Under President Joe Biden, the foreign-born population in the nation has reached an unprecedented 49.5 million, the highest ever recorded in American history.
Analysis conducted by Steven Camarota and Karen Zeigler at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) revealed that in October, the foreign-born population nearly reached 50 million, marking an increase of 4.5 million foreign-born residents since Biden assumed office in January 2021.
In simpler terms, the Biden administration has added more immigrants to the nation’s population in less than three years than the annual count of U.S. births.
Moreover, the increase in the foreign-born population under Biden surpasses the resident populations of 25 states.
“At 15 percent, the foreign-born share of the U.S. population is also the highest ever recorded in American history,” Camarota and Zeigler wrote:
As the debate rages over the ongoing border crisis, this finding is important because administrative numbers such as border encounters or even legal immigrant arrivals do not measure the actual size of the immigrant population, which is what ultimately determines immigration’s impact on the country.
In figures that go beyond the norm for a liberal White House, Biden has doubled the monthly influx of immigration. For instance, during former President Barack Obama’s tenure, the foreign-born population increased by approximately 68,000 every month, while under former President Donald Trump, it grew by about 42,000 monthly.
On the other hand, Biden has grown the foreign-born population by a significant 137,000 each month since taking office. The researchers at CIS point out that more than half of those coming in under Biden, approximately 2.5 million, are illegal aliens, while the remaining two million are legal immigrants.
Over 60% of foreign-born residents who have arrived since Biden took office are from Latin America, with others mainly originating from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.
While illegal immigration often captures significant attention, the country’s policy of annually bringing in over a million legal immigrants constitutes 75 percent of the total foreign-born population today.
Unless there are reductions in legal immigration levels, the foreign-born population is projected to reach 70 million by 2060.
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