Now we see how you operate. Earlier you said that you hold your positions because you've thought them through and researched them in detail.
Originally Posted by AdamT
Let me hold your ass to the fire and show everyone exactly how you define "well thought out and researched positions."
Number of Foreign Born Vietnamese in the US= 1,117,800
The US took in an initial surge of 125,000 Vietnamese refugees in 1975.
Between 1975 and 1980 and additional 120,000 Vietnamese were in the US, the majority of this population gain likely attributable to intake of refugees rather than from births in America.
The US operated the Orderly Departure Program to process Vietnamese refugees between 1980 and 1994 and this program processed 531,310 refugees.
All together, the US accepted 823,000 refugees.
From your own damn source. Read these things before you spout off and show everyone you're an ignoramus:
About half of them came here as a result of having relatives who were U.S. citizens.
Almost half of Vietnamese-born lawful permanent residents in 2007 were admitted as the immediate relatives of US citizens. Of the 28,691 Vietnamese born granted LPR status in 2007, 48.7 percent (13,974) were immediate relatives of US citizens, 43.3 percent (12,430) were family-sponsored immigrants, and 6.2 percent (1,768) were refugees and asylees.
Of the 1,117,800 foreign born Vietnamese in the US, all of the immigration in the 70s, 80s and 90s was characterized by the refugee flight from Vietnam. Family members of American citizens were noted but that didn't mean that they weren't qualified as refugees under the ODP. How on Earth do you figure that "Most Vietnamese immigrants are not political refugees" when there were 776,000 Vietnamese (823,000 Indochinese) refugees who were accepted into the US?
You misread the characterization of the immigrant categories for 2007 and believed that that characterization applied to all Vietnamese immigrants accepted into the US since the 1970s. This misunderstanding highlights for us all your ignorance on this topic because anyone who had even rudimentary knowledge of the issue would have recognized that your claim didn't make sense.
Here's some helpful advice for you - don't jump onto the internet and do a quick read on a topic and then posture like you're a ****ing expert on the topic or you'll always have your ass handed to you. So far, we've determined that you have no knowledge of scientific method (from an earlier debate) and now we know that you knew jack-**** about the history of Vietnamese immigration to the US.