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Fanning Immigration Flames - Stephen Ohelemacher writes a piece of statistical gibberish in order to make a claim in his lede that:
The U.S. population is on target to hit 300 million this fall and it's a good bet the milestone baby - or immigrant - will be Hispanic.Nothing like some phony numbers to fire up the nativists. His assertion that
:...Latinos - immigrants and those born in this country - are driving the population growth, accounting for almost half the increase last year, more than any other ethnic or racial group.is not sourced - and with good reason. There is no way to back it up with believeable numbers unless a fictitious count of entering illegal aliens is used. He also uses the locution of "immigrant" which has a connotation of legality to account for illegals.
The actual composition of the net increase of 2.7M in US population this year will include about 870K Hispanics - about 32%. The numbers are easy to ascertain - unless you're a propagandist pushing a particular point. (NOTE: of the 4.2M babies born in the US this year about 500K will be of Hispanic descent)
All Propaganda - all the time.