AOC says young people not having children because of 'burdens of capitalism,' more immigration is the answer

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested that more immigration is a solution to declining birth rates in the United States as people suffer "the burdens of capitalism."
The hot-headed New York Democrat rep took to Instagram to express her dismay at young people's inability to have children and offered a solution.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., speaks during a rally calling for immigration provisions to be included in the Build Back Better Act outside the U.S. Capitol, December 7, 2021 in Washington.
“There are some countries that are really struggling because young people are living under the weight of capitalism and in a society that is increasingly concentrating wealth among the rich, we are not having children. Or we don't have kids equal rate," Ocasio-Cortez said. "And we actually need immigrants to balance things out. We can't fund Social Security, Medicare, and all that stuff without immigrants. And always has been. Don't do it like this is a new trend or something."
Births in the United States have remained "broadly stable," according to the Census Bureau, although annual births have fallen from about 4.1 million births in 1990 to 3.7 million births in 2019.
Immigration and the number of immigrants who make up a percentage of the U.S. population, according to U.S. data compiled by the Migration Policy Institute. Census Bureau up since 1970.
Immigration is high on the map this November as record numbers of illegal immigrants continue to cross the border. John Moore/Getty Images
Fox News Digital reached out to Ocasio-Cortez but received no response.

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