Immigration Now Accounts for 15% of the U.S. Population 

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Since President Biden took office, the foreign-born population has been increasing at an average of 137,000 monthly. Immigration has spiked to a staggering 50 million persons in the United States, an astonishing 15% of the nation’s population. And that’s not counting the “gotaways” that have escaped detection. 

These numbers include individuals protected from deportation, such as those under deferred enforced departure, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and those paroled into the U.S. These individuals, though lacking legal status, are considered “lawfully present” according to immigration law. 

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) estimates that these alarming numbers are undercounted by around 30%. According to a FAIR report, there is “no way to know how many people cross the border illegally” by eluding border patrol and no way to “accurately quantify overstays or gotaways.” 

Before the Biden presidency, the Center for Immigration Studies had not predicted such numbers until 2033. In a report published by CIS, “Since Biden took office in January 2021, the foreign-born population has grown by 4.5 million.” With the Biden administration making no effort to curb immigration, a second Biden term would see the immigrant population reaching 58.9 million, constituting 17.3% of the total population.  

This surge represents a net change, not just a new influx. The immigrant population usually grows through incoming immigrants and is generally balanced by factors like emigration and mortality among existing immigrants. In other words, to achieve a net increase of 4.5 million, the number of immigrants arriving must have significantly exceeded that total when considering those in the country who left or passed away. 

The surge of illegals is mainly from South America (up 28%), but significant spikes are also seen from the Middle East (up 14%), Africa (up 21%), and the Caribbean (up 20%). 

Many illegal immigrants are seeking the benefits and freebies that the United States has promised them. But, frighteningly, there is a significant uptick in the number of terrorists who have been apprehended at the border and even more disturbing concerns about those who have crossed without detection and are currently in the United States. 

As of the end of May 2023, Border Patrol recorded 125 arrests at the southern border between ports of entry, involving individuals on the FBI’s terror watchlist. This surpasses previous years, marking a significant increase compared to FY 2022’s 98 encounters, which broke the prior record. The numbers escalate notably from FY 21 with 15 arrests and FY 20 with three.  

From January 2021 to October 2023, there were around eight million “encounters” at U.S. borders, a record high for any 34-month period in United States history. About 2.6 million (possibly 2.7 million) inadmissible aliens have been let into the country since Biden took office. It’s important to note that these individuals, although released, aren’t officially admitted into the U.S. and can be removed as illegal immigrants, even if they have parole status.  

Additionally, many of these illegal immigrants initially obtained legal status through visas but have overstayed and eluded deportation. In 2022, DHS reported that 850,000 foreign visitors overstayed their authorized stay, marking a total overstay rate of 3.64%, more than double the rate in recent years. 

A key contributor to the rise in illegal immigration has been the significant decrease in interior enforcement. During the initial two years of the Biden administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) carried out less than half the number of removals compared to previous years. In 2020, 186,000 aliens were removed, dropping to 59,000 in 2021 and slightly increasing to 72,000 in 2022.  

Additionally, the administration has declined to take custody of illegals released from prison. Corey Price, acting associate director for Enforcement and Removal Operations at ICE, stated in a lawsuit that the administration intentionally reduced the number of deportations. This decision not only results in more illegal immigrants staying in the country but also serves as an incentive for others to come and remain, given the reduced likelihood of being deported. 

The unprecedented surge in illegal immigration is also attributed to Biden’s relaxed border restrictions, a post-COVID increase in hiring by the U.S., and Biden administration policies that reward those crossing the border illegally. These policies include parole, an expanded application of Notices to Appear, and restrictions placed on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that significantly reduce the odds of deportation. 

Most conservatives had never heard about “The Great Replacement” until the left claimed it was a popularly held “right-wing conspiracy theory.” But the foundation of the theory holds that there is a deliberate, large-scale plan to replace or displace citizens with immigrants, and it seems that Biden’s agenda is accomplishing just that.  

It seems yet another “right-wing conspiracy theory” is well on its way to becoming a proven reality.