Biden’s Wide Open Border: Record 50 Million Immigrants Now in US

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Biden’s Wide Open Border: Record 50 Million Immigrants Now in US

Foreign-born citizens in America have reached almost 50 million, primarily spiked by Joe Biden’s wide open border.

More simply, almost 15% of America’s total population is now foreign-born.

The surge came during the U.S.-Mexico border crisis under Biden’s liberal policies, according to the US Census Bureau.

The number is likely much higher because the “Current Population Survey” of foreign-born residents does account for those who have escaped border patrol.

CIS Research Director Steven Camarota and CIS Demographer Karen Zeigler wrote:

“More than half (2.5 million) of the 4.5 million increase in the foreign-born population since January 2021 is likely due to illegal immigration.”

“If adjusted for those missed by the survey, the increase would be larger.”

While the daily records of illegal border crossings are unprecedented, the Census numbers show the impact of the open border across the country.

This can also be seen in the bullet point provided by Camarota and Ziegler:

“Since President Biden took office in January 2021, the foreign-born population has grown by 4.5 million — larger than the individual populations of 25 US states.”

“Since President Biden took office in January 2021, the foreign-born population has grown by 4.5 million — larger than the individual populations of 25 US states.”

Other highlights from their report:

The 4.5 million increase overall and the 2.5 million increase in illegal immigrants are both net figures. The number of new arrivals was significantly higher, but was offset by outmigration and natural mortality among the foreign-born already here.

The foreign-born population has grown on average by 137,000 a month since Biden took office, compared to 42,000 a month during former President Donald Trump’s presidency before COVID-19 hit, and 68,000 a month during former President Barack Obama’s two terms.

The scale of immigration is so high that it appears to have made the new Census Bureau population projections, published on Nov. 9 of this year, obsolete. The bureau projected that the foreign-born share was not supposed to hit 15% until 2033.

The largest percentage increases since January 2021 are for immigrants from South America (up 28%); Central America (up 25%); Sub-Saharan Africa (up 21%); the Caribbean (up 20%); and the Middle East (up 14%).

Immigrants from all of Latin America increased by 2.9 million since January 2021, accounting for 63% of the total increase in the foreign-born.

Although a significant portion of the foreign-born growth is due to illegal immigration, legal immigrants still account for three-fourths of the immigrant population.

According to the report, the number of immigrants crossing into the US will continue to spike under Biden.

The report reads:

“If present trends are allowed to continue, the total number of immigrants would reach 58.9 million and 17.3% of the total population by the end of a second Biden term.”

“These numbers and percentages are, of course, all new record highs.”

“If this happens it would mean that during his eight years, the foreign-born population would grow by 14 million — much of it illegal.”

“This would exceed even the 11.1 million increase in the 10 years between 1990 and 2000, which is the largest numerical intercensal increase in the foreign-born population ever.”