Immigrant Population Hits 60 Million

2017 October 16
by bc3b

Huge spike in the past 16 years (Bush and Obama). Needless to say, Texas and Kalifornia have the biggest spikes.

If it seems like we are losing our country, it’s because we are.

A huge boom in immigration, legal and illegal, over the past 16 years has jumped the immigrant population to over 43 million in the United States, according to a new report.

And when their U.S.-born children are added, the number grows to over 60 million, making the immigrant community nearly one-fifth of the nation’s population, according to federal statistics reviewed by the Center for Immigration Studies.

Steven Camarota, the Center’s director of research and co-author of the report, said, “The enormous number of immigrants already in the country coupled with the settlement of well over a million newcomers each year has a profound impact on American society, including on workers, schools, infrastructure, hospitals and the environment. The nation needs a serious debate about whether continuing this level of immigration makes sense.”

Concerns about the explosion of immigration, especially of illegals, helped Donald Trump win the presidency and has prompted his administration to crack down on illegal immigration and refugees.

The new report does not break down the percentage of legal and illegal immigrants in the U.S., although there are an estimated 12 million undocumented aliens in the country.

It found that since 2000, the U.S. immigrant population has increased 8 million and a sizable number came from Mexico and Latin America, the source of most illegal immigrants.

Key findings:

  • The nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) hit a record 43.7 million in July 2016, an increase of half a million since 2015, 3.8 million since 2010, and 12.6 million since 2000.

  • As a share of the U.S. population, immigrants (legal and illegal) comprised 13.5 percent, or one out of eight U.S. residents in 2016, the highest percentage in 106 years. As recently as 1980, just one out of 16 residents was foreign-born.

  • Between 2010 and 2016, 8.1 million new immigrants settled in the United States. New arrivals are offset by the roughly 300,000 immigrants who return home each year and annual natural mortality of about 300,000 among the existing foreign-born population. As a result, growth in the immigrant population was 3.8 million 2010 to 2016.

  • In addition to immigrants, there were slightly more than 16.6 million U.S.-born minor children with an immigrant parent in 2016, for a total of 60.4 million immigrants and their children in the country. Immigrants and their minor children now account for nearly one in five U.S. residents.

  • Mexican immigrants (legal and illegal) were by far the largest foreign-born population in the country in 2016. Mexico is the top sending country, with 1.1 million new immigrants arriving from Mexico between 2010 and 2016, or one out of eight new arrivals. However, because of return migration and natural mortality among the existing population, the overall Mexican-born population has not grown in the last six years.

  • The states with the largest numerical increases in the number of immigrants from 2010 to 2016 were Texas (up 587,889), Florida (up 578,468), California (up 527,234), New York (up 238,503), New Jersey (up 171,504), Massachusetts (up 140,318), Washington (up 134,132), Pennsylvania (up 131,845), Virginia (up 120,050), Maryland (up 118,175), Georgia (up 95,353), Nevada (up 78,341), Arizona (up 78,220), Michigan (up 74,532), Minnesota (up 73,953), and North Carolina (up 70,501).

Hat tip: Washington Examiner

21 Responses leave one →
  1. 2017 October 16 7:32 am
    bc3b permalink

    BJG Football Standings:
    bc3b: 98-46 (season)/19-9 (week)
    JBoz: 96-48/19-9
    Fight On:89-65/19-9
    drdog09: 83-61/17-11
    Mullet: 81-63/17-11
    MI Conservative: 81-63/16-12
    Justrand: 76-68/15-13
    Eph: 72-72/14-14
    NorCalJim: 71-73/9-19

  2. 2017 October 16 9:01 am
    bc3b permalink

    In 1910 a far larger percentage of immigrants (and especially immigrant children) wanted to assimilate and become Americans than today.

  3. 2017 October 16 9:41 am
    bc3b permalink

    Who is integrating whom?

    SALZGITTER, Germany—Late this summer, Nadine Langer took her six-year old to her first day at school. The girl was one of two German children in her class, she said, amid 20, mostly Syrian, refugees.
    “I am not against foreigners,” said Ms. Langer, 41. “But there is a point where we have to wonder who is integrating whom.”

    Hat tip: The Wall street Journal

  4. 2017 October 16 10:46 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Bergdhal pleads guilty to desertion.

  5. 2017 October 16 10:47 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Just 4’11” off the mark.

  6. 2017 October 16 11:21 am
    drdog09 permalink

  7. 2017 October 16 11:34 am

    3 – Who is integrating whom indeed. A question that should be asked by far more people, far more loudly.

  8. 2017 October 16 12:06 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    FBI wiping phones of anything vis a vis LV shooting —

  9. 2017 October 16 12:20 pm
    bc3b permalink

  10. 2017 October 16 1:27 pm
    justrand permalink

    from the article:

    “Most employers don’t let their workers make controversial political statements to their customers. It is why you do not know your UPS driver’s views on the expansion of NATO.

    A savvier commissioner would have reminded Kaepernick that he is being paid millions to wear the logo of the NFL, and the league does not permit players to use its brand to flaunt their personal politics. ”

  11. 2017 October 16 1:28 pm
    justrand permalink

    how the heck are Eph and Jim losing to ME??? 🙂

  12. 2017 October 16 1:56 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Last years BJG collegiate bingo card??

  13. 2017 October 16 2:08 pm
    Eph permalink

    12 Rand,

    Because BC never emailed me the first few weeks.

  14. 2017 October 16 2:22 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Dems Sue Trump for Abiding by Obamacare on Subsidies — — That’s the headline.

    Now the question to be asked of the Dims — “Hey you wrote the damn thing, abide by it. Or do you consider it a mere suggestion?” — If the latter then of course Trump should go further and fire everyone at HHS associated with OCare.

  15. 2017 October 16 2:32 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    No Medical Insurance Available

    Aetna and Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield will both pull out of Iowa starting in 2018. Only one insurer, Medica, plans to remain. But Medica wants a 56% premium hike. Wellmark will stay if the stopgap plan is approved.

    If the stopgap plan is not approved and Medica does not get approval for a 56% premium hike, the state will have no providers for individuals or families not in a corporate plan.

    The Trump Effect on OCare is already taking shape in Iowa. Total collapse pending….

  16. 2017 October 16 5:41 pm
    justrand permalink

    Eph, you had one fewer wins LAST WEEK!!

    WTF?? It is not easy to have fewer wins than me…you gotta want it! 🙂

  17. 2017 October 16 6:09 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    What Assange released could be a crypto key. But my bet is its an MD5 checksum. It looks to have the right number of characters. That would validate that whatever he intends to release came from an original source that had that checksum. Looks like we will have to crank up the popcorn popper.

  18. 2017 October 16 6:34 pm
    Eph permalink

    18 Rand,

    That’s ok, you know we all get trophies for playing right?

  19. 2017 October 16 6:45 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Participation trophies yeah!
    I’m not too knowledgeable about the strengths of the teams so it will be tough to dislodge me from the bottom!

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