The U.S. has had a massive surge in immigration this year, with “as many as 1.5 million newcomers and a record 46.2 million foreign-born people, according to a report for the Center for Immigration Studies,” according to the Washington Times.
Background: Following Joe Biden’s leftist policies that have resulted in massive caravans of migrants flooding the southern border, an increase in human trafficking, and an increase in illegal aliens.
The Details: According to the statistics, 14.2% of the U.S. population is foreign-born, or 1 out of every 7 people. It is the highest rate of immigrants in the population since 1910 when the number was 14.7%. At current trends, the government says, the U.S. will break that record well before the end of this decade.
Data shows a drop of 1.2 million immigrants from February to September 2020 during the Trump administration. That left the population of the foreign-born, the Census Bureau’s term, at 43.8 million.
What People Are Saying: “There was pent-up demand for legal immigration, and illegal immigration has exploded in one of the greatest surges, if not the greatest, we’ve ever seen,” said Steven A. Camarota, the demographer who was the chief author of the report. “It’s driving the numbers up and up and up.”
“The way politicians, policymakers, always approach it, especially in the Democratic Party, is how can we help more people get in or legalize those already here. Or in the Republican Party, how can we give the business community more foreign workers,” he said.
“This is going to kill us in the real world, with inflation and a lack of workers in almost every field — in hospitality and health care — everywhere, we’re hurting for workers,” Bob Worsley, co-chair of the coalition, said at a press conference last week urging congressional action. “They need to get this done.”