Screen shot 2016-01-05 at 9.58.13 AMNew data released by the office of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, reveals that the foreign-born population of the United States has grown more than fourfold – from 9.6 million in 1970 to more than 42 million in 2015. Unless legislated brakes are applied, surging immigration will drive the foreign-born population of the U.S. to 78 million by 2060 – a 715 percent increase over the 1970 baseline.

By contrast, Sessions points out that even after the great wave of immigration during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the foreign-born population topped out at 14 million in 1920 – about a third of its current size.

As the chairman of the Immigration and the National Interest subcommittee observes, this unprecedented and unceasing wave of immigration is serving no identifiable national interest.