New Estimate of 22 Million Illegal Immigrants Is Not Plausible

A new article published in the academic journal PLOS One argues that the size of the illegal immigrant population in the United States has been grossly underestimated by prior research and arrive at a "conservative" estimate of 16.7 million illegal immigrants in 2016 and an average estimate of 22.1 million. The findings are unsupportable.

A Lower Refugee Resettlement Ceiling but Probable Higher Admissions for FY 2019

The refugee resettlement ceiling for FY 2019 was set at 30,000 by the Trump administration, from 45,000 this year.

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Refugee Admissions Likely to Rise

U.S. Continues to Back UN Refugee Compact that Contradicts Administration Goals

Almost Half Speak a Foreign Language in America's Largest Cities

Nationally, one in four public school children speak a language other than English at home.

An analysis of newly released Census Bureau data shows nearly half (48.2%) of the residents in America’s five largest cities now speak a language other than English at home.  The total nationwide reached a record of nearly 67 million - up seven million since 2010 and nearly 35 million since 1990.  

Nearly One in Seven U.S. Residents Are Now Immigrants

Highest foreign-born share in 107 years

New data from the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS), released by the Census Bureau Thursday, shows the nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) has reached 44.5 million – the highest number in U.S. history. 

‘Public Charge’ Immigration Rule
‘Public Charge’ Immigration Rule
New Estimate of Illegal Immigrants
New Estimate of Illegal Immigrants
Lower Ceiling, Higher Admissions
Lower Ceiling, Higher Admissions
Half Speak a Foreign Language
Half Speak a Foreign Language
Census: U.S. Immigrant Population
Census: U.S. Immigrant Population

A new article published in the academic journal PLOS One argues that the size of the illegal immigrant population in the United States has been grossly underestimated by prior research and arrive at a "conservative" estimate of 16.7 million illegal immigrants in 2016 and an average estimate of 22.1 million. The findings are unsupportable.

The refugee resettlement ceiling for FY 2019 was set at 30,000 by the Trump administration, from 45,000 this year.

Additional Readings: 

Refugee Admissions Likely to Rise

U.S. Continues to Back UN Refugee Compact that Contradicts Administration Goals

Nationally, one in four public school children speak a language other than English at home.

An analysis of newly released Census Bureau data shows nearly half (48.2%) of the residents in America’s five largest cities now speak a language other than English at home.  The total nationwide reached a record of nearly 67 million - up seven million since 2010 and nearly 35 million since 1990.  

Highest foreign-born share in 107 years

New data from the 2017 American Community Survey (ACS), released by the Census Bureau Thursday, shows the nation’s immigrant population (legal and illegal) has reached 44.5 million – the highest number in U.S. history. 

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Terrorist Travel to the United States Southern Border

Informative highlights from this month's 'Country Reports on Terrorism 2017' from the State Department

The reports on Western Hemisphere countries provide telling new details about porosity and localized immigration enforcement initiatives that impact assessments about the border infiltration threat.

Attorney General to Review Bond Eligibility for Border Aliens

It should be noted that if the attorney general determines that those aliens are subject to mandatory detention, that rule could apply to potentially tens of thousands of aliens. Through January 2018, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) found a credible fear of persecution had been established in more than 22,000 cases in just the first four months of FY 2018 alone. This means that, potentially, more than 60,000 aliens a year could be subject to detention pending a decision on their asylum applications after a credible-fear screening.