Who knew, right?
Besides the obvious implication of racism in the title, before you jump on me for being racist, allow me to point out that the title is a quote from Charles Rynerson, a demographer at Portland State Population Research Center and used in an article published in the Columbian, County’s surge in children bucks local, national trends.
The article goes on to tell us that we have seen a, “13.7 percent upsurge in the number of children in Clark County in the past 10 years, the largest growth in the Portland metro area and a trend that goes against the national tide of stagnation.”
We then read of all of the usual reasons, no income tax, lower cost of living, etc, etc. Then, towards the end of the article, we find,
“Latinos also played a role Clark County’s growth in children.”
“The county’s Latino community doubled in number since 2000, and Latinos younger than 18 accounted for about 10 percent of the net gain of 66,535 children in Clark County since 2000.”
“Rynerson of Portland State said Latinos tend to have higher fertility than non-Latinos.”
“In many parts of the nation, the population of children increased only due to Latinos, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.”
To quote my buddy Lou Brancaccio, editor of the Columbian, “HUH?”
To add another “HUH?” we need only look back a couple months to February when a Seattle Times article said, Illegal-immigrant numbers in state jump 35% in 3 years.
To be fair, Latino’s only comprise slightly over half of the illegal-immigrant population, according to the Seattle Times.
How many of those Rynerson speaks of are here illegally? That is left unsaid.
But, a few questions do some to mind.
Isn’t the claim of Latino’s tend to be more fertile than non-Latino’s racist in nature? Yet, not a peep out of anyone.
Besides racism, is it that those Latino’s follow the main religion of Hispanics, Catholicism, and do not use birth control?
Are struggling taxpayers footing the bill for illegal immigrant babies?
Would the increasing number of Latino’s that are here illegally be here should we actually enforce our immigration laws?
Enforce our laws?
I am left nearly speechless at the lack of outrage over such a racist comment that if I or any other right-wing blogger said it, we would automatically be labeled racist.
I am equally astonished at how those on the left continue to turn a blind eye to the problem of illegal immigration while discouraging people from procreating, yet embrace illegal immigrants who do and look forward to more coming in.
Who gets to pay for all of this?
You and I.