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Re: “The "Lie" on Immigration

What does emergency room data really say? The most recent year of complete Center for Disease Control statistics regarding Emergency Room (ER) Admittances is 2004.

Using contemporary USA Census and Pew Center Illegal Immigration data from 2005 sets the base line. One finds that 78% of the 11.1 million Illegal Immigrants living in the USA in March 2005 were classified as coming from Mexico & Latin America (Hispanic) per Pew Center data and 42.7 million or 14.4% of all people living in the USA were classified by the Census Bureau as Hispanic. That means 20.3% of the people classified by the Census Bureau as Hispanic were in the USA illegally.

One would expect from the data that people classified as Hispanic would have a much greater share of ER visits than their 14.4% share of the population, if Illegal Immigrants really had no access to health care coverage. But in fact people classified as Hispanic made up only 12.8% of all ER visits. So it seems Hispanic Illegal Immigrants are not being forced into the ER for treatment en masse.

It is Black Americans who have twice the rate of ER visits as their percentage of the USA population with 22.6% of the ER admittances versus 12.8% of our population. Yet people of African descent make up the lowest percentage of Illegal Immigrants at less that 3%. It seems Citizens out of work thanks to illegal immigration is where the real problem lies.……

Posted by Norski on 09/24/2009 at 9:35 AM

Re: “The "Lie" on Immigration

Crying Racism is always the last refuge of a scoundrel when the facts come up short. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Report released on September 4, 2009:

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations – Unemployment Rate = 15.6%
Construction and extraction occupations – Unemployment Rate = 17.0%
Production occupations – Unemployment Rate = 15.1%
Transportation, material moving occupations – Unemployment Rate = 11.8%
Service occupations – Unemployment Rate = 10.0%

Total Unemployed Citizens and Legal Residents of the USA = 14,928,000

In addition:

Persons who currently want a job but are not included in the unemployment figures because they have not looked for a job in the last month = 5,609,000

Estimated number of Illegal Immigrants working in the USA = 7,500,000


Management, professional, and related occupations – Unemployment Rate = 5.4%

Those who claim that Illegal Immigrants are “just doing jobs that Citizens and Legal Residents will not do” cannot justify such claims in the face of the real statistics. So instead of accepting the fact the Americans are being severely hurt by people breaking the law, they try to make it all about race. Can those who seek to enrich themselves at the expense of others really have the requisite moral authority to judge the motives of anyone?

Posted by Norski on 09/24/2009 at 9:27 AM


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