Monday, April 8, 2024

New Estimate Says U.S. Now Has 13.7 Million Illegal Immigrants, up 37% Under Biden; Staggering Figures Reveal Border Crossers Living in America has Surged by 3.7 Million Since Biden Came Into Office and There are 172,000 New Foreign-Born Arrivals Every Month

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New estimate says U.S. now has 13.7 million illegal immigrants, up 37% under Biden:
President Biden’s wave of illegal immigrants is upending the usual demographics of immigration and sending education levels plummeting, according to a report Thursday that raised big questions about the nation’s ability to absorb the newcomers.
The U.S. now has 13.7 million illegal immigrants and 51.4 million immigrants overall — an increase of 6.4 million in three years since Mr. Biden took office, the Center for Immigration Studies reported. That averages 172,000 new immigrants each month, or roughly four times the rate in the Trump years and nearly three times the rate in the Obama years.
Most of the new arrivals are from Latin America, and 3.7 million of the net new arrivals came illegally. Some 44% have no education beyond high school, and a significant number haven’t even completed high school.
“Education is the single best predictor of how you’re going to do in the United States. What kind of job you’re going to do. How much you’re going to make. What fraction are going to be in or near poverty. What fraction are going to qualify for welfare programs — particularly their children,” said Steven A. Camarota, the study’s lead author.
As recently as 2018, 55% of immigrants had a bachelor’s degree. That has dipped to just 41%. Meanwhile, the share who haven’t made it past high school has risen from 29% to 44%, Mr. Camarota figures. Those changes challenge a chief selling point for supporters of high immigration rates.
“The improvement in the education level of recent immigrants was a very positive sign that at least a smaller fraction of new arrivals were likely to struggle in the United States. But that’s changed, at least for now,” he said.
The U.S. now has by far the largest ratio of immigrants in its population, at 15.5%, up nearly 2 percentage points since 2020. The previous record was 14.8% in 1890.
The Census Bureau figured last year that the U.S. wouldn’t hit 15.5% until nearly 2040. Mr. Camarota said the early mark shows the extent of the unprecedented immigration surge. --->READ MORE HERE
U.S. now has 13.7 MILLION illegal immigrants: Staggering figures reveal border crossers living in America has surged by 3.7 million since Biden came into office and there are 172,000 new foreign-born arrivals every month:
A wave of illegal immigration under President Joe Biden's tenure has contributed to a record number of foreign-born living in the United States, a new study found.
The United States now has 13.7 million illegal immigrants living in America and 3.7 million of them came in since Biden took office in January 2021, according to a new study from the Center for Immigration Studies.
Overall, the total foreign-born population - both legal and illegal - hit a new record of 51.4 million in February 2024, which is an increase of 6.4 million under Biden.
Illegal immigration and border security have become a hot political issue as the incumbent president seeks a second term in office. Voters have given him low marks for his handling of the issue, polls show.
Biden visited the border in Brownsville, Texas, last month, which was his second time visiting the line dividing the U.S. and Mexico since he took office.
Meanwhile, the study also found that the overall population of foreign-born living in America is increasing by an average 172,000 a month.
That is four times the 42,000 average monthly increase under President Donald Trump before Covid-19 hit and double the 68,000 average under President Barack Obama.
In February, the foreign-born population in the United States hit a new high of 51.4 million and 15.5 percent of the U.S. population, which is more than all prior records.
The foreign-born share of the U.S. population has more than tripled since 1970, nearly doubled since 1990, and is up 40 percent just since 2000.
The new study comes as a migrant caravan of more than 2,000 people set off from Chiapas, Mexico, earlier this week and are headed to the El Paso border area. --->READ MORE HERE
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