Saturday, December 21, 2013

Dominican Republic and China are largest sources of immigrants

From Capital New York:

China is poised to overtake the Dominican Republic as the largest source of immigrants to New York City.

Today, New York City is home to 8.34 million people. More than three million of them, or 37 percent, come from other countries. That compares to just 18 percent in 1970.

In the last decade, the growth of the foreign-born population, at 7 percent, outpaced the growth of the city's overall population, at 3 percent.

Those numbers are actually less impressive than the decade prior, when the foreign-born population increased by 38 percent and overall population increased more than nine percent.

Immigration from Europe has fallen dramatically as a proportion of overall immigration to New York, while Latin America has surged to the top spot, followed closely by Asia.

By country, the biggest source of the city's foreign-born continues to be the Dominican Republic, with 380,000 Dominicans in New York City in 2011, to China’s 350,000.

But not for much longer, if the current trends bear out. In the past decade, the population of foreign-born New Yorkers from China grew by a whopping 34 percent, compared to the Dominican Republic’s three percent.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay! More welfare handouts! I love it when I see these chinese come into the stores with their ebt cards and go to the dr office with medicaid insurance and then you see them leaving in their bmw that they dont know how to drive! Then I love to see all those Dominican women in the wic office pregnant with their 3rd anchor baby! I also love to see the dominican men selling their drugs on the streets of the bx! Oh the joys of living in nyc!

Anonymous said...

Fuck the above comment. This country is shit without immigrants.

Anonymous said...

Fuck the above comment. This country is shit without immigrants.
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Actually, it was just fine WITHOUT immigrants. Ask a Native American. ANyhoo, let's meet halfwy and do something about the ILLEGAL immigrants.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the natives didn't have a country. They had many tribes, and they killed each other constantly. Sounds like paradise.

georgetheatheist said...

Ask a Solutrean. The entire continent was fine before the so-called "natives" arrived.

Anonymous said...

Third world hellhole.

Thank Teddy Kennedy.

Anonymous said...

FUNNY SHIT.

The kid in my building is has a Chinese dad and a Dominican mother.

Plenty of massaggeeeeees and drugs to go around these days.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the natives didn't have a country. They had many tribes, and they killed each other constantly. Sounds like paradise.
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Splitting those hairs pretty thin aren't you buddy? Aside from that I think we are both actually on the same side of this issue.

Jack Ng said...

What I wouldn't do to get one of them EBT cards. These welfare recipients eat better than I do.