Under federal law, illegal presence in the United States is punishable by removal and a 3-year bar from re-entry for aliens illegally present for longer than 180 days and less than 1 year, or a 10-year bar from re-entry for aliens illegally present for longer than 1 year. Illegal aliens who had been previously removed, but are found illegally present again are permanently inadmissible.
The federal immigration bureaucracy cannot possibly handle its present workload, let alone deal with the administrative burdens of new amnesty and guest worker programs under current "comprehensive immigration reform" proposals in the U.S. House and Senate. This introductory video features Rosemary Jenks of NumbersUSA and is based on the congressional testimony of Michael Maxwell, former Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' Office of Security and Investigations, who exposed the rampant corruption and mismanagement in that agency.
According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 40 million immigrants resided in the United States in 2010, which is the highest number in history. Furthermore, 13.9 million immigrants have come to the U.S. since 2000 making the 10 years from 2000 to 2010 the highest decade of immigration in U.S. history. Immigration to the United States is the primary force behind population growth, and if our current immigration laws are not changed, the population of the U.S. will grow from its current 312 million to 439 million by the year 2060.
NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan immigration-reduction organization. We conduct research on the impacts of high numerical levels of immigration and educate the public, opinion leaders and policymakers on the results of those and other studies. Undergirding our work are beliefs in environmental sustainability, economic justice, the rule of law, and individual liberty, and opposition to federal immigration policies that threaten these values by forcing massive U.S. population growth.