Using data from the Census Bureau, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) found that immigration (legal and illegal) rose sharply last year. In the first six months of 2016 1.03 million immigrants settled in the U.S. As the CIS notes, “This represents a 13 percent increase over the same period in 2015, a 21 percent increase over 2014, and a 53 percent increase over 2011, when new immigration reached a low point after the recession. ” The CIS estimates that the total of new arrivals through all of last year was 1.8 million. That number would match 1999, the year with the highest total of immigrants in American history.
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