New reports reveal that minority babies now outnumber white babies in the United States.
Yet U.S. census bureau data suggests that this transformation— which has been the result of four decades of record high green card issuances— U.S. census bureau data suggests that this transformation will rapidly accelerate under a Hillary Clinton presidency.
Hillary Clinton has pledged to expand current immigration rates.
Based on the minimum figures set forth in Clinton’s immigration proposals, the United States could permanently resettle at least 5.4 million migrants throughout the nation during Clinton’s first term alone. However, if Clinton were successful in passing a Rubio-Schumer style immigration expansion bill, that number could be closer to 9.4 million.
According to last year’s U.S. Census Bureau projections, the U.S. was set to admit 1.24 million migrants in a single year. Clinton has said that she would like add an additional 65,000 Syrian refugees on top of existing immigration, and Clinton has made no indication that she plans to limit her Syrian refugee program to one year.
Thus, if she were to continue her Syrian refugee program throughout her presidency, the U.S. could potentially admit roughly 5.4 million migrants during her first term alone.
Clinton has also pledged to pass the largest amnesty in U.S. history within her first one hundred days as President. If the American people— via their elected representatives— refuse to pass her mass amnesty plan, Clinton has pledged to defend and expand President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. Adding in the roughly 11 million illegal immigrants to whom Clinton has said she would give U.S. citizenship, the total number of migrants resettled in the U.S. under a President Clinton’s first term could be as high as 16.4 million.
This figure, however, does not take into consideration the fact that Clinton backed the 2013 Rubio-Schumer immigration expansion plan, which would have doubled legal immigration.
If Clinton were successful in enacting her own Rubio-style green card expansion, the U.S. could issue two million green cards to foreign migrants each year— potentially bringing the total number of migrants resettled under a President Clinton’s first term to 9.4 million. Adding the 11 million illegal population to this, the U.S. could resettle approximately 20.4 million migrants under Clinton’s first term.
This figure, however, does not take into account the number of foreign workers Clinton would admit on a temporary basis. The Rubio-Schumer vision, which Clinton supported, would have doubled the number guest workers admitted to compete for U.S. jobs and drive down wages of working Americans.
Today about nine out of every 10 new immigrants brought into the country on green cards come from non-Western countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia, or the Middle East.
The number of immigrants in the U.S. is currently at a record high of 42.4 million. In 1970, fewer than one in 21 Americans were foreign-born. Today, as a result of the federal government’s four-decade-long green card gusher championed by Ted Kennedy, nearly one in seven U.S. residents was born in a foreign country. If immigration levels remain at the same rapid pace— without any expansions— within seven years, the foreign-born share of the U.S. population will reach an all-time high.
In the 1920s, the last time the foreign-born share of the population reached a record high, then-President Calvin Coolidge hit the pause button for roughly fifty years, producing an era of explosive wage growth and allowing immigrants already in the country to assimilate.
By contrast, Hillary Clinton has made clear that she intends to do the exact opposite and further accelerate the nation’s demographic transformation.