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Written by: Diana West
Tuesday, January 05, 2016 2:47 AM 

 

MRCTV reports on astronomical immigration projections based on Census data compiled by the Senate Subcommittee of Immigration and the National Interest.

Looking on the bright side, I didn't know the Senate (Jeff Sessions aside) deliberated on "the National Interest." But the rest isn't so nice -- that is, if the national interest is your bag.    

The U.S. immigrant population is projected to increase by 715% from its 1970 level – hitting 78.2 million by 2060, Census data show. ...

Today, the foreign-born population is already at an all-time high of 42.4 million. Measured as a percentage of total national population, it is set to soon surpass the highest levels ever recorded and continue rising to new unseen records every year and decade to follow.

Left unchecked, immigrants will increase by the equivalent of the population of the city of Los Angeles - every three years.

Senators, how is importing a new Los Angeles every three years in "the national interest"? 

Produced by the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest using Census data, the chart below details the growth in U.S. immigrant population since 1880 and Census projections through 2060.

Subcommittee Chair Sen. Sessions (R-Ala.) warns that this continued growth in immigration will suppress wages because more Americans will be competing for a smaller number of jobs as automation and outsourcing reduce the demand for workers. To protect Americans' ability to find well-paying jobs, Sessions is calling for Congress to reduce U.S. visa allocations.   

In this context, Sessions' focus on wages seems more than a little anti-climactic. After all, a new Los Angeles every three years will not only make it difficult for Americans to find well-paying jobs, it will make it difficult for Americans to find America.

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