Panel Video: Projecting the Impact of Immigration on the U.S. Population



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The Center for Immigration Studies hosted a panel discussion on Thursday, February 14, focusing on the impact of immigration on both population growth and the working-age share of America's population. The starting point for conversation was the recent report by the Center's Director of Research, Dr. Steven Camarota.

Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 529 14th St, NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Introduction and Moderator

Mark Krikorian 
Executive Director, Center for Immigration Studies


Dr. Steven A. Camarota
Camarota is Director of Research at the Center for Immigration Studies and author of a recent report, "Projecting the Impact of Immigration on the U.S. Population", which examines the impact of immigration on U.S. population through the year 2060.

Dr. B. Lindsay Lowell
Lowell is a Visiting Researcher at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where he was formerly the Director of Policy Studies for the Institute for the Study of International Migration. He was previously Director of Research at the congressionally appointed U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform.hompson is the President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, which filed a lawsuit challenging constitutionality of the federal refugee resettlement program.

Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt
Nicholas Eberstadt holds the Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute, where he writes on demographics and economic development with a focus on domestic poverty. His latest book is "Men without Work: America's Invisible Crisis".

Full Panel Video

Introduction by Mark Krikorian


Statement by Dr. Steven A. Camarota


Statement by Dr. B. Lindsay Lowell


Statement by Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt


Question and Answer Session


Panel Clips

Immigration vs. Retirement Age


Immigration Cannot Keep a Country Young


Is the Labor Participation of Felons Affected by Immigration?


How Does Immigration Effect Population Growth?


Can Immigration Combat an Aging Workforce?


Immigration and Population's Effect Infrastructure Needs