Jeb Bush Says Immigrants Are Key to US Economy Because They're "More Fertile"
06/17/2013 - 08:36 ||
Jeb Bush was trending on social media late last week after saying that “immigrants are more fertile,” Fox News Latino reports.
The comment made by the former Florida governor stemmed from a meeting of religious conservatives on Friday, during which Bush spoke about the importance of immigrants to the U.S. economy.
“Immigrants are more fertile,” he added with a slight chuckle, “and they love families.”
“Immigrants create far more businesses than native-born Americans over the last 20 years,” the 60-year-old politician said, adding that immigrants also have more “intact families.”
In addition to his fertile statement, Bush said that one way the United States as a whole “could rebuild the demographic pyramid” is to “fix a broken immigration system.”
He added that the country should allow for people to emigrate here, learn English, and to “play by our rules” and pursue their dreams here to create more opportunities for all.
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