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Jeb Bush was right: Immigrants are more fertile

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June

PolitiFact looked at Jeb Bush's awkward comment in D.C. last week about immigrants being more "fertile."

"Bush said that immigrants are more fertile and the data back him up. National statistics show that birth rates among foreign-born residents are about 50 percent higher than for U.S.-born women. However, the rates are converging, they vary widely among immigrant groups and over the years, the rates change.

"Still, Bush’s words were on track, and we rate the statement Mostly True."

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[Last modified: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 11:31pm]

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