Heather Mac Donald on why massive hispanic immigration to the U.S. may not be as big a cause for celebration as optimistic and religious conservatives tell us it is.
…out-of-wedlock child rearing among Hispanics is by no means confined to the underclass. The St. Josephâ€™s parishioners are precisely the churchgoing, blue-collar workers whom open-borders conservatives celebrate. Yet this community is as susceptible as any other to illegitimacy. Fifty-year-old Irma and her husband, Rafael, came legally from Mexico in the early 1970s. Rafael works in a meatpacking plant in Brea; they have raised five husky boys who attend church with them. Yet Irmaâ€™s sisterâ€”a homemaker like herself, also married to a factory handâ€”is now the grandmother of two illegitimate children, one by each daughter.