Report: U.S. Immigrant Population Hits Record 46.6 Million

The U.S. population of legal immigrants and illegal migrants hit 46.6 million in January, up roughly 1.6 million since President Joe Biden was inaugurated, according to federal data posted by the Center for Immigration Studies.
“The 46.6 million immigrants (legal and illegal) in the country in January 2022 is the largest number recorded in any government survey or decennial census going back to 1850,” the CIS says in a report released on February 23.

“As a share of the total population [of 332 million], immigrants were 14.2 percent — the highest percentage in 112 years. If present trends continue, the immigrant share is likely to surpass the all-time high …