Digging Deep into Demographics

The following is a snippet from the U.S. Census today:

“The [U.S.’s] foreign-born population numbered 34.2 million in 2004, accounting for 12 percent of the total U.S. population, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released today.”

Hmmm …. Am I the only one intrigued that the foreign-born population of the U.S. is almost exactly the same as the population of Canada, while everywhere you look in the U.S. there are Canadians? My theory: Maybe no-one actually lives in Canada, they just use it as a convenient passport mailing address for safe international travel.


  1. If only reality were so amusing. In reality they are walking over the border by the thousands each day with the approval of the Bush administration, who is gleefully ingoring the glaring national security issues in order to appease corporate sponsors such as big-agribusiness, which is using this infinite flow of disposable labor to eradicate living wages and worker safety. There will be a wake up call, one day when we find out someone smuggled radioactive cesium in with one of these groups of migrants, but by that time Bush will be in retirement and the big-agri execs will be docking in Monte Carlo.