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Old 01-16-2008, 06:56 AM
 
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Center for immigration Studies

[CENTER]Birth Rates Among Immigrants in America
[SIZE=5]Comparing Fertility in the U.S. and Home Countries[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]October 2005[/SIZE]

Analysis of data collected by Census Bureau in 2002 shows that women from the top-10 immigrant- sending countries living in the United States collectively tend to have higher fertility than women in their home countries. As a group, immigrants from these countries have 23 percent more children than women in their home countries, adding to world population growth. Among the findings:[/CENTER]

Among Mexican immigrants in the United States, for example, fertility averages 3.5 children per woman compared to 2.4 children per women in Mexico. Among Chinese immigrants, fertility is 2.3 in the United States compared to 1.7 in China. Immigrants from Canada have 1.9 children compared to 1.5 children in Canada.

While immigrants from the top-10-sending countries have more children than women in their home counties, for immigrants from three countries -- India, Vietnam, and the Philippines -- immigrant fertility is lower in the United States than in their home countries.

Immigrants in the United States can differ in important ways from the general population of the countries they come from. If we adjust for their education level, which is a good predictor of fertility, we find that the gap with their home countries actually grows -- from being 23 percent higher to 33 percent higher.

Put a different way, given the education level of immigrants and the fertility of similarly educated women in their home countries, one would expected immigrants from the top sending countries to have 2.15 children on average in the United States, not the 2.9 they actually do have.

As for legal status, we estimate that the birth rate of illegal alien women was 3.1 children on average in 2002, or about 50 percent higher than the two children natives have on average. The birth rate for legal immigrants is 2.6, or about one-third higher than that of natives.

The high fertility rate of illegal aliens seems to be due primarily to factors other than their legal status, such as culture and educational attainment.

We have previously estimated from birth records that there were 380,000 births to illegal aliens in 2002, accounting for nearly 10 percent of all births in the United States.

If illegals are allowed to remain in the country, either as illegal aliens or legal residents, births alone will add some four million people to the U.S. population over the next decade.

While immigrant fertility is significantly higher than that of natives, their presence in the United States is not the reason the overall fertility rate in the United States is much higher than in other western countries. Fertility in the U.S. is roughly 2.0 children, with or without immigrants.

New immigrants (legal and illegal) plus births to immigrants add some 2.3 million people to the United States each year, accounting for most of the nation's population increase.

Immigrant fertility differs by education level much more than that of natives. For example, immigrants without a high school degree have 3.3 children on average, 74 percent higher than the 1.9 children for college graduate immigrants. In contrast, native high school dropouts have 2.3 children on average, only 27 percent higher than the 1.8 fertility for native college graduates.

Because immigrant fertility differs so much by education, immigrants now account for more than one in three births to mothers without a high school diploma.
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:35 AM
 
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Yes, apparently, from what I've read in many places, most of our population growth is through immigration and their offspring. I think I read 70-80%. I'm not sure, though, how much is illegal and how much legal.
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Old 01-16-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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Yes, apparently, from what I've read in many places, most of our population growth is through immigration and their offspring. I think I read 70-80%. I'm not sure, though, how much is illegal and how much legal.
Not sure about "most"---but I have no doubt at ALL that your 'idea' is right on. How many affluent, educated, 'white' or Asian middle-class Americans these days even get MARRIED? When they DO, how many have kids? Many have ONE child, when Mom and Dad are in their late 30's....a significant number of married 'yuppies' elect to have no children at ALL...ever. Contrast that with "immigrant" life-patterns.

Your figures don't surprise me at ALL....
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:18 PM
 
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Estimated Fertility of Illegal Aliens. We estimated that the fertility of illegal aliens in 2002 was 3.06 children on average, or about half again as high as the fertility rate for natives. This compared to an estimated 2.61 for legal immigrants. In a study released in July of this year, we used birth certificate records and estimated that in total there were 380,000 births to illegal aliens in 2002, accounting for nearly one out of every 10 births in the United States. The high fertility rate of illegal aliens seems to be due primarily to factors other than their legal status, such as culture and educational attainment. It must be remembered that some 80 percent of the illegal population is from Latin America, and more than 60 percent lack a high school degree. Because the fertility of illegals is very similar to Hispanic immigrants in general, it suggests that illegals are not purposefully having children, who are automatically awarded US citizenship, in order to remain in the United States.
The large number of births to illegals is important for a number of reasons. Perhaps most importantly, it shows that the longer illegal immigration is allowed to persist, the harder the problem is to solve. As U.S. citizens, these children can remain permanently, and their citizenship can effectively prevent a parent's deportation. Moreover, once adults they can sponsor their parents for permanent residence. Births to illegals also have significant bearing on U.S. population growth. If illegal aliens are allowed to remain in the country, either as illegal aliens or as legal residents, their births alone will add some four million people to the U.S. population over the next decade.
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:01 AM
 
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All of America should know this, before we become a nation of miserable poverty with too large a population. Social workers say they have tried to stem the Hispanic birth rate but have been unsuccessful. Many come here to get welfare via their kids.

Hispanics for many years have said they keep having babies 'so they can't send us back', and that Hispanic comedian jokes about this. There needs to be a retro-active clause in the no anchor baby legislation. I read that whites have a minus-growth rate.
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Old 01-17-2008, 05:16 AM
 
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the law that allows a child automatic citizenship IF born in U.S. by an ILLEGAL mother needs to be changed/stopped!
They know all they have to do is sneak over, not get caught, have the child, automatic citizenship! They would NOT be so quick to do this if this law was changed.. The number of illegals would drop all on thier own. American citizenship should be for those who are ALREADY legal.. This law needs to be changed.. NOW!
The illegal mothers also know they will not get deported because of having children.. so the cycle continues..
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:38 PM
 
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the law that allows a child automatic citizenship IF born in U.S. by an ILLEGAL mother needs to be changed/stopped!
They know all they have to do is sneak over, not get caught, have the child, automatic citizenship! They would NOT be so quick to do this if this law was changed.. The number of illegals would drop all on thier own. American citizenship should be for those who are ALREADY legal.. This law needs to be changed.. NOW!
The illegal mothers also know they will not get deported because of having children.. so the cycle continues..
You are correct. A well meaning law of providing emergency medical care to anyone regardless of legal status has been abused and created a monster that it is today. Stop the insanity.
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