According to a study published Tuesday by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), the number of illegal immigrants in the United States has risen by 1.1 million during President Joe Biden’s first year in office.
The Washington Times reported that the data from the Dept. of Homeland Security is from 2018, so CIS used “the household survey of the federal government” to get more recent data on the number of illegal aliens that have crossed into the United States.
According to a poll, the illegal immigrant population was 11.4 million in Jan. 2022. The preliminary population estimate for Feb. 2022 is 11.5 million, according to the center.
“The number of illegal immigrants grew significantly this year due to the Biden administration policies that released the bulk of people detained at the border and halted most interior enforcement, according to a study from the Center for Immigration Studies.” Steven Camarota, the center’s director of research and report co-author, added.
“Unless there is a policy change, it appears certain that the illegal immigrant population will continue to expand rapidly,” Camarota added.
The other findings of the study include:
Over a million or about two-thirds of the overall increase in foreign-born people since January 2021 is due to illegal immigrants.
In the last 13 months, the number of foreign-born people has increased by 1.7 million, placing it in context with the overall foreign-born population (both legal and illegal) over the course of President Trump’s term in office (January 2017 to December 2020).
To expand, new immigrants must exceed emigration and mortality rates. The birthrate of the foreign-born in the United States, legal or illegal, does not contribute to the illegal immigrant population or overall foreign-born population. All children born in the United States are by definition native-born regardless of their citizenship status.
The statistical uncertainty associated with the illegal immigrant projections in 2022 is plus or minus 270,000 people, with a 90% confidence level.
“However, as with any estimate of unlawful immigrants, there is also a non-statistical error in our figures,” CIS added.
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