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    U.S. Demographic Statistics: All Time Low Fertility Rates, Moves Toward 'Majority Minority'

    Jews are ONLY 2.8% of the U.S. population(Jewish Almanac 2002).

    Here's a close look at representation in our "Conservative Republican"
    Bush Administration:

    1). Colon Bowell ---- Secretary of State, ex-chairman of Joint
    Chiefs
    of Staff, of Jamaican origin, he has one Jewish ancestor on his father's
    side. He grew up in a heavily Jewish-populated neighborhood in New York,
    &
    speaks Yiddish. The 1st day of being picked (12/16/2000) he said he
    wanted
    to toughen sanctions on Iraq, and would work to "re-energize the
    sanctions
    regime," even though he KNEW the embargo had caused the deaths of MORE
    than
    a MILLION Iraqi civilians from starvation & medical complications!

    2). Richard Perle --- One of Bush's foreign policy advisors & the
    chairman of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board. Possibly an Israeli
    AGENT!Perle was EXPELLED from Senator Henry Jackson's office in the
    1970's
    after the National Security Agency (NSA) caught him passing
    Highly-Classified
    (National Security) documents to the ISRAELI EMBASSY. He later worked
    for
    the Israeli weapons firm, Soltam. Perle is one of the leading
    pro-Israeli
    war mongering fanatics.

    3). Paul Wolfowitz ---------- Deputy Defense Secretary, and member
    of
    Perle's Defense Policy Board, in the Pentagon. Wolfowitz is the number
    two
    leader within the administration pushing for war with Iraq. Reportedly
    has
    close ties to the Israeli military. His sister lives in Israel.

    4). Douglas Feith --- Under Secretary of Defense and Policy Advisor
    at
    the Pentagon. He is a close associate of Perle and served as his
    Special
    Counsel. Like Perle & the others, Feith is a pro-Israel extremist, who

    has advocated anti-Arab policies in the past. He is closely associated
    with
    the Zionist Organization of America, which even attacks Jews that don't
    agree with its extremist views. Feith frequently speaks at ZOA
    conferences.
    Feith runs a small law firm, Feith & Zell, which only has one
    International
    office, in Israel. The majority of their legal work is representing
    Israeli
    interests. His firm's own website stated, prior to his appointment,
    that
    Feith "represents Israeli Armaments Manufacturers." Feith, basically,
    represents the Israeli War Machine. Feith, like Perle & Wolfowitz, are
    campaigning hard for war with Iraq.

    5). Edward Luttwak ----- Member of the National Security Study Group
    of the Dept. of Defense at the Pentagon. Luttwak is reportedly an
    Israeli
    citizen and has taught in Israel. He frequently writes for Israeli and
    pro-Israeli newspapers and journals. Luttwak is an Israeli extremist
    whose
    main theme in many of his articles is the necessity of the U.S. waging
    war
    against Iraq.

    6). Henry Kissinger ----- One of many Pentagon Advisors, Kissinger
    sits
    on the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board. For detailed information about
    Kissinger's evil past, read Seymour Hersch's book(Price of Power:
    Kissinger
    in the Nixon White House). Kissinger had a part in the Watergate
    crimes,
    Southeast Asia mass murders, & Chile's dictatorship. He consistently
    advocates going to war with Iraq.

    7). James Schlesinger ----- One of many Pentagon Advisors,
    Schlesinger
    also sits on the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board and is another
    pro-Israel
    advisor, who supports going to war against Iraq. Schlesinger is also a
    commissioner of the Defense Department's National Security Study Group,
    at
    the Pentagon.

    8). Dov Zakheim --- Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, and
    Chief
    Financial Officer (CFO) for the Department of Defense. He is an
    ordained
    rabbi and reportedly holds ISRAELI CITIZENSHIP. Zakheim attended Jew's
    College in London and became an ordained Orthodox Jewish Rabbi in 1973.
    He
    was adjunct professor at New York's Jewish Yeshiva University. Zakheim
    is
    close to the Israeli lobby.

    9). Robert Satloff --- U.S. National Security Council Advisor,
    Satloff
    was the executive director of the Israeli lobby's "think tank,"
    WASHINGTON
    INSTITUTE for NEAR EAST POLICY. Many "expert" U.S. government
    appointees
    come from this front group, like Martin Indyk.

    10). Elliott Abrams ---- National Security Council Advisor,
    previously
    worked at Washington-based "think tank"-the ETHICS & PUBLIC POLICY
    CENTER.
    During the Reagan Adminstration, Abrams was the Assistant Secretary of
    State, handling, for the most part, Latin American affairs. He played
    an
    important role in the Iran-Contra Scandal, which involved illegally
    selling
    U.S. weapons to Iran to fight Iraq, and illegally funding the contra
    rebels
    fighting to overthrow Nicaragua's Sandinista government. He also
    actively
    deceived three congressional committees about his involvement and
    thereby
    faced felony charges based on his testimony. Abrams pled guilty in 1991
    to
    two misdemeanors and was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours
    of
    community service. A year later, former President Bush (Senior) granted
    Abrams a full pardon. He was one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in

    the Reagan Administration's State Dept.

    11). Marc Grossman -- Under Secretary of State for Political
    Affairs. He
    was Director General of the Foreign Service & Director of Human
    Resources at
    the Department of State. Grossman is one of many of the pro-Israel
    Jewish
    officials from the Clinton Administration that Bush has promoted to
    higher
    posts.

    12). Richard Haass ---- Director of Policy Planning at the State
    Dept.
    and Ambassador at large. He is also Director of National Security
    Programs
    and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He was one
    of
    the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the first Bush (Sr) Administration
    who
    sat on the National Security Council, and who consistently advocates
    going
    to war against Iraq. Haass is also a member of the Defense Department's
    National Security Study Group, at the Pentagon.

    13). Robert Zoellick ----U.S. Trade Representative, a cabinet-level
    position. He is also one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the
    Bush
    (Jr) Administration who advocated invading Iraq and occupying a portion
    of
    the country in order to set up setting up a Vichy-style puppet
    government.
    He consistently advocates going to war against Iraq.

    14). Mel Sembler ---- President of the Export-Import Bank of the
    United
    States. A Prominent Jewish Republican & Former National Finance Chairman
    of
    the Republican National Committee. The Export-Import Bank facilitates
    trade
    relationships between U.S. businesses and foreign countries,
    specifically
    those with financial problems.

    15). Ari Fleischer ----- Official White House Spokesman. Prominent
    in
    the Jewish community, some reports state that he holds Israeli
    citizenship.
    Fleischer is closely connected to the extremist Jewish group called the
    Chabad Lubavitch Hasidics, who follow the Qabala, & hold very extremist
    &
    insulting views of non-Jews. Fleischer was the co-president of Chabad's
    Capitol Jewish Forum. He received the Young Leadership Award from the
    American Friends of Lubavitch in October, 2001.

    16). Joshua Bolten --- Bush's Chief Policy Director, banker and
    former
    legislative aide.

    17). Steve Goldsmith ---- Senior Advisor to the President. Jewish
    domestic policy advisor. He also serves as liaison in the White House
    Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (White House OFBCI).

    18). Adam Goldman, White House Special Liaison to the Jewish
    Community.

    19). Joseph Gildenhorn ---- Bush Campaign's Special Liaison
    to/Jewish
    Community. D.C. finance chairman for the Bush campaign, & former
    ambassador
    to Switzerland.

    20). Christopher Gersten -- Former Executive Director of the
    Republican
    Jewish Coalition, husband of Labor Secretary Linda Chavez, and
    reportedly
    very pro-Israel.

    21). Mark Weinberger ----- Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

    22). Samuel Bodman, Deputy Secretary of Commerce. Former CEO,Cabot
    Corp.

    23). Bonnie Cohen ----- Under Secretary of State for Management.

    24). Ruth Davis --- Director of Foreign Service Institute. This
    Office
    is responsible for training all Dept of State staff(including
    ambassadors).

    25). Lincoln Bloomfield ---- Assistant Secretary of State for
    Political
    Military Affairs.

    26). Jay Lefkowitz - General Counsel of the Office of Budget &
    Mngmt.

    27). David Frum ----- Bush's speechwriter.

    NOTE: The majority of the information on these officials is based, in
    fact,
    on Israeli media reports.

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    They will not last forever. Believe it or not, their time will soon end, if not in a few decades, as more people will realize what kind of sub-human scum they really are.

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    I dont believe that.

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    Originally posted by Aryan NS
    I dont believe that.
    Don't give the jews more power than they deserve. They're counting on you to believe that they themselves are eternal eventhough they are NOT in reality.

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    Post Mongrelization: New Census Raises Questions on the Future of Race in America

    THE RACE AND ETHNICITY BEAT



    New Census Raises Questions on the Future of Race in America

    By JONATHAN TILOVE
    c.2000 Newhouse News Service

    Rainier Spencer, an assistant professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the author of "Spurious Issues: Race and Multiracial Identity Politics in the United States," says that all racial identity, mono-, mixed- or bi-, is bogus. (Photo by Marc Halevi)


    (UNDATED) Ward Connerly, who describes himself as a roughly equal mix of French Canadian, Choctaw, African and Irish ancestry and who is married to a white woman [She's actually half-Vietnamese, but to a Negro anyone not very dark is "white"; and sadly to a lot of European-Americans and even pro-white racialists, half-Asians and even sometimes full-Asians are "white. LOL], spent much of the last decade campaigning to end race-based affirmative action. Susan Graham, a white woman married to a black man, has spent that same decade working tirelessly as the founder of Project RACE -- Reclassify All Children Equally -- so that her two children and others like them could be counted in official statistics as "multiracial."

    For the first time in American history, respondents to the decennial census are able to identify themselves by as many races as they see fit. The tabulated results will yield 63 different categories and combinations -- or 126 considering that each of those 63 could also be either Hispanic or non-Hispanic. And that does not take into account the limitless possibilities for writing in some race of one's own devising.

    But when the 2000 census is completed, all the folks at both the Connerly and Graham households will be assigned the race of their nearest neighbors. Why? Because both Connerly and Graham, for their own very different reasons, refused to check any of the boxes on the race question.

    As America embarks on a new, more complicated era of racial counting, a look at how some of those close to the issue chose to answer the census race question presents a puzzle: Is this dawning age of mixed-race identities likely to loosen the hold of race on the American mind, or merely tie it up in tighter knots?

    "It is progress," said B. Reginald Daniel, a sociologist at the University of California at Santa Barbara. "Whether people understand it or not, we're undoing 300 years of racial formation. We have yet to see the after-effect, but it will be radical."

    Daniel, who grew up black in Kentucky, said he has been thinking about his racial identity since Dec. 2, 1955, when his first-grade teacher reported that Rosa Parks had been arrested for refusing to let a white passenger have her seat on the bus. "It's time we colored people stood up for our rights," the teacher told her students.

    Daniel was puzzled. He raised his hand and asked the teacher who "colored" people were. "Everyone in this school," the teacher, startled, replied. But, Daniel persisted, what color are they? "We're brown! We're Negroes!" the teacher replied.

    But Daniel's skin was tan, a blend of white and brown, and when he asked his mother about it she explained that while they were a mix of African, Irish, English, French, American Indian, Asian Indian and maybe even German-Jewish, they were still members of the "Negro race."

    Over time, Daniel came to identify himself as multiracial. He became a leading intellectual adviser, at one point to Project RACE and on a continuing basis to the Association for MultiEthnic Americans (AMEA) -- the largest of the organizations that pressed for a multiracial category on the census. The federal Office of Management and Budget rejected that possibility but in 1997, after four years of deliberation, announced that on the 2000 census respondents would be able to check as many races as apply.

    For Daniel, at least, filling out this year's form was thrilling. He checked "white," "Indian" and "black."

    "For me, for the first time in my life to go to a form and have the chance of reflecting myself in an authentic way is an incredibly liberating moment. And to know that I was part of that process," Daniel said. "We all need to start re-examining some of the taken-for-grantedness of all of our identities. Letting people check these multiple boxes is a very small step in some of the re-evaluation."

    But to Susan Graham, the form felt like one step forward and two steps back. Graham had wanted a separate multiracial category so that children like hers would not have to choose between their parents' racial identities, or end up some unclassifiable "other."

    Graham was also upset with new rules issued by OMB just before the census forms went out, indicating how the race results would be tabulated for the federal government's monitoring and enforcement of civil rights laws. Mixed-race individuals would be allocated back to the minority race or, if there were two or more races, back to the race that makes sense in the particular enforcement context.

    The intention was to make sure that people's right to identify themselves in all their racial complexity did not erode the civil rights protections afforded them because of their membership, in whole or in part, in one of these historically discriminated-against groups. (It should be noted that no individual's racial identity as recorded on the census is ever reported to anyone. It only contributes, anonymously, to aggregate statistics.)

    Graham saw it as the revenge of the one-drop rule, that vestige of slavery and white supremacy that defined anybody with a drop of black blood as black, period.

    On the 1990 census, Graham listed her children as white. She had been told erroneously by a census official in Atlanta, where she was living, that the race of the mother was determinative. But this year, had she checked both the black and white boxes for her children, the children would for many government purposes simply be counted as black.

    "I'm not about to have my children check more than one box only to be relegated back to the black category," said Graham, who now lives in Tallahassee, Fla. She left the race question blank.

    But the census cannot permit blanks, so, by a statistical method known as "hot deck imputation," Graham's family will be assigned races that blend best with their closest neighbors -- the assumption being that most people live in neighborhoods that match them racially. And, in Graham's case that is true, with immediate neighbors black, white and interracial.

    Rainier Spencer, a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, has studied the multiracial movement in his book, "Spurious Issues: Race and Multiracial Identity Politics in the United States." He faults Graham's logic.

    In Spencer's view, Graham and others in the multiracial movement deploy their distaste with the one-drop rule selectively. If they truly want its repeal, they must recognize that virtually all African-Americans are multiracial.

    To him, the whole notion of a multiracial identity depends on an assumption that racial identity is real. And as Spencer told some 100 students at the Pan-Collegiate Conference on the Mixed-Race Experience, held recently at Harvard University and Wellesley College, "All racial identity is bogus, no matter whether the prefix is mono, multi or bi."

    The "insurgent idea" of multiraciality can undermine the racial order by "demonstrating the absurdity of fixed and exclusive racial categories," he writes in his book. But the moment multiracial becomes an official category -- a box to be checked -- it no longer undermines the existing racial paradigm, but expands it.

    Moreover, Spencer said, while race may not truly exist, racism does, and OMB acted quite appropriately in ordering the racial data collapsed back into traditional categories for civil rights purposes.

    Spencer, whose mother is German and father black, reached the same conclusion on his own. When he filled in the census race question, he checked the "black" box.

    "Most people call me a black man," Ward Connerly writes early in his new book about his life, "Creating Equal." But, Connerly writes, "In fact, I'm black in the same way that Tiger Woods and so many other Americans are black -- by the `one-drop' rule used by yesterday's segregationists and today's racial ideologues."

    Those same racial ideologues, Connerly writes, opposed a mixed-race box "because they realize that so many of us would check it and thus administer a setback to the racial spoils system they have created."

    But, in an interview, Connerly said that he too opposes a separate multiracial category. It would only create "another interest group competing alongside all the others."

    Instead, Connerly wants to do away with all racial counting by government. He said he will seek to put a measure on the 2002 California ballot to prohibit collecting racial data there, except for medical purposes.

    Connerly frames his efforts to extract race from public life in the context of his own multiracial family life. His book ends with the birth of his daughter's first child (her husband is white): "When I held my new granddaughter, the tiny hand grasping my brown fingers was as white as snow, yet she was blood of my blood, life of my life -- living proof that the categories that are supposed to separate us in this world are an illusion."

    "I wondered," he writes, "which of the silly little boxes she would be required to check."

    Unfortunately, Connerly said in an interview, "Black people are never forced to confront their own multiracial identity. As a result it's just easier to identify yourself as `black' or `African-American.' When you begin to realize that some of your ancestors -- and this is probably the case for most black people -- are either Indian or white, it gives you an entirely different perspective on the issue of race."

    Levonne Gaddy of Tuscon, Ariz., president of the Association of MultiEthnic Americans, shares Connerly's perspective, though not his conclusions.

    Gaddy's grandmother was white. But in order to marry her grandfather, a black man, in North Carolina, she had to identify as mulatto. (Interracial marriage was illegal in some states until the U.S. Supreme Court's 1967 Loving decision.) When her grandmother died, Gaddy said, she was a "Negro."

    Gaddy was born looking as white as her grandmother -- white skin, freckles, green eyes, blond hair. "I look like a white person," said Gaddy, and throughout her life that is how people, including most blacks, treated her. Eventually, while living in California, Gaddy came to the multiracial identity she felt more appropriately described her. On the census, she checked three boxes -- "white," "black" and "American Indian."

    But, she said, "If we get rid of racial categories, it will open the door for white privilege."

    White privilege, of course, refers to those advantages whites benefit from -- advantages so much a part of the landscape that most whites don't see them as privilege at all.

    The census race question, after asking the respondent to "mark (x) one or more boxes," offers a list of choices: "black," "American Indian or Alaska Native," 12 different "Asian" and "Pacific Islander" possibilities and "some other race." But "white" comes first.

    It is an observation that Jennifer Chau, who is Chinese, white and Jewish, made at the recent Mixed-Race Conference:

    "I think it's interesting that `white' is up on top. I'd be really curious to see in a study how many people actually look past after they check off `white.' It's like, you don't have to deal with all this mess down here, you can just check it off and be on your merry way. Meanwhile, we all have to be like, `Oh, mmm, God ... we're forced to think about it."'

    Chau, a 1999 Wellesley graduate who has started a nonprofit group, Swirl, to work with mixed-race children in New York City, said she checked both "white" and "Chinese." But, she said, "the rest of my family thinks they're white, including my father." And, she noted, he's originally from Shanghai.

    Also at the conference was Matt Kelley, a student at Wesleyan University and founder of Mavin, a magazine of "the mixed-race experience." Kelley said the students were in the process of figuring out their own identities -- and wanting the right to self-identify as they see fit. They're only beginning to wonder whether they are part of some broader community, if they have the makings of any kind of movement.

    Kelley checked "white" and "Korean" on the census form. His use of the term "mixed-race" instead of "multiracial" is intentional.

    "I'm very wary of the so-called multiracial movement," he said. "It seems to me more intent on creating a new race than people who have the wholeness of their heritage. ... Aren't we simply replicating the same kind of exclusive ideas of community we in the past had been criticizing?"

    It does have the making of a riddle wrapped in a conundrum.

    Naomi Zack, a philosopher of race at the State University of New York at Albany, is writing a book on the fiction of race and how to dismantle it. The idea of race, to Zack, "rests on fantasies of racial purity" that mixed-race people can help to subvert.

    "Even with a small amount of racial mixture people's appearance doesn't fulfill any predictable expectation. It becomes socially unintelligible and that's a good thing," Zack said.

    And yet, she noted, sometimes -- as in the case of affirmative action -- the fiction of race can help the historic victims of racism, and "the truth that race is a fiction" can be used against them.

    So how did Zack, who is black and white, answer the race question on the census?

    "I wrote `mixed,"' she said, acknowledging that five minutes later she realized that she had meant to write "no racial affiliation." But, not wanting to risk a cross-out, Zack left her original answer.

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    U.S. Demographic Statistics: All Time Low Fertility Rates, Moves Toward 'Majority Minority'

    Census: U.S. Arab Population Is Surging
    Wed Dec 3, 9:07 PM ET

    By JONATHAN D. SALANT, Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTON - The Arab population in the United States has nearly doubled in the past two decades, according to the Census Bureau's first report on the group.

    Experts cited liberalized U.S. immigration laws and unrest in the Middle East that led many people to come to America.

    The bureau counted nearly 1.2 million Arabs in the United States in 2000, compared with 860,000 in 1990 and 610,000 in 1980. About 60 percent trace their ancestry to three countries: Lebanon, Syria and Egypt.

    The census report stops at 2000, so there is no data to measure the impact of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. But tighter immigration procedures imposed after then have reduced the flow of Arabs to the United States.

    While earlier Arab immigrants came from countries with large Christian populations, newer arrivals come from heavily Muslim countries such as Iraq and Yemen.

    "Immigrants from the Arab world come for the same reason all immigrants come — economic opportunity, opportunities to have an education, to develop a professional career," said Helen Samhan, executive director of the Arab American Institute Foundation, a research group.

    Samhan said the lifting of U.S. immigration quotas in the 1960s opened the door to people from Arab countries and many took advantage during the 1980s and 1990s, with a large number coming from nations such as Lebanon and Iraq where there were wars.

    Almost half of the Arabs in the United States live in five states — California (190,890), New York (120,370), Michigan (115,284), New Jersey (71,770) and Florida (77,461).

    "It would be better to come to America than Europe or Canada," said Zak Trad, 33, of Anaheim, Calif., who came from Lebanon three years ago. "It's the largest Arab community not in an Arab country. I didn't think I would be a stranger here."

    New York City, the first stop for millions of immigrants for more than a century, had the largest Arab population among U.S. cities, 69,985. The Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Mich., where many Arabs first settled to work in the automobile industry, was next at 29,181.

    Sterling Heights, Mich., was the city with the largest percentage of Arab-Americans, 3.7 percent, followed by Jersey City, N.J., with 2.8 percent. Dearborn's population is about 30 percent Arab but it was not ranked because the Census Bureau only counted cities with at least 100,000 residents; Dearborn has about 98,000.

    The Census Bureau asked those who received the long version of their decennial questionnaire to list their ancestry. The form was sent to about one-sixth of all households.

    Arab-Americans say their population is larger than that reported by the Census Bureau, but many are reluctant to fill out government forms because they came from countries with oppressive regimes.

    The Arab American Institute Foundation said that just over 15,000 visas were issued to immigrants from Arab countries in 2002, compared with more than 21,000 in 2001.

    "The fact that immigration procedures and visa applications have been so tightly screened is going to slow down the volume of new immigrants," Samhan said. "The scrutiny that will be placed on immigrants from Arab and Muslim countries is going to be even greater than other places."

    The backlash that occurred against Arab Americans following Sept. 11 served to draw them closer and get more involved in politics. The concentration of Arab-Americans in a few key election states, particularly Michigan, also has boosted their political influence.

    In October, seven of the eight Democratic presidential candidates attended the Arab American Institute's national leadership conference in Dearborn, as did the heads of the Democratic and Republican parties.

    "These days, anything that moves votes one way or another by the thousands can have an impact of seismic proportions," said pollster John Zogby, himself an Arab-American.

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    On the Net:

    Arab American Institute census information: http://www.aaiusa.org/census.htm

    Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov

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    Keep in mind the census only counts the legal immigrants, the real number for Arabs in Michigan is estimated closer to 300,000..

    Michigan charges Arabs in baby scam

    By Steve Miller
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES


    The Michigan Attorney General's Office has charged 23 Arab women with fraudulently using American social-service money to pay for childbirth before returning to their native countries of Lebanon, Syria and Yemen with a total of 34 babies.

    The suspects, whose children are now U.S. citizens by virtue of being born here, have not been located and it is unlikely that their countries would allow extradition if they were.

    "Each of the women had their babies and departed within two or three months," said Sage Eastman, a spokesman for state Attorney General Mike Cox. "Three of these women did this more than once. We are not aware of where they are and it is possible that these women will never return to the U.S."

    "This was a very thought-out process, from the first step to the last step," he said. The total fraud in the case is estimated at $150,000.

    Mr. Cox said the women falsified Medicaid documents before delivering babies at several Detroit-area hospitals from 1997 to February. More charges against more individuals may be filed as the investigation continues.

    The women have been charged with fraud because they applied for emergency care, which required them to affirm they would seek permanent residency. Mr. Eastman said their visitor visas showed they would return to their homelands.

    Visitor visas are good for varying periods, determined by immigration agents at ports of entry. Mr. Eastman said he did not know how long these women's visas were good for.

    For years, pregnant women from Mexico have come to U.S. hospitals to deliver, thus securing citizenship for their offspring. U.S. citizens, in turn, can sponsor family members for citizenship here when the child reaches 21 years of age.

    Last month, there were reports of baby brokers in South Korea who arranged for pregnant women there to be brought to U.S. territories, including Guam, for birth.

    In Michigan, though, such incidents are rare.

    The FBI assisted with the initial investigation, which included a raid last fall of a local hospital and several doctors' offices. Mr. Eastman said all of the women charged had contact with the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), an umbrella organization that provides all kinds of help to recent immigrants.

    ACCESS was asked at that time for its records regarding some referrals from doctors, said Ismael Ahmed, executive director of the 32-year-old agency.

    "It was made clear to us that we were not the target of any sweep," Mr. Ahmed said yesterday. "But because of the size and scope of our operation, we provide help to pretty much any Arab American who comes to us."

    The agency's tax-exempt status, in fact, requires that it render services, from counseling to job placement to medical referrals. The agency last year received $6.8 million in government grants, according to its tax form.

    Sixty percent of ACCESS service goes to Arabs, he said, in large part because the region has the largest Arab population in the United States. An estimated 300,000 Arab-Americans live in southeastern Michigan. The agency makes around 500,000 contacts a year, Mr. Ahmed said.

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    At least 3.5 million* Americans are of Arab descent. Arab Americans live in all 50 states, but two thirds reside in 10 states; one third of the total live in California, New York, and Michigan. About 94% live in metropolitan areas. Los Angeles, Detroit, New York/NJ, Chicago and Washington, D.C., are the top five metro areas of Arab American concentration.

    Lebanese Americans constitute a greater part of the total number of Arab Americans residing in most states, except New Jersey, where Egyptian Americans are the largest Arab group. Americans of Syrian decent make up the majority of Arab Americans in Rhode Island, while the largest Palestinian population is in Illinois, and the Iraqi and Assyrian/Chaldean communities are concentrated in Illinois, Michigan, and California.

    The majority of Arab Americans are Christian.



    Catholic include Roman Catholic, Maronite, and Melkite (Greek Catholic)
    Orthodox includes Antiochian, Syrian, Greek, and Coptic
    Muslim includes Sunni, Shi'a, and Druze

    Source: Zogby International February 2000


    * Every ten years, the Census takes the demographic pulse of the population, collecting information ranging from family size and citizenship to education, income, and occupation. A question on “ancestry” or ethnic origin gives us a snapshot of that segment of the country, which identifies with an Arabic-speaking origin.

    Historically, only a portion of this population self-identifies with an Arab ancestry, resulting in a numeric undercount by a factor of about 3. Limitations of the sampling methodology, combined with non-response by some, under-response (only two ethnic backgrounds are tabulated and reported), and reporting ancestry as race, results in relatively higher under reporting among Arab Americans. While the 2000 Census accounted for some 1.25 million persons who self-identify with an Arabic-speaking origin, our estimates (based on research done by the Zogby International polling and marketing firm) place the population at more than 3.5 million.

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    The Arabs have a major identity crisis. That is my only comment on that. One major reason why they are coming over here is because the Middle East's governments do not know how to run the country.

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    Post New York City Population (2000)

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/census/poptable.html

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/census/pl1a.pdf
    "Total Population by Mutually Exclusive Race and Hispanic Origin"

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/census/pl1b.pdf
    "Population Under 18 Years by Mutually Exclusive Race and Hispanic Origin"

    Current population:

    White: 35%
    Black: 24.5%
    Native: 0.2%
    Asian: 9.7%
    Other: 0.7%
    Mixed: 2.8%
    Hispanic: 27%

    Under 18 years population:

    White: 23.5% (down 11.5%)
    Black: 29.3% (up 4.8%)
    Native: 0.3% (up 0.1%)
    Asian: 8.7% (down 1%)
    Other: 0.9% (up 0.2%)
    Mixed: 3.1% (up 0.3%)
    Hispanic: 34.1% (up 7.1%)

    ignoring the effects of immigration, the under 18 population will be how New Yorkers will look in the future . Factor in future immigration, and the Asian & Hispanic population will most certainly rise, in particular the rapidly growing Asian Indian population (Indians & Pakistanis have lots of kids ).

    One minor detail I forgot, on the bright side 1/3rd of the Hispanic population in NYC is 'white', which add's 9% of to the current white population of NYC (i.e. from 35% to 44%).

    http://newyork.areaconnect.com/statistics.htm

    NYC will be just another brown city

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