Global population inches towards 8 billion as US adds 707K in one year
Global population inches towards EIGHT BILLION after increasing by 74 million in a year: America added 707,000 with one new migrant every 130 SECONDS
- The US grew at a rate of 0.2 percent growth rate from Jan. 1, 2021 to this year
- The world grew at a rate of 0.9 percent in the same time, the Census Bureau says
- Meanwhile, illegal crossings at the southern border have reached a record high
- Customs and Border Protection saw 173,620 illegal crossers at the southern border in November
- The Census Bureau previously said that US population growth dipped to its lowest rate since the nation’s founding during the pandemic
The world’s population is now estimated at 7.8 billion people, with the US growing by 707,000 people over the past year as the country adds one new person from international migration every 130 seconds.
The world grew by 74 million people – or 0.9 percent – since New Year’s Day 2021, according to the US Census Bureau.
The US is population is now estimated at 332.4 million people as Customs and Border Protection battles record high numbers of illegal crossings at the southern border.
CBP saw 173,620 illegal crossers at the southern border in November, a 140 percent uptick compared to November 2020.
US population grew by 707,000 people last year, or a growth rate of 0.2 percent. The Census Bureau previously said the country hit a record low population growth during the pandemic
Border crossings have also hit record highs in 2021, going up by 140 percent in November 2021 compared to a year earlier. Above, Haitian families cross the Rio Bravo on December 23
Customs and Border Protection saw 173,620 illegal crossers at the southern border in November . Above, migrants wait in Mexico City hoping to get humanitarian visas
The US is expected to experience a birth every nine seconds and a death every 11 seconds this year.
Worldwide, 4.3 births and two deaths are expected every second, the Census Bureau estimated.
The agency’s US numbers represent a 0.2 percent growth rate from New Year’s Day 2021 to New Year’s Day 2022. The agency had previously said the country hit its lowest population growth rate since its founding during the pandemic.
Customs and Border Protection is battling record high numbers of illegal crossings at the southern border
This year, the US is expected to grow by one person every 40 seconds from births, minus deaths, as well as net international migration.
Last month, the Biden administration said it was resuming former President Trump’s Remain-in-Mexico policy by court order.
Two bids by the Biden administration to end the policy, which requires those seeking asylum to wait in Mexico while their claims are being processed, were overruled in court.
107 migrants were reportedly packed in a cargo truck used to transport perishable goods that rolled over and crashed into a pedestrian bridge over a highway in Mexico on December 9
The deceased were believed to be Central American migrants, some from Guatemala and Honduras, who were packed in a cargo truck
On December 9, at least 54 US-bound migrants died when the container truck they were in crashed in Mexico. One official blamed the speed of the vehicle and the weight of its human cargo for the tragedy.
Dozens of bodies arranged in rows covered in white sheets were photographed laid across a roadway in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas.
At least 54 further people were wounded, 21 seriously, in the horror smash.
The deceased were believed to be Central American migrants, some from Guatemala and Honduras.
As many as 200 migrants were packed in the cargo truck, used to transport perishable goods, that rolled over and crashed into a pedestrian bridge over a highway, causing dozens of deaths and serious injuries.
The trailer broke open and spilled out migrants when the truck crashed on a sharp curve outside the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez in the state of Chiapas, according to video footage of the aftermath and civil protection authorities.
The world’s population grew by 74 million people – or 0.9 percent – since New Year’s Day 2021. Above, people enjoy the sunset on December 21 in Sydney, Australia
The Census Bureau had previously said that US population growth had dipped to its lowest rate since the nation’s founding, though those numbers only looked at growth from July 2020 to July 2021.
The US has been experiencing slow population growth for years, but the pandemic exacerbated that trend. This past year was the first time since 1937 that the nation’s population grew by less than 1 million people.
‘I was expecting low growth but nothing this low,’ said William Frey, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s metropolitan policy program, Brookings Metro.
GOP Rep. Dan Meuser is demanding answers after the administration sent flights of migrants to Pennsylvania in December
‘It tells us that this pandemic has had a huge impact on us in all kinds of ways, and now demography.’
Once there’s a handle on the pandemic, the US may eventually see a decrease in deaths, but population growth likely won’t bounce back to what it has been in years past because of fewer births.
That will increase the need for immigration by younger workers whose taxes can support programs such as Social Security, Frey said.
‘We have an aging population and that means fewer women in child-bearing ages,’ Frey said. ‘We see younger people putting off having children and they’re going to have fewer children.’
The US population increase, however small, comes as the amount of illegal border crossings in the US continues to rise.
Congressman Dan Meuser of Pennsylvania is demanding answers from the Biden administration after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) chartered flights to send at least 130 migrants to Joe Biden’s hometown of Scranton.
‘I am extremely concerned by recent reports that the federal government has flown illegal immigrants to the Wilkes Barre-Scranton International Airport (AVP),’ Rep. Meuser wrote to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and ICE Acting Director Tae Johnson.
‘Pennsylvanians deserve to know about these decisions affecting their community, and I expect immediate answers,’ Meuser wrote to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Acting ICE Director Tae Johnson
‘It is my understanding that a total of 130 immigrants, 118 minors and 12 adults, arrived aboard an iAero charter flight on Friday, December 17 and were subsequently transported on buses from a private hangar,’ the Republican congressman added in his letter on December 27.
‘This flight seems to have occurred without airport officials receiving notice or a passenger manifest.’
A former Pennsylvania lawmaker now running for governor, Lou Barletta, suggested the December 17 chartered flight could have carried as many as 180 illegal immigrants.
Barletta said Sunday that there were two more ‘secret planes’ from El Paso, Texas that landed in Scranton on Christmas with even more migrants.
The transportation of migrants has been described as ‘ghost flights’ due to the secrecy surrounding them, including impromptu flights arriving in the middle of the night without a public manifest of passengers.
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