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Has Sen. Bennet really thought about immigration?

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Has Sen. Bennet really thought about immigration?
Article author: 
Philip Cafaro
Article publisher: 
The Denver Post
Article date: 
Mon, 02/11/2013
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Medium
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According to U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet's website, reforming immigration policy and combatting climate change are two of his key legislative goals.

But there is no evidence that the senator sees any connection between them, despite the fact that the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has identified population growth as one of the two key drivers of global warming, and that most of the increase in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in the past two decades has occurred due to population growth, while per capita emissions have remained relatively flat.

 

While they have so far neglected to provide hard numbers, the Senate Gang of Eight proposes two changes that would greatly increase America's population. First, an immense amnesty covering up to 12 million illegal immigrants, who would then be able to bring in tens of millions of relatives under current "family reunification" rules. Second, a huge increase in legal immigration, among both unskilled and skilled workers.

 

 

Together, these changes could increase immigration into the U.S. by 1 million annually, to as many as 2.25 million people annually. Using Census Bureau forecasting methods, here are projections for U.S. population growth during this century:

 

• 250,000 annual immigration = 379 million in 2100;

• 1.25 million annual immigration = 524 million in 2100; and

• 2.25 million annual immigration = 669 million in 2100;




 




The Millennium Population Boom of America

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The Millennium Population Boom of America
Article author: 
Mark Powell
Article publisher: 
The Cagle Post
Article date: 
Mon, 05/30/2011
Article importance: 
Medium
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 In the last 20 years, the U.S. population has grown faster than ever before. From 1990 to 2010, the U.S. population grew by 60 million, a boom driven primarily by unprecedented immigration. This millennium boom handily supersedes the 54 million new human beings who arrived during the postwar prosperity of the baby boom.

 

 


Earth Day 2011: 41 years of congressional stupidity and public indifference

After two years of concentrated effort, we have concluded that, in the long run, no substantial benefits will result from further growth of the Nation’s population, rather that the gradual stabilization of our population through voluntary means would contribute significantly to the Nation’s ability to solve its problems. We have looked for, and have not found, any convincing economic argument for continued population growth. The health of our country does not depend on it, nor does the vitality of business nor the welfare of the average person.

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