Center for Immigration Studies has published interactive maps showing how immigration has changed since 1970. In 1970 there were no states with immigrant populations between 25% and 40%, in 2000 there were two such states, California and New York. Now there are six states with immigrant populations over 25%, Nevada, Texas, California, New York, Florida and New Jersey. Since 1970 immigrants in California have increased from 13% to 37% of the population. In Texas the immigrant population grew from 5% to 25%.
Growth in immigration:
Population growth from Pew Research,
According to Pew Research the percentage of first and second generation of immigrants will peak at 36% in 2065:
Can our country continue to absorb this growth in immigration? Can we afford the jobs and services? With our massive debt, and so many unemployed people, should there be an effort to curb immigration?