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According to three professors from Yale University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the number of illegal aliens in the U.S. is roughly 22 million, or twice the government’s estimate of 11.3 million.

“Our purpose is to provide better information,” said Jonathan Feinstein, an economics professor at Yale. In a video statement, he defended the estimate from likely critics, saying it is an expert analysis, not a political project.

He said, “Our results lead us to the conclusion that the widely accepted estimate of 11.3 million undocumented immigrants in the United States is too small. Our model estimates indicate that the true number is likely to be larger, with an estimated ninety-five percent probability interval ranging from 16.2 to 29.5 million undocumented immigrants.”

Originally, the studiers expected their research to show the population is smaller than the consensus estimate of 11.3 million, but it turned our much differently. “Our original idea was just to do a sanity check on the existing number,” said Edward Kaplan, operations research professor at Yale. “Instead of a number which was smaller, we got a number that was 50 percent higher. That caused us to scratch our heads.”

DML News founder, Dennis Michael Lynch, who serves as one of the nation’s loudest voices against illegal immigration, said the study still falls short. “I’ve been saying for years that the population of illegal aliens in the U.S. is 30 million or more,” said Lynch.  “Having made 4 films on this subject, I have been through the states and looked at the schools, I have seen the workers on the corners, and over the years the people who cannot speak English has increased. We have cities in America where the dominant language is now Spanish. We have a border that invites thousands of people to cross illegally every single day. We have a visa system that does not track violators and overstays. We have a president and congress that do not demand e-verify be mandatory. Obama wanted to fundamentally transform the country by loading it up with people from the 3rd world.  Why does it take the word of 3 Boston professors to declare the number of 11.3 million is to small in order for people to look up? Politicians love to say the immigration system is broken. What’s really broken is our country and the way in which is decipher news, and decide what is real versus what is fake. Do I feel vindicated by this YALE study? No. I didn’t need vindication.The best study is to open our eyes and look around us.Fact is, I’d bet my last buck it’s 40 million.  ”

Dennis Michael Lynch recently launched a campaign to bring awareness to the president about the need for mandatory e-verify. Learn more by clicking here.