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Foreign-born population in U.S. higher than ever
Immigrants wave flags after being sworn in as U.S. citizens in naturalization ceremonies in Pomona, California.
May 10th, 2012
10:25 PM ET

Foreign-born population in U.S. higher than ever

By Stephanie Siek, CNN

(CNN) – The United States is becoming increasingly international, according to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau  in the 2010 American Community Survey Thursday.

The number of foreign-born people in the United States is at an all-time high, at 40 million - an increase of about 9 million since the 2000 census. The 2010 census put the total U.S. population at almost 309 million.

But the foreign born comprise a smaller proportion of the total population (13%) than they did during the peak immigration years of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The 2010 American Community Survey also reveals that more than half of the nation’s foreign-born population lives in just four states: California, New York, Texas and Florida. Latin American immigrants remain the most numerous foreign-born group. Some 53% of all foreign-born population claimed their region of birth in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Just more than half of that group were born in Mexico, making it the most common country of origin - 29% of foreign-born residents, or 11.7 million people, were born there.

The next most common region of birth was Asia (28%), followed by Europe (12%), Africa (4%), North America (2%) and Oceania (less than 1%).

China was the second-most common country of birth for immigrants, with 2.2 million having originated from there. India and the Philippines tied for third, with 1.8 million each.Vietnam and El Salvador tied for fourth, with 1.2 million people from each country. Cuba and South Korea ranked fifth as countries of origin, with 1.1. million of the U.S. foreign-born population hailing from either.

Forty-four percent of foreign-born people are naturalized citizens, with European-born (62%) and Asian-born (58%) individuals having the highest rates of naturalization. People born in Latin America had the lowest rates of naturalization at 32%.

Citizenship rates increased the longer an immigrant remained in the U.S.  For immigrants who arrived before 1980, 80% are naturalized citizens. Among Asians who came to the country in the same timeframe, 90% are citizens.

By comparison, only about 13.7% of the total immigrants arriving since 2000 have become citizens, in part because immigrants generally must live in the U.S. continuously for five years as a permanent resident before qualifying for citizenship.

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  1. kickillegalsout

    The Leftist Anti White propaganda to justify an unlimited overpopulation of America in order to cause social chaos and collapse into a 3rd world wasteland. It always starts, we are all immigrants except the Native Americans, and it is always followed by, the "White" Europeans invaded and killed the Native Americans. How convenient they leave out those Spanish Europeans that also killed "Native Americans" and also invaded Mexico and slaughtered "Native Americans". The thing is that the Native Americans are also immigrants that crossed from the Bering Straight, who is to say there were no immigrants from Europe and Russia that immigrated first? If that is so then Europeans have the original claim to the land and not the so called "Native Americans" that the racist Anti White always want to portray as someone Non White in order to justify unlimited illegal immigration and immigration in general that just leads to lowered wages, increase carbon footprint and pollution, strain on resources, cultural clashes and unassimilation. Immigration was good for American in the 1900's but now it is killing America, we have plenty of people and can't even take care of who we got the last thing we need to do is putting foreigners above our own citizens!

    May 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huh?

      "Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
      With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
      Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
      A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
      Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
      Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
      Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
      The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
      "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
      With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
      Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
      The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
      Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
      I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

      That's the poem underneath the Statue of Liberty.

      May 13, 2012 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  2. Lee

    Most of those latin american countries are so corrupt and horrible places to live and instead of their people just fixing their own country they run here. Anyone who thinks the US is the most corrupt country needs to go to some of the countries in South America. The only country their worth anything is Brazil. Immigration isn't a bad thing until they start taking over and trying to turn this country into something it isn't. You want to live here and be a part of this country that is fine, if you want us to change so it is more like your home, then go home.

    May 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huh?

      Change to what? You do realize that America is still only two and a half centuries old? It's still the "baby" of the countries. America is constantly changing and never grows stale or stagnant. It's dynamic. And immigration keeps it fresh and new, as it did in the 1900's – and, even then, there were haters.

      May 13, 2012 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. Andree Joy

    To Texfandango- I was not runnimg from anything, I married a veteran of WWII. If you knew your world history, you would know that France as well as all of all of Europe had been occupied by the soldiers of Hitler for over 4 years, and we were not free. I also was thankful for being liberated by the American soldiers, and the many that died to free my Country. I love America, and calling me arrogant and so on, show me that if you are American born, you don't appreciate your Country, furthermore, I know the history and the American laws.
    Now put that in your pipe and smoke it.

    May 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. arthur uzo

    immigration did not start today, Native American used to call it 'White People'

    May 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Roundup

    Ive read in a few places, there is also a youtube video by an employment agency, that businesses in the US make it difficult for Americans to apply for the jobs they need filling so they can hire foreginers. They can pay less $ and benifits to these people and therfore see larger profits.
    Obama was bragging at the beginning of the year about 3 million new jobs, what he didnt mention was there wer about 3 million work visas issued durring this same period.
    Greed is destroying the America we once knew, snd the Government is sponsering it!

    May 12, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  6. W.G.

    If you are not an Amkerican Indian or of American Latino decent then youre a foriegner .

    May 12, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Roundup

      Whats an Amkerican?

      May 12, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Lee

      I'll give you Native American, but Native Latino, don't think so. Maybe south of the border and into South America.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anna

      Wrong, everyone is foreign to the Americas. You sound like one of those racist Chicanos who think the Americas only belong to you, so it is ok you break laws and mooch off everyone else.

      May 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. gliese42

    Deport all illegals and bring in the academicians to save this country from another recession

    May 12, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. trex

    ..........Better not tell Sherriff Joe..........he will need more police buses to haul these "ILLEGALS" away.

    May 12, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  9. warsteiner

    When the country was young and needed people to protect it immigration was good. But we are clearly full here now. For all the legal numbers you see here the real numbers are at least 5 times higher. The Mexican boarder security is an absolute joke. I dont care if the people comming are good hard working people or poor criminals there just is not enough work for Americans and seeing foreign people comming and getting jobs when American cant will cause the same problems South Africa has with xenophobia. The violence will get worse and the now Liberals will turn into fighters when the problem effects them.

    May 12, 2012 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Andy in Oz

      Perhaps if I might dare say the US might not be as full of good hard working English speaking people as you may suggest and hope that it is. You yourself do not seems to have such a brilliant grasp on the English language, maybe we can swap your place for someone that fits the stereotype better? Sounds fair doesn't it?

      May 12, 2012 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. MO

    American is a nation of foreigners. The fact that we have foreign born citizens is irrelevant

    May 12, 2012 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  11. cheeseroll

    What's the matter? Your welfare check not large enough? Go back to Somalia then, I'm sure you'll get more generous welfare. Oh wait..

    May 12, 2012 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  12. Pat

    Why not return to Somalia? We sure don't need the likes of you in this great country!

    May 12, 2012 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  13. Scoota

    USA is a great nation, that;s all I'm gonna say, and that's all I should need to say. BTW, I'm not American, wish I was though.

    May 12, 2012 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark Mywords

      You can thank the jews who have usurped our government for the poring of 3rd world people into this land of ours!!!

      May 12, 2012 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
      • Mark Mywords

        correction: pouring

        May 12, 2012 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
      • DeVinci

        Don't forget they are also responsible for the Civil War. the Alamo, Pearl Harbor, the JFK assassination and the Mets loosing the World Series...

        May 12, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Sanjib

      It is difficult to say about citizenship on paper, but where we do our job and earn bread and butter, that is the country we belong to. That feeling should come to any foreigner. If NOT, then the authority should think hard about providing the passport....!

      May 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lee

      Your welcome to become an American citizen, legally, and assimilate. But once you become a threat to us, be careful. We aren't like the Native Americans. You won't find open arms here. You'll just find we bear arms. We will protect our country, by any means necessary.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Immigrant

    @ acushle , no one is taking anything, you are giving it away. If an immigrant that doesn't speak English and has no education competes and takes a job you want, it's on you. If the immigrant speaks fluent english and is well educated and takes a job you want, it's on you, too.

    Ironic how the people dogging on immigrants being lazy, unproductive leeches of society are the same people complaning these 'deadbeats' are outwitting them when it comes to becoming gainfully employed.

    May 12, 2012 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Lee

      They aren't outwitting anyone. It's a money thing. They aren't being hired for having any real skills, they are being hired because they are cheap labor. No different than turning to China for cheap manufacturing. They will learn the hard way why in the end it never works out. People are already learning that from doing business with China. And turn your back on your own people and you might find a knife in it soon enough.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. McGuffin

    Hmm, come to think of it, I wonder if these numbers explain why 10% of people are actually satisfied with Congress. Maybe they're all immigrants and they just don't care yet...

    May 12, 2012 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  16. ben

    Duh. Get rid of the illegal ones, keep the legal ones. No racism, just follow the law.

    May 12, 2012 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
    • McGuffin

      What determines the law? It's not handed down by God. Just because something is the law doesn't mean it's not racist.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
      • Lawyer

        Well said McGuffin.

        May 12, 2012 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
      • Mark Mywords

        typical idiot, the law of the land is the law!! There is no god talking to anybody so leave the fairy tales for the books.

        May 12, 2012 at 3:18 am | Report abuse |
  17. Andrew

    I moved here from the UK when I was 12 and only recently gained citizenship. I can confidently tell you that most Americans take their citizenship for granted.
    Many Americans are unable to pass a basic citizenship test, or do not actively participate in their government. Many blame immigrants for their own problems. Well I can tell you that immigrants who come here legally and get citizenship cherish this country just as much or possibly more than the average American who takes their rights for granted.

    May 12, 2012 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      Just how scientific was your survey that allows you to make the statement that most American's take their citizenship for granted, or couldn't pass a basic civics test?
      Unless we are Native Americans, we are all children of immigrants in this great country!

      May 12, 2012 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
      • trex

        .....Sorry, the new citizen is CORRECT. So many "citizens" NEVER VOTE, have a very thin knowledge of our country's history, cant name more than 70% of the states, cant find specific states on a map without state names, and cant answer things like, ......What is and where is the Mason/Dixon Line?..............and..........Who were the Presidents before and after WW2?............

        May 12, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
    • warsteiner

      You limeys are always telling people about how right you are.You dont count you are an island that has been taken over by immigrants. England is no longer British THE NUMBER ONE NAME LAST YEAR WAS MOHAMUD. If you think all Americans are ignorant of their country then it must be intolorable for you,I suggest you do something about it.See if telling Americans to their face what you believe works. You would do well to remember you would be speaking German if it wasnt for us dumb Americans

      May 12, 2012 at 4:49 am | Report abuse |
      • R. James

        Oh please, Citizenship tests to gain entry to countries are incredibly difficult for both foreigners and natives. So why don't you pipe down and not be so rude or aggressive to someone who had an exceedingly valid point.

        Besides we won the Battle of Britain thanks to British, Polish and Canadian fighter pilots. So no, we would not be speaking German right now. Secondly you wouldn't have been able to liberate Europe without the British and our convenient little island/staging post and thirdly, the Russians sacrificed far more than the Americans did to liberate Europe. So we should thank the Russians more than anyone you ignorant runt.

        May 12, 2012 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
      • R. James

        Another point- 85.6% of the British population are White British, that figure for America is 87%. It's hardly like we aren't British anymore...

        May 12, 2012 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  18. John

    We have been told by our so-called leaders and the media it is for the "Greater Good". In America and in Europe the Third World has launched the greatest, most successful invasion in world history. I would love to escape frpm it, but other countries have immigration laws. The US and Europe do too, the are just afraid to inforce them with "certain peoples".

    May 12, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
    • major tom

      So stupid. What about the European invasion of North America? The Roman invasion of the greater
      Eurasian continent? The African invasion of all points north, east and west?

      Pardon me for asking you to think, or have reference to reality or history.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
    • alonso

      People will migrate when they think they will have a better life elsewhere. The third world sucks thanks to centuries of inequality that the powerful countries have chosen to perpetuate. So people will move from third world to powerful countries. And then you complain? You think people like to leave their friends, family, traditions, etc just to go to another country to have a decent life? Now powerful countries are starting to suck and immigration is slowing down.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  19. jason

    They screwed up their countries, and now they've come to screw up ours. And of course there are more than ever, cause there are more people in the US– and world– than ever. Duh CNN, trying to further a browning out America agenda.

    May 11, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • McGuffin

      Dude, bankers and politicians screwed up this country, not necessarily immigrants. The every-man-for-himself, greedy, narcissistic mentality screwed up this country, not necessarily immigrants.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Pitutoy

      I'm sorry for what we did to your country. You're an american indian, right?

      May 12, 2012 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
    • alonso

      most poor countries didn't screw up anything, they never really had a chance to make it and the powerful countries never really cared. Do some research on what the biggest problems are in the 7 countries south of the U.S.: violence; goverment corruption; human, arms and drug trafficking. Most of this is thanks to the drug laws enforced by the U.S., so you get to have fun with your drugs but you also want it to be illegal and a big business for traffickers. These other countries have to pick up the tab for the mess with no hope of ever solving anything as they do not have the resources needed to figth that war.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  20. June

    even the native americas are asian in ancestry and asians who cross over the strait became the Inuit and the natives.

    May 11, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anna

      These Mexican racists think they grew out of the soil in Baja California.

      May 12, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Tjink

    Doubtful....immigrants aren't killing us and taking our land.

    May 11, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • acushle

      Its actually much worse than you think my dear ! They take your job first, which makes you go on welfare for a while, later it stops too, then you lose your home, your spouse will then leave you, your children despise you, you become homeless, live on streets, commit crimes to survive, thrown into the jail, sentenced for a few years, you become paranoid schrizophrenic, lose your mind, ultimately commit suicide.

      You see you guys might have killed native americans, but now you will die a little everyday while you are living !

      May 12, 2012 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  22. Matt

    Who cares about immigration. Everybody is going to the same place when they die & become brown like the land. Every country has good and bad times.In the history of humankind like Rome,Greece,Persians etc the immigration has been a factor and the country power does not last forever. So, we need to star looking where to move when Unites States economy is not longer strong. Maybe I will learn Chinese.

    May 11, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  23. ironwolf56

    Reading past the first couple paragraphs will show you the truth of that "lies, damned lies and statistics" statement. Of COURSE the numbers are higher than ever, the numbers of any group are their highest because the population is steadily growing; leave it to a CNN headline to obfuscate the truth though.

    May 11, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Alex

    ooh , a bigot, the same during WWII, refusing Jews to enter the US from Europe.
    Shame on your mother
    hahah

    May 11, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  25. joe mazz

    I was born here and would love to get out. and don't say " well get out then' , life is not that simple

    May 11, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Have you ever lived in another country? Grass is always greener...

      May 11, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • acushle

        I was there was grass in my country. I would switch places with you anytime.

        May 12, 2012 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
    • McGuffin

      So many people want to run away instead of trying to make a change in the country. There aren't many places with sovereignty of the people and economic freedom... we should try to keep this one alive.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  26. jimbo

    Hey, we all can trace our family tree to immigrants that came here from various countries. Why the intolerance on newer immigrants? Probably because they are not Northern European and look different. Sheesh, what reasoning from the trailer park lowlifes.

    May 11, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Native

      I am Ojibwa..Native American. My roots were here for thousands of years. This IS my home. Well, was, until we were rounded up, executed, tricked into signing treaties that were never upheld, etc etc. Think Again.

      May 11, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • historian

        Even native americans are foreign., they came through Bering

        May 11, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • McGuffin

        historian – Key difference being that there weren't already humans here when they came across the Bering land bridge.

        May 12, 2012 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  27. Mike

    Awesome. More people to cheer against the US at the next World Cup.

    May 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Loki

    can you say fifth column–we have been invaded but are to stupid to realize it

    May 11, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimbo

      Hmm. Interesting. But weren't your ancestors once immigrants, unless you're a Native American Indian?

      May 11, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ron

      Wow...invaded??? hmmm

      May 11, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Jared

    Immigrants today don't love America. Many come here to see what they can get OUT of America, not what they can give TO America. Here in Las Vegas, I know all too many Mexicans, Filipinos and Chinese who come here, run up large amounts of debt, don't pay their debts and then complain about how hard America is to live in, how it wasn't how they thought it would be. It's disgraceful, and the pandering politicians and politically correct do-gooders keep shoving this tolerance trash down our throats. I'm not buying. Take the statue of liberty down for all I care.

    May 11, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • McGuffin

      As if Americans are trying to give to America instead of take. Do you even hear all this uproar from the right about not paying taxes? It's all "me, me, me" and an every-man-for-himself mentality. It's very sad.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  30. ruth

    Lady Liberty does not want anymore tired and poor ....we have enough!...the United States should close the borders,we can not afford nor can we get jobs or educate or feed any more people,we can not even take care of the people who have been here all their lives,who have worked and then everything is taken away from them.We can not feed anymore people ,food banks ,family mission places,people going hungry while the politicians are at every feeding frenzy party everywhere.....i have lived here all my life and I miss the years between 1954 and 1963....that is when America was the red ,white and blue,and we had people who we looked up to ,we prayed in school.pledged allegiance to our flag, we were not obese ,no machines did our work for us, children were happy and fed and educated.We honored our Mothers and Fathers and actually lived by a golden rule,families flew the flag off the house with pride,I do not see too much of that anymore....this seems like a very sad time today.Back then when people were gay ,that meant they were happy, the music did not degrade women and we actually wore clothes that were not indecent or ever had a malfunction.Our country is in such bad shape and all the intelligent people running it , can't.And you want more people to come to this country?

    May 11, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Skeptic

    We can spy on ANY country without accent.

    May 11, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Donna

    We're one natural disaster away from a sci-fi movie! Too many people, no resources = desperation you see in America today and it's only getting worse!

    May 11, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • dankanu

      That's what the native Americans said when they saw the first European settlers.

      May 11, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  33. jim

    There is a backlash against immigration because there is a perception that many new immigrants are not acculturating to the mainstream culture.

    May 11, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  34. PantyRaid

    Things are getting much worse for everyone. Just look how the market has been stable and now dropping for the last two months. we're in for a zombie apocalypse people.

    May 11, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jody

      "Everything free in America", unless of course you're American.

      May 11, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ram Narayanan

        Define "American".

        May 11, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  35. jim

    Immigration is a good thing for America, but it should be controlled and regulated so that the country receives the best and the brightest from around the world. It is a privilege to be an American, and not a right!

    May 11, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Citizen

      The key to that would be to repeal the disastrous 1965 Immigration Act, which opened the floodgates to mass chain migration, and replace it with the Jordan Commission recommendations, that would reduce annual immigration to 550,000 and reserve those allocations for industry needs that serve the economy such as agriculture, scientists, or other industries that have shortages.

      May 11, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • doc from india

        i think currently 90 percent of us fall into this category...docs,scientists and also our families.....remember,we are the best from our country and are raising the quality of the american gene pool....

        May 12, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
    • romerosky

      immigrations have two faces one very good and another are very catastrophic , some come to work hard get only one kid, the another one don' like work and have five kids, like some la raza that immigration are very catastrophic to these country , they produce many jobs is true but that jobs are on the welfare offices ,

      May 11, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Patricia

    AMERICA – land of FREEDOM. Land of OPPORTUNITY. I was born and raised in Europe. I live in the U.S. now, this is my home. Maybe my English is not perfect and my accent tells everyone that I am foreign, but this is my home now. My culture and my accent is my heritage. This is what my parents gave me. Sometimes I feel sad knowing that people look at me differently only because I have an accent.

    May 11, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • gaucho420

      Do not worry Patricia...there are close minded people everywhere, but you are well accepted, I'm sure, by many in the US. I'm from Europe, but came here young enough to not have an accent, but I know how you feel. Be proud of who you are and be proud you speak two languages.

      May 11, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Patricia

        Gaucho, I am accepted because I speak English. I feel bad for those who immigrate here not knowing English. My mother came to visit once, just once, because she doesn't feel comfortable here only because she doesn't understand the language. I understand her – she doesn't want to learn – I'm too old, she says. It's like me moving to Italy knowing couple words... Ciao or Dolce&Gabbana 🙂 I would be struggling with learning Italian. I wish I could speak Spanish! It's beautiful and very helpful.

        May 11, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • jim

      Thank you for at least trying to speak English to people who don't speak your native language.

      May 11, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Patricia

        Why would I expect anyone understand Polish? I moved to English speaking country so I have to step up to the plate and learn!

        May 11, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • jim

        Where I live in the US, I rarely hear English spoken in the stores or restaurants. Sometimes it is odd to hear it.

        May 11, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • Patricia

        It's probably because people from south of the border are cheaper to hire... but that's another topic.

        May 11, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      Glad you became an American Patrica! If people around this country strart to make fun of you for your accent, just laugh it off, I mean Arnold Schwarzenegger has been an American citizen for nearly four decades and we still make bad imitations of his distinct Austrian accent. Sarcasm is really just a mainstay in our collective culture to assure friendly bonds. However if you become a little home sick or would prefer that your mother would be able to communicate with other people using your native language, then you could either visit or move to Chicago. They have had an active Polish immigrant community for nearly two centuries now and countinue many traditional customs to this day.

      May 11, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  37. gaucho420

    Count me as one of those foreign born immigrants who is now naturalized (came in the 80s from France). I love this country and wouldn't want to live anywhere else...and no, I'm not on the dole! I'm self sufficient!

    May 11, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Foreigner

    Mom, What are you doing here? Go to sleep!

    May 11, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Foreigner

    ... Everyone is foreigner to US. Ask you friendly neighborhood Native American.
    Stop complaining.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • BS

      The 19th Century is OVER, please try to keep up.

      May 11, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • g

        20th century is also over

        May 11, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • gaucho420

      Immigration doesn't stop based on what century it is...come on guys. Trying to stop immigration, which is people moving to better their lives, will never happen. You rules/laws matter very little to someone who is living in a hell hole and wants a better life. The drive to be succesfull is much greater than the fear of being in a US Jail.

      May 11, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • BS

        It is the disloyal bureaucrats who steal from us to pay for illegals' health care and kids' education, etc., as well as the illegals' dirtbag employers who can and should be stopped.

        May 11, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • alonso

        If rich countries had helped the "hell holes" to be better places to live then people would be living there happily and not migrating. It is kind of obvious that this tide of immigrants would happen, it was just a matter of time. You did nothing to prevent it when you had the chance, now stop complaning and find out what future messes you could be preventing today.

        May 12, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • adrifter

      Native Americans came from Asia. Just a lot further back in time. If you go back far enough, we can all trace our ancestry to Africa. (And, no, not the Garden of Eden.)

      May 11, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • kennith

      native indians were from asia. some came here first before them, so they don't own this land

      May 11, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  40. JR

    America has always bin a country of foreigners from Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe, Midle Eastern etc...

    May 11, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Citizen

    "The number of foreign-born people in the United States is at an all-time high, at 40 million – an increase of about 9 million since the 2000 census."
    --------

    ...So, are you, the US Citizen, doing any better or worse with the mass immigration of adding 9 million foreigners in just 10 years?

    Is unemployment and wages better or worse?
    How is your kids' school doing?
    The overall quality of Life in your community?

    May 11, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tachoman

      I am doing great! Thanks to NAFTA I employ people in the three countries and couldn't be better and have brought executives from Mexico and Canada to work here and some have already made their lives here!
      You don't stop a river, you have to make it work for you, same goes for immigration.

      May 11, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • alonso

      average global temperatures are also at all-time highs. So you are saying that this too is because of the immigrants? Why don't you find the real causes?

      May 12, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  42. peter Wolfe

    The ultimate goal of U.S. immigration to me is about division of labour and thereby exploiting the labor for good and for ill. This is a fact of life that is why corporations want these people to be here. Yet, on the other set of token that they put up protectionist policies to protedct financial firms, technology barriers (regulations), automation and agricultural subsedies for certain such said political goals. People wake up the corporate business environment is anti-american and always has been since the Brasaro program till today.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  43. BRBSanDiego

    I live in San Diego, so we have a huge latino population. Great family values, hard workers, friendly, and multi-lingual. Just need to get rid of the illegals and gang problems that came with the Mexicans. We also have a boat load of asians. Great family values and hard working, but not friendly and very poor English skills. Their gang problem is minor and composed of mainly punk, second generation asians. It usually takes at least two generations for immigrants to assimilate well. I know this because my grandparents were from Holland and had poor English skills and grouped together with other Dutch immigrants. So it goes and always will.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  44. some guy

    The American people being whom exactly? You mean we're worried about diluting our pool of people who mass immigrated here with people who mass immigrate here?

    Mass immigration is what we have always been made of.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Im Mohawk...and our territory is upstate NY. Asia? Thats where Asians come from.

      May 11, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  45. joe

    Just one big happy family....How is it working out for you all??

    May 11, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • SouthernCelt

      Better than the rest of the world, which is why immigrants come here.

      May 11, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • Loki

        this is why we will be like the rest of the world in the near future

        May 11, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • joseph

        Probably not to Southern States, where people are still racist even towards their own Afro-Americans. Does KKK ring a bell?

        May 12, 2012 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
      • joseph

        Your comment sounds like if you have never left your state. Learn some culture, improve your food and get a life gilipollas!

        May 12, 2012 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
      • McGuffin

        Joseph – frankly, you're a fool if you think racism is limited to the South. Nor are all people in the South racist; most are not.

        May 12, 2012 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
  46. Tr1Xen

    Sample this group in 10 years and see how many of them learned English. My guess is that those from places other than Mexico will have disproportionately learned English by many times more than those from Mexico.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erick

      I think it's silly for any nation to have a single nationalized language. What's wrong with US citizens speaking more than one language or just the language their more familiar with? You could say, well they're not going to get better jobs if all they speak is Spanish. Who's fault is that really? Maybe we should just become a bi-tri-lingual society. Any one language does not define a nation.

      May 11, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • Immigrant

        No, one nation, one people, one language. If you do start speaking multiple languages which should it be? Spanish, English and what else? French? Ask Canada, Belgium, or another other country where French is a recognized second language, how this is working out for them. All it does is divide people.

        If you value your country (any country, really) you will expect your guests to adap. If you appreciate your new home, you adapt and learn the language.

        May 11, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chris

        It's good for a population to be able to speak multiple languages, it's bad to not have a standard language. It costs money and in some cases can lead to civil wars.

        May 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • adrifter

        @ Immigrant... Canada has existed as a united country since 1867. We've got one of the highest standards of living in the world. We're free, culturally diverse and generally peaceful. I don't own a gun. Do you? The French fact of Canada enriches this country. And the people of French heritage offer much to this country, not just in Quebec where they are the majority. So I think it's working out pretty well.

        May 11, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • McGuffin

        Well of course people should be able to speak any language within their own circles, but America is a de facto English-speaking country. Those intending to move here would do well to learn the native tongue rather than to demand that their host country change to accommodate them. I would never expect to go to China or Poland and demand that *they* speak English for my benefit.

        May 12, 2012 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
      • alonso

        Many people from the U.S. come to Central America (south of Mexico) for tourism and business. Some like it here and stay. They are easy to spot and they almost never learn Spanish. We don't have a problem with that. It just makes it a bit harder for them to communicate but many of us know English and can help them out. We know that being at least bilingual is essential if we want to stay in the game of globalization. Next up is learning Chinese.

        May 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • SouthernCelt

      Let's see, that last three generations of my Father's family have been born here, but only one one of them grew up speaking English. I guess you'll have to redo your math.

      May 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Grindstone

      My paternal grandparents' parents would not allow any English to be spoken within their house; German only. My great-great grandfather was a Swedish immigrant coal miner in North Dakota and spoke hardly any English. My wife's mother speaks Spanish, but she is not an immigrant. Neither is her father, a WW2 vet, though he was of Mexican decent.

      May 11, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • McGuffin

        And why not? Isn't that just self-defeating? Pride shouldn't get in the way of practicality and being able to communicate with others in your adopted country. Why move to a country where most people speak English if you have some kind of hatred of the language?

        May 12, 2012 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
  47. Immigrant

    Little do American's realize that 90% of their doctors, engineers, and scientists are either immigrants or 1st generation citizens. America is soaking in all the knowledge of foreign countries and yet its citizens have the audacity to complain about those same immigrants who are providing key services to them.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • brian

      I call BS. It is easy to through out numbers with no supporting facts.

      May 11, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • SouthernCelt

        Werner von Braun and his associates got us to the Moon, yet they were all born in Germany. So was Einstein. How's that for a fact.

        May 11, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Don

        Von Braun was trying for space in Germany under Nazi control and failed... let's remember that. Von Braun headed the project but not until he was in America with AMERICAN scientists under his wing did he succeed... that is all.

        May 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • joseph

        Brian, do you mean throw out? It seems you can't even write in your own language!

        May 12, 2012 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Chuy

      Source?

      May 11, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • SouthernCelt

        NASA Biographies, OSS files, Wikipedia, their accents what would it take to convince you?

        May 11, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Michio Kaku from the prestigious MIT discusses this – America's secret weapon is the B2 visa. Without it, our educational system would collapse. There would be no Google, Facebook, etc. Youtube "Michio Kaku America's secret"

      May 11, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • McGuffin

      To the contrary, many students train here and then take their knowledge with them back to their home countries. It would be better if all of them were allowed to stay; our public colleges essentially help educate the workforces of other countries.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  48. adrifter

    So 29 per cent are from Mexico and 2 per cent are from North America? Doesn't that North America stat just mean Canada? Or are there more than three countries in North America? Whatever. If 2 per cent are from Canada, that works out to 800,000 people. I thought that was high number, but it seems to be true after looking around the Internet. By the way, between 900,000 and two million Americans live in Canada either full time or part time.

    May 11, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • exe60

      Yes, the writer needs to study geography. Mexico is very much on the continent of North America, though it is part of Latin America (since it is a Spanish speaking country). Not really all that confusing if she would take a look at a map.

      May 11, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Lets Go Rangers!

        So what about central america then?

        May 11, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chris

        central america is a subcontinent of North America.

        May 11, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      The continent of North America is more than just three countries. It runs north to Greenland and south through Panama.

      May 11, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • adrifter

        Geographically, you're right. But it seems this story is counting everything south of the U.S. as Mexico and Latin America, not North America. And politically Greenland is considered part of Europe. I know that doesn't make any sense.

        May 11, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Erick

        It seems that us Americans are always trying to differentiate ourselves from countries south of the border. Oh, they speak Spanish so they aren't really North America. We call them Latin America and Central America. Sorry about that tangent.

        May 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • SouthernCelt

        Greenland? Part of Denmark the last time I looked. If crossing water still makes you part of North America, What about Iceland or Ireland? Are they in North America too? What school did you go to?

        May 11, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  49. reader10

    Now you are a citizen use your brains and do not just vote Democrat.

    May 11, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Foreigner

      You are right, all the Republican candidate this election looked great -sarcasm-

      May 11, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • McGuffin

      You're right – they should use their brains and vote against their own interests by voting Republican.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  50. otherSF

    Multi ethnic + 100 years = New human race ; Ameri(k)a.

    May 11, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Citizen

    Imposing mass immigration upon the Citizenry during an era of 10+% unemployment and stagnant wages further illustrates the malevolence and hatred mass immigration harlots harbor against US Citizens.

    You are governed by saboteurs, NOT leaders.

    May 11, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huh?

      And stopping immigration altogether is un-American.

      May 11, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Citizen

        It should be reduced to MODERATE levels, regardless of what malevolent extremists like you think.

        May 11, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • 2tor

        In the old days (few yrs ago) we followed a criteria of what America needed the most of. No longer, we now take in the dreggs of other countries (South), with little forethought as to how it will hamoper future growth. Another reason we'll lose our cutting edge technology, and other skilled jobs.

        May 11, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • loverpoint

      You are absolutely right. The US has been responsible for having a low post WW!! population growth. Until the age of greed developed during the 80's and 90's when Real Estate and other companies couldn't get enough consumers in the US so they imported them, The gave jobs that were usually given to youth and people without college educations to these massive amounts of illegals. They did everything in their power to make coming to America as attractive as they could, they set into place laws that would force businesses and government to give these people equal opportunity, there was nothing equal about it because people without citizenship were given priority over US Citizens when given civil service jobs ( people that couldn't speak english were being told to run the government, and to do this they made it law that everything must be bilingual). These illegals were also told that the American dream could be theirs by just signing up for as many credit cards as possible, and while they're at it all they need to do is sign their name to the mortgage and with no money down they would be on their way to buying a new home, and the real estate pigs would tell these people that within 15 years their home they are buying for $200,000.00 will be worth 2X that and who knows if the population keeps growing and demand grows enough that those homes may be worth 5-10 X that. So the flood gates for illegals were open and during the last 30 years the population of California has nearly doubled and ruined the economy, schools and prisons are both overcrowded and all fingers point to illegal immigration. Yet politicians and business owners will stick to their guns and tell the American People that it is the duty of America to act as the LIFEBOAT of the world and take in all the people of the sinking over-populated 3rd world countries. Now America is sinking because of this unbridled population explosion and Politicians and Greedy businesses only care about the here and now because they know that when America sinks into a 3rd world status the millionaires and ex-politicians will be well taken care of.

      May 11, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • McGuffin

      It doesn't matter if more people flood the workforce as long as they are also spending locally. Problem is that too much money is flowing offshore to employees and products in China and other cheap-labor countries. We don't have an immigrant problem; we have a greedy executive and a union problem.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
      • Javier D.

        That's exactly what many people say in Europe,what a coincidence! For instance, Spain seems that's in big crisis due financial crash...not true! The deep crisis began slowly in the late 80s, when industry & production started to move to Asia.Now, most of production is in Asia.Only high tech industry survives, which unfortunately, we have few. You guys still have some left...for the moment.Perhaps immigration starts to move to Asia with the production and high paying jobs...don't you see the skylines of cities like Singapore, Shangai, Kuala Lumpur, etc? I wouldn't be so much worried about immigration but production...

        May 12, 2012 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  52. Dr Neanderthal

    This is news?

    – Native Indian

    May 11, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • SouthernCelt

      Even the "Native" Indians were immigrants at one time. We are all the descendants of immigrants. What usually defines an immigrant? Hard work, sacrificing to educate their children, putting up with discrimination until the third generation is finally accepted. It is a hard life, but still better than what they left behind.

      May 11, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • McGuffin

        The Native Americans did not uproot another society when they arrived. At some point, someone was here *first*. We Europeans (etc.) are immigrants; Native Americans are not.

        May 12, 2012 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  53. bibleverse1

    It is cheaper to import workers who work for lower wages than to pay Americans. Punish the companies that have so little regard for the people they make money from in this country.

    May 11, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • KajalD

      So, you want America to be socialist now? What happened to the right of these companies to pay free market prices?

      May 11, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Anomic Office Drone

        Point to one free market.

        May 11, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
      • NobelWinner

        The "free market" is a myth. WIth corporations and governments there is no such thing as the free market. It is really an economic term meant to epitomize the ideal but it can't really exist (and never has). Markets are ALWAYS influenced by something besides supply or demand.

        May 11, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Bribarian

    zi0nists have ruined yet another nation

    May 11, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Seriously? I mean . . . seriously? No, no. Please. Don't tell me how you made that stretch. I really, really, don't want to know.

      May 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shangey G.

      Agreed.

      May 12, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  55. Citizen

    Look at the malevolence that mass immigration harlots display toward the US Citizenry on this board.

    Those who impose mass immigration HATE you and your country.

    May 11, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • SouthernCelt

      Personally I blame the English for all this country's ailments 🙂

      May 11, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  56. bigot slayer

    The level of consternation and collective anxiety from white conservatives over issues like this is amazing. They are so paranoid with just the notion of living in a truly diverse nation. If they keep trying to segregate themselves from the rest of the world they will remove themselves from the gene pool. Which will doom them to extinction. educated and liberal whites who diont fear diversity will blend in perfectly while the conservative bigots will inbred and likely die out.

    May 11, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tmoney

      I agree with your statement! And I'm white. Newsflash people, most of the world is brown. Deal with it.

      May 11, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • educated

        no way your white 'tmoney' nice try.

        May 11, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huh?

      Amen, brother. Amen.

      May 11, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Will

      I thought conservatives were anti abortion? You sound pretty communistic to me!

      May 11, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Joe G

    Oh my God, they're taking over!! I DON'T WANT TO DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 11, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Emigdio

      Oh, God! they're everywhere!!!!

      May 11, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Shangey G.

    High Immigration is proof Capitalism is a fragile economic model that needs a constant growth in population in order to survive - otherwise it collapses.
    Say all the negative things you want about socialism, communitarianism, etc. But if you can't even run a country without immigrating millions and millions of cheap laborers constantly forever, then surely it's a weak system.

    May 11, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  59. normalone

    They are with all the guys. They are ignorant of the subtle jealousy, hatred, disrespect, etc. that white males get
    from other races of men when the white men are seen with any other woman than a white woman. So, the white
    men should be, and rightfully so, asking this question and should be showing their disdain (by staring, smirking, etc.) when a non-white man is with a white woman.

    May 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  60. MyTake

    immigrants

    May 11, 2012 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Pitdownman

    We need to keep track of emmigrants, also, so we can have a better picture of what is happening.

    May 11, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  62. yes!

    Looks like 2012 is back on folks! Get some!!!

    May 11, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  63. J

    Pointless, stupid story. There are more people in general, so of course this figure is at an all-time high.

    BREAKING NEWS: Number of women in the U.S. at an all-time high! Number of men, too! Oh wow, and CHILDREN. And SENIORS! What is causing this massive outbreak in these segments of the population?

    *facepalm*

    May 11, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  64. IllegalSpaceAlien

    When my people and I crash landed on your planet decades ago we thought that we would never be accepted by your kind, but we were wrong. The human spirit is the most loving of all spirits in our endless Universe. It is hard to read all of this ill will towards each other because non of you actually mean it. Don't hide behind your keyboards, phones and other devices. Unplug and put these things down. Your leaders have tricked you into enslaving yourselves for them and turn you against each other. Stand up to them with love and unite.

    May 11, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimi

      So you're the illegal alien everyone keeps talking about!

      May 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • earthbrother

      i agree

      May 11, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heywood

      10/10

      May 11, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • gaucho420

      BRAVO!

      May 11, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      I agree - we're all slaves, working for the 1%. The government is bringing down America!

      May 11, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Alf

    I enjoy the diversity of different cultures. The Asian food options here are awesome as are the array of Central and South american restaurants. The immigrants from my experiences are for the most part hardworking respectable people. Here in Maryland 40mins outside of DC/Baltimore life is good and we love our immigrants.

    May 11, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • serveJBR

      Going to be in Baltimore for a conference in July, good to hear, most Americans realize how good we have it, that all peoples came here from somewhere else at some point, bringing mostly good things, enjoyable food, cleverness, satisfaction from accomplishment and love of family. Fearful freaking out highly suggests lack of confidence. Of course there are lots of bad folks, citizens and non, so it's not all fun and games to be sure. But all this hand ringing, negativity and speculation about dangers and the risks we face in the future just suck the life out of the current American milieu. I say ignore it / oh well. Go have a beer, burn one if you care to and jam some tunes! The sun will come up tomorrow. Thanks for the tip on the grub in Maryland!

      May 11, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Agreed!

        As a blond haired, blue eyed American born white male – I would rather peace loving, intelligent and thoughtful people from other countries live here and we trade our (whatever skin color) trouble making haters. People of foreign countries we accept you with open arms. Our haters may talk a bunch of loud non-sense but the good people here stand behind you.

        May 11, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  66. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Gays/lesbians, Mexicans, Blacks, Jews, who will be next on the hate list. Don't be so sure you have the right color eyes, hair and skin, you could be next.

    May 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hawaii

      White People.

      (as your ommision so clearly implies)

      May 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  67. NoOne

    All humans have the right to be any where on Earth they please. Foreign or not we are all brothers and sisters and must remain so.

    May 11, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hawaii

      Does everyone also have to "right" to overbreed?

      I am all for no borders or boundries, "We are all one" but ONLY if some healthy Tribal Law facrtors in to back up that "We are all one".
      Breeding past "Sustainable Two" is a direct threat to my own offspring's survival. and deminishes the quality of life for everyone worldwide. It should not be tolerated or accommodated (immigration, monsanto/GMO food shipping), or excused or justified (cultural & religious, personal wants). Gluttonous Breeders are destroying the ecology of our 'shared' planet. Forced steralization, at best to deal, not open the borders of the few functioning countries left to accomodate those who opened the portals and popped them out left and right -even if Walmart, Monsanto, Dow, BP & merck want it that way.

      May 11, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • Nope

        Hey Hawaii, That sounds like something Hitler said long ago. Humans should never stop breeding, there are not enough humans right now. We are just not being smart about how we deal with our population. The more the better I say.

        May 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  68. East of Eden

    Go to any local construction site in the private sector if you want to see illegal loving. Why the hell should I be bound to the laws of this land if the rich cherry-pick what they want to do anyway? I thought no one was above the law? Total b/s.

    May 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peter

      Illegals generally only come to the USA for work.

      Many businesses LOVE illegals. Pay below minimum wage. Fire at will. No workman's comp. No lawsuits. No rules.

      But politicians (on BOTH sides) will NOT crack down on businesses who hire illegals because businesses often privately tell politicians that–without some illegals–they couldn't afford to operate. You want us to close? Choose, Mr. Politician.

      May 11, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mateo

        You nailed it.

        May 11, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • serveJBR

      Did someone just hit you over the head, and now you have come to your senses, realizing the world is an awful, unfair, dangerous "fallen" place? Of course, some of us / most of us come to a peace about this, make the most of it, work it to our advantage and ENJOY life most days. No kidding Sherlock:)

      May 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  69. oogie

    cmon guys...ive got french,irish,native american and god knows what else in my blood line.That is what makes a real american! lots of stuff to make America think in different and great ways because of what courses through mu blood!:) and i love it!

    May 11, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  70. US guard

    I came as legal immigrant 15 years ago. I studied hard, worked harder, and helped to improve the US. Now, when I see programs like V A W A (Violence Against Women Act), DREAM Act for illegalls to go to school, Hospitals filled with illegalls and I picked up the cost one day worth $11000 for $1000 visit (My insurance paid for it). America goes down and goes fast. I live next to Mexican border and we have shootings happened on streets between Mexican gangs. And US government protects them more than US citizens. Congress supports V A W A and all Mexicans and gives free green card to all illegalls who files law suit aginst US citizen. This is shame.

    May 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bib

      I respect and thank you for following the laws of the US. Lets enforce our laws for everyone in this country. Illegal immigrants are breaking the law of the land and should be deported and/or fined. If I break the law I have to pay...illegals should too. Gimme a break.

      May 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heywood

      Thank you a million times for coming and living here legally. My grandparents did the same thing (albeit in the early 20th century) from Europe, and I totally respect those who took the time to make sure they followed the law.

      May 11, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  71. magneticink

    Caribbean Queen......now we're sharing the same dream.......and our hearts can beat as one......

    May 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peter

      Do NOT lose sight of this fact:

      The foreign born comprise a smaller proportion of the total population (13%) than they did during the peak immigration years of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

      And remember when all those immigrants came over here in the late 19th and early 20th century? They were a MAJOR part of America's 20th century greatness. Your grandmothers and grandfathers. Or maybe great-grandmothers and great-grandfathers.

      May 11, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • jim

        or great great great great great grandfathers

        May 11, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  72. phil johnston

    Here's the bigger problem with illegals and getting them out. How much will that cost? At a cost of 12.5K per illegal (that's the average cost per deportation per ICE). With 12 million in the country, seems to me fining those that are verifiably contributing memebers to the community and making them legitimate members of the community would be far more effective, both econimically and fiscally. And, yes, I know this is an oversimplification of the issue.

    May 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • US guard

      But support them through Free programs for illegalls costs $15000/year for the lenght they stay here – it can be 10 years before they got caught. Most of them want welfare once they are here. And caps can not ask their status – Congress loves criminals. They never pay taxes.

      May 11, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • bostonBC

      Sorry – bad straw argument. Implement e-verify and the illegals won't be able to work here and will self-deport.

      At ZERO cost to the taxpayer.

      But since you don't really want to fix the problem keep lying about the costs to get them to leave the country. My congressman tried giving me the same BS about the billions it would cost to deport them.

      They walked/got in themselves... they can hoof it out of the US too.

      May 11, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Andree Joy

    I came from France, entered the USA in 1946, became a USA citizen in1948. Worked for 30 years paying all my dues to the Government. I am 84 andI have voted in all elections up to now. I am proud to be an American. That is my wish. Mexican learn english, nothing was writen in French for me, I had to learn English, it was sink or swim in those days, also
    become citizens of the USA, and furthermore throw out all illegal immigrants, and stop other illegals from coming in. Use the soldiers coming back in the USA along the Mexican American frontier.Voilà, that's my desire.

    May 11, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • joe smo

      Makes good sense Andre

      May 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • serveJBR

      Agreed. If we could only make it that simple.

      May 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tex Fandango

      So let me ge this straight, Kermit: You left a prosperous, free, and democratic country (France) so you could live in another prosperous, free, and democratic country (the US)?

      Well, just because you did it 'legally' doesn't make you as deserving of citizenship in the US as those who escape religious persecution, totalitarian government, or economic despair – and who often have no 'legal' means to immigrate here. By the way, what were you escaping? Smelly cheese, arrogant waiters, and whiny existentialist poetry? No sympathy from this quarter. Especially as, now that you've gotten yours, you'd like to throw out those who out of despair have sought the freedoms and protection this country offers contra their own.

      I guess despite calling yourself an American, Gallic arrogance hasn't been weaned out of you even after 60+ years of living here.

      May 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      Lots of American people agree with you! Ignore hateful replies!

      May 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • disgustedNY

      Unfortunately business traitors are the ones hiring these people and the govt. does nothing about it....failure on multiple fronts.

      May 11, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Mike

    God help us from the hoards of base defilers.

    May 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Huh?

      You ever heard of the motto "As American as Apple Pie?" FYI: Apple pie wasn't invented in America.

      May 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Milliaman

    Wow @ the comments! It's not gay people, illegal immigrants, or the Chinese that will bring this country down, it's the splintered factions spouting hatred. It's the intolerance being taught in many schools and churches. This deep-rooted spite for anything different and foreign will break this union a part, after the greed-ridden corporations usurp the rest of the money and power.

    May 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • serveJBR

      Yep. Don't forget, though, that many churches and the vast majority of schools teach "love everyone", fairness and tolerance, even embracing the interesting, fun, tasty etc. differences across cultures. Lest we forget, the US is by far the most diverse, tolerant nation already! Sure, we have ignorant, fearful jerks too. But I for one am not too worried about the corporations- greed is bad, but they pay a lot of salaries and taxes. As for the "haters", well, just be careful not to use hyperbole, euphemism and obviously not accurate info / stats ("99%")- hypocrites can sometimes be right, but it is terrible for credibility ("socialist" societies have not managed well so far; egalitarianism seems like a nice goal in some ways, but we are not all equal, we are all different!). Always do the right thing as best you can figure, then, at least you'll have the peace to know you did what you could. Peace:)

      May 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • somathebluemoon

        Not all, but many do. And what is scary about the corporations is the fact that control our government. The gov' is no longer "by the people, for the people", it is "in the pocket" of big business, and they have already proven they will cut off their nose to spite their face with their blatant fraud and outrageous risk taking, and then expecting the taxpayers to pick up the tab and suffer the consequences of their greed at the same time. That is what worries me. Then our politicians do not punish them nor put policies in place to safeguard against this in the future.

        May 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      So true - I wonder if anonymity makes people so hateful or if they really ARE like that?!

      May 11, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Destro

    I am for legal immigration. Not illegal. Legal immigration gets in people who will pay taxes for sure and contribute to the country. Thats what made America great. Einsten a german jew, Von Braundt the German scientist who got us to the moon that Indian guy who invented USB 1.0 etc . Illegal immigrants while most may be hard working also tax the country by eating into resources. Its that simple.

    May 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • bspurloc

      that made no sense but sounded good. to u

      May 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • US guard

      Sounds goot to me too – as to any legal citizen in the US. Illegal crossing of the border is a Federal crime – don't forget that. That makes all illegalls Federal FELONS, not even misdemenours. And tehy are forgiven because States dont have money to prosecute. and that encourages more Illegalls come – all tehy risk is to be questioned and released.

      May 11, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • momzna

      Destro, your own example show how complicated the real life is.
      Wernher Von Braun, the German scientist who got us to the moon, came to this country illegally. He and his German colleagues had to lie on their immigration forms in order to get admitted.

      May 11, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • peace2every1

      trolling like a master, i am impressed

      May 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  77. steve

    Soon we Mexicans will be the majority and take over this country. We will represent the largest voting block and we will be incharge . We will also take all your womwn.

    May 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • JOSE0311USMC

      A PREFECT REASON FOR NO AMNESTY..

      May 11, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • joe smo

      No,,you people are incapable of running or taking over anything. The Spaniards made slaves of you and took all the women they wanted. More likely you will still be a bottom dweller.Just look at mexica!

      May 11, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Oh, you silly little man. I don't think anyone takes you seriously. Now, go do whatever it is you creatures do when you're not wishing you were actually relevant. : )

      May 11, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      And I'm sure your people will turn this country into the same shthole as your country of origin.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • steve

        Who cares as long as we keep breeding faster than any other ethnic group? There is safety and power in numbers, you know.

        May 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Loblaw

      And look how well you've done with your own country, hispanic named Steve. Yeah, I bet all the American women are just waiting for someone of your breed to lure them into your bed. There's so much for them to appreciate. Obesity, living with all 10 members of your family in a 2-bedroom house, a Toyota for everyone, all the crappy polka-based music, a sticker of a bull on the side of your Toyota, cheesy straw cowboy hats, and don't forget the ugly mis-matched colored cowboy boots, and every building painted yellow pink and green. Wow, how will the resist that temptation?

      May 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • steve

        They cant. We are every where. Presidential candidates are pandering to us. Goofy Mitts is dying for our votes. Your women are smarter than you doped out white guys. The women know we are the future so, naturally, they are bound to drift to us to secure their own future.

        May 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • John B

      Oh boy i can't wait another highland park ,east La, harbor city graffiti and trash everywhere gang bangers talking trash if you look at them wrong it will even more screwed up than Mehico.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sagebrush Shorty

      I don't have any "womwn".

      May 11, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big Bob

      Estaban?

      Nothing but dysfunction from the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego! You folks couldn't run a lemonade stand.

      May 11, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      People like you are the problem with America today!

      May 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  78. winston

    The only real americans are the natives

    May 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Ampersand Diaries

      How true. And it's sad that so few people in this country realize it.

      http://www.theampersanddiaries.com

      May 11, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • BillyBaroo

      "American" is an European label, so there weren't Americans either.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • JOSE0311USMC

      THAT DOESN'T MEANT THAT WE SHOULD ALLOW THE ENTIRE WORLD IN OUR COUNTRY....AMERICA IS GOING DOWN....TOO MANY PEOPLE AND ONLY A FEW JOBS...THAT SPEELLS DOOMED.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • JOSE0311USMC

        MEAN

        May 11, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • bspurloc

        so we should allow the world in the USA which is made up of the world?
        ignorant much. Come to the North East Coast and tell all the Italians to get out.

        May 11, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • joe smo

      Who took the land from who?? Native? They were not united with any one or thing. When wolves move in sheep move ut. Its the order of things

      May 11, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • postalman

      Not quite true. They immigrated also. They were just the first to do so.

      May 11, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big Bob

      Who kicked out the natives before them, who kicked out the natives before them, who kicked out the natives before them.
      Even the "Natives" would rather live in a clean, modern society than sleep in the dirt in wigwams eating dryed buffalo.

      May 11, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      At some point in time, they were immigrants too. Human life originated in Africa.

      May 11, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Pocahontas

    There was a time when almost 100% of the U.S. was foreign born.

    May 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Brenda

    As a single person, I like the variety of people to date. It makes life more interesting.

    May 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • JOSE0311USMC

      BRENDA, I DO NOT...BRENDA ARE YOU A BUSINESS OWNER ??? BUSINESS OWNERS ARE THE ONLY ONES THAT LOVE ILLEGALS AND IMMIGRANTS.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • bspurloc

        if u actually are US Marines u have some major malfunctions in the brain and should discharged. I rather not have someone that doesnt understand how the USA was built defending it.

        May 11, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Brenda

    As a single person, I like the variety of flavors.

    May 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • JOSE0311USMC

      BRENDA, I DO NOT.....DO YOU OWN A BUSINESS ?? IF YES I REST MY CASE...BUSINESS OWNERS LOVE THE SLAVE WORKERS.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  82. markf76@comcast.net

    Jeez... what a bunch of pitiful posts... same w/the unemployement benefits article...

    May 11, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Frank

    Where is Andy and Barney?

    May 11, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  84. laeinstein

    now- 50% of the population that dont pay taxes is mad at the 50% THAT DONT PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE- soon 60% will be mad

    May 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  85. David Press

    The USA has no future without no immigration.. Let me say that again for those of you that can't get it through your head.

    THE USA HAS NO FUTURE WITHOUT IMMIGRATION

    One more time for those of you that still don't seem to get it

    THE USA HAS NO FUTURE WITHOUT IMMIGRATION

    Got it?

    May 11, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Al Ford

      First you say "without no immigration"

      Then you say "without immigration"

      You don't seem to know what you're trying to say.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • LostinSLC

      Chill out before you have an aneurism. No one ever says we don't want immigrants, we say no ILLEGAL immigrants should remain. These people who earned their citizenship did it the correct way. Those who want the Obama magic wand and just given amnesty need to disappear back home

      May 11, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Ampersand Diaries

        Correct. The word "illegal" is (and always will be) the key to the argument of immigration.

        http://www.theampersandiaries.com

        May 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • BryanP100

      I like how liberals like to confuse a dislike of illegal immigration with immigration in general. Either you're all too stupid to understand the difference or you pretend not to in order to coax some votes out of the naturalized immigrants.

      Also, we'd be just fine without new immigrants, and we'd be just fine with even more new immigrants. To think anything else is just silly.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • sirlouis

      Still don't get it. and don't agree with it.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • realist

      Yea I got it.......we are doomed with posts like yours.............

      May 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Of course we have a future without ANY immigration. A great future. Just need to tweak the system to align it properly. You probably think that life is all about money. It's not.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob Loblaw

      How so? Your reasoning seems flawed. Did you learn that in a Tijuana jail?

      May 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  86. laeinstein

    50% of the population that do not pay taxes are mad at the 50% that does not pay its fair share- soon 60% will be mad

    May 11, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • JOSE0311USMC

      50 % OF AMERICANS ARE UNEMPLOYED, IS OBVIOUS WHY THEY DON'T PAY TAXES, DUH.....MILLIONS ARE UNDER EMPLOYED.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • bspurloc

        50% are not unemployed.... u r clueless about everything in the USA... u need to get off cnn and get an education

        May 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  87. steve

    Hoardes of barbarians with their strange customs and beliefs destroying the way we live....

    May 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kam

      I know, they should've stayed in Europe or at least assimilated and learned the Powhatan language.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • steve

        Or China, Vietnam, Mexico, India, Pakistan, Cuba,Philippines...

        May 11, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • JOSE0311USMC

        SOON WE ARE GOING TO HAVE MEXICO IN THE U.S. ...ALL THE STREET SIGNS WILL BE IN SPANISH....

        May 11, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • bspurloc

        ignorance creates fear, fear feeds ignorance. education eliminates fear. try it sometime

        May 11, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • LucyRicardo

      Got that right! They want to take advantage of what we have and then turn it into what they left behind that was not so good.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Drew

      Steve, you must be Native American.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • joe smo

        you are not Nancy Drew are you?

        May 11, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • steve

        Yes, I am. Now, get the hell back to where ever you came from. I want my country back.

        May 11, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  88. typical liberal

    Once all the bigots (white people) are gone, this country will be great again.

    May 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      And Africa is really an exceptional Continent now, after the "white man" left now isn't it.

      Why not move there since you are THAT racist.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
      • East of Eden

        Please, everywhere you've been you've left devastation in your wake. The world would be better off if you'd just stayed in your European caves and left us all alone. Who cares about sky-scrapers when you can't feed your people.

        May 11, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • SafeJourney

        East, bravo, bravo!!

        May 11, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      Once all the whites are gone( as if that is going to happen), there would be no country left. Look around the world and tell me how great Haiti is doing. All the countries in Africa are thriving after thousands of years.HAH! Africa had a jump start on the rest of the world, since that is considered to be the birthplace of humans. Yet they are left to wallow in the blood of their own through tribal killings. Sad.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Drew

        Since you mentioned Haiti, look up it's history to see the main reason why it ended up the way it did. Hint: They speak French. When you are done, check out what happened to Africa too.

        May 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • LostinSLC

      Right because black and latinos are never racist and only live to serve their community (sarcasm noted yet?)

      May 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • larro

      amen to that

      May 11, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  89. peemaaster

    ha ha ha.. this news would make the inbred rednecky whites/ republicans p!ss their pants ; )

    May 11, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • rtbrno65

      No, they'll just say it's a bunch of lies from the "Liberal Media", and then immediately contradict themselves by saying that we need tougher immigration laws to counter all the foreigners coming into the country.

      May 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  90. maggotfist

    So,...this article is 2 years old?

    May 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  91. rosie

    Yummy, immigrant stew. Me like the stew.

    May 11, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  92. b

    and this is probably the legal ones, not counting the illegals

    May 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Ram Narayanan

    Just remember, O Natives.....'tis the educated high-earning foreign borns that are paying your Grandma's Medicare and your Great Grandpa's Social Security.

    May 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Sorry, but they're all dead!

      I don't have an issue with foreigners in America. My issue lies with illegal immigrants in America. They all need to be sent home!

      May 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smartass

      Really? Are you one of them?

      May 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • bostonBC

      Ram – total bunk. What white middle class job did your H-1B a&^ steal? If you understood the concept of wage depression you would understand that when you invade the country and displace American's from jobs – YOU are doing great but the American you replaced isn't.

      Factor in sending a good portion of your money 'home' and I don't mean in the US and you are a net drain on the American economy just like illegals.

      Want a better life? – Go back to your home country and make it better there. Stop leeching off the US.

      May 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  94. JustaGuy

    Next thing you know, we'll have a gay president....Oh, that's right we already do !

    May 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • SouthernCelt

      You are aware he has genetic offspring aren't you? Not possible in a gay relationship.

      May 11, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Johnna

    We're all doomed, doomed I say ! Ohh, the pain, the pain of it all !

    May 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Jared

    Sorry to be pedantic, but Mexico is actually in N. America.

    May 11, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • td

      Atleast they just didn't call it America...I hate that!

      May 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • East of Eden

      A lot of our country is what once was Mexico. Take what you want, call it Manifest Destiny and whine when the same people try to get in later.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • joe smo

        No it was Spains Land,stolen i suppose. Mexica was just pretty much Mexica city. That was about the whole of it,when spain was chased out we took over all the land grants.Read a book once in your life

        May 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • East of Eden

        Explain the vast part of Texas that the US got after the Mexican-American war via the Treaty of Guadelupe Hildago. Maybe you should revisit a book.

        May 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  97. James

    It figures that China would be the second largest population on foreign born. They are here to "take-over". Their loyalty will always be to the dictatorship that brainwashed them.

    May 11, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      This country can not continue to accept 1,000,000 legal immigrants each year. It strains every social program there is as well as our education system. And the economy and job situation can not support it either. Add in all the illegal aliens and only way too stop this is to put every availale military asset along the borders and giving our military one order and one order only, to use whatever force is necessary to repel this invassion.

      May 11, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
      • Ram Narayanan

        Ricko, who then will pay for your uninsured cousin?

        May 11, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • LucyRicardo

        France woke up and recognized that. Why can't the United States? There's always a liberal do-gooder with their hand outs and always a taker who will take as long as we are dumb enough to keep giving.

        May 11, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • cptdondo

        Wow dude.... I grew up behind the Iron Curtain. I love how the "freedom loving" right wingers want to make the US into a gulag "for our own protection". I could quote you the passages from my 3rd grade books on how the military is guarding our borders for our own safety but then at a guess you don't speak anything but your local dialect of English.

        May 11, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      Your statement is ignorant, racist and xenophobic. But typical of your kind, if you didn't blame one race, it would be another.

      May 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • James

        "me and my kind", your the racist ignorant xenophobe. You don't know anything about me, but your "narrow mindedness" is quite clear. So you think forced abortions, or how China treats people is ok, huh? You should try to see things how they are instead of spouting off your "broken" programming.

        May 11, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Maybe James is just tired of paying for people who don't belong here. I KNOW I am!

      May 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • rosie

      I disagree that the Chinese that come here are wanting to "take over". They come here to live free and make a better life. In fact if you look at all of the history of exploration and discovery that happened in the 1500"s through 1900's you will see that Chinese immigrants followed the explorers to the 'New Worlds" and set up businesses and communities in just about every country.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Larry G

    ...indeed, heck there's even one in the White House now.

    May 11, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Pope Benedict

      Why haven't we seen Romney's birth certificate?

      May 11, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • sweet potato

        it's in Mexico

        May 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Robert

        How about Barry "Hussein" Obama's certificate? Not his birth announcement that is commonly mistaken for a birth certificate.

        May 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Jorge

    Probably better than a voter base of inbred, thick-minded, morally illiterate good-ol'-boys (no offense intended to the good, honest people of the heartland, of which there are a good bit).

    May 11, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Ram Narayanan

      ".... of which there are a good bit." There are?????

      May 11, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • joe smo

      No,both parties are the same actually,you just fell for the dems cause you think they will help you,,,,,dont worry you can still pull there weeds while your women get taken care of inside while cleaning

      May 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • bspurloc

      GOP Party of No Hope Just Shame. goal Theocratic States of America.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  100. hamsta

    The dumbocrats future voting base- criminals, gays and illegitimate immigrants.

    May 10, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJE

      You really couldn't sound any dumber.

      May 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • rtbrno65

        Actually I would bet he/she can.

        May 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Clear and Present Thinker

      I don't know any "illegitimate immigrants," but all the criminals and gays that I know are Republicans.

      May 11, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • SouthernCelt

        You should get out more. I'm have no criminal tendencies,quite the opposite in fact. I'm straight, harbor no grudge against those that aren't, and I don't believe in murdering babies, so I am a Republican. Oh, and part of my family were the first white people to land here (not counting the Vikings 🙂 ), so I would consider y'all to be immigrants.

        May 11, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • bspurloc

      GOP Party of No Hope Just Shame. goal Theocratic States of America.
      no 'god' says to bash anyone for any reason man did. stop following the teachings of man and get back to your 'god'

      May 11, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • SouthernCelt

        What if God does exist? Are you really willing to take that chance?

        May 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
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