Demographic Shift in New Citizens

Derek Kravitz, Wall Street Journal, July 2, 2013

A brief naturalization ceremony Tuesday for newly minted U.S. citizens in downtown Manhattan made clear the shifting demographics of those migrating here: Dominicans are leading the pack.

Nationwide, the Dominican Republic and Cuba have experienced the largest percentage growth in U.S. naturalized immigration over the past two years, according to federal statistics. That is partly because of a recession-era decline in immigrants from Mexico, China and India and a pickup in the processing of backlogged or delayed applications from some Hispanic countries.

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More than 763,000 people were naturalized last fiscal year, with the New York City metro area accounting for more than 16% of the total.

By far the largest group at the Manhattan ceremony were those from the Dominican Republic. When an announcer listed off the applicants’ home countries, he was forced to stop when he reached “the DR.” More than half the room stood up and cheered. “We always have a big crowd from the Dominican Republic and it’s only gotten bigger,” said Michael Borgen, the deputy district director of the federal immigration office that oversees 14 New York counties, including New York City.

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Federal officials say they have suspected an increase in both green card and naturalization applications can be traced to the immigration reform bill now inching through Congress, a proposal which would grant citizenship to some 11 million undocumented immigrants.

Mariel Martinez, a 21-year-old nursing student who lives in Washington Heights, came to the U.S. with her parents, both undocumented immigrants, when she was 7 years old. After accepting her naturalization diploma Tuesday, she sighed with relief about “no longer fearing being deported” but said her parents, who are struggling to grasp English, are increasingly worried. “They’re having a hard time, and we don’t know what will happen,” she said.

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  • Puggg

    Why bother with citizenship when being an illegal alien is just as beneficial?

  • The__Bobster

    How are the freakin’ cane-cutters getting here? Did we build a bridge to Cuba?

    • corvinus

      We give out 20,000 free visas every year to Cubans, and an additional 10,000 or so get here by jumping the strait and are allowed to stay because they’re Cubans.

      • The__Bobster

        If they’re able to enter our country that readily, then the “refugees” who are already here should be shipped back.

      • shmo123

        We also allow 5000 Haitians in every year. The question is why?

        • Sqeptique

          For their much sought after powers of voodoo and witchcraft. These skills are hard to come by.

    • EuroAmerican

      Allot of Domos sneak into Puerto Rico, establish a phony PR identity and the come to the land of the baseball and welfare as US citizens.

      • Bossman

        I believe you are correct in your assumptions. I’ve always wondered about how Dominicans could be the largest immigrant group in New York.

    • Bossman

      No, they use Puerto Rico as that bridge. How else to explain why so many Dominicans can enter the USA legally. They can’t all be baseball players.

  • bigone4u

    Old inscription for Statue of Liberty:

    Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
    Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

    New logo for the Statue of Liberty:
    Give me your lazy, your crazy
    Your scumbags, yearning for an EBT card,
    The wretched whores of your teeming shores,
    Send these, the criminals, tempest tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the bodies of the dead white victims.

    • Romulus

      In the case of most of the Caribbean, Florida used to act as a safety valve to their commie problems. When population reach a peak that can’t be sustained or grown based on resource allocation, you can’t capitalize on what your land can’t produce. So the invaders come here. I say,”Who gives a [email protected]#! If their country can’t provide them a first world living” Should the whole PLANET invade north America?

  • corvinus

    So, it looks like we’re getting fewer Mexicans, but more Dominicans.

    • EuroAmerican

      If it had to be one or the other we’d be better off with Mexicans, trust me…

    • Bossman

      The Dominicans appear to have a formula for making legal entry into the USA. I’m sure they are using Puerto Rico as a stepping stone in the process.

  • Puggg
    • Jefferson

      Here in Mexifornia, Squat Monsters all come out of the shadows to go shop at Target, Costco, and Walmart.

      And of course Squat Monsters come out of the shadows when it is time to commit some gang activity in their 3rd world barrios.

      • Bossman

        So I guess you shop there too. Yes, a lot of them can be seen in those stores. They are able to recognize a good bargain when they see it.

      • saxonsun

        In NYC and its boroughs, the squatties are everywhere. Many have fancy SUVs. Sickening.

  • The__Bobster

    There isn’t one. English proficiency is longer required to get citizenship, especially if a fellow invaders is administering the test.

  • The__Bobster

    Damn, I hate naturalization ceremonies, especially with the libtarded, traitorous MSM gushing over all the brown blobs of protoplasm with nary a White in sight.

    • And worse is throwing that increasingly annoying Lee Greenwood song into the shindig. “God Bless the USA.” By making it less American. And also…bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran…

    • a multiracial individual

      Naturalization ceremonies are mostly Asian. Hispanics do not bother with the process (effort).

    • Anonymous

      I came from England and I became a naturalised US citizen. And the lady sitting next to me at my naturalisation ceremony was a tall, thin, beautiful Latvian woman. There were plenty of Europeans at the ceremony.

      • dukem1

        The point is, there’s not enough.

      • shmo123

        That’s heartening, but it’s also rare.

  • The__Bobster

    A brief naturalization ceremony Tuesday for newly minted U.S. citizens in downtown Manhattan made clear the shifting demographics of those migrating here: Dominicans are leading the pack.
    ________

    Newly minted? When did the U.S. government get into counterfeiting?

    • September 11, 2001.

    • IstvanIN

      Newly minted! What a joke. Reminds me of when US coins went from silver to cupronickel. Fake money, fake Americans.

    • Bossman

      I wonder if many of those Dominicans did not not use Puerto Rico as a stepping stone to make it into the USA. Puerto Rico is right next door to the Dominican Republic.

  • Rick Brooks

    Just what we need… A bunch of mulattoes from the Dominican Republic with astronomically high rates of poverty, welfare use, illegitimacy and gang membership.

    • Erasmus

      Celebrate diversity!
      *vomit*

  • MekongDelta69

    I’m sure Mayor Doomberg will follow Governor Moonbeam’s rant yesterday about how this is “all so wonderful,” or whatever the hell his idiotic rant was.

    P.S. In the interest of factual reporting, Moonbeam said, “It’s a great opportunity.”

    • bigone4u

      In fairness to Moonbeam, he didn’t say what the opportunity was. So, let me fill in the blank. It’s a great opportunity for: a race war between blacks and Hispanics, more murders of whites, especially blonde women, more auto accidents, more filthy language and “chimpouts,” more shoplifting, more trashed neighborhoods. In short, it’s a great opportunity to turn a whole state into Detroit with palm trees and an ocean.

      • Homo_Occidentalis

        The murders will be of more white males, picked off one by one of course (they can’t stand a fair fight with even numbers). The blonde women and other desirable white women will be kept as chattel for breeding out in order produce caramelized 85 IQ future Merit Scholars.

  • Spartacus

    Low IQ, determined by genetics. I could speak English fluently since I was 7, I just picked it up from watching TV.

    • Bossman

      Are you German? What is your nationality?

      • Spartacus

        Romanian.

        • Bossman

          So a Romanian learns English by watching TV in his home country. How interesting! English is now an international language.

          • Spartacus

            Unless you’re a mestizo, in which case you won’t learn your own language, no matter how much TV you watch 🙂

          • Bossman

            I don’t think you know what a Mestizo is. The people crossing the southern border of the USA without inspection are mainly indigenous Indians. Real Mestizos are tall handsome people who become movie stars in their home countries or do the same in the USA. I can give you a long list of famous stars who were part Native American or Mexican.

          • Spartacus

            Mestizo = European and Native American mongrels. I assume most of the mexicans, and other “latinos” who jump the fence in the US are mongrels of the aforementioned mixture. I assumed because, it takes some white DNA to know how to jump that fence in the first place…

          • Bossman

            I hate to break the bad news to you but these mongrels may be the future masters of America. The women are sexy and the men macho. Real Mestizos look superior.

    • saxonsun

      My mom spoke Greek when my grandfather enrolled her in kindergarten. She learned English fast. Those were the days of English only. My family never expected the USA to accommodate them in Greek. The thought would have appalled them.

  • EuroAmerican

    Dominicans are a cross between Caribbean Africans and Caribbean Hispanics. Want a taste of the DR? Go to Washington Heights in Manhattan on a hot night in August, you’ll experience what a 3rd World dung heap is. All that matters is illicit sex, phony machismo, baseball, getting high, merengue and getting money any way you can. We are doomed…

    • EuroAmerican

      I forgot to add that in the midst of the 3rd World dung heap that is Washington Heights, amid the empty Presidente bottles, used condoms, chicken bones and mango pits you will see a plaque on the corner of W156th street and Broadway commemorating the defensive position that our forefathers held against the British Regulars during the Battle of Washington Heights. Heartbreaking…

    • Homo_Occidentalis

      At least this author had the good taste to refrain from referring to these upjumped mud-dwellers as “Americans”. Mr. Kravitz only refers to them as U.S. Citizens, though I have no doubt that the main intent of this article was to put salt in the wounds of European nationalists.

    • saxonsun

      I live on the UES on NYC–never go up there. We know better.

  • Nathanwartooth

    My friend is dating someone who came from China about 4 years ago.

    He has a thick accent but can read, write and speak English pretty much perfectly.

    He is also a very talented musician and has been going to college here. The gulf between people from the DR and China is pretty huge.

  • Ngati Pakeha

    Oh, the price of colonisation: Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands etc etc. I bet the Brits regret holding onto the Indian sub-continent!

  • Sqeptique

    Oh what a pleasure! More Africans! What a joy! We should keep the pressure on our congressmen to keep the swaheeli line open for as many of these enrichers as we can get!

  • JackKrak

    —–When an announcer listed off the applicants’ home countries, he was forced to stop when he reached “the DR.” More than half the room stood up and cheered.——
    In the US long enough to become citizens but still emotionally attached to the DR enough to cheer at the ceremony formally welcoming them to the country they left it for.
    You cannot make this stuff up.

  • EuroAmerican

    Sounds like the America I used to know. Hold on for as long as you can because soon its going, going, gone.

  • Bossman

    Some Mexicans do have an attitude problem. The ones born in the USA seem less polite. I can’t claim to know them very well.

  • saxonsun

    And that’s why PRs loath Ds. But the 2 groups absolutely hate each other. A D and a PR almost came to blows in my class once–over nothing.

  • saxonsun

    We have good memories of the small Illinois town we grew up in. We always felt so safe. Now that’s America.

  • Rex

    Our forefathers when they wrote in the Constitution the requirements to become U.S. Citizens they never had in mind that future generations would apply them to non-Whites.Whatever is in our Constitution only applies to Whites. Those benefits were for White only. Blacks were slaves with no Citizenship rights and as for the others there was nobody else. And all this continued unchanged until non-Christian gypsies were allowed to enter our society and that is when they started the corruption our U.S. Supreme court and all the institutions.

  • WR_the_realist

    The “Demographic Shift in New Citizens” won’t really happen until the day we hear that 70% of the new citizens being sworn in are white Europeans.