As US Titanic Sinks, Immigrants Flood Onboard

The Center for Immigration Studies reports, that despite the worse economic conditions since the 1930s Great Depression, immigrants, both legal and illegal, keep pouring into the United States, with no sign of ending.

New Census Bureau data collected in March of this year show that 13.1 million immigrants (legal and illegal) arrived in the previous 10 years, even though there was a net decline of a million jobs during the decade. In contrast, during the 1990s there was a net growth of 21 million jobs and 12.1 million new immigrants arrived. Despite fundamentally different economic conditions, the level of immigration was remarkably similar for both 10-year periods.

  • The March 2010 data show that 13.1 million immigrants (legal and illegal) have arrived in the United States since January 2000. This is the case despite two significant recessions during the decade and a net loss of a million jobs.

 

  • Data collected in March 2000 show one million fewer immigrants arrived from January 1990 to March 2000 (12.1 million), while 21 million jobs were created during the decade.

 

  • The new data indicate that in the absence of a change in U.S. immigration policy, the level of new immigration can remain high even in the face of massive job losses.

 

  • In 2008 and 2009, 2.4 million new immigrants (legal and illegal) settled in the United States, even though 8.2 million jobs were lost over the same period.

 

  • The new data indicate that in the absence of a change in U.S. immigration policy, the level of new immigration can remain high even in the face of massive job losses.

No wonder so many Americans are fleeing the US: for more opportunities abroad; to escape the obscene, humilating groping and most likely harmful effects of the TSA / Chertoff Group's potentially harmful full body radiation scanners; (are bus stations, train terminals and malls next?) the 22.5 % unemployment rate and a host of other ills almost too numerous to mention.

 

 

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