Conservative Interest Group
Citizens United for better Immigration
Facts about thr Immigration System
- The past ten years saw a significant increase in the foreign-born population. Between 2000 and 2012, there was a 31.2 percent increase in the foreign-born population. During this period, the immigrant population grew from 31.1 m
- Between 2000 and 2012, there was a 31.2 percent increase in the foreign-born population. During this period, the immigrant population grew from 31.1 million to 40.8 million people. The past decade saw a significant increase in the foreign-born population.
- The countries of origin of today’s immigrants are more diverse than they were 50 years ago.
- Today, women outnumber men in the foreign-born population.
About the Issue
Foreign Born Immigrants
There are 41 million foreign-born individuals living in the United States. Together, this group makes up 12.9 percent of the overall population. This percentage is still well below the 1890 high point for immigration, when 14.8 percent of the population was foreign born. In my opinion, if you are born here and your parents are not legal, that child is not legal. If a women is pregnant and comes over to America illegally and has her baby, she needs to take her baby and herself back to her home land or become a legal American. If immigrants want to be in America so badly, because it is a better environment to raise kids, get jobs, etc.. That is perfectly fine, but they need to do it so they are here legally, so if they need medical attention they can go to a hospital and not worry about being deported, or get a nice job, in a nice office that pays well, instead of construction being one of the big job pools. America is a great country to live in, but if you really want to be like us, become legal!
Immigrants & the Economy
Immigrants play a significant role in the U.S. economy. Studies have found that immigrants are more likely than native-born Americans to start and own businesses, and U.S. immigrants or their children have started 40 percent of Fortune 500 businesses.
Immigrants in America
Immigrants are an important part of the U.S. economy and American society. To supercharge these contributions, the DACA expansion and DAPA program—which are both currently help up in the courts—need to move forward in order to provide a temporary but much needed sense of relief for millions of American families. Ultimately, Congress must pass a permanent pathway to citizenship. This will add an estimated cumulative $1.2 Trillion to the U.S. GDP over 10 years, increase the income of all Americans by an estimated cumulative $625 billion over 10 years, and create as many as 145,000 new jobs per year. Fixing the American immigration system will ensure that all people living in the country can maximize their potential and contribute to a shared American prosperity.