New data from the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics shows a dramatic increase in the number of foreign-born persons in the United States under Team Biden is largely driven by illegal immigrants.
This is mostly due to President Biden’s quickly reversing most of President Trump’s effective border control and immigration policies.
The data analyzed in a report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) shows there are now 47 million foreign-born persons living in the U.S. as of April 2022, the most ever recorded in any U.S. government survey or census.
According to CIS, this percentage of foreign-born persons as a share of the total U.S. population is the highest in over a century.
The report focuses on Biden’s culpability when it notes that:
The total foreign-born population (legal and illegal) increased by two million in the first 16 months of the Biden administration — January 2021 to April 2022 — twice as fast as the U.S.-born population grew.
We preliminarily estimate that illegal immigrants accounted for two-thirds of the growth in the foreign-born population since January 2021 — 1.35 million.
But the worst is yet to come:
If present trends continue, the foreign-born share of the population will reach 14.9 percent of the U.S. population in September 2023, higher than at any time in the nation’s 246-year history.
And it is all Biden’s doing. It’s more than double the growth under Obama and triple the numbers under Trump.
On average the foreign-born population has grown by 132,000 a month since President Biden took office, compared to 59,000 per month in Obama’s first term, 76,000 per month in Obama’s second term, and 42,000 per month under Trump before Covid-19 hit.
As the Blaze notes:
The group blamed Biden’s campaign promises to undo former President Donald Trump’s restrictive border policies — including halting wall construction and reinstating catch-and-release policies — for creating a perception that he would relax immigration enforcement. Republicans have accused Biden of incentivizing illegal immigration by rolling back Trump’s policies.
“The administration’s decision to end the Migrant Protection Protocols (also called Remain in Mexico) for many asylum applicants, the scaling back of Title 42 expulsions, and more recently the decision to end it altogether, coupled with the release of some three-quarters of a million illegal immigrants encountered at the border as well as 146,000 unaccompanied minors, almost certainly has encouraged even more illegal immigrants to arrive at the southern border in the hope they, too, will be released into the country,” the CIS said.
“The administration’s suspension of nearly all interior deportations and the resulting dramatic decline in immigration enforcement, including deportations, plus its refusal to automatically take custody of non-citizens released from jails and prisons have all likely made illegal immigrants feel safer, reducing emigration of those already here and encouraging new illegal immigration,” the report stated.
Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does need a disinformation agency – but one that counters its own disinformation.