61 million immigrants in US, 15.7 million of them illegals

A study done by the Center for Immigration Studies has determined that there are 61 million immigrants in the U.S., with 15.7 million of them here illegally. In 1970, there were 13.5 million immigrants in the country – 6.6% of the U.S. population.  The 61 million immigrants in the U.S. today constitute an astonishing 18.9% of the population. Washington Examiner: "These numbers raise profound questions that are seldom even asked: What number of immigrants can be assimilated? What is the absorption capacity of our schools, health care system, infrastructure, and labor market? What is the effect on the environment and quality of life from significantly increasing the nation's population density?" wrote Steven Camarota, the Center's director of Research. "With 45 million legal immigrants and their young children already here, does it make sense to continue admitting more than one million new legal permanent immigrants every year?"...(Read Full Post)

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