A newly released report reveals that today, there are more anchor babies born to illegal aliens in the metropolitan area of Los Angeles, California, than there are United States total births in 14 – plus the District of Columbia.
Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) Director of Research Steven Camarotta divulged some staggering statistics about the extent to which illegal immigrants have infiltrated America to give birth to U.S.-born children as a reason to stay in the country.
“Because the United States automatically awards citizenship to all persons born in the country – including those born to temporary visitors or illegal immigrants – the overwhelming majority of these children will stay in the United States,” Camarotta explained in his CIS research report. “In 2014, one in five births (791,000) [20 percent] in the United States was to an immigrant mother (legal or illegal), [and] our best estimate is that legal immigrants accounted for 12.4 percent (494,000) of all births – and illegal immigrants accounted for 7.5 percent (297,000).”
The nearly 300,000 births to illegals in the U.S. surpasses the total births registered in 48 of America’s 50 states and the nation’s capital – only excluding births in the largest two southern border states – and the number of anchor babies born specifically in the West Coast’s largest city has reached epic proportions.
“The 297,000 births per year to illegal immigrants is larger than the total number of births in any state other than California and Texas, [which] is also larger than the total number of births in 16 states plus the District of Columbia, combined,” the immigration expert divulged. “The estimated 28,000 births to illegal immigrants in just the Los Angeles metro area is larger than the total number of births in 14 states and the District of Columbia.”
Huge burden on society
Along with illegals and their anchor babies come huge costs incurred by the American taxpayer.
“Among the native-born, a large share of new mothers (42 percent) are either uninsured or on Medicaid, [and] the rate is even higher among new mothers who are legal immigrants (47 percent), and higher still for new mothers who are in the United States illegally (67 percent),” Camarotta informed. “Almost all of these births are likely paid for by taxpayers.”
Even though immigrants account for a relatively small proportion of the total U.S. population, they account for a whopping 25 percent of those who receive taxpayer funding for their births, and the costs are astronomical.
“Of all births likely paid for by taxpayers, about one in four (429,000) [25 percent] was to an immigrant (legal or illegal),” the head of research at CIS pointed out. “Illegal immigrants account for 11 percent (198,000) of all publicly funded births, and legal immigrants are another 13 percent (231,000). We estimate that the cost to taxpayers for births to immigrants (legal and illegal) is roughly $5.3 billion – $2.4 billion of which is for illegal immigrants. Although immigration adds enormously to the number of births, it raises the nation’s overall birth rate by only 4 percent – partly because immigrant fertility is not that much higher than that of natives.”
Breaking it down by state …
States along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts appear to have the highest percentage of births to immigrants.
“In California, New Jersey and New York, immigrants (legal and illegal) account for about one-third of all births,” Camarotta explained. “In Massachusetts, Nevada, Florida, Texas, Hawaii, Maryland and Washington, immigrants account for one in four births, [while] immigrants account for one in five births in Virginia, Connecticut, Illinois, Arizona, Rhode Island and Oregon.”
And when it comes to the highest number of babies born to illegal immigrants, a similar trend comes to the surface.
“The states with the largest numbers of births to illegal immigrants are California with 65,000, Texas with 51,000, Florida with 16,000, Illinois with 14,000, Georgia with 13,000, New York with 12,000, and New Jersey and North Carolina with 11,000 each,” the immigration guru noted. “The state with the highest share of births to illegal immigrants is Nevada – at nearly one in six. Births to illegal immigrants account for one in seven births in California and Texas.”
Taxpayers pick up the tab for the birth expenses of an overwhelming majority of illegal aliens in America’s most populous states.
“In North Carolina, Texas and Georgia, three-fourths of births to illegal immigrants were likely paid for by taxpayers,” Camarotta added. “In California, Florida and New York, two-thirds of these births were likely taxpayer funded. In Illinois and New Jersey, more than half were likely funded by the public.”
Cities of refuge and freebees for illegals …
Many of America’s most heavily populated cities are becoming flooded with births of immigrants, where now, a huge proportion of total births in these urban areas come from legal and illegal immigrants.
“Among the nation's largest metro areas, immigrants (legal and illegal) account for half or nearly half of births in Miami, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif.; they are two out of five births in Los Angeles and the New York City area,” the conductor of the study revealed. “They are also one out of three births in the metro areas of Washington, D.C., Houston, San Diego, Seattle, Boston and Las Vegas.”
Singling out births delivered by illegal aliens, those delivered in California and Texas account for nearly 15 percent of all births – of which about three in four are at taxpayers’ expense.
“Illegal immigrants account for more than one in seven births in the Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Jose, Dallas and Houston metro areas,” Camarotta explained. “Typically, between two-thirds and three-fourths of these births are likely paid for by taxpayers.”
No small numbers
Even though the proportion of illegal immigrants to the entire U.S. population is often represented as a relatively small figure, it is actually believed by researchers to be much larger – almost twice as large – than what most are led to believe.
“There are an estimated 12 million illegal aliens living across the U.S. at any given time,” Breitbart News informed. “Most recent research by Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), however, revealed that there is likely an estimated 22 million illegal aliens in the U.S.”
And the numbers are not expected to get much smaller anytime soon, with approximately 15 million legal immigrants estimated to have entered America over the past decade alone.
“[E]very year, 1.5 million legal immigrants are admitted to the country,” Breitbart News reported.
Hiding the real numbers?
One concerned Houston, Texas, resident recently shared in an op-ed how research at universities and narratives given by the mainstream media often misrepresent the number of births to illegal aliens.
“[Women in late stage pregnancy crossed the border on a verbal ‘shopping visa’ in the late 1990s and early 2000s on a daily basis, [and] if they subsequently entered a border hospital in labor, they were quickly ushered back to Mexico, before giving birth,” T.S. Siskron shared in an August op-ed published in The Shreveport Times. “However, the person I once knew very well helped a Texas A&M University professor interview women in Galveston for a research project. This person was responsible for interviewing women driving to Galveston to give birth to what we now call anchor babies. Expecting mothers were well aware of their inability to be admitted into a border town hospital; however, the University of Texas at Galveston hospital could not turn them away – being so far from the border.”
Siskron was literally amazed when this information was revealed to him from the interviewer’s first-hand experience.
“Almost 20 years later, I’m even more shocked the data collected by her professor and the University of Texas have not been made public – not to mention, there are probably countless other studies providing similar data sets regarding illegal immigration and anchor babies,” the columnist stressed.
He went on to state the intent of the U.S. Constitution concerning immigrants.
“The 14th Amendment was not designed as protection for anchor babies – it was designed to allow freed slaves to become citizens,” Siskron stressed. “Ever since, it has been tailored to enrich political power and buy votes.”
The concerned Texan ended with an adamant call to higher education scholars and students across the Lone Star State.
“Universities located in the great state of Texas should release all data relating to studies of illegal immigrants,” Siskron advised. “Their state-funded professors shouldn’t be allowed to shelve information simply because it doesn’t agree with the professor’s political persuasion.”