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Asians, more than Latinos, are largest group of new arrivals in U.S.
A Pew survey shows Asian-Americans are the "fastest -growing, hightest-income and best-educated" racial group in America.
June 19th, 2012
12:01 AM ET

Asians, more than Latinos, are largest group of new arrivals in U.S.

By Moni Basu, CNN

(CNN) –The immigration debate often centers on stemming the flow of people entering the United States illegally and what to do about securing borders to the south. But here's a fact that goes without much attention: Asians have now taken over Latinos as the largest group of new arrivals every year.

In 2010, 36% of new immigrants were Asians compared to 31% for Hispanics, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.

That's a significant change from a decade ago, when 19% of immigrants were Asians and 59% were Hispanics.

"They were already a significant part of the immigration story. It seems like in the last few years they are the most important part of the immigration story," said Karthick Ramakrishnan, a political scientist at the University of California at Riverside, and expert on Asian-American immigration and civic participation.

He said that if the trends continue, Asian-Americans will play greater roles in shaping American society and perhaps, more significantly in an election year, they will have an impact at the polls.

"This is an important moment to see immigration for what it is - that it is far more complicated and diverse than deporting illegal immigrants," Ramakrishnan said, referring to discussion sparked by President Barack Obama's policy shift last week to spare some children of illegal immigrants from deportation.

Far fewer Asian Americans enter the United States illegally than do Hispanics. The Pew survey looked at recent arrivals of people with both legal and unauthorized status, as well as those arriving with work, student or other temporary visas.

Pew's exhaustive new report on Asian-Americans found important differences between Asian-Americans and other population groups in America. It also shed light on the diversity among Asian-Americans, who sometimes cringe at the broadness of the category that covers every country of origin from Afghanistan to South Korea.

The Pew survey showed that across the board, Asian-Americans are more satisfied than any other Americans with their lives, finances and direction of the country.

They also place more value on traditional marriage, family and parenthood and usually possess a strong work ethic.

Nearly seven in 10 respondents said people could get ahead if they are willing to work hard. And 93% of Asian-Americans describe people of their origin as "very hard-working," whereas only 57% said the same about Americans as a whole.

Asian-Americans also attain college degrees (61%) at about double the rate of recent non-Asian immigrants (30%), Pew found.

"The overall picture that you get from this survey is that like immigrants throughout American history, Asian-Americans are strivers," said Pew’s Paul Taylor, who edited the study.

"But what's interesting about them are the educational credentials.” He said. “By far they are the best educated in American history."

It's not that Asian-Americans value education more.

"Everyone values education," Ramakrishnan said. "But the difference is in the sacrifices Asian-Americans are willing to make."

He said his department’s research has found instances where Asian families in Southern California will move into a much smaller house in order to move to the best school districts.

However, some Asian-Americans recognize that they may go overboard in stressing hard work.

Nearly 39% in the Pew survey said Asian-American parents put too much pressure on their children to do well in school. Think "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," the provocative memoir by Yale Law Professor Amy Chua that sparked conversation about strict parenting.

Pew recognized the vast differences between the nationalities lumped under the U.S. Census Bureau category of Asian-American - the six major countries are China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Vietnam and India.

New citizens: Why did you become an American?

Indian-Americans lead other groups in terms of income and education.

Seven in 10 Indian-American adults ages 25 and older have a college degree, compared with about half of Americans of Korean, Chinese, Filipino and Japanese ancestry, and about a quarter of Vietnamese-Americans.

Ramakrishnan attributed that largely to the fact that the Indians coming to America are the cream of the crop. They also have very high proficiency levels in English because of a history of British colonialism.

As a whole, Pew found Asian median income and household wealth exceeded average Americans.

Asian median annual household income is $66,000 versus $49,800 for all Americans.

Asians who came to this country are more likely than their compatriots back home to say their standard of living is better than that of their parents at the same stage of life.

But there are differences on the socioeconomic ladder.

Americans with Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese and “other U.S. Asian” origins have a higher poverty rate than does the general public, while Pew found that those with Indian, Japanese and Filipino origins have lower rates.

There were other factors that made the groups distinct.

The survey noted that Indian-Americans stand out in the personal importance they place on parenting - 78% of them said being a good parent is one of the most important things to them personally.

Korean-Americans are the most likely to say discrimination against their group is a major problem, and they are the least likely to say that their group gets along very well with other racial and ethnic groups.

In contrast, Filipinos are the most positive on interethnic and interracial relations in America.

The Vietnamese are the only major subgroup who arrived on American shores as political refugees; the others say they have come mostly for economic, educational and family reasons.

Ramakrishnan said the Vietnamese were also the only subgroup that tended to vote Republican but that is changing given anti-immigration positions and other exclusionary measures supported by some GOP lawmakers.

The American dream began later for Asian-Americans than other immigrant groups because of racial discrimination.

It was not until 1965, during the height of the civil rights movement and robust economic growth, that the United States opened its doors to immigration from all parts of the world.

The decision paved the way for Asian-Americans to grow from less than 1% of the population more than 40 years ago to nearly 6% now.

Persisting prejudice against Asians led to many communities developing in their own enclaves, Taylor said. Hence the blossoming of Chinatowns, Japantowns and Koreatowns.

But now Asian-Americans are more likely to live in mixed neighborhoods and marry out of their race.

"When newly minted medical school graduate Priscilla Chan married Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg last month, she joined the 37% of all recent Asian-American brides who wed a non-Asian groom," the Pew report said.

Between 2008 and 2010, 29% of all Asian newlyweds married someone of a different race, compared with 26% of Hispanics, 17% of blacks and 9% of whites.

Among them, Japanese had the highest rate of intermarriage and Indians had the lowest, Pew said. More than half of recent Japanese newlyweds married a non-Asian; among recent Indian newlyweds, one in eight did.

Another big distinction was with single parenthood. Forty-one percent of all American parents are single parents. Among Asians, that number plummets to 16 % and among Indians, it's 2% to 3%.

Pew spoke with 3,511 Asian-Americans between January 3 and March 27. The telephone interviews were conducted in English and seven Asian languages.

Ramakrishnan said the Asian-American population, unnoticed before in many spheres of American life, would only continue to increase its share of the spotlight.

In swing states like Virginia and Nevada, where census data now shows Asians make up 9% of the population, Asian-Americans will make a mark at the ballot box in November, Ramakrishnan predicted. Most tend to vote Democratic.

"Republicans should be wary," he said.

At the very least, Taylor said the robust Asian-American immigration is sure to redefine the debate over people coming to these shores.

"Illegal immigration has been a driver of the immigration policy debate and illegal immigration has been primarily associated with Hispanics," he said.

But now, he said, the discussion may be forced to keep up with immigration realities.

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  1. HiJive

    The chinese will take over, quitely. The women are marrying white bozos nerdy guys to blend in (must be an upgrade for them). The women marrying white Americans are in the 40% the last time I read some statistics – no accident.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alain

      Haha...you're just jealous because they don't pick you! –face it: your genes are on their way out.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • conrad

      We should all interbreed as much as possible so that we can become a single mixed race and all this racist nonsense could just end.

      June 19, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Aeromechanic

        I think i could still find something to dislike about most people.

        June 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. meaty bones

    Matty,

    They aren't afraid that the sun will kill them, they use an umbrella from shielding themselves from getting tanned, as pale skin is preferred in most Asian cultures.

    If you expanded your mind and heart a little to other cultures, and took some time to understand other cultures, you would not look so stupid and racist.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Slyder

    I continue to lose faith in humanity every time i read the comments on these articles...

    June 19, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Likewise, bud, Its amazing how Fox News has rotted the minds of so many Americans.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      Hate and ignorance is still alive and well in America.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • RAJIV

      I lose even more after reading your comment.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angel

      Agreed!!

      June 19, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. James

    I would venture to say most of the Asians are LEGAL!!!

    June 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Eric Kapoor

    Most Asians are legal, smart and highly educated group of people and they are contributing factor to the society in general. Where as Latinos are mostly illegal, hold under the table low paying type jobs. Not highly educated and do not pay taxes. The issue is, "Who is legally here and who is not."

    June 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • RAJIV

      May be thats why the Uscis didnt want to deport me ( an engineer) even when i requested them to deport me. They said it cost thousand bucks to fly me back to my native country.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • HiJive

      A huge number of the Chinese and Indians – sometimes exceeding the Latinos – are crossing over from Mexico. That is not a legal entry by any means.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Gdubya

        "More Chinese and Indians are crossing the borders from Mexico than Latinos" ? Seriously? Where did you come up with that one?

        June 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Derek

      Most of guys working in Gas stations and Motels enter illegally. They are from India and Pakisthan. They can hardly put a sentence together .. forget about higher level of learning.

      June 19, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • RAJIV

        There s a visa called 'business visa'

        June 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hemchandra

    I find it unamrican when a person asks someone to adopt the so called American dream forgets that the country was build by people who wanted freedom from mentality of "my way is highway!" We swear by liberty yet we don't want to recognize freedom of others to live life they want to live. You expect people to adept. By the same logic you shouldd have adopted ways natives. You don't mingle with other people from other culture yet when they don't, you call them unamerican. How ironic and hypocritical. Recognize that there are many ways to live an American dream. 🙂

    June 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric Kapoor

      Couldn't have said it any better. SPOT ON!!

      June 19, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hey Stoooopid!

    The keyword here is ILLEGAL! So does that mean if I don't like the law I can cheat on my taxes, make counterfeit money, steal from my neighbor or trespass on anybodies property I choose to build a house? After all the economy is bad why not? See the point? If you want to be here DO IT RIGHT & LEGAL! or GTF OUT!!!

    June 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Ummmm

    You can't pee in the side streets because it's unhygienic, actually...

    June 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. EnoughZnough

    That's right, but ret@rds like amy are incapable of thinking for themselves and actually performing real calculations.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Chris

    So you're saying no Asian-Americans were granted amnesty under the Reagan administration? You know this for a FACT?

    June 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. matty bones

    The last time a Korean tried to screw me out of a lighter when I told him it did not work and all of a sudden he didn't speak English his window magically broke in the middle of the night and new security cameras were put in. No speacky no window.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Chris

    I see you are determined to destroy what's left of the English language.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. raith

    they kill all the girls at birth, silly

    June 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jack

    I'm not sure how people can think sending someone back to a bad life is the right thing to do – especially when the vast majority of the "illegals" are doing no harm, or doing good.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Hahaha doing no harm? Come to Modesto california and ill show you "no harm" when an illegal walks up to you and pulls a gun on you and demands your vallet.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jake

      So then they must all be violent criminal. Got it.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Actually by default you have to do harm as an illegal. Even dismissing the trespassing, they are driving without a license, medical fraud, Social security fraud, education fraud, and tax evasion. You are going to have to do better Jake. Though I don’t expect much at this point.

      June 19, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nah

      tom: "Actually by default you have to do harm as an illegal. Even dismissing the trespassing, they are driving without a license, medical fraud, Social security fraud, education fraud, and tax evasion."

      Hell must have frozen over. Tom tom said something intelligent for once?

      June 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cassarit

    This article is self serving garbage. Who commisioned it? The chinese ministry of information? The Indian ministry of information?

    You were all complaining that Mexicans were standing around at the 711 waiting to be picked up for farm or gardening work? I'm sure you'll be very happy when one of these "highly educated" Asiatics buys the company you work for and calls you a lazy American for wanting to take Saturday off!Ever wondered who set you off against Mexicans? Now you know.
    Bozos!

    June 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      Not paranoid are you?

      June 19, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • Cassarit

        No
        I just recognize the amount of economic and political influence Asians already have in this country. It goes way beyond their ability to dump garbage products here without government stopping them. Also, I've met plenty of Asians and they seem to hold the view that Americans are lazy and stupid. If you want people coming in here who think that you should get your head exained.

        June 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Tesingoelboyo

    This is good news. The Asians will hopefully help lift our nation out of the pit of ignorance and mediocrity that it has been thrown in.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cassarit

      Yeah right! And turn us into slaves!

      June 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • cheekyindian

        Cassarit seems to know where he is heading. He must have a good grasp on what his skills are........

        June 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • RAJIV

      There was no term as Slavery in Asian languages until they learned from Europeans in the 18th century. They had servants though.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  17. whit2378

    just open all boaders,and let the taxpayers foot the bill.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      I bet you don't even pay tax.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • snowdogg

      Assuming you meant "borders"?

      June 19, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Nuje

    Only a small group hate illegals. They don't know what they are talking about though.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Nadine

    God bless America, but his mercy will run out. You think the God of heaven in love with America with all the racists attacking his children. All souls are mine saith the Lord.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  20. te

    AGAIN...how about doing the story on ILLEGAL immigration and not LEGAL immigration

    June 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  21. QS

    I'm confused – they tend to be more for "traditional marriage" says the article, which implies they would vote conservative....but further down it says they tend to vote democratic. So they'll vote for a conservative to hopefully prevent gay marriage, but by doing so they vote for the party that is intent on making it so much harder and more expensive to go to college in general.

    Pretty much sums up why gay rights, including marriage, cannot be put to a vote by the majority....every new influx of differing demographics would constantly be changing the landscape in that context. Nobody should be able to vote on the rights of others for this simple reason.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      I have a better idea. Exterminate mindless morons named Brian.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Much easier just to eleminate the bigots and magic believers

      June 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Joe Seattle

    Dumb conclusion. Most Asian Americans vote Republican. People with a real work ethic, low expetations that their children will be criminals, and who don't abandon them through divorce don't sympathize much with the Democratic party. And Asians heavily favor legal immigration. All the metrics quoted in the article, in fact, boil down to one thing – integrity.

    Just FYI, statistical studies of world intelligence distribution place Asians mean IQ about fifteen points higher than hispanics.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • stonesrule

      Thank goodness for the influx of Asians! Honest, hard working and high achieving people who truly value all that America has to offer. Likewise, Hispanics have achieved so much in America – good work ethic, family oriented and generally very, very nice people! Blacks.......not so much.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cassarit

      Why don't you go live in China and become a slave.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Emma Jo

    Asian people support their race/culture. They also do not believe in mental illness. So be careful!!!

    June 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Nuje

    40-60% of asian women experience s exual abuse by their partner, while only 20% of all other races.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Sarah

    This article is nonsensical. The writer starts off by quoting the illegal immigration debate then she proceeds to quote figures for legal immigrants into the US the entirety of the article. HUH?
    The headline is also very misleading. It says 'More Asians in U.S. than Hispanics'. Only a bigoted fool would purposely write it so. Hispanics outnumber Asians about 5:1 if not more in the US and if you count 'illegal' immigration their numbers far exceeds Asian immigrants.
    Only a very small percentage of Asians come illegally and even those who do come here an individuals as oppose to a family unit with anchor babies etc.
    Author is plain and simple race baiter. I'm surprise she passes herself off as a journalist and author.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  26. KM

    So the next group to be pandered to by the two major political parties with be Asians. What else is new?

    June 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • JB

      I think they're too smart to fall prey to the liberal's false promises. They don't need handouts.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • JaeB

        I am embarrassed we share the same initials. Your racism speaks volumes since you are defending a party and a movement that is racist at its core. The more rational question would be why should any group of new Americans, Asians included want to align with conservatives who represent intolerance, xenophobia and class warfare?

        June 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • hawkeyez

        Spot on JB

        June 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • John

        Once they become rich enough they'll get all the handouts they could ever dream of thanks the the repugnicans and their hand outs and tax cuts for the rich.

        June 19, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ian

      Meh... I know way... too many who take advantage of government hand-outs. Makes me sick to stomach.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • legal alien

      You more Asians enter legally, right?

      June 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • RAJIV

      I like Republican agendas but i m an illegal (expired h1b) person here. I can t go back coz i ve been here for 15 years. My native country denied my passport. My life is in Obama's hands.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • hug

        I am the true illegal. I am Chinese, but I born in Ghana because my parent work there. Yet, Ghana did nott give me citizenship. Oh well, it is Ghana's loss.

        June 19, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Cassarit

        The two of you should get the heck out of America.

        June 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • RAJIV

        If i could I would. Who would want to live next to someone who hates people from other races.

        June 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • ROTFL

        Maybe you can try to sneak back in like you did when you came here.

        June 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • RAJIV

        I didnt sneak in. I was actually welcomed. When i landed in the airport there were 7 white americans( university staffs) to welcome me.

        June 19, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  27. JB

    @Samantha you're obviously the only racist bigot here and are just trying to bait people. Don't know what your ethnicity is, nor do I care.

    Also, I'm 1/2 hispanic and do not agree at all with the hispanic inability to assimilate into the american culture. By all means, remember your roots, your history is important. But you are now in THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Have pride in it, make this country better with your presence, don't set it back by forcing a second language on everyone. This country cannot have a main language besides english because there are SO MANY other languages and cultures here, we need 1 message to unite us or we will always argue and hate each other.
    I feel like racism has only gotten worse since the illegal immigrant influx and the liberal media fanning the fire.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Think About It

    If you want to see how an ethnic group will do here in the US, look at where that ethnic group came from and how they did there...simple.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Lefty

    I prefer illegal Asians in my neighborhood over native born blacks. Asians are cleaner, friendlier, work harder, have more respect, better parenting, less cases of STDs. They stay out of trouble with the law and have low incidences of drug use. They have pride in their community and value education for their children. Asians come to this country and in one generation achieve what blacks never have...economic equality, and the respect of the general populace.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arvy

      So what you are talking about here is RACISM!. You certainly sound like someone I wouldn't want to live next door because you could flip the script at anytime to suit your bigotry. Oh, snap you probably already do liive next door. Sorry dude...

      June 19, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lefty

      I'm half Turkish/half Armenian. No one has ever called me white trash before.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Billy

      Aww, aren't you the good little liberal loser. Truth hurts doesn't it scrub

      June 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lefty

      There's an intelligent retort.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • jim

      dont know about the friendly part....

      June 19, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • EnoughZnough

      Lefty, you are dead-on. I just wish we could replace every black with ANYTHING, Asian, Hispanic, illegal WHATEVER!

      June 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cassarit

      Funny how Asians think the same of you that you think of native born blacks!

      June 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carly

      Lefty: That's funny. Back in my raving days it was always the Asian kids who had the best ecstasy.

      June 19, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Ben

    Whenever I feel that I am dumber than my peers, I come here and read the comments sections and it makes me feel better.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • lolwut

      Glad I could help!

      June 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Are You Blind?

    America you can’t get any blinder!!! They are telling you what is happening now and what will happen in 10, 15 or 20 years. You worry about illegal Immigrants from Mexico, Central & South America taking your jobs… They are only here to do the jobs you DON’T WANT because they are MINIMUM WAGE JOBS like cleaning toilets and making beds. This new fast growing ASIAN community is who you should be worried about… They have higher IQ’s, they are excellent in chemistry, math and other subjects and they are definitely working on their bachelor’s and master’s degrees and because they DO come legally to the country, they are able to TAKE your high paying jobs… They are who you, America should be worried about!!! Tell me if I am not correct?!

    June 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arvy

      Right On Point! Or, Just RIGHT ON!

      June 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • RAJIV

      After taking high paying jobs, they also create new jobs by investing on a new companies.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • equality for all

      You're not correct. Why would americans worry about citizens that can contribute to society, not cause crime, not be reliant on welfare? Heck- they're benefit everybody by expanding american industry and paying taxes.

      Most americans are pro-immigration. They just don't support immigrants who are on welfare immediately, who cause crime, whose first act in the US is breaking an immigration law

      June 19, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Are You Blind?

        "not cause crime"...
        Are you kidding me???? You must not be aware of the Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean mafia that is fast and strong growing in front of our own faces and we don’t even see it. Because of their high intelligence they have being smuggling drugs and weapons into the country without detection and because of people like YOU who think they are good people and are only here to create jobs we won’t see it until it’s too late.

        June 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Amy

    Fact: There are more whites on welfare than any other race.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jake

      There are also more whites than any other race, though.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lefty

      Af Ams are 12% of the population, but receive 33% of the welfare in this country.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • George, Dallas, TX

      Percentage wise, the blacks and latinos beat out everyone! Good try though.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marcia Cross

      I love this line of thinking. Parroting what you're told. Show me percentages and then we'll talk.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • jewel

      state your resource

      June 19, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Marcia Cross

    If only it were actual Asians, and not swarthy militant Islamist that are trying to kill us all, that would be fine. I love the way Asians are lumped in with with Arabs just because of loose geography.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • macbaldy

      Arabs aren't 'lumped" with Asians in any significant fashion. In reality, the largest Muslim nation is non-Arab, Indonesia. India has a significant Muslim population, non-Arab.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Sean

    Raise yours hand everyone that had a say in which ethnicity or culture they were born? It's easy enough to Google the accomplishments of blacks in North American society, but unfortunately some people cannot see past their own noses

    June 19, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marcia Cross

      Could you please provide links? I am having a hard time.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marcia Cross

      @Dan I mean real things, not made up stuff that is easily disproved. I suggest you use the same search engine to back up your claims as well. Just because someone can post on the internet their opinion doesn't make it true. Your posting to this site proves that much. Really, the KKK? Nice way to pull the race card when I simply ask for facts and not feel good stories. Well played.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan

        Obviously you were too lazy or too scared of what you might find if you had taken the time to do the simple Google search I had suggested. In doing so, I found thousands of factual websites with information about the many accomplishments in America by blacks. And by the way, I'm lily white and disgusted by racist idiots like you....you make OUR race look bad.

        June 19, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  35. spdy1

    Uncontrolled Immigration is a HUGE danger. If they can work and pay taxes, come one down. But the anchor baby law is a heinous fraud perpetrated on the American civilian. I can think of now other country that allows women to fly in, give birth, then fly out with an instant American citizen who has all the rights that YOU do!
    Mexico should be kicking themselves in the - !!! They had the PRIME opportunity to pull themselves out of poverty by building factories to make cheap plastic --, But NO they can't get their act together to save their lives so we enrich a communist country 6,000 MILES AWAY! how stupid is that???? Ultimate failure you Mexicans, you could have cornered the market, and stuff would be even cheaper at Walmart since it only has to be trucked North instead of a 6,000 mile boat ride. you idiots!!!

    June 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • spdy1

      How hard is it to show up to work on time and make cheap plastic -- in a factory? millions of chinese do it, but our lovely neighbors to the south can't figure it out. It's called hard work stupid, now you're left behind. it's cultural

      June 19, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thinktank

      USA gives away free citizenship ONLY because it can cast its tax net over its citizens all over the world, The only developed country that taxes citizens on foreign income is US. You don't get the benefits of unemployment or social security, but will have to pay tax!!!

      June 19, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Jimmy

    You need to come where I live. It is full of Asian gangs. Mostly Vietnamese and Filipino.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  37. zz

    Generalization makes you sound dumb. I've met some really smart Asians, Caucasians, Blacks and Latino ...and some very dumb Asians, Caucasians, Blacks and Latino...

    June 19, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Trent Clemmens

    If China was located where Mexico is, the United States would already be a Chinese "Autonomous Region". Either way, they're back to finish what they started in the 1800s before our laws got in the way. Hope You guys like authoritarianism.........and rice.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hana

      I love rice!

      June 21, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  39. Bribarian

    deport

    June 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • RAJIV

      My H1b expired in 2008 because companies only hired US engineers who were citizens. Then last year I went to Department of Homeland S and told them to deport me. They said 'No'. It takes thousand bucks to fly me bAck so they said: find any kind of low tech jobs and survive.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  40. MikeLy

    "Far fewer Asian Americans enter the United States illegally than do Hispanics. "
    Who's the knuckle head doing this research??!!

    June 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ian

      Ermmm.... it's.... kinda hard to swim across Pacific ocean...

      June 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • Hana

        I don't know... is that a proven fact? Maybe we should race to see...

        June 19, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Arvy

    I agree with several comments about the illegal immigrants. Most if not all illegal’s that cross from the Mexican borders do not have any intention of paying taxes or serving in the armed forces. They are here to take a much as they can without contributing anything. We don’t necessary have to wait for the government to do something about because there are simple things we can do to limit their impact on our society. For example (homeowners) can simply not hire them to do simple things like our lawns or if you do, pay them by check. That at the very least will force them to obtain some form of ID or maybe open a bank account. Let's do a little math: if illegal’s cut grass and let’s say they have a minimum of 50 accounts at $25.00 each and they maintain the lawn 4 times per month and they are paid in cash. That represents $5000.00 per month TAX FREE. Now add the girl friend that is getting food stamps and somehow has managed to get housing assistance. What is it all worth? Meanwhile, you and I work one maybe even two jobs just to get by and we pay our share of taxes. Some would say we are the dummies, but I say wrong, we are what keep this system going. Not the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT!

    June 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • howard lee

      if even legal citizens cut the lawn, they are likely to cheat IRS. but illegal aliens can cut lawn at much cheaper rate.
      it will enable americans to have extra cash to spend. in the long run,it will enrich US citizens and US economy.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  42. chieatfetus

    It's all the filippinos

    June 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  43. sam ash

    This is a totally bogus post. The article does not say that this is immigration data for the year 2010 ONLY. The article further does not clarify that Asian Americans currently make up only 5% of the population.
    This article also does not clarify that this census does not differentiate between legal and illegal immigration. It makes it sound as though this is all about illegal immigration, when in actuality it is about legal immigration.
    CNN stop posting incomplete information as full articles and out of context.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  44. macbaldy

    Amen, at this point in human history, all of us are mongrels. Europe's torrid history of wars and conquests readily renders any pretensions of "purity" of any kind. English is the most mongrel language in the world, which is why it's the only major language that has no formal standards or limitations.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  45. CaDude

    Q: How many black politicians in local, state and federal levels combined?
    A: thousands

    Q: How many Asian politicians in local, state and federal levels combined?
    A: few, miniscule compared to their black counter part.

    Q: Which group is doing better as a whole in our society?
    A: Asians

    I'm not saying Asians are any better than anyone else. I'm just stating a fact.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • EnoughZnough

      You are dead-on. Let's start a movement to replace evry black with an Asian! Could you imagine how much better off this country would be, seriously?!!

      June 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Norm

    Then leave....or doesn't your ethnic backgroud allow you to do so.............

    June 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Arvy

    I agree with several comments about the illegal person. Most if not all illegal’s the cross from the Mexican borders do not have any intention of paying taxes or serving in the armed forces. They are here to take a much as they can without contributing anything back. Now on the other hand we (homeowners for example) can limit the impact they have on our society by simply not hiring them to do simple things like our lawns or if you do, pay them by check. That at the very least will force them to obtain some form of id or open a bank account. Let's do a little math: if illegal’s cut grass and let’s say they have a minimum of 50 accounts at $25.00 each and they maintain the lawn 4 times per month, the represents $5000.00 per month tax free. Now add their girl friend that is getting food stamps and somehow has managed to get housing assistance. What is it all worth? Meanwhile, you and I work one maybe even two jobs just to get by and we pay our share of taxes. Some would say we are the dummies, but I say wrong, we are what keep this system going. Not the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT!

    June 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      you have to be a US citizen to qualify for assistance. So illegals wouldn't qualify.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • MPD

        Obama's aunt lives down the street from me and it is a fact that she was receiving benefits including housing while having a deportation order over her. She is not the only one but one for which there is proof.

        June 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • JazzBbass

        Apparently you haven't figured out their scam yet. This is how it works. The illegal mexicans come here over the border illegally, then they pop out as many kids as they can, which are born as legal citizens, which gives the mexican leecher's anchor baby free WIC, welfare, education, and free health care. Not only that, but since the anchor baby is legal, the illegal parents are usually not deported – hence the term "anchor baby".

        The illegals are not only scamming us and bankrupting our nation, but our president supports them, all with the collusion of the left wing media.

        June 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • Hana

        Perhaps that part of the story doesn't jive, but I think I follow the basics. I work hard for my money... I kind of hope the taxes I'm required to pay in support of this government are used on something better than supporting people who do not contribute.

        June 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Jake

    Scientifically looking at intelligence in ethnic groups serves no purpose. If a black person is a better surgeon that a white person, then what does the IQ of the general populations matter?

    June 19, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  49. equality for all

    Another difference between asian and mexican immigrants:

    Mexican-americans qualify for affirmative action and get preferences for college admission, jobs, government contracts

    June 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • RAJIV

      The more help you get, the weaker you become.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • trublue007

        Very true, just look at countries begging for AID year in year out.

        June 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  50. CaDude

    Speaking as an Asian myself, Asians are some of the most pregidous people in the world.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jake

      You mean prodigious?

      June 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chris

        I think he/she means prejudice?

        June 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • equality for all

        no- predigous means people who are likely to create new words on CNN comment boards

        June 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • What?

      CaDude,you need to correct yourself. Old school Asian immigrants are the most prejudiced.......us American born can't be looped into that statement.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • RAJIV

      I learned a new English word today.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • vic

      first of all,your spelling is wrong-i think what you are saying is , Asians are very "prejudice" people,against whom?i am an Asian-American, and a Republican and most of all,i don't have your kind of spirit;maybe,you are not really of an Asian origin to bash your own.oh i got it you are just "sucking up" don't you.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Jeff E

    immigration is fine as long as the people in question are coming into the States Legal.. However, when Dealing with USCIS (formerly Known as INS) they need to really think about simplifying immigration forums. when you actually call uscis you hear "please be aware that agents can only provide you with basic immigration policies as the immigration policies are very complex"

    June 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  52. lolwut

    See, that's the problem. A 30-year-old Latino chick looks like she's about 45. A 30-year-old Asian chick still looks like she's 20. You have to think long term!

    June 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  53. tamara stokley

    Funny how when white people bring up scientific IQ data to explain black behavior they are racist, using unreliable data, or insecure and putting blacks down to feel better.

    White people bring up asians or certain jewish races have a HIGHER IQ because they are not doing it out of hate- it is just a predictive measure of how well people will do in our society and everybody wants a better society. Except for self-hating white people that do not believe in scientific evidence.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Amy

    why does everyone assume mexicans get help if they are here illegally? They don't. You have to be a US citizen to get food stamps or any other assistance from the GOV. At least it's like that here in AZ.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jake

      AZ is such a shining example with her senile governor ("I have did so much arizona"), and her SB1070, and her amazing sheriff.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • linda operle

      Wrong! They get help with tuition, housing, medical care. This same level of help is denied to natural born citizens. A bosnian couple moved in next door fresh off the boat, how do you think they afforded a home in my subdivision? I asked them and they were happy to tell me the goverment loaned them the money no questions asked.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • Amy

        Bosnian not mexican. They probably filed for amnesty and met certain requirements to get that help. Im sure they met a certain criteria.

        June 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • SoArizona

      But their citizen children DO receive LOTS. No more anchor babies!

      June 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  55. CaDude

    lol....

    June 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Norm

    There's no law that says you can't leave.............

    June 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  57. RAJIV

    Asians play by the rules.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  58. caesarbc

    So what if more Asians are entering the US than Mexicans? Stop viewing everything through the lens of racism.
    This country has an equal opportunity to be taken over by any race.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • RAJIV

      I came to America thinking that i ll have to English and only English, but it seems that i have to learn one more language called Spanish. US should make English an Official language.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  59. James

    I welcome anyone in our country if they will work, and contribute to society...and then we can move the millions that won't work, or try to better themselves, or even try to take care of themselves, and get off our welfare programs...

    June 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • linda operle

      Perhaps when someone actually OFFERS them a job the'll get off welfare. Of course no one ever will as long as the Asians/hispanics take the jobs that should have been offered to natural born citizens. You act like they get offers and turn them down NOT. I know many who take Wefare to SURVIVE they are also out there looking for jobs EVERY DAY. We need to take these employers to task who pass up american workers in favor of immigrants.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ian

        Question to you Linda. Why do employers offer job and pay salary? To offer compensation for service rendered, or to act as social welfare? Exactly. Why offer job to someone who can't get the work done, when there is another person willing to work hard for it. I rest my case.

        June 19, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth Hurts

      They're called Latinos

      June 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • RAJIV

      It's a sin to ask for help even when you dont actually need help.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Jony3322

    I am a VN boat people. Yes, I used to be voting for Repulican, but I changed to Democrat after 2004 because I was seeing the direction heading to a diaster economy with too many wars and too much tax giving away. I am now still not changing my mind with the way Repulican either doing nothing or just trying to destroy its opponents instead of working toward the commond good for the country.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  61. CaDude

    take heart. you may be the only idiot here.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  62. JazzBbass

    HELLO. You should have paid more attention in your anthropology class when they talked about how the "native" Americans all immigrated here from Asia. Yes, we're ALL immigrants in this country, including the "NATIVES".

    June 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • macbaldy

      Nobody knows for sure how long "natives" have been in this hemisphere. Recent findings indicate that ancient human settlements in South America are older than those in North America. Stay tuned. Maybe extraterrestrials landed there first?

      June 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  63. S

    Why is it asian immigrants can assimilate and wave the american flags proudly and the hispanic immigrants cannot? they still flag their mexican flags and refuse to assimilate..

    June 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • CaDude

      Because manyHispanic people still feel this is their land.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • macbaldy

        Many indigenous tribes in Mexico are not "Hispanic". When these people immigrate to the US, ESL instructors teach them Spanish so that they can learn English with the regular classes. This has been true of Central and South American indigenous peoples as well. Many indigenous tribes in the US Southwest have Spanish surnames but aren't "Hispanic".

        June 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • RAJIV

      Asians come to America to be one like an American. I m an Asian and I know that.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • S

      and I'm asian.. who is also an immigrant.. I can see that clearly from where I am.. What strong roots are you referring to? it's about being respectful.. Are you being a bigot in saying that most asian families do not have strong roots? we do and we do it well...

      June 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norm

      YOU should know that your comments come off as some kind of big mouth who thinks she can change people's human nature.
      Grow up before you get a very rude awakening.
      People are who they are and your insults and constant childish pratter aren't going to change anything.........ever.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marcia Cross

      I'd rather see Asian immigrants any day. At least you know that they have a strong work ethic, family values, and don't rape rob murder and loot everything around them. When was the last time you felt you had to cross to the other side of the street when an Asian was coming towards you?

      June 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan

        But you wouldn't stereotype anyone, would you, you racist idiot? Don't you have something better to do in your trailer park today?

        June 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Chris

    I see nothing wrong with this. Asians are the "good" immigrants – educated and productive members of society.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • CaDude

      Finally. Asians are part of a race discussion....lol..

      June 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Norm

      Latinos are rude and arrogant and walk around with a chip on their shoulder, staring you down , waiting for you to blink.
      They're loud and smelly too.
      Now Asians are the exact opposite.
      No Sammy....I'm not a bigot....just speaking from personal experience.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Norm-the-inbreeder

        Too bad you have no b@lls to tell that to a latino to their face...just another bigoted fat troll hiding behind his keyboard

        June 19, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  65. William Kwon

    We korean americans need to embrace other people more. We are all Americans before anything now, and ultimately are "OUR" people. (posting this again since i cannot find my first post)

    June 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Aaron

    Way to smokescreen the issue, CNN. The issue is ILLEGAL immigration. I'm all for legal immigrants making the most of the opportunities afforded them in this nation. I'm against breaking the law, not paying taxes, and getting a free ride so the liberal media (yes, you, CNN) can play the race/tolerance card when anyone complains. "Republicans should be wary?" Hardly. When these LEGAL immigrants' children, who usually speak better English than native speakers, have to learn Spanish to take an exam, while mom and dad work to pay for illegal immigrants' healthcare and education, they sure as heck won't be voting Democrat. Amazing what responsibility and accountability to do voters.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • macbaldy

      Since the 2010 Census, DHS has been telling that the Border Patrol had begun to use the term "OTM" (Other Than Mexico) for the illegal traffic and that the most common source had become India (usually lumped in with "Asian").

      June 19, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • sam ash

        Yeah, 'cause they got smart and figured it is easier to get into the country via mexico than jump through all the hoops and hardships through the legal immigration route.

        June 19, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Really?

    It's not only whites that are bigots......it spans ethnicity. Sort of like when you assume all comments about illegal immigration come from whites.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jake

      maybe they are white hispanics

      June 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Jake

    irony

    June 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  69. William Kwon

    test

    June 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Doug

    Build a wall.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Jake

    You sound really creepy.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff E

      I sound creepy *Laughing* your the one mentioning arrogant statements about our President, I believe you need to evaluate the term creepy

      June 19, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jake

      I was parodying the posts that frequently end up here. But go home to your mail order bride.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Truth Hurts

    Welcome Asians – who at least have a positive impact on their communities

    June 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  73. j33

    You are thinking with wrong head.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff E

      J33, and your thinking with no head

      June 19, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Ryan

    Hey Now! Gun and knife Shows are pretty fun...

    June 19, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Jake

    You can't just call white people here bigots and then say that. Pick a route and stick to it.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  76. DS

    Maybe this will undo the damage to our schools done by The Board of Ed...

    June 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Jake

    Wow. just wow

    June 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Blake068

    If you notice, there is no age requirment or length of time that you have lived in these countries to spare you at all.. It does not matter if you have good morals or a DREAM of doing something that may better yourself. NO MERCY. It's BLACK AND WHITE. obama is a FAILURE, and does not understand the word "Illegal". There is no gray area.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  79. regular guy

    It is nice to see Asians with engineering degrees are assimilating into society. May be all the gun nuts will look at them and might focus on getting their kids higher education instead of taking them to gun ranges and stuffing bible down their throats.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynx

      I lean conservative, am Asian, don't own a gun, and believe in the Bible. What other stereotypes do you want to try now?

      June 19, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • vic

        i am an Asian-American,Republican and own the best guns money can buy ,so what? i work hard and pay taxes more than most of you people here are paying.

        June 19, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • revolting peasant

        It does amaze me that Asians subscribe to Jesus. Eastern religions strike me as so much more sensible.

        June 19, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  80. halfbreed

    By Moni Basu, CNN

    (CNN) –The immigration debate often centers on stemming the flow of people entering the United States illegally and what to do about securing borders to the south. But here's a fact that goes without much attention: Asians have now taken over Latinos as the largest group of new arrivals every year. - In other words Moni Basu is a fool and race baiter. WHY? because the entire argument of the article is irrelevant.
    She brings up ILLEGAL immigration (debate) and then she proceeds to spend the rest of the article talking about LEGAL immigration (primarily Asian immigrants) and tries to tie it to the initial subject.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • regular guy

      Yeah this article is dumb. Infact I am not sure what was the point of the article when it starts out with illegal immigrants and then goes into talking about legal immigrants the same way.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Dan

    Great...that gives some new people for conservatives to hate on. I'm sure they're tired of trashing blacks, Hispanics, gays, believers of Islam, and basically anyone not white.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • more asians please

      nope- cause conservatives aren't the real racists

      we value any people that work hard, study hard, do not suck social welfare programs dry, do not commit crime

      please show ANY evidence that conservatives discriminate against asians- or against any race for that matter

      there are many successful blacks and hispanics that are leaders in the republican party

      that liberals blame everything on race- and do not look at actual qualifications- is very telling as to who the real racists are

      June 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • joe

        "we value any people that work hard, study hard, do not suck social welfare programs dry, do not commit crime"

        Really? Conservatives value those people? Then why are you trying desperately to stop gays from marrying and raising families, and passing laws to limit their personal freedom? On average gay men are better educated, earn more money, and have far lower crime rates. Yet you people still hate them. So no, you don't "value" anything. As soon as the Asian population grows large enough to make you notice, you'll have a problem with them too.

        June 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • Hana

        As an Asian American, I have to agree with the conservative ideals that 'more asians please' has described. I will not be voting Democrat like the article suggests... just a thought. And Joe, we're talking the issue of race. Gay rights belong on another page.

        June 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jay

        I love how you're nickname is "more asians please", and you open with "conservatives aren't the real racists." Then you give an example of valuing people who work hard, don't commit crime, and don't suck the welfare system dry. Prey tell: Who were you thinking of when you gave those last examples? They're valid points in themselves in that everybody values those people, but to say that in a post regarding race makes me kind of suspect your intentions with those examples.

        The problem with conservative ideals is that they are very short-sighted, and dismiss all underlying causes. You conservatives (not to be confused with Republicans, because the GOP wasn't always conservative) brought slaves to America, made them labor without pay, and then made them go through long years of segregation that kept them poor for awhile. Then, when the Jim Crow laws were lifted and only what, 2-3 generations gone by, you expect them to magically rise through poverty and become at least middle class despite growing up with bad educational resources and with issues that the poor disproportionately have to endure like gangs, parental substance abuse, and other domestic issues?

        African Americans face extremely different environmental pressures as Asians. That doesn't mean either group is more or less deserving to exist here in America, but it does mean you should have more understanding why people are the way they are. It's that lack of understanding that's the "real racism" that you mention.

        June 19, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jay

        @Hana: You can tell your opinion, but please don't qualify it with "I'm Asian American," because you do not speak for me.

        June 19, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Hana

        @ Jay Perhaps I should have said I am one Asian American, but I thought since I used the pronoun "I" most people would understand it was my opinion. By that, I mean, I speak only for myself. In fact, to clarify even more, I used the "Asian American" part as an adjective to describe me, not the other way around.

        And in response to your history lesson, your distinciton between conservative and Republican could also be a good destinction against generalities. I wasn't around over a hundred years ago when slaves were brought to the country nor when Republicans stood in the way of minorities being given their rights. I do, however, identify with the ideal that if I work hard, I will be rewarded and not be required to help anyone else who does not work as hard as me. I think that's conservative, right? Just because the group I chose to affiliate my political views most closely with did bad things decades ago doesn't mean anything to me now. We should be accountable only for what we are responsible for. Because I'm an American, does that mean I should be held accountable for what happened to the Native Americans at hte nation's founding or the Japanese during WWII?

        June 21, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
      • Hana

        ... oh, and I just realized my quote was "I am AN Asian American..." No ranted necessary I guess lol

        June 21, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • DS

      As a conservative, I pledge not to promote/demote any Asians based on their race... Racist me!

      June 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynx

      Uh Dan, I don't belong to either political party, but I lean conservative if anything. So, are you saying if I am a conservative, I hate myself since I'm Asian? Talk about stereotypes

      June 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff E

      whats wrong with Muslims jake.. I'm a Muslim, I'm American Born and Raised. you are very arrogant, and yet you stand in judgement of others. you are no better than anyone else. Grow Up, Act your age, be a man and learn to respect other people. and FYI you aint no Christian, if you were a real Christian you wouldn't be bad mouthing another Faith, and/or another person. I'm sure you are only a "Christian" by Birth But you I'm sure don't Practice your faith, you may attend church once in a while i.e Christmas, but other than that you aint no real Christian. So How about you Focus on your life and stop judging someones Faith or Someone else

      June 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jake

      I was imitating the fools that post things like that. I actually like Obama.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jake

      There is nothing wrong with Muslims that couldn't be just as wrong with any other religion, though.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Jake

    It's something people with equal to or less than 80 IQ use to call white people who feel that they were unfairly treated because they feel they didn't get enough handouts.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Blake068

    If you cross the North Korean border illegally you get 12 years hard labor.
    If you cross the Iranian border illegally you are detained indefinitely.
    If you cross the Afghan border illegally, you get shot.
    If you cross the Saudi Arabian border illegally you will be jailed.
    If you cross the Chinese border illegally you may never be heard from again.
    If you cross the Venezuelan border illegally you will be branded a spy and your fate will be sealed.
    If you cross the Cuban border illegally you will be thrown into political prison to rot.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erik

      Yeah, all of those being dictorships or third world countries. America always wants to consider itself a just democracy so placing us into that realm is not realistic. You should compare us to Canada, the UK, Australia, Germany, France and so on.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      So you want to be more like those countries you listed? I don't understand...

      June 19, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Brian in DC

    This is actually a good thing, see L.A. for reinforcement of this notion.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Juan

    So if the two marry and have kids, are they Hsians or Aspaics? Wow think about the food they will make, mmmmm good!

    June 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Khmer Sar

      You're making me hungry, dude!

      June 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  86. obamaliar

    the key phrase is "far fewer Asians than Latinos enter illegally" The problem with latinos is they thumb their noses at our laws.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smokeyboy

      Well, now that's it's clear, start going after the Asian illegals too!!! I'm not prejudiced, I want any and all invaders escorted back to their home countries! Charter jets, and away they GO!!!

      June 19, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      Hellooooo! Mexico is on our boarder! Asia isn't!

      June 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • JD for me

        What difference does it make if Mexico is our border? (not boarder) If they are illegal they are shouldn't come. Don't show ignorance because Mexico is on the US border. Wrong is wrong!

        June 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Wow...talk about a story going sideways

    Rodney King asked "why can't we all get along"? The posters in this forum answered "what the hell for"? Hate: the ultimate eraser of all good things people have done to better themselves. God may bless America, but are you sure he's liking it?

    June 19, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wong King

      Yes, I think God likes it very much when Americans stand up for the collective culture of the english speaking republic. I welcome all Asians to America, because they work hard they are intelligent and they respect our culture by ;earning it. Latinos should do the sam and to hell with anyone who feels threatened by the truth. Latinos refuse to assimilate. Kick them out, one and all.

      June 19, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  88. No more Mexicans

    This article just supports facts that Mexicans primarily invade the U.S. and many commit other crimes while they are here. Asians, on the other hand, mostly come here legally and do something with their lives. They also assimilate to our culture a lot better than illegal Mexicans. Those of us who have lived in the Southwest already know all of this.

    Our tax dollars should be spent for one thing for illegals. A bus ride to the border. No school, housing assistance, food stamps, nada. Stop giving them a reason to come here illegaly and many will.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • JazzBbass

      "Probably white"............Oh, and you're not bigoted at all, right?

      June 19, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  89. kevgood

    America would be a lot better off with a lot more hot Asian and Puerto Rican babes. Come on, INS. Open up the flood gates. Do what's right for America for once.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy

      Um, Puerto Ricans are already US citizens and can come to the mainland freely.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  90. CentralParkTarzan

    Since the last 30 years...Cream of thcrop Asians have been coming to the US...lukiest country in the world...never have to pay their bills when they were born...No student loans...No healthcare expences...No growing up Pains...No training pains and expances...ALL READY MADE DELIVERED TO THE US DOORSTEP...READY TO GO-N-SERVE for half the American Salaries...its a blessing for America to grow...but with all the tech help grown overseas...why the US is not growing? Intel has 60% Chinese, 30% Indian and Pakistani...Tech staff researching the newest tech and merely 5% US sales force...Intel's founder in an interview at PBS!

    June 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marinedad05

      And if you don't learn to write English properly, all those Asians will be teaching you how to spell and write proper English, and no one is going to blame them.

      Jeez!

      June 19, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Jake

    they also murdered Indians

    June 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      What does India have to do with this? And who murdered them?

      June 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jake

        the original post was taken down as soon as I posted this.

        June 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Masse

    Maybe 3% of the people here living off 0.1% of our nation's wealth.
    I don't think illegal immigrants have anything to do with our problems.

    June 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • No more Mexicans

      Illegals don't cause problems here that effect us all? Are you insane? Ask any school teacher with illegals in their class how it effects them! The kids normally don't speak English for crap, get no help with school work at home (Mom and Dad are illegal and only speak Spanish). And how about all of the illegals using emergency rooms for basic care? There needs to be legislation allowing hopsitals to turn people away with the sniffles. Tell them to go by some theraflu, niquil and get the hell out of the ER that they are not paying a dime for.

      Yes, I believe illegal aliens have a large impact on us. It might be subtle, but it's there.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  93. a Navy vet

    The new generation of Asians now have money and more educated. If anybody works for the State of California, there are more Asians in there than any other work places. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed working with them, very smart and very nice to work with. If you see them, likely they be driving BMW, Mercedes, and of course, their favorite, Lexus. On the downside, they do have problem in Chinatown too, like bribe and corruptions. But for the most part, they are excellent neighbors and co-workers.

    June 19, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Jake

    Okay. Done.

    What's the next step?

    June 19, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • IDunno

      LoL Too, Too, funny Jake....

      June 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

    Actually the article mentions illegal immigration in the first paragraph as well as a couple other spots. One specially is that far fewer Asians come here illegally than Hispanic.

    June 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Jake

    They aren't going to understand what you are talking about. These are the "Der took our jerbs" type of people.

    June 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  97. more asians please

    If african americans are being kept down because they're not white, why are asians excelling in school, forming virtually crime-free communities and achieving economic success within a few years of entering the US?

    Alcoholism is genetic, depression is genetic, a bird can build a nest because they're born with this skill- face it people, certain races are not born with the ability to contribute to a successful democratic society

    June 19, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jake

      This is a useless argument that can only be used to fuel hate.

      June 19, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      It has nothing to do with genetics. It is cultural.

      June 19, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jake

        Even if it were genetic, it wouldn't matter.

        June 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

        From your other response to me, you are in no position to condemn another for fueling hate. And yes..if it was genetic it would matter. At least that’s what the Naz!s used to think. Do you agree with Naz!s jake?

        June 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jake

        Obviously, I wouldn't agree with the Nazi's, weirdo. I said it wouldn't matter, which means – it has no use. Absolutely nothing. Unless you are racist and use it to justify your beliefs. But you are right, I have no tolerance for the intolerant. It gets tedious after a while.

        June 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

        Insulting another in Lou of an actually argument is rather common isn’t it Jake. Seeing as the comment you responded to says: It has nothing to do with genetics. You seem rather confused. Perhaps you need to sit down for a minute or two.

        June 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jake

        That's why I said "even if it were genetic". Who's Lou by the way?

        June 19, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

        You’re spinning your wheels Jake.

        P.S. Lou is my 3rd cousin from Autocorrect, NY.

        June 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • jasoncdanforth

      Hey, you're dismissing cultural factors too quickly. Certain culture do have toxic elements, but I would point to african-americans that have overcome that and become successful contributors to society.

      It's the culture, not the race, that needs an overhaul.

      June 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • hemchandra

      It's the culture they were forced into by your ancestors. They present they politicians have kept them in the same culture for votes and politics. There are many African Americans that are as bright as any Asian can be. Your comment smack of absolute racism.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Thank you jasoncdanforth.

      @hemchandra
      Why do you assume my ancestors had anything to do with it? You cry racism then commit it yourself. One can be bright regardless of their culture. Intelligence is genetic.

      June 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sally

      African-American experience with slavery

      June 19, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

        NO African-American alive today or the generation before has experienced Slavery. They simply use it as another scapegoat for their failure as a culture.

        June 20, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  98. Rick

    Illegal aliens just want a better life!.....so why don't they FIX MEXICO ?!?!?!?
    Our forefathers fought and died for freedom and democracy. If you aren't willing to fix your own country, you can't sneak in here illegally and filch off our society that you have no stake in.

    June 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • JazzBbass

      "Why can't they fix mexico?" Good question. I'd say most likely it's because it's easier for them to hop the border to come here and get freebies than to stay in their country and fight the corruption and drug gangs. Because they're cowards maybe?

      June 19, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy

      Asians aren't seen as a threat to our women the same way that blacks and latinos are. That is why us white people don't care if they come over here. Just wait until more asian men marry white women than white men marry asain women. As soon as that happens all hell will break loose.

      June 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

        @Jimmy
        Aww poor Jimmy. Did some mean white man steal your momma?

        June 20, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  99. Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

    This just in! Asians are positive, contributing, LEGAL immigrants. Hispanics are a negative, draining, illegal alien.

    duh

    June 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jake

      All you do in life is use up our oxygen.

      June 19, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

        And how would you know Jake? Because I said something you disagree with?

        June 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patrick Portland

      Thank you....I drive this point home every time this conversation comes up.

      June 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  100. IDunno

    The Older Chick, right?

    June 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
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