For years, the Democrats have been pushing a “legalization-first” policy—to legalize illegal immigrants (putting them on the path to the voting booth) immediately, promising to start enforcing our immigration laws at some point down the road. What’s news is that now some Republicans are on board with the idea.
The reasoning behind this embrace of rampant illegality is that illegal immigration is unstoppable; so, the GOP is demographically doomed unless it can win more of the Latino vote. That’s what this de facto amnesty is supposed to accomplish.
As we have pointed out before, this approach backfired the last time it was tried, in 1986. It’s Democrats who face demographic extinction, due to the “fertility gap.”
In terms of fertility, “the GOP has a lead over the Democrats among white women and among younger women at all levels of income and education,” according to political scientist Eric Kaufman. And this “Republican fertility advantage,” he says, is growing.
Behind the Democrats’ “baby bust” is liberalism. As RedState.com reported, Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, observed, “according to the 2004 General Social Survey, if you picked 100 unrelated politically liberal adults at random, you would find that they had, between them, 147 children.
“If you picked 100 conservatives, you would find 208 kids. That’s a ‘fertility gap’ of 41 percent.”
Read More at Human Events . By Mark LaRochelle.
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