An immigration watchdog says America's foreign-born population has swollen massively under President Joe Biden and reached a record-breaking 49.5 million, or 15 percent of the country's population. The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), a conservative think tank, says the influx of 4.5 million people since Biden took office in January 2021 includes 2.5 million people estimated to have entered the US unlawfully. Steven Camarota, the group's research director, said the foreign-born population was growing by 137,000 people each month -- far higher than under Biden's predecessors -- straining schools, hospitals and other services.
Chaotic scenes at the southern border have become a hot-button issue, stoking fears of an 'invasion' that divides Democrats and Republicans, even as business owners say more workers are needed to grow the economy. "The administration's decision to curtail immigration enforcement and release so many people into the country certainly pleases employers and immigration advocacy groups," said Steven Camarota,' author of the report.
Daily Mail America's foreign-born population has swollen to record-breaking 49.5M , by James Reinl, DailyMail, November 30, 2023
a graph can be seen on this page:
In October 2023, the Foreign-Born Share Was the Highest in History (cis.org)
Hopefully there will be enough good-paying jobs for all the future young people.
And hopefully this will not put too much strain on the availability of housing, which is already a major factor why housing costs and rents are so high.
The following are replies made to this topic on another forum site:
"Is this going to prevent wage levels from rising? Typically when the labour supply is greater, there is a downward pressure on wages (and working conditions). That's just basic economics "
"A note to think about... If you excluded all the people who are older than 40 years of age, I bet the percentage of foreign-born would be a lot higher than 15%.
If you look at the younger people in many parts of the country, it seems whites are already a minority. (Not necessarily saying that race matters here at all, but it is a clear indicator of how much immigration there has been over the last 25 years) "
"Anyone worried the U.S. could turn into another failed Latin American country, in the near future?
Argentina's inflation rate last year was 94.8% and they are one of the BETTER countries in Latin America."
"I wonder what long-term effect all this immigration coming from other countries is going to have on the corruption rate in the U.S. ... "