At the current level of immigration in the United States, the equivalent of almost the entire population of Los Angeles will be added to the country every three years over the course of the next decade. This is according to Republican staff members on the Immigration and the National Interest Senate Subcommittee.
The committee says that the Census Bureau is projecting that the annual net immigration figure of 1.24 million will continue to rise and that between 2015 and 2017 3.75 million immigrants will come into the United States. A further 3.85 million are expected between 2018 and 2020 and another 3.85 million between 2021 and 2023. As of 2013, the population of California was just 3.88 million.
“This is not, however, a total estimate of the full impact of immigration on population,” the committee claims. “Adding in the future children of new immigrant arrivals (as well as subtracting population deaths) the Pew Research Center estimates future immigration will add 103 million new people to the US population over the next 50 years (or more with the equivalent of 25 cities of Los Angeles).”
The committee adds that within the next eight years the percentage of the population of the United States that was born overseas will break all previous records, with a new record set in each year that follows. Subcommittee chairman Jeff Sessions has argued for extra limits on immigration to be set.