U.S. Census Bureau data indicate that 3.1 million new immigrants (both legal and illegal) settled in the United States in 2014 and 2015, or more than 1.5 million annually. That represents a 39 percent increase over the prior two years.
The United States admitted 1,037 Syrian refugees during May, but according to statistics compiled by the State Department Refugee Processing Center, only two of these were Christians — the other 1,035 refugees were Muslims.
The State Department set a new record for approving the admission of Syrian refugees on May 23, with 225 applications. This was followed by 80 such approvals the next day.
The number of apprehensions of aliens crossing the border illegally continued during the first six months of fiscal 2016 as the U.S. Border Patrol set a new record in April.
According to a newly released report by the Center for Immigration Studies, legal and illegal immigrant-headed households receive an average of $6,241 in welfare, 41 percent more than native households, which receive an average of $4,431. That represents a total cost of $103 billion in welfare benefits to those households, the Washington Examiner writes.