Dude it wasn’t, you seemed to have missed this point:
“It is incumbent upon the authors to explain how their estimate can be reconciled with other data. It seems extremely unlikely that the Census Bureau, the Department of Education, and other records of vital statistics miss so many people year after year.”
The census is accurate, because it can be reconciled with other data sets. With the work of other demographers.
You’re not just saying the census is wrong, you’re saying demography itself has gotten it wrong.
It’d be one thing if that were by 1-3 million, but you’re saying they’re off more than double, and that would require intentional sabotage industry-wide.
“the Center for Immigration Studies agrees with the Migration Policy Institute’s critique of the new paper: “People leave footprints” and millions of illegal immigrants cannot simply be “hidden” from demographic profiles.”
But you didn’t read it; certainly not to understand it.
They are, because ITINs. Which function like SS numbers, which you need to do basic things in our economy like buying insurance, taking out a loan, or getting a mortgage.
So, you need to qualify your statement a little more here.
I’ve never gone to a Libertarian meeting. The closest to that I’ve been to is the Western Conservative Summit.
Where yes, that is very close to the demographic. But they’re hardly pro-immigrant.
On top of that, I’m working two manufacturing jobs right now, at both, I’am one of only two Americans on the whole floor.
Everyone else is either immigrants from the Southeast Asian dust up of the 1960-70s/ their kids, or more recent Latino fair. We also get a few from the middle east.
It really isn’t; they’re the ones who are pissed off at communism the most, and call natives here embracing it on their bull***.
I have a Vietnamese coworker who engaged me on this for a solid week, telling me how corrupt and immoral the Communists in his country are. I also have a Cambodian who loves sharing his story of growing up in an internment camp, made possible by a Communist dictator.
Outright communist countries, or even communist adjacent (Venezuela), are the immigrants I have the least concern for. They are a much needed break from the navel gazing of our culture.
They get us back to basics, and show us what we’ve taken for granted.