Posted on March 28, 2024

New US Record: Fifty-One Million Immigrants, Nearly 20% of Workforce

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, March 28, 2024

Jacked higher by President Joe Biden’s open-borders agenda, there are now more legal and illegal immigrants in America than at any other time in history.

At 51.1 million, the number isn’t just the highest ever, but so is the share at 15.5%, according to Census Bureau numbers reviewed by the Center for Immigration Studies {snip}

“Analysis of the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey shows that the total foreign-born or immigrant population (legal and illegal) hit a new record high of 51.4 million in February 2024 — an increase of 6.4 million since President Biden took office. At 15.5%, the foreign-born share is also a new record in American history,” said the report.


What’s more, wrote Camarota and Zeigler, “If current trends continue, the foreign-born population will reach nearly 60 million and 17.5% of the U.S. population by the end of a second Biden term {snip}”

Most of the immigrants are from Latin America.

Most have poor education levels. Some 44% have no post-high school education.

And they are gobbling up U.S. jobs. “In February 2024, the 31 million immigrant workers accounted for 19.3 % of workers — both new record highs. Compared to February 2020, right before COVID, the number of immigrant workers is up 3.3 million, while the number U.S.-born workers is down by one million,” said the report.