The United States population is set to reach a record 404 million residents in the year 2060 should the current importation of 1.5 million immigrants continue every year, a new study finds.
Research by NumbersUSA President Roy Beck reveals how the current trajectory of mass legal immigration to the U.S. will lead to a booming, “congested” population increase that will be double what it was in 1970.
The projected 404 million residents in the U.S. in 2060 will be far above what the country’s population was in 1965 when there were 194 million residents living in the country.
Beck writes that the quality of life in America, with an additional 75 million residents living in the U.S. will be greatly reduced. Such a drastic population increase — thanks in part to mass immigration — is likely to increase highway traffic, increase housing prices, increase the density of communities, and destroy large regions of farmland that will need to be inhabited to house the booming population.
As revealed in the NumbersUSA research, if the U.S. had introduced an immigration moratorium in 1965 rather than increasing legal immigration levels, the country’s population would have stabilized around 250 million residents.
Should President Donald Trump enact the RAISE Act, which would reduce legal immigration levels by about half to anywhere between 250,000 to 500,000 admissions a year, the U.S. population would stabilize somewhere between 340 and 350 million residents by 2060.
As Breitbart News reported, the U.S. has a history of enacting near immigration moratoriums.
The country’s last immigration boom — between 1900 and 1920 — was eventually met with a near immigration moratorium. Between 1925 and 1966, the yearly U.S. legal immigration level did not exceed 327,000 admissions, a four-decades-long near moratorium that allowed the massive inflow of immigrants from before 1925 the ability to assimilate.
Since major changes were enacted in 1965 and in the 1990s to the U.S. legal immigration system — changes that allow foreign nationals to bring as many foreign relatives to the country as they want — legal immigration levels have continued booming for more than five decades.
There are now 62 million immigrants and their U.S.-born children residing in the country, a record high. Meanwhile, since 2010, legal immigration from the third world and Islamic nations has skyrocketed, and nearly half of the residents in the country’s five largest cities speak another language other than English in their home.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.