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The chart, below, shows numbers becoming US citizens. It shows that what the so-called Department of Homeland Security calls a flow is a flood without precedent historically; it is environmentally unsustainable and unfair to Americans. Over 1 million people per year is the equivalent of one large city per year. There is no equivalent chart for green cards, but citizenship is generally the next step. The green card statistics are further below.

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Naturalizations_2017.pdf
Americans may be mostly immigrants but those who have been in the country the longest do not have the right to return to their indigenous homelands, and some are too old to go, or their parents are too old. There is no historical reason, either, that Americans should have to leave and give their jobs to Asians.

Don’t believe the Republican lies. They aren’t seriously addressing immigration. They have worked to increase immigration: “The annual LPR [Lawfully Permanent Resident, aka Greencard] flow has exhibited a general upward trend since 1945, increasing from an average of 250,000 new LPRs per year during the 1950s to averaging over one million per year since 1999. These increases are partly explained by changes in immigration law, including the elimination in 1965 of the National Origins system,10 and an increase in the annual immigration ceiling in 1990. The spike in lawful immigration from 1989 to 1991 resulted from the legalization of 2.7 million unauthorized immigrants under the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986. The increases in the number of new LPRs in 2005 and 2006 primarily resulted from changes to employment preferences in the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (AC21) and the REAL ID Act, along with backlog reductions of applications at USCIS (see U.S. Legal Permanent Residents: 2006 Annual Flow Report)… The leading regions of birth of new LPRs in 2017 were Asia (38 percent) and North America (37 percent) (Table 4). Together, Asia and North America have been the regions of birth for at least 70 percent of new LPRs each year since 2009,...” On p. 7, we see Mexico (15.1%), Central America (5%), Caribbean (15.5%), i.e. 35.6% which rounds up to 36%. https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Lawful_Permanent_Residents_2017.pdf

Dallas, Texas the 9th largest city in America has a population of 1,341,075
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_cities_by_population

2005 and 2006 was Bush Jr and a totally Republican controlled Congress. The head of the House was pedophile Republican Dennis Hastert later convicted of abuse of young boys:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/109th_United_States_Congress

Who amnestied 2.7 million in 1986? Oh, that would be Reagan.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_Reform_and_Control_Act_of_1986
There was this too for Central American Refugees (and others): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaraguan_Adjustment_and_Central_American_Relief_Act

In 1990 Bush Sr was President and the US Congress was majority Democrats.

The Republicans hate Americans more than the Democrats, but they just lie about it. It would help if the Democrats would realize that 1 million per year is unprecedented and unsustainable and stop seeing every immigrant as their grandmother escaping Nazi Germany. And, there are already people in America who are poor and need jobs and opportunity and have no place else to go. Many of these are children. America has still failed to adequately help African Americans who came against their will hundreds of years ago. Affirmative action has too often gone to new immigrants, instead of African Americans, over the course of the last half century.










https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/Lawful_Permanent_Residents_2017.pdf
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