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Expert: Legal Immigration System to Add 100M Foreign-Born People to U.S. Population in Next 50 Years

Article author: 
John Binder
Article publisher: 
Breitbart
Article date: 
January 16, 2018
Article category: 
Immigration Impact
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Under the current U.S. legal immigration system, whereby more than one million legal immigrants are admitted into the country every year, about 100 million foreign-born people are expected to be added to the population over the next 50 years, an immigration expert says.

In an interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday, hosted by Breitbart News Political Editor Matt Boyle and Deputy Political Editor Amanda House, Center for Immigration Studies Director of Research Steven Camarota said the U.S. foreign-born population is expected to grow to unprecedented levels in the next 50 years, should Congress and President Trump’s administration not cut current legal immigration levels and reform the process to one that brings in English-proficient and skilled immigrants.

CAMAROTA: Well, the first thing is, if immigration policies aren’t changed, everybody agrees that at least over the next 50 years, immigration will add about 100 million people to the U.S. population, if you just take it out, 50 years. That’s the arrival of about… 1.5, 1.6 million new legal and illegal immigrants over the next 50 years, that’s sort of what the Census Bureau is projecting. That will add about 100 million, that’s their children, them, plus their children, taking into account the people who go home, plus mortality. [Emphasis added]

So as terms as its impact on American life, that’s probably the first thing, the country becomes much more densely settled, much more populated, and remember, only about 60 counties in the United States, two-thirds, three-fourths of all the people end up in just those 60 counties or so. So… that’s an enormous impact on the quality of life in an area like Washington, D.C., you know it might add half a million people to the U.S. population or the county of the D.C. metro area even over the next 30 or 40 years. That certainly does mean a lot more congestion and traffic and so forth. [Emphasis added]...

 


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