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>Since you seem to consider family ties and community to be something vital, is it also a problem to be solved when a wealthy person like myself has essentially none of these?

Still missing the very point though.

For the rich person it's NOT a problem, because they can always chose to keep their family ties. If they want to severe them, it's because they don't care for them. And if they want to foster them more, they can.

A poor person, on the other hand, might care very much about their family or community ties, but still have to make the hard choice to severe them, because else they'll starve, can't make ends meet, etc.

It's the difference between a whim and a hard choice. Poor people don't get to have whims. Or rather, they do, but they pay for them disproportionately.

It's like comparing the choice of some privileged SV startup kid to relocate to Thailand and work from the beech, to some Syrian or Mexican immigrant.

Not even the same ballpark.

>Again, my claim is that most economic migrants - with far more disadvantages than any American - do not wind up homeless.

Hispanic immigrants (and other poor immigrants) are used to be sleeping 10 of them in the same small house (or room) -- and thus not be counted as "homeless".

Also (due to their strong family/community culture derided here as inconsequential in the pursuit of wealth) have extended families taking care of new arrivals (cousins, etc). That's a safety net that the white american's don't much have.

At least the poor Mexicans can leave their family/community and have some extended family/community help them for a couple of years where they end up (which is why most end up in the same few states). That has been documented thoroughly, and has been the case with immigrants (and not just hispanics either) back to the late 19th/early 20th century even.

In contrast, the poor white americans leaving their home state to find work elsewhere would face a different situation -- not only leaving the only community they knew, but not getting into any extended support network on the destination either.

Even so, the stats still showed more hispanics between the homeless than the national average of hispanics in the population. And we have to account also for the undocumented, which doesn't show anywhere, either as homeless or not. There are calculated to be around 11 million "illegal immigrants" -- with a large percentage of them non registered in the system yet.

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