PRESIDENT TRUMP shut down the government to get money for a border wall that he says will stop illegal immigration. But the fact of the matter is that that's not all he wants to stop.

During the three-day shut down last January, he demanded a 40-percent reduction in legal immigration, arguing that America has been swamped by immigrants.

''There's a limit to how many people a nation can responsibly absorb into their societies,'' he has declared. 

But by any reasonable metric, the idea that America is experiencing mass immigration is a myth.

The reality is that America desperately needs to pick up the pace of immigration to maintain their work force and economic health.

U.S's share of the foreign ranks 34th among 50 wealthy countries with a per capita gross domestic product of over $20,000.

The United States netted five new immigrants - authorized and unauthorized - per 1,000 people from 2015 - 2017, United Nations figure show.

Compare that to the figures in two other English-speaking liberal democracies:
Canada let in eight [and it just announced that it's going to admit over a million new immigrants over three years]. And Australia 14.

All in all, the foreign born are now over 20 percent of Canada's population and 28.2 percent of  Australia's [more than double the America's figure].

And yet they haven't inspired the sort of public condemnation of immigration that often occurs in the United States.

The honor and serving of the latest operational research on Immigration and Immigrants continues. The World Students Society thanks author and researcher Shikha Dalmia.  


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