There Are Enough Illegal Immigrants in the U.S. to Create a New Albuquerque Every Year

illegal immigration

The number of illegal immigrants crossing into the United States has skyrocketed, increasing by 57% in the past 2 years alone.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Illegal immigration has exploded 57 percent in less than two years, with at least 550,000 new undocumented aliens pouring into America in a trend that is set to continue growing, according to new Census data. In an analysis of the numbers, the Center for Immigration Studies found illegal and legal immigration have reached over 1.5 million a year, a new 15 year high, and a 39 percent increase over 2013.

… But the number of illegals was shocking, surging to at least 550,000 in 2014 and 2015, up from 350,000 in 2012 and 2013. That’s the size of Albuquerque, N.M.

It’s not surprising to see a spike in illegal immigration when the Obama Administration refuses to enforce immigration laws. If people illegally cross into the United States daily with no consequences, it only creates an incentive for others to do the same.

People don’t follow laws simply because they exist. They follow laws because they are enforced.