Culture, Immigration, International, Politics

US Foreign-Born Population Approaches 70 Million

The foreign-born population in the United States is currently projected to hit a record nearly 70 million by the year 2060 if current legal immigration levels go unreduced.

Analysis of Census Bureau data by Center for Immigration Studies researchers Steven Camarota and Karen Zeigler reveal the extent to which the nation’s annual inflow of about 1.2 million green card-holders is set to grow the foreign-born population to unprecedented levels.

Specifically, by 2060, Camarota and Zeigler project that the foreign-born population will hit a record-shattering 69.3 million. Today’s foreign-born population, at 46.2 million, is already the “largest number of immigrants ever recorded in American history in any census or survey collected by the government,” the researchers note. Read more…

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