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Phyllis Schlafly Blames Immigration for Breakdown of US Family

Phyllis Schlafly Blames Immigration for Breakdown of US Family
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Monday, 27 October 2014 11:26 AM

Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly has blamed the breakdown of the American family on the mass immigration of Latinos into the United States, The Daily Caller reported.

In her new book, "Who Killed the American Family?" the 90-year-old founder of the conservative family organization Eagle Forum says immigration is harming the family unit.

"I think it's enormous," Schlafly, the author of 20 books, told The Daily Caller about the effect that immigration is having on the traditional family.

Schlafly, who publishes a monthly newsletter called Phyllis Schlafly Report and has a syndicated newspaper column, said she is concerned by a worrying trend among young Latin American immigrant women.

"They try to tell you they're very pro-family, but they have a tremendously high illegitimacy rate," she said, while noting that the illegitimacy rate results in many single mothers depending on the government for their economic needs rather than the family.

"When a woman has children without a husband to provide for her, she runs to 'Big Brother' government to support her," she told The Daily Caller. "There are people who think that they will profit by giving us big government to run our lives. That's not the American way. That's not what we wanted.

"When we started out, we were a country of intact families and we expanded to build the greatest middle-class in the world — prosperous and happy. That seems to be gone now."

The conservative advocate, who famously fought the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and is opposed to same-sex marriage, also claimed that illegal immigrants are taking jobs away from legal citizens, which prevents U.S. residents from providing for and maintaining strong families.

"They come in for entry-level jobs and they're taking jobs away from Americans," she told The Daily Caller. "That I think is so bad, so disastrous.

"Our government ought to be opening up the doors for Americans to have these jobs. Instead, they're closing them off to Americans and giving them to people who are stealing across the border or coming in illegally."

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Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly has blamed the breakdown of the American family on the mass immigration of Latinos into the United States, The Daily Caller reported.
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