Under the current U.S. legal immigration system about 100 million foreign-born people are expected to be added to your population over the next 50 years.
Houston immigration attorney Gordon Quan says most of these people are young and has an interesting insight. “The population in the US is getting older. Most of the legal immigrants coming here are young. They are looking for a place to use their skills and talents and build a life for themselves. We need younger, productive people to support our population, continue our workforce and Social Security. Overall, I think this is a positive factor.” Center for Immigration Studies Director of Research Steven Camarota revealed that 15 million foreign-born, potential voters would be added to the U.S. voting rolls over the next two decades under current legal immigration levels. Immigrants, particularly Hispanics and Asians, have policy preferences when it comes to the size and scope of government that are more closely aligned with progressives than with conservatives. As a result, survey data show a two-to-one party identification with Democrats over Republicans. Research done by the University of Maryland finds there is evidence that immigration may cause more Republican-oriented voters to move away from areas of high immigrant settlement leaving behind a more lopsided Democrat majority.