Friday, November 12, 2010

1 in 4 children born in Nevada to non-citizen moms

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A new report says mothers who were not U.S. citizens accounted for roughly a quarter of all births in Nevada in 2008.

According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, the report by the Census Bureau's American Community Survey says the number of births in Nevada to non-citizens ranked second highest in the nation behind California. The report did not distinguish whether the women were legal or illegal immigrants.

Health officials say non-citizens are less likely to have health insurance, and put a financial strain on hospitals...

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