Pew: 275,000 Babies Born in U.S. From Illegal Alien Mothers in 2014

By Penny Starr | October 31, 2016 | 4:55pm EDT

( – A report by the Pew Research Center based on data from the federal government estimated that the number of babies born in the United States to illegal alien mothers in 2014 was 275,000 – a decrease from the estimated 330,000 born in 2009.

The report also showed that in 2014 those 275,000 births represented seven percent of the 4 million births in the U.S.

Births to illegal alien mothers accounted for about one-in-three births (32%) to foreign-born mothers in the U.S. in 2014, according to the Pew estimates.

“These estimates are based mainly on data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey and its American Community Survey, using the widely accepted residual methodology employed by Pew Research Center for many years,” the Pew Research Center’s stated on its website.

“These new estimates update and revise previous estimates for 2012 (310,000 previously; now 305,000) and 2013 (295,000 previously; now 290,000) based on more detailed data sources,” it stated.

The report also revealed that these children -- sometimes called “anchor babies” because under Constitution’s 14th Amendment they are automatically U.S. citizens -- number in the millions.

“In 2014, there were 4.7 million U.S.-born children younger than 18 living with unauthorized-immigrant parents,” the website stated. “There also were 725,000 children younger than 18 who were unauthorized immigrants themselves and lived with unauthorized-immigrant parents.

“These totals do not count U.S.-born children of unauthorized immigrants who do not live with their parents,” it stated.

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