Some interesting information from Dream Act activists

I know this is a bit off topic, but wanted to share it with you anyway.   I came across a blog this morning, United We Dream, in which they give numbers for the Asian illegal aliens in the US.  Most of us following this issue think Hispanic when we think of illegals seeking amnesty.   But, according to this blog 14% of illegal aliens are Asians:

The most recent statistics I found from a March 2006 a report estimated the number of undocumented Asians living in the United States in 2005 was about 1.5 million ” 14 percent of the 10.5 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, and 12 percent of the Asian population. At the time it was estimated that of the 1.5 million 23 percent were Chinese, followed by Filipinos (17%), Indians (14%), and Koreans (11%).

Apparently they mostly got here legally with student visas and such and have overstayed their visas.    Then this interested me, the Vietnamese aren’t so sympathetic because they came legally (as refugees):

….when you talk to Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants about the issues, there can be less sympathy because they largely came here legally and don’t understand….

If you don’t know about the proposed Dream Act, go here.

Then scouting around at United We Dream, I learned there is a petition campaign underway to have Attorney General (we are all cowards) Holder investigate the flamboyant and successful Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  The petition begins:

We, the undersigned, respectfully request that you direct your office to investigate Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, for gross civil rights violations in the name of immigration enforcement.

I guess this is what they mean by changing the tone.

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