As the Biden administration’s open borders policies continue to allow an ongoing invasion by illegal migrants, the U.S. foreign-born population has grown to a record 47 million as of April.
The Center for Immigration Studies has issued an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data showing that since Joe Biden assumed office, at least two million additional foreign-born residents have been added.
Every month, almost 145,000 foreign nationals become new U.S. residents, adding to the total national population of more than 331 million.
American residents who were born in a foreign nation now account for about 1 out of every 7 persons in the county. That proportion has grown five-fold since 1970 and has grown by 50% this century.
At current rates of both legal and illegal immigration, the Biden policies are expected to push the foreign-born U.S. population to 51.3 million by the end of 2024. That would push the foreign population of the country to more than 15%.
The federal government is currently issuing around 1.2 million new green cards to legal immigrants annually and around 1.5 million temporary work visas to visiting foreign nationals.
While some researchers maintain the illegal alien population in the U.S. is holding at around 11 million, others have found the number to be as high as 22 million.
A recent poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports shows that 68% of Republicans and almost 40% of Democrats are in favor of reducing legal immigration to a range between zero and 750,000 persons annually. Overall, 53% of all Americans favor such a reduction.
The U.S. addressed the immigration boom of the first two decades of the 20th century with federal policy creating a near moratorium on legal migration for four decades. Between 1925 and 1966 the nation did not have more than 327,000 legal migrants enter the nation in any year. That slowdown provided an opportunity for the large number of early 20th century migrants to assimilate.
President Johnson oversaw major immigration policy changes in 1965 that were further expanded in the early 1990s by President George H.W. Bush. Legal immigration into the country has been surging for more than five decades as a result.