Can’t say as I blame them. But of course there’s a larger political point to be made, and it leads off the story:
Without immigrants pouring into the nation’s big metro areas, places such as New York, Los Angeles and Boston would be shrinking as native-born Americans move farther out.
I’ve got to say that this is the first time in my entire life that I’ve heard about underpopulation in US cities being a problem. Really.
Not that it would be “underpopulation”, of course. Anyone who’s spent much time in major urban areas knows that over-crowding, lack of good housing, and expensive parking spaces are among the real issues.
But leave it to some media report to claim that not only is a leveling off of urban population growth a bad thing, but that we need more immigrants to prop it up.
Was this maybe supposed to be an April Fools Day column?