Immigrants And Their Children Comprise 25 Percent Of U.S. Population (1 of 7)

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The next time you hear an illegal immigrant audaciously say that the United States is THEIR country, know that such a provocative statement is not that far off the mark.

The numbers have been growing for years and we are now at an all time high for immigration numbers. We are a nation that is historically built on immigration, as such, the United States remains a popular destination attracting about 20 percent of the worlds international migrants, even as it represents less than 5 percent of the global population.

According to the United Nations, immigrants account for 14.8 percent of the total residents in the United States. If you add together the U.S. born children from these immigrants, 80 million people, or one quarter of the overall U.S. population, is comprised of immigrants and their U.S. born children. The immigration population in the United States hit a record high of 42.1 million in June of this year (The United Nations puts that number at over 45 million), according to Census Bureau data used by the Center for Immigration Studies.

It should be noted however, that the problems with our immigration system are not connected to legal immigrants having children.  Prudence would dictate that the United States should encourage those who are here legally to have children as those children (like their parents) are motivated to assimilate.

The problem is that illegal immigrants are having children.  According to the Washington Post, in 2012, “4.5 million children born in the U.S. lived with at least one undocumented parent.” That figure would indicate that those who are here illegally might bear a disproportionate responsibility for the ever increasing numbers and that’s a recipe for disaster.

The number of immigrants rose by 1.7 million since the same time last year. We have reached the highest levels our nation has seen in 105 years with 14.8 percent of our population being immigrants.

“Illegal immigration came up in the presidential debates, but there has been little discussion of the level of immigration; this at a time when total immigration is surging according to the latest data,” said Steven Camarota, co-author of the report and the centers director of research, in a statement. “The rapid growth in the immigrant population was foreseeable given the cutbacks in enforcement, our expansive legal immigration system and the improvement in the economy,” Camarota claimed.

The number of immigrants arriving from Asia now roughly equals the number from other countries in North, South and Central America, Forbes recently reported. But the new study by the Center for Immigration Studies suggests that the number of Latin American immigrants may be rebounding.

Immigrant populations have increasingly moved beyond traditional high-density coastal cities like New York City and Los Angeles, with the highest immigrant populations popping up in the heartland cities in the Midwest and the South.



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  • Aitor

    Your statistics as cited by you are grossly misleading. The term “immigrants” includes ALL immigrants legal and illegal but but by conflating illegal immigrants with legal immigrants, such as myself, you are deliberately misleading your readers. Why is that? Is is because you want to cause conservatives spread false information in order to then discredit them?

    • Ed LaFleur

      SO YOU ARE SAYING ILLEGALS DO NOT VOTE IN ELECTIONS?
      DID YOU KNOW THAT STATES ELECTORAL VOTES ARE DEPENDENT ON THE CENSIS OF PEOPLE BY STATE. CALIFORNIA BY WAY OF ILLEGAL ALIENS HAS GAINED 9 ELECTORAL VOTES SINCE OBAMA WAS ELECTED.

      • Aitor

        Why the Caps, are you screaming? I know illegals vote in elections but the writer should not conflate legal with illegal immigration. There is a difference dodo

        • Ed LaFleur

          I POST SIX OR MORE HOURS A DAY. MOST OF WHAT I POST I GIVE TITLES TO IN CAPS. ON THE RARE OCCASION I ANSWER SOMEONE I JUST REFUSE TO FIGHT THE SHIFT KEY. I’M NOT SHOUTING BUT MY EYESIGHT IS GOING AND IT HELPS ME SEE. I DON’T KNOW WHERE THIS CRAP ABOUT TYPEING IN CAPS MEANS ONR IS YELLING BUT I’M NOT A SHEEP AND I DON’T FOLLOW RIDICULOUS RULES. THESE CAPS MAKE NO MORE NOISE THAN THE SMALL LETTERS. see? one more thing…only liberal democrats who follow the rules written by saul alinsky attack the messenger and not the issue. your dodo comment was infinitely more offensive than my caps!

          • Aitor

            Note that the publishers posted that I was correct and that they are making changes so I have no clue what you are yelling about.

          • Gerry Costa

            Get off your high horse and stop whining about things.We all know the difference between legal and illegal, it is just the libtard/demoRATS that have a hard time with the word ” ILLEGAL “.

          • mogul264

            You MIGHT try typing all in lower case. Won’t upset so many!

          • Ed LaFleur

            If someone gets upset about the size of my type or the color of my skin ar the sound of my voice or the content of my character or the ideas I share this is their prerogative. no one can control the thoughts and actions of others, they are the last ones with their feelings. Overly sensitive politically correct people who are easily upset are of no concern to me. want to get some one mad? Just post something!

          • elena nash

            This is clearly a diversion and a non- issue! ♡
            Why don’t you and everybody else who is so concerned about capital letters being used, form your own thread?♡

          • Gerry Costa

            Don’t worry about it Ed. Do what you have to do and if these people are so petty then they don’t have to read what you post !!!!!

          • Ed LaFleur

            Thanks Gerry! No worries here…one day at a time, that;s all we get!

          • elena nash

            keep using caps! I have difficulty seeing myself and even my glasses at times don’t help.
            So keep CAPPING.♡

    • ChrisCa25

      You are correct Aitor and we have edited the article to better reflect the point we are making.

      • Aitor

        Thanks you

  • J.B. Young

    Democrats want all the dumb people they can find to drag into this country, because they are the only ones who vote for them.

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      • jolly roger

        bullshit!

    • Conservative

      Maybe they are not so dumb. They certainly know how to take advantage of all the benefits provided by U.S. taxpayers.

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  • Murphmeister

    Immigration is not an uninterrupted tradition in the United States. After 75 years of a flood of immigration from many and diverse nations, the United States slammed the door shut from 1924 to 1965, primarily because the country and the immigrants needed time for assimilation. The great English critic and commentator, Dr. Samuel Johnson, once said that the mind can only extend itself so far before it must rest upon the stability of truth or what it perceives to be the truth. In the same vein, a nation too must rest upon the stability of what it thinks it is. A perpetual onrush of immigrants creates instability and a constancy of change which is disquieting at best.

    One of the worst features of this immigration is that assimilation among some groups is very slow and their unwillingness to accept America’s virtues and values makes it extremely difficult to have a polyglot society whose newest members have no sympathy for either the established society or for members of other immigrant groups. Another disturbing feature is that so many immigrants, legal and illegal, are, to put it in the vernacular, on the dole which is draining our treasury when we are laboring under massive debt and giving immigrants the impression that they do not have contribute.

    • Norman Crenshaw

      Yes, 2nd or 3rd generations from the immigrant parents before assimilation. But in the case of those who believe in the Qur’an, there is no chance of assimilation.

    • Mys77

      Parents and grandparents might cling to their culture and traditions…but their kids gravitate towards assimilation…each generation thereafter respects where they came from, but none want to return there!

    • jolly roger

      I have to disagree. my uncles came here from Germany in the early 1950’s , and I was born in Germany and came here in 1960 as well as many others.

      • Murphmeister

        And your point, sir. My ancestors were born in Ireland and produced descendants who are fervent Americans. This current influx is different, especially from Europeans, none of whom were on the dole or didn’t want to assimilate.

      • elena nash

        Islamists will NOT integrate or assimilate. They only seek to propagate,
        dominate and overtake.

  • Ellen

    Stop all immigration. A moratorium is needed.

    • mogul264

      Save for those ALREADY in the LEGAL pipeline to become a citizen, I wholeheartedly agree! Also, we MUST begin a concerted action to curtail the “automatic citizenship” process where illegal women sneak across our borders to drop an “American” baby! This citizenship determination was as the result of a judgement call, and is NOT, in fact, a LAW!
      It is BASED upon the law where slaves and children of slaves were granted citizenship due to their emancipation, or being freed from slavery, and any who are STILL not citizens due to this are probably dead! This law was NOT intended to cover children born in the U.S. of aliens, legal NOR illegal !
      There are VERY FEW countries, worldwide, where this is so practiced. Even our neighbor to the south will not readily accept citizenship for aliens or children of such, yet willingly DO aid their own to come north and do so on OUR dime! Such children’s citizenship MUST be adjudged to be that of their mother, generally easily identifiable, paternity ….. not so much determinable.
      This would greatly reduce the ‘irresistible draw’ for the women, at least. And requiring e-Verify for ALL employment would serve to eliminate most of the rest, and force the illegals to return home on their own, WITHOUT becoming a NEW burden for the cost of providing transportation down south. However,I think having to provide such would STILL be cheaper than all the various subsidies we now incur for them! Stand by for the howl from the liberals, though!

    • Dennis B Anderson

      Yes indeed they dont want to assimilate so give them a cell phone and let them call someone who cares we dont want or need them. Fix your own part of the world.

    • shamu9

      EXACTLY! We have too many Leech Ass Wet Backs and Hadjii Moslems sucking the life out of the U.S.A. NOW! Boot ’em All Out! Give ’em Nada but “The Golden Toe”!

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    TRUMP SAYS WE NEED A DATA BASE TO KEEP TRACK OF THE DEMOCRATS.

    HOW’S THAT FOR GOOD NEWS? SUPREME COUIRT RULED TODAY THAT HILLARY CLINTON CAN RUN THE WHITE HOUSE FROM PRISON.

    MR. TAILOR CAN YOU MAKE THAT AN ORANGE JUMP PANTS SUIT. JUST TAKE THE EXTRA WIDE LOAD MARKINGS OFF THE SEAT.

    PRISON OFFICIALS ARE DECIDING WHETHER TO GIVE HILLARY MARTHA STEWARTS OLD CELL OR JUST LET HER BUNK WITH OJ.

    OJ WAS DOING 50 YEARS FOR STEALING BASEBALL CARDS BUT HE GOT CAUGHT STEALING COOKIES FROM THE PRISON PANTRY.

    THAT ADDED TEN MORE YEARS TO THE BASEBALL CARD SENTENCE.

    OJ SAYS HILLARY WILL DO THE COOKING AND HIS FIRST ORDER WILL BE 10 PUMPKIN PIES BY 4:00 AM. OR ELSE.

    MERCHANTS IN MISSOURI ASK THE GOVERNOR TO BUILD A WALL AROUND THEIR SHOPPING CENTER TO KEEP THE CUSTOMERS OUT.

    VIET NAM VETS COMMISSION A MEMORIAL SPITOON IN DISHONOR OF HANOI JANE FONDA AND HANOI JOHN KERRY.

    IT WILL BE CALLED BY THE VC NAME. THE HOC TOOEY.

    ONE GIANT BENEFIT OF THE EL TRUMPO WALL WILL BE THE DECREASE IN DRUG FLOW COMING INTO THE USA. WHICH WILL RESULT IN A DECREASE OF CASH FLOW TO THE HOUSE AND SENATE. EVEN THOUGH THE OBAMA CASTRO DRUG DEAL CALLED FOR 6,000 DEALERS RELEASED FROM PRISON BY OBAMA TO HANDLE THE CUBAN SHIPMENTS INTO THE GHETTOS AND THE SUBURBS.

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    A MOMENT OF PRAYER FOLLOWED BY THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC.

    I AIN’T BUYIN RYAN. HE HAS TO GO NOW. WE NEED THE OUTSIDER PARTY.

    IT HAS TO BE TRUMP.

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  • loony1975

    the illegal criminals AND their illegal children WILL BE LEAVING SOON….GO TRUMP/CRUZ 2016!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • shamu9

      I heard that the Beaners are Self Deporting! They Know what is gonna Happen to their Catholic Behinds, when we’re up to our Cranks, in Syrian Jihadi Moslems!

  • jobul

    Absolute effing rubbish . if you take away the ethnic population . the figure is 100% of the American population are immigrants or their offspring.

    • mogul264

      Not exactly true. Remember, there ARE some of us who are Native Americans, who’s ancestors were already here when the Europeans arrived! And to the probable theory of their migrating from Siberia across a ‘land bridge’ long ago, at least there was NO one here, then! Plus, had the Native Americans had an ‘immigration law’ in effect then, YOU probably wouldn’t be here now!

    • elena nash

      The immigrants you’re talking about were peaceful, law, abiding and assimilated citizens while preserving their own cultures, and never seeking to overthrow the government the Constitution and the Bill of Rights which connected them and preserve their collective dignity while respecting the dignity of the United States as the home of the brave and free. These legal or illegal immigrants are Islamic and some of them are terrorists whose intent is to all the overthrow of the United States of America and assume control. Great example Obama (a moderate yet devoted practicing Sunni) and the Muslim White House. These are all executive jihadis in suits.
      Either way, there’s no such thing as a moderate Islamist. If you think so, you’re buying year books. ♡

  • John F Remillard

    Immigrants? Really? Syrian Refugees?

    What is really going on is: loyal Marxist Democrats want Islamic terrorists to wreak havoc in the USA so Obama can declare/use Martial Law to control the Internet, Cable Television, Social Media, Cell Phones, and the Press while Obama & Andy Stern overpowers (or kills?) conservatives & moderates.

    Please recall that in 2008 Andrew (Andy) L. Stern declared during a TV interview that he would become the first Marxist Dictator of the United States if Obama became President of the USA. Andrew L. Stern funded Obama’s election campaigns, has been in the White House every day running the country since Obama was elected, also stated during another TV interview that he expects he needs to kill the 83,000,000 Americans he believes are opposed to Marxist Communism.

    Andrew (Andy) L. Stern also stated publicly that he admired Mao for killing the more than 125,000,000 Chinese citizens who were opposed to Marxist communism.

    Everything else Stern has tried from Obamacare to election fraud, to using the IRS to stomp on conservatives, to inequality rallies, to Social unrest, to bullying, to School shootings, to Black Lives Matter, etc. has failed to result in the civil uprising, civil war, or terror needed for Obama to declare Martial Law.

    Stern has been building the IRS staff of Officers to be his personal
    bodyguards and civil obedience enforcers (just like Hitler’s SS) – that is why
    there are now more armed IRS Officers than there are Officers in the CIA and FBI combined!

  • Mys77

    Unless you can prove with actual facts, and can count, please quit lying and making this a story that means something, please stop. For that matter, then you could say the abortion industry has murdered most children of immigrants, or those in gangs and in prison and poverty are immigrants…one way or another they either kill themselves through drugs, violence, disease, or immoral behavior. Either they die here to avoid dying where they came from..but really, they don’t matter…their lives are shorten to begin with.

  • Michael Mayben

    Muslim immigration is polluting the American culture. Americans must tell their Congressional Senators and House Representative to take a stand against Islam in America if they want your vote the next time they run for reelection.

    • elena nash

      They could care less about our vote. Members of Congress, like all the presidents are NOT elected they are SELECTED.
      All our elections have been nothing more than a “dog and pony show” created so that the citizens of this republic think they have a say in how things are run. It merely gives them the illusion of freedom.♡

  • e111w

    Vlad Lenin called the ignorant , subserviant public ‘useful idiots’. Marx is quoted as having said ‘Healthcare is the keystone to the overarching authority of communism’. Soetero was trained in this doctrine. Every time he thinks of such he smiles to himself about the useful idiots. As Caesar said after Brutus stuck him with the dagger: “Et tu Brute”.? (you too). Are you?

  • CCblogging

    Have you wondered why western leaders are committing nation suicide by importing these murderous people? Why the insanity? They have a plan and they are working hard toward enslaving us with their NWO. This post explains their sinister plan. The Globalist/Elitist powers aka our leaders Example: Barack Obama, have intentionally inflicted this mass Muslim invasion on the western world by turning the middle east into a greater hell. The socialist leaders of America and the EU have destroyed stable regimes in the ME and created the vacuum now filled by IS. This instability is causing the Muslim exodus, some are coming to escape & many are coming to kill. Why are the Globalists doing this to us? To cause great civil upheaval and massive fighting. Why? The globalists want a reason to step in and declare Martial Law thus seizing total control of our populace.Then their wet dream of a UN world government can be shoved down everyone’s throat. BTW, UN Agenda 2030 is to be fully implemented in just 15 years.It destroys all nation’s borders, all American law. Our US Constitution will be worthless paper under this UN world government. Obama is just the beginning. America must pull out of the UN if America is to survive. Educate yourself on this very real threat to our freedoms! http://www.naturalnews.com/051058_2030_Agenda_United_Nations_global_enslavement.html

    • elena nash

      Well put!
      The New World Order goes by the credo “order out of chaos.” (the chaos which they themselves have made)
      This is NOT a new idea. It began in Genesis and it hasn’t stopped since.♡

  • shamu9

    We Were a Nation of Working Non-Welfare Sucking Immigrants, BEFORE Johnson the Texas Jackass Invented the Welfare System!The Early Immigrants Had NO “Safety Net” It was “Live Or Die”!- Survive or Perish All the Way!!

    • elena nash

      Social Security and all the branching arms of the entitlement programs were initiated by President Roosevelt.

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  • urbisoler

    The US is in line to be the next failed civilization – just as Arnold Toynbee predicted in his Rise and Fall of Civilizations. Immigration is but one aspect of a complex series of failures not least among them is living way beyond our means. However, it is seen to be an “innate” failure of the human species and, indeed, the very nature of life that we are born, grow, age and die. Civilizations perform in precisely the same way. Each presumes they have learned from past errors but they have not. How can our civilization possibly survive when there are needs, i.e. potable water, food, energy sources, etc., that are ignored in favor of extremely low priority programs such as NASA promulgates. We continue to ignore the problems stated plus the unfettered expansion of populations.

  • Azmesa88

    How it can be that a supposed intelligent people runt he government but yet they want their own destroyed and replace us because we are white and better educated than they are with the truth of history. They want rabble to run over, rule over and feel superior to and we white people are in the way. Well, I will laugh when the mexicans and the rest of those crawling over the border turn on them wanting just what we do; freedom, decent life and a living as they choose! NO MATTER WHAT, ALL PEOPLE COMING INTO AMERICA MUST COME THE RIGHT WAY AND STOP THIS INSANITY! UNTIL WE CLOSE THE BORDER THEY WILL KEEP COMING BY THE MILLIONS AND OVER RUN US! WE HAVE A TRUE REASON TO NOT WANT THEM HERE! WE OWN NO ONE A THING—-WE HAVE FOUGHT WITH AND FOR THEM, REPAIRED THEIR COUNTRIES, TAUGHT THEIR SOLIERS AND SENT 2/3RDS OF THE WORLD AID!!! WHERE ARE THEY TO PITCHIN TO HELP US IS WHAT i WANT TO KNOW?? INSTEAD THEY JSUT WANT US GONEAND TO TAKE OVER OUR LAND WITHOUT ANY GRATEFULNESS OR HONR! THERE OWN COUNTRIES NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. HOW CAN OUR OWN GOVERNMENT BE SO STUPID? ILLEGALS AND REFUGEES GO HOME AND FIGHT FOR YOUR OWN LANDS; GET SOME BACK BONE AND COURAGE! THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO OURS OR TO BUTT INTO OUR FUTURE EITHER!