Asians are now at the front of the line of those wanting to become Americans.
But it's not like their numbers have suddenly surged. No, rather the tide of illegal immigration has subsided according to Rob Quinn at Newser. Around 430,000 Asians, or 36% of all immigrants (both legal and illegal), migrated to the US in 2010 he writes. But only 370,000 Hispanics made the same move that year.
The Pew study from which this data is drawn observes that "Asian-Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the United States." Indeed, nearly 70% of recent immigrants from South Korea and Japan have at least a bachelor's degree. How many US citizens, of all stripes, can claim the same? Around 27%.
Asians as percentage of US population, 2008: 4.45%[Source: US Census] Asians as percentage of criminal arrests, 2009: 1.2%(most common arrest categories for Asians - Runaways, Prostitution, Gambling)[Source: FBI.gov ] Asians as percentage of city and county jail inmates, 2011: 2.0% Asians as percentage of prison population, 2010: 0.9% [Source: usdoj.gov ] Asians as percentage of welfare recipients, 2011: 2.4%[Source: Answers.com ] Teen pregnancy rate for Asians, 2010: 1.1%, lowest of all racial groups (Whites 2.4%)[Source: cdc.gov ] Average IQ of Asian-Americans: 106 [Source: Arthur Jensen, "The g Factor", 1998]
I think those statistics speak for themselves. Any immigrant group that comes here and obeys the laws, provides for themselves, and is of above average intelligence should be welcomed with open arms.
Now it all makes sense. The RNC tried to corner the voter market on this demographic so they snuck Asian kids into the Hispanic ads. This was brilliant! Obama not to be outdone, did an end run around the Constitution and pandered to the Hispanic block by legalizing 800,000 Mexikids. I'll see your 430k and raise you 800k! These political types are fiendishly clever. ;)
I can't say I really have a reaction. My question to the media and Democrats are. "What are you going to try to do with this now formidable "Identity Group" to convince them that conservatives and Republicans hate them?"
Well i live here in Houston Texas and if the Asians are the #1 immigrant coming into this country you must be talking legally. If asians are the number one immigrant coming into the U.S. where are they hiding. Here Houston we are Smothered by Latinos and there is no way Asians are the #1 immigrant here. I think that article is nothing but a big fat LIE.