The foreign-born share of the U.S. population will hit a record 15 percent by 2020 if the immigration bill S.744 becomes law, analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) shows.
The 15 percent share of foreign-borns (legal and illegal) will break the current all-time high set in 1890, when 14.8 percent of the population was born outside the U.S. By 2033, CIS projects the foreign-born share of the population to hit 17% - one out of six - if the immigration bill becomes law.
By 2020, the foreign-born population of 51.2 million will be 6.3 million higher than it would be if S.744 does not become law. By 2023, there will be 9.3 million more foreign-borns (55.9 million) with S.744 that without it.
By 2033, the foreign-born population will hit 65.2 million - 12.5 million higher than without S.744.