We now have a greater share of immigrants in this country, from more extremely divergent cultures, than at any time in our history. Who voted for this, and who thought this was a good idea?
Imagine if we could go back in time to when Congress debated the 1965 and 1990 immigration bills. Lawmakers would promise the public that the nation was about to embark on the largest expansion of immigration ever — indefinitely — that would violate every principle of our balanced immigration system and values of assimilation.
Under the current trajectory, by 2065, 88% of our population growth will be from immigrants.
Those bills wouldn’t have been too popular, obviously. Indeed, sponsors of those bills promised quite the opposite.
But here we are today with record immigration and no end in sight. Isn’t it time for a mature discussion about a balanced approach to the numbers and types of immigrants we are admitting so that our system is deliberate and not chaotic?
According to the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, as of October, there were 49.5 million foreign-born people living in the United States, representing an increase of 4.5 million since Joe Biden took…
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