New Data: Foreign-Born Population Explodes To All-Time High

Article posted on August 20th, 2015 by WhatAmIMissingHere

Obama plan for illegal immigration by Larry Wright, CagleCartoons.comBy Rachel Stoltzfoos

The U.S. foreign-born population just hit an all time high of 42.1 million, new Census Bureau data shows, helped along by a rebounding Mexican immigrant population.

In the past year, 1.7 million legal and illegal immigrants joined U.S. ranks, and that foreign-born population is now 13 percent of the U.S. population — the largest share in more than a hundred years — a Center for Immigration Studies analysis of monthly Census data shows.

The Mexican immigrant population grew by 740,000 over that same period, and hit 12.1 million in the second quarter of 2015, which is the highest quarterly total ever. The surge accounts for 44 percent of the total immigrant population increase, and puts to rest a recent understanding there is zero net migration from Mexico.

That surge accounts for 44 percent of the total immigrant population increase, and indicates the number of people coming from Mexico versus leaving for Mexico is no longer zero.

“If new, much lower, immigration quotas are not put into place, two outcomes are certain,” a GOP congressional aide told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “One, conservative activism will be a way to make money but not a governing power and two, the country will be very, very poor.”

By 2023 the foreign-born population will exceed 51 million — the largest share of total population ever recorded in American history — the Census Bureau recently projected.   (my emphasis)

Nearly one in five U.S. residents will be an immigrant by 2060, largely because of legal immigration, not illegal immigration, a previous Center for Immigration Studies analysis of the Census data found. And immigrants will account for 82 percent of population growth in the U.S. from 2010 through 2060.

READ all of Rachel Stolzfoos’ comments from The Daily Caller here.

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