Right Wing Tribune’s Opinion| The illegal alien population has boomed in at least three red states won by President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, new analysis reveals, Breitbart reports.
Pew Research Center analysis finds that in Louisiana, North Dakota, and South Dakota — three states that went overwhelmingly for Trump over failed Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election — the illegal alien population has increased over the last ten years.
Between 2007 and 2017, Louisiana — which went nearly 60 percent for Trump in the 2016 election — has an illegal alien population that has grown by 15,000.
Increases were also seen in the Democrat controlled states of Massachusetts and Maryland, PEW Research Center reported.
There were five states where unauthorized immigrant populations grew from 2007 to 2017 and 12 where they declined. States with growth included Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Those with declines included five of the six states with the largest unauthorized immigrant populations: California, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey and New York (but not Texas, which had no statistically significant change). The other states with fewer unauthorized immigrants in 2017 than in 2007 were Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico and Oregon.
he rise in the illegal alien population helps Democrat states gain seats in the House of Representatives as they are counted in the census.
But in Republican controlled states where illegal immigration is low, like Alabama and West Virginia, Republicans are set to have seats removed.
Currently, because illegal aliens are counted in congressional districting, red states like Alabama and West Virginia are set to lose congressional seats and thus federal representation due to low illegal alien populations, while states like California are set to retain their growing congressional representation thanks to their enormous 5.3 million illegal alien and noncitizen populations.
The U.S. admits more than 1.5 million legal and illegal immigrants every year, with more than 70 percent coming to the country through the process known as “chain migration,” whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. In the next 20 years, the current U.S. legal immigration system is on track to import roughly 15 million new foreign-born voters. Between seven and eight million of those foreign-born voters will arrive in the U.S. through chain migration. READ MORE At Right Wing Tribune