New report admits at least one-fourth (roughly 16 million) are illegal. Is that under-estimated?
When will our politicians and media at LEAST start using the 16 million estimate, instead of repeating the decade-old “11 million illegal immigrant” figure?
[pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”What is the absorption capacity of our nation’s schools, health care system, infrastructure, and, perhaps most importantly, its labor market?”[/pullquote]
As reported by Center for Immigration Studies, by Steven Camarota: A new analysis of government data from December 2015 indicates that more than 61 million immigrants and their American-born children under age 18 now live in the United States; roughly three-fourths (45.3 million) are legal immigrants and their children. While the national debate has focused on illegal immigration, the enormous impact of immigration is largely the result of those brought in legally.
Watch video below – The author of this report, Steve Camarota, Director of Research for Center of Immigration Studies, appeared as a guest on UNFILTERED, with Dennis Michael Lynch.
These numbers raise profound questions that are seldom asked:
What number of immigrants can be assimilated?
What is the absorption capacity of our nation’s schools, health care system, infrastructure, and, perhaps most importantly, its labor market?
What is the impact on the environment and quality of life from significantly increasing the nation’s population size and density?
With some 45 million legal immigrants and their young children already here, should we continue to admit a million new legal permanent immigrants every year?
Among the findings of this analysis:
In December 2015 there were 61 million immigrants (legal and illegal) and U.S.-born children under age 18 with at least one immigrant parent living in the United States.
Immigrants allowed into the country legally and their children account for three-fourths (45.3 million) of all immigrants and their children.
Almost one in five U.S. residents is now an immigrant or minor child of an immigrant parent.
The numbers represent a complete break with the recent history of the United States. As recently as 1970, there were only 13.5 million immigrants and their young children in the country, accounting for one in 15 U.S. residents.
Just since 2000, the number of immigrants and their children has increased by 18.4 million.
The number of immigrants and their young children grew six times faster than the nation’s total population from 1970 to 2015 — 353 percent vs. 59 percent.
(Full report at Center for Immigration Studies)
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