Toward Negative Population Growth: Cutting Legal Immigration by Four-Fifths (An NPG Position Paper)

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Toward Negative Population Growth: Cutting Legal Immigration by Four-Fifths

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Mass immigration, whether through established or extra-legal channels, has by default become the nation’s de facto population policy. In 2005, new immigrants (legal and illegal) plus births to immigrants accounted for about 2.3 million people – more than 60 percent of America’s average annual population growth at the time.1 In 2008, studies projected that immigration (legal, illegal, and the children of immigrants) would be responsible for 82 percent of U.S. population growth between 2005 and 2050.2 And in 2013, the Census Bureau projected that by mid-century, international migration would become the principle driver of America’s population growth – a first since at least 1850.[…]

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