PolitiFact N.J.: Rep. Rob Andrews says most illegal immigrants first...

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The "number-one source" of illegal immigration in the United States is not people racing across the border, but instead foreign visitors staying in the country after their temporary visas had expired, according to U.S. Rep.
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Try pulling this scheme in any other country. They'll hunt you down like a rabid dog!

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"Data on the overstay population has been labeled unreliable, but most available estimates suggest such individuals are not the "number-one source." Those estimates indicate most illegal immigrants had entered the country illegally.

Most studies have said overstayers range from about one-third to roughly half of all illegal immigrants, and the U.S. Homeland Security Secretary said people overstaying their visas may account for fewer than 40 percent.

We rate the statement False."

Another politician who is trying to make excuses for those who are here illegally...busted. More just sneak in...period.
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As i understand it, overstaying a visa is not a criminal offense and that needs to change. It should be treated the same as illegally crossing the border.
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These people know the US will not do anything but deport them.

Those of us brought here as infants from Mexico deserve amnesty.

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over staying a visa? seems we had a problem a few yrs back on the date of 9-11,shows me those not going after them want a repete
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This is partly true. My son worked in Yellowstone National Park a few years back. MANY OF THE help has been contracted by several countries. This particular year it was Russia. After coming into the training and working a week, they left after announcing to my son they were headed to New York. But the very fact that this has been going on for years and years makes me realize, these cockroaches have zero respect for the U.S. They have no desire to become Americans. They are here for the Money. The fact that Mexican Nationals will not learn English and has no desire to assimilate is why they get very little compassion or respect.

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Sep 24, 2012
 
A new congressional report sure to stir up the heated immigration debate finds that about 1 in 4 foreigners in America are here illegally and that 62 percent of them come from Mexico through America's most porous border. Using brand new data, the Congressional Budget Office also reports that 25 percent of "noncitizens," or those here illegally or with temporary passes, live in poverty.
Overall, the CBO found that there are about 39 million foreign-born people living in the United States, making up more than 12 percent of the population, which is the largest since 1920, the height of the European migration to the United States. Of those, about 10.8 million are here illegally and the subject of much of the discussion in the immigration debate.
The CBO said that foreigners of all sorts gather in just a few states. For example, 1 in 4 people in California are foreign-born. In New York, it's 1 in 5.[Check out a slide show of the 11 U.S. cities with the largest Hispanic populations.]
The states with the highest numbers of illegals: California (2.6 million), Texas (1.7 million), Florida (700,000), and New York (600,000). Some 61 percent are aged 35-44.
From the CBO report, Director Douglas Elmendorf highlighted the following points on his blog:
•In 2009, about 38 percent of foreign-born people in the United States were from Mexico or Central America; the next-largest group came from Asia and accounted for 27 percent of the total foreign-born population.
•About one-fifth of naturalized U.S. citizens were from Mexico or Central America; more than one-third were from Asia. About half of the noncitizens living in the United States in 2009 were from Mexico or Central America, and about one-fifth were from Asia. An estimated 62 percent of noncitizens unauthorized to live in the United States were from Mexico.
•From 2000 to 2009, more than 10 million people were granted legal permanent resident (LPR) status in the United States. Legal permanent residents are permitted to live, work, and study in the United States. Over the past two centuries, the main areas of origin of legal permanent residents in the United States have changed from primarily Europe and Canada to Asia, Mexico, and Central America.
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•In 2009, more than one in four people in California and more than one in five people in New York and New Jersey were born in another country. Conversely, in 31 states, fewer than one person in 20 was foreign-born. The foreign-born share of the population increased in all but three states between 1999 and 2009.
•The four states with the highest concentrations of unauthorized residents in 2009 were Nevada, California, Texas, and Arizona. Almost half of all unauthorized residents of the United States were living in those states.
•Compared with the native-born population, relatively few foreign-born people are under the age of 25. In 2009, only 15 percent of the foreign-born population was under that age, compared with 37 percent of the native-born population. In contrast, nearly three-quarters of the foreign-born population was of working age (between 25 and 64 years old), compared with about half of the native-born population.
•Marriage and fertility rates are generally higher among young foreign-born women than among their native-born counterparts.
•In 2009, 29 percent of the foreign-born population between the ages of 25 and 64 had not completed high school, compared with 8 percent of the native-born population. Some groups of foreign-born people, however, had more education than their native-born counterparts. About 55 percent of people from Asia had at least a bachelor's degree, as did 47 percent of people from Europe and Canada; just 32 percent of the native-born population had earned at least a bachelor's degree.
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•Foreign-born men are more likely to be working or looking for work (that is, to be in the labor force) than are native-born men. Foreign-born women, however, are less likely than native-born women to be in the labor force.[Read four roadblocks to Obama's immigration reform.]
•Workers from Mexico and Central America are concentrated in a different set of occupations than people from other regions of the world. In 2009, 21 percent of workers from that region were in construction, mining, agriculture, or related occupations, compared with 5 percent of native-born workers. Reflecting their high level of educational attainment, 39 percent of workers from Asia were in the professional or technical occupations, compared with 30 percent of native-born workers in those occupations.
•The amount of annual earnings among foreign-born workers varied greatly by country of origin. For example, in 2009 the median annual earnings of male workers from Mexico and Central America was $22,000. Among male workers from Asia, the median was $48,000; among male workers from Europe and Canada, it was $53,000; and among native-born male workers, it was $45,000.
•In 2009, 25 percent of noncitizens lived in poverty, compared with 11 percent of naturalized citizens and 14 percent of native-born people.

What another LIAR in Congress.?
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Many of you would be doing the same thing an undocumented worker is doing if you had to provide for your families. Let's stop all the bullchit.
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Juan wrote:
Many of you would be doing the same thing an undocumented worker is doing if you had to provide for your families. Let's stop all the bullchit.
you are rite amigo excep me and my wife desided to have kids first so they can provid us with a better life.

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Juan wrote:
Many of you would be doing the same thing an undocumented worker is doing if you had to provide for your families. Let's stop all the bullchit.
Oh, but you send money home to go in YOUR retirement fund. That's what you have told us time and time again. Do you mean you were lying all along? No, not that.
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I've always sent money home for my parents and my retirement, that's the right thing to do.

Sorry I have not been on the immigration blog lately, I've been working so many hours. Last week I was in New Orleans repairing some of my bosses houses that got damaged during the latest storm. Most of the work was sheetrock, we had to cut out about 2 feet and replace it. Then lots of painting, some of the walls where the water level had began to mold. My brother and I worked all week but it was well worth it, we made over $1200 each, not counting the mileage, hotel and food reimbursement. These were rent homes he owns and rents to section 8 poor people. They are not in the best part of town.
Anyway, it's good to get back to my normal job of wiring new homes tomorrow morning, I do not get the holiday, Columbus means nothing to me or our crew.
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Juan wrote:
I've always sent money home for my parents and my retirement, that's the right thing to do.
Sorry I have not been on the immigration blog lately, I've been working so many hours. Last week I was in New Orleans repairing some of my bosses houses that got damaged during the latest storm. Most of the work was sheetrock, we had to cut out about 2 feet and replace it. Then lots of painting, some of the walls where the water level had began to mold. My brother and I worked all week but it was well worth it, we made over $1200 each, not counting the mileage, hotel and food reimbursement. These were rent homes he owns and rents to section 8 poor people. They are not in the best part of town.
Anyway, it's good to get back to my normal job of wiring new homes tomorrow morning, I do not get the holiday, Columbus means nothing to me or our crew.
Tick tock goes the closk, prison awaits you criminal.
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El Cid wrote:
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Tick tock goes the closk, prison awaits you criminal.
That clock is about to wear itself out. LOL
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That clock is about to wear itself out. LOL
Tick tock, cuff and jail await all criminals, that will never wear out.
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El Cid.....I Made $700 yesterday (payday), have you found work yet, might try McDonalds.
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El Cid.....I Made $700 yesterday (payday), have you found work yet, might try McDonalds.
I work, you have poor memory. I am a Psychiatrist and clear $100.00 an hour after I pay my employess, office rent, utilities, and taxes. I also have no fear of arrest, unlike criminals.
Tick tock.
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Something tells me you are really ripping off Medicaid and Medicare. Hope they don't audit you.
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El Cid wrote:
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I work, you have poor memory. I am a Psychiatrist and clear $100.00 an hour after I pay my employess, office rent, utilities, and taxes. I also have no fear of arrest, unlike criminals.
Tick tock.
I do not accept Medicaid or Medicare, nor any other insurance, private pay only. Keeps the riff raff away and my costs down as I do not have to deal with the insurance companies BS.
Tick Tock.
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Juan wrote:
These people know the US will not do anything but deport them.
Those of us brought here as infants from Mexico deserve amnesty.
no you don't deserve amnesty you deserve to be sent back with your pathetic parent's. Blame them not my country

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