In the next year, roughly four million children are projected to arrive on American soil. Nope, these kids aren't immigrants from other countries but will be migrating from their mother's womb. On top of that statistic is another statistic that states that over a quarter of those children will be born into poverty. If one is worried about more people to take care of, closing borders won't solve that problem.
The annual number of U.S. births is meant to give context to the influx of children crossing the southern border into United States. An estimated 60,000 children largely from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, have been intercepted by U.S. border agents during the last 10 months. According to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann from Minnesota, the gravest threat we face is, “Stopping the invasion of illegal foreign nationals into our country."
Xenophobia or fear of foreigners is as old as the Greek language used to describe it. Adding fear of children or pedophobia is a new twist and spawns my invented word xenopedophobia. This isn't about a group who's working days are behind them but people who's productivity is only beginning. The youths who brave the distances and dangers to come to a foreign land are determined, if nothing else. Politicos should be chomping at the bit at the prospect of expanding the tax base.