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Pew: Nearly 20% of world’s migrant population lives in the US

A  new study by Pew Research reveals that 18% of migrants in the world live in the U.S.  This is an astonishing number, given the grief the U.S. gets from nations around the world — and the left in this country — for not doing enough to solve the migrant crisis.

Overall, 44.5 million people in the U.S. is foreign born — the highest percentage since 1910.


In total, the U.S. is home to more foreign-born residents than Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and France combined.  The 44.5 million foreign-born population living in the country marks a nearly 108-year record high of immigration to the U.S.

That 44.5 million includes roughly 22 million naturalized citizens, 11 million other residents — including more than 1.5 million foreign temporary visa-workers — plus about 11 million illegal aliens.

The last time the U.S. foreign-born population was this high was in 1910 when immigrants made up 14.7 percent of the total country’s population.

Pope Francis stuck his nose into the debate by chastizing Donald Trump for threatening to close the US-Mexican border.  In recent months, asylum-seekers have overwhelmed U.S. immigration facilities.

Read the full story from American Thinker

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