Illegal immigration is set to hit all time highs, numbers that haven’t been seen in 100 years.
“The legal and illegal population of foreign-born immigrants living in America will break a 100-year-old record in just six years — and will continue to smash records for the rest of the century, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data,” reports the Washington Examiner.
The census info that revealed these new records came to light as President Trump’s fight against illegal immigration takes new turns. While there has been success with ICE raids, the right has seen some pushback on banning Syrian refugees.
The Washington Examiner reports:
The legal and illegal population of foreign-born immigrants living in America will break a 100-year-old record in just six years — and will continue to smash records for the rest of the century, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.
At a conference to discuss the impact of immigration on public schools, he said “the share will hit 15 percent in just six years and that will surpass the all time high in the United States reached in 1890.”
And if unchecked, he added, “the share is projected to increase throughout much of this century.”
The surge comes as President Trump is planning to cut the number of illegal immigrants in the country and crossing the border, but so far hasn’t indicated if he will brake the larger number of legal immigrants entering the U.S.
It also takes place with a nation divided over what it expects of immigrants, with liberals eager for them to embrace their own heritage and others hopeful for immigrants assimilate into America.
The CIS panel discussion focused on assimilation and a report from Camarota showing how huge concentrations of immigrant students have overtaken the population of native born American school children in many urban and suburban areas.
“In a very real sense, America is headed into unchartered territory on immigration, the share who are immigrants who are foreign born will be at a level we have never seen,” he said.
When it comes to what the nation expects of its immigrants, Camarota cited those who believe in multiculturalism.