Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer suggests that amnesty for millions of illegals eligible for and enrolled in the DACA program is required to boost the U.S. population, despite the fact that the country already has a record 331.9 million residents.
During a news conference earlier this month, Chuck Schumer and other Senate Dems urged ten republicans in the Senate to support an amnesty for the 3.3 million illegal aliens who are enrolled in and eligible for the DACA program, which provides them with green cards that allow them to remain in the United States permanently and eventually receive American citizenship.
As part of his pitch, Schumer stated that amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants is required to increase the U.S. population and reduce low birth rates among Americans.
“… we have a population that isn’t reproducing at the same rate it used to,” Schumer explained. “We can only have a wonderful future in America if we accept and love immigrants and DREAMers.”
Schumer also stated that the Democrats’ “ultimate objective” is to provide amnesty to all illegal aliens residing in the U.S.
The recommendation comes as the United States’ population has reached an all-time high, with 331,893,745 individuals expected in 2021, thanks primarily to legal immigration. By comparison, the population in in America in 1970 was 203 million people.
At present levels of legal immigration, where over a million foreign nationals are granted green cards every year, the United State’s foreign-born population is predicted to reach 70 million by year 2060. In 1970, there were less than 10 million foreign-born people.
Similarly, Schumer’s argument that legalizing illegal immigrants will increase the low birth rates among American citizens is improbable, given fertility rates with foreign-born Americans have decreased faster than fertility rates for native-born Americans.
In 2019, the overall fertility rate for all women in America (native-born and immigrant) was 1.76. Excluding immigration, the rate for indigenous would be 1.69. According to Center for Immigration Studies study, the difference is .06 children, or a 4% increase in overall total fertility rate in the United States, implying that greater immigration would have little influence on the country’s low birth rate.
Unmentioned by Democrats and many Republican politicians is the development of a national family strategy to assist raise American birth rates. The government of Hungary has adopted such an agenda, concentrating on economic efforts to make it less expensive for working parents to raise children.
Hungary’s fertility rate has risen from 1.25 to 1.59 births per female since 2010
Author: Blake Ambrose