From the Daily News:
Queens has been touted as a diverse borough that is home to immigrants from all over the globe, and a key component of New York City's melting pot.
But the sheer number of cultures represented by its 2.2 million residents truly sets the borough apart from the rest of the city and beyond, according to new figures released last week.
The surge in Hispanic groups in Queens is most notable among Ecuadorans. It jumped 68.9% between 2000 and 2006. The number of Mexicans increased 30%.
This is fantastic. The fastest growing group of Hispanics is comprised mainly of people here illegally.