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WHY THE U.S NEEDS TO ADDRESS IMMIGRATION INFLOWS – LEGAL AND ILLEGAL...

Because of the U.S. economic meltdown, Florida's growth began slowing in 2008. That is temporary. U.F.'s Bureau of Economic & Business Research projects a "... growth of about 234,000 a year between 2010 and 2020.

In the ten years from April 2000-April 2010 we grew by 17.6% to 18,801,332. www.bebr.ufl.edu

During those ten years natural increase accounted for 18.4% of Florida's population growth and net migration contributed 81.6%.

On April 1, 2012, Florida's population was 19,074,434. The projection for 2015 is 19,750,577. (Source: BEBR Bulletin 165, March 2013)

In June 2013 U.S. population was 316,075,275 according to the U.S. Census Bureau with a net gain of one person every 13 seconds. The growth included the addition of one international migrant every 44 seconds. While the U.S. is growing at a rate of 0.8%, approximately 2.5 million added annually, Europe and Japan have growth rates near zero.

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For up-to-the-minute projections of current world and U.S. population and growth; giving births, deaths, net international migrants and net increase, go to our link for Population Clock U.S. or http://www.census.gov/popclock

Percent of growth from natural increase (does NOT include immigration):

Afghanistan: 3.4%
Uganda: 3.3%
Yemen: 3.0%
Iraq: 3.0%
Sudan: 2.5%
Palestinian Territories 2.5%
Saudi Arabia: 2.4%
Jordan: 2.2%
Syria: 2.1%
Egypt: 2.0%
Israel: 1.9%
Pakistan: 1.8%
India: 1.5%
Mexico: 1.29%

Iran: 1.2%
Libya: 1.0%
U.S.: 0.8%
U.K.: 0.6%
China: 0.5%
Greece: 0.4%
Japan: -0.1%

Source: Population Reference Bureau 2012 World Data Sheet

A 1% growth rate doubles a population in 72 years, a 2% growth in 36 years, and a 3% growth in 24 years.