Deputy Director’s Corner
Recently, there seems to have been a flurry of activity in Congress surrounding immigration and population issues. Thankfully, not all of the action has been a blow to those of us concerned with U.S. population growth!
Earlier this year, U.S. Representative Raul Labrador (R-ID) introduced H.R. 4731, the “Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2016” – which would bring some much-needed reform to our nation’s refugee program. The most important population-related aspects of the bill would:
This bill is a positive step in the right direction when it comes to some population-increasing consequences of our current refugee program. Most importantly, the bill provides real incentive for the implementation of an official U.S. population policy. We must stand together and demand that our elected officials oppose more and more immigration-driven population growth. (For more information, see NPG’s Proposed National Population Policy.)
Only by adopting an official national population policy can we preserve our nation’s environment, economy, natural resources, and quality of life for future generations.
|I only hope more concerned American citizens will stand up and take action. We must all demand real solutions to our nation’s population and immigration crises – while there is still time to change the course of our nation’s future. By getting involved in NPG’s critical mission – whether by submitting letters to the editor of your local newspaper, writing your elected officials, or just by maintaining your current membership to NPG – YOU CAN HELP us reach more Americans with our critical message.
It is only when our elected leaders, organizations like NPG, and brave citizen activists like you all stand together that we can accomplish real change. We must not stop in our efforts – and we must continue to move forward in the fight to slow, halt, and eventually reverse U.S. population growth!
Thank you again for all you do!
World population, now over 7.3 billion, is predicted to rise to 9 billion by 2050, an increase of almost two billion, or 23%, in the short space of only 34 years from now.In the highly unlikely event that per capita greenhouse gas emissions could possibly be decreased by an equal percentage in such a short space of time (a blink of an eye) the total amount of worldwide emission would remain the same!
From this simple illustration it would appear that without drastically reducing the size of world population, there is no solution to the problem.None at all.So then why do our world leaders pretend that there is one?What is to be gained by pretending rather than by proposing a solution that would solve the problem – a reduction in the size of world population to not more than 1- 2 billion?
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