Combined with the problems of social security, the challenges of employment and welfare, and the urgent need to improve security, here is another good reason why the government needs to reform immigration. This is not a problem that is going away. The future of our children depends on the decisions we make now. Feel good, poll-based, politically correct decisions are not the solution.
Here it is in summary.
Nearly a quarter of all births in the United States are to immigrant mothers, a record higher than during the peak of the previous great immigration wave in 1910, a study released Thursday found.
The study found that 42 percent of births to immigrants are to mothers who are in the United States illegally. As a result, nearly 10 percent of children born in the United States are born to illegal immigrant mothers, it said.
The study concludes, therefore, that the problem of illegal immigration will only get worse if left unchecked.