US will have 1.25 million new immigrants in 2016: Census Bureau

Potential for almost 50 million new immigrants in next 35 years.

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By Raif Karerat

WASHINGTON, DC: New data from the U.S. Census bureau indicates the immigration population in the United States will continue to rise steadily in the coming years, with more than 1 million immigrants entering the United States in 2016.

According to the official figures, there will be a “net migration” of 1.25 million immigrants to the United States next year, up from 1.24 million in 2015.

The Census Bureau published the new data in its International Data Base, which contains population estimates and projections up to the year 2050. The figure from the Census Bureau is a calculation of net migration — which takes the number of immigrants who arrive in the United States and subtracts the number of immigrants who leave the country, according to Breitbart.

Tallying the Bureau’s estimates in net migration for 2015 through 2025 reveals that 14 million new immigrants are expected to enter the United States over the ten year span, with the potential for 49 million immigrants to enter the U.S. over the next three and a half decades.

According to Newsmax, the data predicts there will be a net immigration figure of 1.31 million in the year 2025.

The debate over illegal immigration recently became a focal point of the presidential primaries when Donald Trump, a Republican candidate for president, pontificated about the issue during his campaign announcement last month.

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best … They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us,” said Trump, who has since defended his comments. “They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, some are good people,” he derided.

Meanwhile, President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, which he initiated late last year, remain held up in a quagmire of legal red tape. The program would grant amnesty to as many as 5 million foreign nationals illegally living in the United States.

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