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(Offbeat China)   The difference between Mexican and Chinese illegal immigrants in the US? The Chinese send their "anchor babies" back to China until they're 21. Scary: There are now 58 million of them   (offbeatchina.com ) divider line
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2012-12-12 10:11:24 AM  
6 votes:
Reading comprehension, subby. It needs work.
2012-12-12 11:19:09 AM  
3 votes:
RTFA. = READ THE F...king ARTICLE.

The article said there are 58 million children whose parents don't live with them.

Of them, only 10,000 had US citizenship

10,000, not 58 million. Big difference.

Also, the entire set up currently costs a Chinese person over $80,000 to do. Yes, it used to cost $10,000. But at a current cost that high, not many will ever do this.

The US can handle 10,000 Chinese children, particularly as their parents strike me as being the smart and hard working.

Welcome to America.
2012-12-12 11:13:51 AM  
2 votes:
You know what? Given the choice I'll take chinese over mexicans. Both groups work their ass off but at least the chinese have enough sense to attempt to learn the damn language of the place they are immigrating to.

Kind of scary that I'm not qualified for almost any of the retail jobs in my area because I don't speak spanish.
2012-12-12 11:13:04 AM  
2 votes:

Stoker: "For example, at the Starfish kindergarten at Guantou, Liangjiang county, 80% of its students hold foreign citizenship. American citizenship accounts for the majority."
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Scary!
These children are being programmed for future use in their country of citizenship!

/Extreme enough? (Going for the panic buttons.)


Doesn't that dual citizenship expire when they turn 18 if they don't do something to keep it, e.g. move to the U.S.? And even if they did keep their U.S. citizenship and use it for nefarious purposes (as Subby seems to believe), I would imagine that by the time any Chinese conspirators would want to "activate" them, the world would likely have changed so much from when they were born that they may no longer be useful. Which makes the whole idea a very risky bet for the Chinese.

/not passing judgement until I see a more reputable source for this story
2012-12-12 11:04:40 AM  
2 votes:
Holy Innacurate Headline, FARK!
2012-12-12 11:02:40 AM  
2 votes:
In other news, China DOES, in fact, issue travel permits to Party affiliated couples to come to the US for the exclusive purpose of having a baby here. Then the baby gets raised in China, where it learns that the roundeye is the enemy of the world, America didn't go to the moon and that America has only one kind of chicken: fried chicken. Not hyperbolic there, All of those ridiculous things have been said to me by Chicoms.

And we play along in the name of short term profits. Of course, it always works out for America when we put short term financial gain over sensible long term policies. Right?
2012-12-12 11:00:38 AM  
2 votes:
Was this greened just to make Subby feel bad?
2012-12-12 10:59:00 AM  
2 votes:
Does the headline mean that 17.6% of the United States population are illegal Chinese immigrants, or does the headline mean that the number of Chinese "anchor babies" born to illegal Chinese immigrants is equal to 17.6% of the United States population?

Either way, I think that we would have noticed.
2012-12-12 11:55:54 AM  
1 vote:
Maybe its just me, but that article written by Alia (the Holy Sister!!) seems like it was written as a middle school Social Studies report. It seemed rather disjointed in its writing style.maybe written by one of the kids themselves?
2012-12-12 11:55:35 AM  
1 vote:

tarkin1: RTFA. = READ THE F...king ARTICLE.
The article said there are 58 million children whose parents don't live with them.
Of them, only 10,000 had US citizenship



You need to read TFA again yourself. That was 10,000 Chinese children with US citizenship in the city of Fuzhou.

/I agree the USA can handle however many there actually are
2012-12-12 11:36:25 AM  
1 vote:

tarkin1: RTFA. = READ THE F...king ARTICLE.

The article said there are 58 million children whose parents don't live with them.

Of them, only 10,000 had US citizenship

10,000, not 58 million. Big difference.

Also, the entire set up currently costs a Chinese person over $80,000 to do. Yes, it used to cost $10,000. But at a current cost that high, not many will ever do this.

The US can handle 10,000 Chinese children, particularly as their parents strike me as being the smart and hard working.

Welcome to America.


Hey, dude. This is Fark. You take your sane self out of here right now, before I have to come over there.
2012-12-12 11:31:47 AM  
1 vote:

duenor: Insatiable Jesus: In other news, China DOES, in fact, issue travel permits to Party affiliated couples to come to the US for the exclusive purpose of having a baby here. Then the baby gets raised in China, where it learns that the roundeye is the enemy of the world, America didn't go to the moon and that America has only one kind of chicken: fried chicken. Not hyperbolic there, All of those ridiculous things have been said to me by Chicoms.

And we play along in the name of short term profits. Of course, it always works out for America when we put short term financial gain over sensible long term policies. Right?

BS.
I have yet to see a single chinese, let alone chinese american, under the age of 40 who (after spending a year in the states) prefers going back to china and it's stinky gutters.

Now the kids of elite chinese, however.. that's a very different story. for them, it's stay in china/hong kong until 18, go to college in US (and pay exorbitant non-resident fees or go to private schools like USC that benefit greatly from their RMB)... then return to china to take on ready-made top careers set up by their families.

or, at least, they are supposed to. often, they get together with nice white boys, refuse to come home, or refuse to come home unless the white boy gets to come along too...

... much to the frustration of chinese boys at college who have to console themselves with counter-strike and learning CSS....


Hahaha. That's exactly how my best friend met his wife at USC. -right down to the powerful family, although she's from Taiwan.

She's pretty cool and so are her parents. They met getting their PhDs in biology.
2012-12-12 11:28:13 AM  
1 vote:
first off subby has serious reading comprehension...

secondly this is good news for the US!!!! Looks like China is a net profit for the US to counter the 'net loss' of illegal Mexican immigrants with anchor babies.

FTFA it seems like China's illegals come to work in the US and leave their families behind. Once these workers stop being productive (in the US) they go back to them.
Mexicans bring their entire family, stay put and then have kids to suck off the welfare system...
2012-12-12 11:10:16 AM  
1 vote:

Insatiable Jesus: In other news, China DOES, in fact, issue travel permits to Party affiliated couples to come to the US for the exclusive purpose of having a baby here. Then the baby gets raised in China, where it learns that the roundeye is the enemy of the world, America didn't go to the moon and that America has only one kind of chicken: fried chicken. Not hyperbolic there, All of those ridiculous things have been said to me by Chicoms.

And we play along in the name of short term profits. Of course, it always works out for America when we put short term financial gain over sensible long term policies. Right?


BS.
I have yet to see a single chinese, let alone chinese american, under the age of 40 who (after spending a year in the states) prefers going back to china and it's stinky gutters.

Now the kids of elite chinese, however.. that's a very different story. for them, it's stay in china/hong kong until 18, go to college in US (and pay exorbitant non-resident fees or go to private schools like USC that benefit greatly from their RMB)... then return to china to take on ready-made top careers set up by their families.

or, at least, they are supposed to. often, they get together with nice white boys, refuse to come home, or refuse to come home unless the white boy gets to come along too...

... much to the frustration of chinese boys at college who have to console themselves with counter-strike and learning CSS....
2012-12-12 11:04:00 AM  
1 vote:

SmellsLikePoo: Was this greened just to make Subby feel bad?


....or look really stupid?
2012-12-12 10:57:26 AM  
1 vote:
Yeah, there aren't 58 million US citizens. A couple million perhaps but certainly not that many. And why not? It's expensive to raise a child in the US.
2012-12-12 10:57:10 AM  
1 vote:
Nice try, tardmitter.
2012-12-12 10:56:48 AM  
1 vote:
leaving aside weirdness in the headline...

My first reaction: Wow...The USA really should take better responsibility for it's citizens. Those kids should be with their parents.

My second thoughts: On the other hand, I am highly skeptical that the US would allow this to happen. I'd like to see a US source about the problem.
2012-12-12 10:56:24 AM  
1 vote:
There's another difference between them...location.
 
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