fact, I saw an article in the last few days that said Maine is considering allowing legal aliens to vote – just like San Francisco and Chicago already do.

    Their reason? The aliens live and work here so they pay taxes and they need to vote because they otherwise have no say in the way their tax money is collected or used.

    • Warrior

      IF legal aliens, illegal aliens, corpses and criminals can vote, is it still permissible for US citizens to vote?

      • http://personalliberty.com RandyH

        Sure it is, only their votes get edited or deleted between the poll machine and the master data base. THAT IS, unless you are military and deployed overseas, then you don’t even get a ballot! No election should be final til ALL our service folks get to vote. Why isn’t the injustice department prosecuting the folks who failed to get the ballots out to our troops? Oh yeah, answered my own question again.

  • Al Sieber

    Hey Dan from Ariz, They’re signing up illegal aliens to vote over in my area, and my friend that lives on the border out of Sierra Vista said he saw 25 drones last night flying into Mexico towards Cananea Mx. where the Hugh smelter is, he said the cartels are taking over all the small border towns, and maybe headed north. keep your powder dry.

  • http://com i41

    Most of the cencus takers, I have come across over the years in several states are all democrats. These people think there should be more federal and state programs for “poor” people. When I asked the latest ones what jobs they had over the last 4 years, most have never had a regular productive creative job. They all like jobs that only last a couple of months, and are sponsored by state of federal govwrnment agencies. When not doing srveys, they collect government aide of different types, their words.

  • hundabuxt

    chuck b says in california the political activism is oriented toward regaining former mexican lands. So far I’ve had no response to my question: If mexico is so great why did you have to come here and additionally why would mexicans who are compelled to come to the US for a better life want to convert US states into the pos country they had to leave?

  • Charles Heckman

    I served two combat tours in Vietnam. When I came home and received my honorable discharge, I was not only denied all employment opportunity, my wife was denied American citizen. The Immigration and Naturalization office serving us was located in Manhattan, just at the edge of the district represented by Congresswoman Bela Abzug, one of the best friends the Communists had in the US during the Vietnam War. I can only guess that some of the federal employees hired under her influence singled my wife out for difficulties because she was married to a Vietnam veteran. Another veteran’s wife worked for that same office of the Immigration and Naturalization Service but was fired after she reported that some of her co-workers were issuing green cards in return for bribes. He put the story on his own website. In any case, the court finally forced the INS to issue my wife’s citizenship papers 18 years after we were married.

  • Cathy1960

    The Majority of big companies that hire these illegal aliens are Republicans so fine them and make them foot the bill to have them deported

  • James

    It is now painfully obvious that our government (both major parties) has no intention to control who and what passes over our borders. Their excuse that it’s just too difficult is feeble. Any census that’s ever been taken on illegal immigration has always shown Americans overwhelmingly against it. All of which proves that our government is controlled by a higher power, and that they are more concerned with what that power wants than what the people want.

  • Al

    Thankyou Rosina: I also went through the same process in 1963. I worked and never had to rely on any type of handouts. That’s the way it should be today. Sponsors should be required and every financial assistance agency should have information from required documents that show who your sponsors are. The nonsense of today is like a kick in the face to those like you and I who entered by legal process and were prepared to harmonize with Americans;their Constitution, and Laws.

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