Monday, May 6, 2019

Census: 1-in-6 Residents to Be Foreign-Born by 2060 Due to Legal Immigration

The annual admittance of more than 1.2 million legal immigrants is expected to drive the United States’ foreign-born population to unprecedented levels by 2060, Census Bureau data finds.
The latest projections from the Census Bureau predict that the already 44.5 million-strong foreign-born population living in the country will rise to a historic 69 million in just four decades should the country’s mass legal immigration policy continue.
“The nation’s foreign-born population is projected to rise from 44 million people today to 69 million in 2060, growing from about 14 percent to 17 percent of the population,” Census officials reveal. “The previous historic high was in 1890 when almost 15 percent of the population was foreign-born.”
In 1970, 1-in-20 U.S. residents were foreign-born. By 2060, if legal immigration levels go unreformed, about 1-in-6 U.S. residents will be foreign-born with about 579,000 foreign residents being permanently added to the population every year. In contrast, the native-born population is expected to increase by just 1.3 million a year over the same period.
Due to legal immigration driving most of the U.S. population growth, the country is on track to add nearly 80 million new residents to the population by 2060. This would tick the total resident population up from the current level of about 326 million to an unprecedented 404 million total residents.
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