Census: Illegal immigration up 57%; Over 1.5 MILLION a Year

Census: Illegal immigration up 57%; Over 1.5 MILLION a Year

Census: Illegal immigration up 57%; Over 1.5 MILLION a Year

Illegal immigration has exploded 57 percent in less than two years, with at least 550,000 new undocumented aliens pouring into America in a trend that is set to continue growing, according to new Census data.

In an analysis of the numbers, the Center for Immigration Studies found illegal and legal immigration have reached over 1.5 million a year, a new 15 year high, and a 39 percent increase over 2013.

"You're looking at a big jump," said author Steven A. Camarota in an interview with Secrets.

He added that the increasing numbers of legal and illegal immigration and the administration policies sparking the drive to the border have to be "at the center of the national debate" in the presidential election.

Camarota's 17-page analysis said that immigration over the last two years reached 3.1 million, or more than 1.5 million annually. In the prior two years, 2012-2013, 2.3 million arrived or about 1.1 million each year.

 

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