Share of foreign-born population is largest in American history

Nearly 50 million people in America were born somewhere else.

On the first day of this month, I wrote a piece speculating on whether the share of foreign-born had reached an all-time high, surpassing the previous immigration surges to America from centuries past.

The New York Post reports on a new study that confirms my back-of-the-envelope calculations. The Post writes,

new study by the Center for Immigration Studies found 49.5 million people — around 15% of the 330 million US population — were originally born in another country.  

The report also states this percentage, the highest ever recorded since the nation’s founding, has increased during Biden’s presidency, which it attributes to migrants flooding into the country during the current border crisis. 

Some five million people have illegally crossed the southern border since Joe Biden became President. Another 10,000 continue to come across every day.

The Center’s study includes data through October.

As I wrote before, something’s gotta give.