Friday, April 22

SUNBELT GROWTH FUELED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION?

Read this Reuters' story (published at CNN's site) carefully about the projected population growth in the "Sunbelt Sates" of Florida, Texas, Arizona, and California, particularly this:

The bureau said the projections were produced by its Population Division based on data from the 50 states and the District of Columbia from the 2000 census. They represent the result of a mathematical projection model that assumes the continuation of current state-specific trends in fertility, mortality and domestic and international migration.

Did you catch that "international migration" reference? Gee, you don't suppose the population trend experts are counting illegal immigration in the mix? Kind of hard not to, don't you think, given the magnitude of the human tide entering our country from the south?