PANEL: The Size and Implications of the Immigrant Population

By CIS on December 8, 2023


Report: In October 2023, the Foreign-Born Share Was the Highest in History

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The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel discussion entitled “The Size and Implications of the Immigrant Population” on Monday, December 11, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. The featured experts delved into the findings of the Center’s latest report, which revealed that the total foreign-born or immigrant population (legal and illegal) was nearly 50 million in October 2023 — a 4.5 million increase since President Biden took office and a new record high.

Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, and Roy Beck, the former president of NumbersUSA, joined Steven Camarota, Center’s director of research and author of the new report. The panelists, who have all written extensively about the impact of immigration on the United States, will discuss what caused this rapid growth and the broad implications this has for American society, including the labor market, public coffers, politics, the environment, and culture.


Rich Lowry, Editor-in-Chief, National Review
Political commentator with CNN, columnist at Politico, author of “The Case for Nationalism”

Roy Beck, Founder and former President, NumbersUSA
Author of five books, the recent being “Back of the Hiring Line”

Steven Camarota, Director of Research, Center for Immigration Studies
Author of the report, "In October 2023, the Foreign-Born Share Was the Highest in History".

Moderator: Mark Krikorian, Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies