California ‘population’ group’s ad blames immigrants for overstretched resources

California ‘population’ group’s ad blames immigrants for overstretched resources
Wall wars.

[Ed. – Well, it’s not an illogical point.  It’s one-sided, however.  Meanwhile, the state spokesperson’s response, emphasized below, IS illogical.  Children born here to immigrants would have been born elsewhere if their mothers hadn’t come here before their birth — whether legally or illegally.  Regardless of whether the children were born here or not, it’s immigration that brought them here.]

A controversial advertisement in California poses the question: “If Californians are having fewer children, why isn’t there enough water?”

The ad also asks: “If Californians are having fewer children, why are there so many cars?” and “If Californians are having fewer children, where are all the people coming from?”

Then a narrator says, “Virtually all of California’s population growth is from immigration.”

“Let’s slow immigration and save some California for tomorrow,” the ad concludes.

KTXL-TV reports the ad, paid for by Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS), started running Monday and will continue to air in the Sacramento broadcast market for the next three weeks. …

The advertisement claims that 98 percent of California’s population growth comes from immigration. Guzzardi says CAPS obtained the statistic from the State Department of Finance. But department spokesperson HD Palmer is not sure how the organization came to that number.

We don’t know where they got the 98 percent number,” Palmer said. “Perhaps they were assuming that the children of foreign born mothers are not U.S. citizens.” 

The advertisement claims that 98 percent of California’s population growth comes from immigration. Guzzardi says CAPS obtained the statistic from the State Department of Finance. But department spokesperson HD Palmer is not sure how the organization came to that number.

“We don’t know where they got the 98 percent number,” Palmer said. “Perhaps they were assuming that the children of foreign born mothers are not U.S. citizens.”

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