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Old 04-12-2007, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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Is it just me or do some immigrants from other countries to enjoy reproduction as their primary hobby?

I was wondering if anyone in an area with more Mexican immigration can tell me how many babies they tend to have?

I live in an area with a rather small immigrant population and the Mexican, Susanese and Arab immigrants seem to be in competition to see who can have as many babies as they possibly can!
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Old 04-12-2007, 06:06 PM
 
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Is it just me or do some immigrants from other countries to enjoy reproduction as their primary hobby?

I was wondering if anyone in an area with more Mexican immigration can tell me how many babies they tend to have?

I live in an area with a rather small immigrant population and the Mexican, Susanese and Arab immigrants seem to be in competition to see who can have as many babies as they possibly can!
Allot more than you or I
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Old 04-12-2007, 07:33 PM
 
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4-8 Babies.... and more
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Old 04-12-2007, 07:39 PM
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Location: Central New Mexico
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I know one that has 8 kids. He got around 10k for his tax return this annum. He also has an option to insure his kids through his employer for 200 per month. He opts out for medicade instead because it is free. Three of his kids are being held back in school next year.
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Old 04-12-2007, 07:55 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Immigrants or illegal immigrants?
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:55 PM
 
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Both of them.........
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Old 04-12-2007, 10:46 PM
 
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Mexicans and Central Americans in general seem to have lots of children. As I posted in another thread, there is a reason:

I myself can't understand why Mexicans have so many children being so poor. But at the same time, I do understand: Mexico (as most of South America) is a highly Catholic, traditionalist and uneducated country where "birth control" and "condoms" are not talked about- pure anathema. The power of religion cannot be underestimated: telling a Mexican that she shouldn't have children and should start taking the pill is not unlike trying to convince a Mormon to use a condom and not have ten children.

BUT things appear to be different now:

A good thing is that the macho, conservative and religious make-up of Mexico is changing, and along comes the lowering of the birth rate. USA Today reports:

"Mexico is still a country where shrines to the Virgin of Guadalupe pepper street corners and where 96% of people say they consider themselves Catholic. But widespread use of birth control, which is condemned by the Catholic Church, has lowered the Mexican fertility rate to 2.1 children per woman, nearly the same as the United States."


So despite the appearances, and at least in Mexico, things are getting to be pretty "normal", baby-wise and according to the statistics.
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Old 04-13-2007, 06:32 AM
 
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Gosh I am getting goosebumps! I just can't wait anymore for the new Americans..
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Old 04-13-2007, 07:41 AM
 
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Well get ready to dig deep down into your pockets, they will need you to work overtime to pay for the good ol American Dream.
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Old 04-13-2007, 08:14 AM
 
Location: South Bay, California
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Well get ready to dig deep down into your pockets, they will need you to work overtime to pay for the good ol American Dream.
I can clearly understand someone from Pittsburgh or who lives in Pittsburgh saying this misinformed statement. Why? Because Pittsburgh probably has an illegal immigration problem of less than 2%. When you haven't seen alot of illegal immigrants, better yet seen enough or met enough to make logical and reasonable statements, it's quite difficult. My county is 52% Latino, and I've had the great joy of working with these criminal invaders and have almost everyday experiences with illegal Latinos, to realize their people just like me and you. This is not an attack against you, you're just a very good example. You have probably see two illegal immigrants when you go out in the morning with your niece to Dairy Queen and maybe three when you went to Lowe's last week. You probably recieve bias information from Lou Dobbs, Bill O'Reilly, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann, and heck whomever else. Your first statement is incorrect, taxes have not increased since illegal immigrants have poured into the United States. Your pockets have not lessened, federal and state money pays for all those illegal immigrants babies. Your second statement is confusing, but to say the least, you won't have to work harder for daddy's Mustang because of illegal immigrants. I'm unsure of the statement, but I'm clear your receiving misguided information from large News services or from a lack of experience. Have a nice day.
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