By Tara Bahrampour, Published: November 29
Tarara Boomdeeay, what a great name ...
The U.S. birthrate plunged last year to a record low, with the decline being led by immigrant women hit hard by the recession, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.
The overall birthrate decreased by 8?percent between 2007 and 2010, with a much bigger drop of 14?percent among foreign-born women. The overall birthrate is at its lowest since 1920, the earliest year with reliable records. The 2011 figures don’t have breakdowns for immigrants yet, but the preliminary findings indicate that they will follow the same trend.
The decline could have far-reaching implications for U.S. economic and social policy. A continuing decrease could challenge long-held assumptions that births to immigrants will help maintain the U.S. population and create the taxpaying workforce needed to support the aging baby-boom generation.
Not held by me.
Is it really that complicated to imagine that selectivity in admissions/immigration matters in how much taxes the immigrants and their heirs will pay in versus how much social spending they will soak up?
Do what Harvard does, not what Harvard says. Harvard is extremely selective and it has an endowment of $31 billion. In contrast, the huge but only moderately selective Cal State system of 23 campuses has an endowment of $1 billion.
... But after 2007, as the worst recession in decades dried up jobs and economic prospects across the nation, the birthrate for immigrant women plunged. One of the most dramatic drops was among Mexican immigrants — 23 percent.
From the Pew study:
What nobody gets is that new female immigrants from Latin America tend to have extreme fertility in the years right after settling. Open the doors to more immigration by giving a second amnesty, which even the dimmest foreigners will see as a pattern, and you'll have another baby boom, just like the one in California that followed the 1986 amnesty act that nobody knows about. Further, amnesty allows men to send for women from the Old Country. Finally, amnesty is being framed in the press as, basically, the Surrender Documents of White America, so of course it will stimulate immigration and fertility.
The GOP would have to be stupid to agree to amnesty, so it will probably happen.
This one is interesting:
Wow, 78% illegitimacy rate among African-Americans. A 58% illegitimacy rate among Hispanic-Americans. Fortunately, "Family values don't stop at the Rio Grande," as GW Bush once said, so we're revitalizing America by importing Hispanics from abroad who only have a 50% illegitimacy rate.
And Asian-Americans have a 31% illegitimacy rate compared to 30% for white Americans.