The Illegal-Immigrant Population Increased Dramatically in Biden’s First Year

In a very real sense, America has lost control of its borders.

By Steven A. Camarota on April 5, 2022

Given the ongoing crisis at our southern border, it seems almost certain that the illegal-immigrant population in the U.S. has been growing — but by how much, exactly? Our latest research shows that the number of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. actually declined during the pandemic year of 2020, but then it rebounded sharply in 2021 with an increase of over one million in the last year. This is possibly the largest single-year increase ever, and it has brought the total illegal-immigrant population back to pre-pandemic levels.


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