The United States’ Staggering Immigration Growth

By Brendan Kirby, Lifezette

In 1990, adult immigrants were hardly a factor in North Carolina’s Randolph County, making up a little more than 1 percent of all residents 18 and older.

By 2014, the adult immigration population had ballooned 948 percent. The 8,950 foreign-born adults that year were 6.1 percent of the entire county population. That is a 683 percent increase in the immigrant share of the county’s adult population.

“We’re not prepared for them. We’re being overrun by it.”

Among the U.S. counties with a total population of at least 100,000 in 1990, only one — North Carolina’s Robeson County — had a faster rise in the share of adults born in another country. Arnold Lanier, a county commissioner in Randolph, said the huge influx of foreign residents has strained social services and limited budgets.

“We’re not prepared for them…

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