USA TODAY: Overall 51% of immigrants and 76% of Immigrants with children are on public assistance.

  • bobbobbob

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    Sep 02, 2015 10:28 PM GMT


    USA TODAYThe majority of immigrants using welfare come from Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. The use of welfare is lower for immigrants from East Asia (32%), Europe (26%) and South Asia (17%).


    Carefully re-read the first sentence of the quote above. Note in the second sentence the reporter gives the percentage of immigrants from three regions who are on public assistance.

    Nowhere in the article does he mention the percentage of immigrants from Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean who're receiving it.

    I wondered why and looked through the article for that information. Then I saw the answer at the top. The reporter's name is Alan Gomez.


    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/09/01/immigrant-welfare-use-report/71517072/
  • bobbobbob

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    Sep 03, 2015 2:03 AM GMT


    So the reporter admits "the majority of immigrants" (70% of all immigrants to US) come from Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean without giving any percentages on how many of them are receiving public assistance.

    Then he gives us public assistance for....

    East Asia who comprise 4% of immigrants to the US
    China and So Korea as 32% being on public assisistance.
    32% of 4% = 1.28% of all immigrants on public assistance.

    South Asia who comprise 6% of immigrants to the US
    India, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand as 17% on public assistance.
    17% of 6% = 1.08% of all immigrants on public assistance.

    All of Europe who comprise 13% of Immigrants to the US being 26% on public assistance.
    26% of 13% = .03% of all immigrants on public assistance.

    That only accounts for 2.29% of all immigrants on public assistance.

    What about the 97.61% of immigrants to the US receiving public assistance who aren't accounted for?????


    Talk about biased reporting with a shitty agenda... Here it is.


  • bobbobbob

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    Sep 03, 2015 5:18 AM GMT


    southbeach1500 saidThis is just far too much for the typical liberal mind to absorb.


    Yeah. Agreed. I started not to post it here because it's such a fantastic example of how the intentionally media misleads readers with their presentation of data.

    I posted it in another thread unrelated to gay issues or politics and it's over 30 responses.
  • tj85016

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    Sep 03, 2015 5:37 AM GMT
    hmmm, I don't know, but this sure looks like unwritten "official" unofficial US policy to me

    be it Republicans or Democrats running the show

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  • bobbobbob

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    Sep 03, 2015 6:13 AM GMT


    tj5016, the article makes no distinction between legal and illegal immigrants. Just Immigrants. When I have time I'm going to do some more research on this and find the report it is taken from.

    The real story about it is the reporter deliberately omitted what he admitted were the nations sending the most immigrants (Latin American nations)both legal and illegal to the US in his statistics of how many of them by region are receiving public assistance.

    The source is below on these figures on Immigration to the US. They comprise 74% of Immigrants to the US.
    Mexico 59%
    El Savador 6%
    Guatamala 5%
    Honduras 3%
    Columbia 1%

    Question:
    Why did the article omit mentioning what percentage of the nations who make up three fourths of all immigrants into the US who are receiving public assistance?
    Answer:
    #1. Look at his last name.
    #2. They probably a percentage near to 65% receiving public assistance in the US. I'm researching that.


    http://immigration.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000845
  • tj85016

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    Sep 03, 2015 8:26 AM GMT
    bob, my point is that the illegal immigrant phenomenon seems to be very government sanctioned

    by what powers? who knows: the US Chamber of Commerce? the S&P500 types? but I bet there have been more than few discussions about it in very closed circles

    do you really think Marriott, Motel 6, McDonald's, tens of thousands of restaurants, farms and golf courses really give a shit if a few million illegal Mexicans get government assistance?
  • Hypertrophile

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    Sep 03, 2015 1:14 PM GMT
    bobbobbob said

    southbeach1500 saidThis is just far too much for the typical liberal mind to absorb.


    Yeah. Agreed. I started not to post it here because it's such a fantastic example of how the intentionally media misleads readers with their presentation of data.

    I posted it in another thread unrelated to gay issues or politics and it's over 30 responses.


    I've pointed this out many times on this forum. Sometimes with articles you've posted.
  • bobbobbob

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    Sep 03, 2015 7:41 PM GMT
    Here's what Alan Gomez, the author of the article wrote.

    Alan Gomez in USA TODAY
    The majority of immigrants using welfare come from Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean. The use of welfare is lower for immigrants from East Asia (32%), Europe (26%) and South Asia (17%).


    (here's what he left out... the ones with the highest use of public assistance)
    73% of immigrants from Central America and Mexico are on public assistance. (74% of all immigrants in the US)
    51% of immigrants from the Caribbean are on public assistance. (3% of all immigrants in the US)
    48% of immigrants from Africa are on public assistance. (less than 2% of all immigrants in the US)

    (He didn't even mention immigrants from Africa)

    (Here's the only stats he provided.)
    Those from East Asia (32 percent), Europe (26 percent), and South Asia (17 percent) have the lowest.

    30% of American citizens are receiving public assistance.

    http://cis.org/Welfare-Use-Immigrant-Native-Households