How the U.S. Population Could Change Under Immigration Reform

Brad Plumer of the Washington Post examines how the U.S. population could change under immigration reform.  He argues and addresses three main topics: (1) The U.S. population of illegal immigrants in 2018 would shrink from roughly 14 million to about 5.5 million; (2) An additional 5 million legal immigrants would enter the United States over the next five years; and, (3) Legal immigration will continue to expand in the future — with high-skilled immigrants making up a small fraction of the total.