Foreign-Born Population Hits New High With Surge Under Biden Fueled By Illegal Immigration
RIO GRANDE CITY, TX - DECEMBER 07: Immigrants walk handcuffed after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and being caught by the U.S. Border Patrol on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas.
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The foreign-born population in the United States surged to a new high of 51.6 million and has grown rapidly under Democrat President Joe Biden, largely because of illegal immigration, a recent study found.

The study from the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) revealed that the foreign-born population in the United States hit a new high of 51.6 million in March 2024, marking an astonishing increase of 5.1 million since March 2022, the largest two-year increase in all of American history.

“Since President Biden took office in January 2021 the foreign-born population has increased by 6.6 million in just 39 months,” the CIS report found. “We have previously estimated that nearly 58 percent of the increase under President Biden is due to illegal immigration.” The foreign-born population increase under Biden is larger than the estimated individual populations of 37 of the 50 individual states, including Wisconsin, Colorado, and Missouri.

The CIS report went on to discuss the current trajectory of the foreign-born population, noting that “if present trends continue, the foreign-born population will reach 62.5 million in 2030 and 82.2 million by 2040 — larger than the current combined populations of 30 states plus the District of Columbia.”

While many politicians and organizations have advocated for mass immigration by arguing that new arrivals will join the job market, the CIS report found that “only 46 percent of the foreign-born who arrived in 2022 or later were employed in the first part of 2024,” and only eight percent of those who are not working say that they are actively looking for work.


The massive population shift, driven largely by mass illegal immigration, could have massive political implications, with data revealing that 90 percent of congressional districts with higher than average foreign-born population were won by Democrats in the 2018 midterms. Public figures like Elon Musk have accused the Democratic Party of encouraging and allowing mass immigration as a tactic to build political power, in part by taking advantage of the congressional district apportionment process.

Polling data from Pew Research also found that only four percent of illegal immigrants of Hispanic descent support the Republican Party while 31 percent say that they support the Democratic Party. Legal permanent residents support the Democrats over the Republicans by a margin of 49 to 8 percent, while 54 percent of foreign-born U.S. citizens support the Democrats, as opposed to only 11 percent who support the Republicans.

The spike in the foreign-born population under President Joe Biden comes as the United States has faced an unprecedented border crisis with over 9.5 million nationwide encounters and 1.7 million estimated illegal immigrant gotaway recorded under his term.

Biden now faces widespread disapproval among voters for his handling of the border crisis, and a recent poll found that Americans trust former President Donald Trump more than the Democrat incumbent to handle immigration. Other polls have found that Americans are in favor of Trump’s plan to deport illegal immigrants.

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