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Illegals Draining Resources, Increasing Carbon Footprint

From the Washington Examiner:

Shock: 80% of U.S. population growth is from immigrants, resources being sucked dry

By Paul Bedard | July 30, 2014

A group dedicated to saving the planet by cutting runaway population increases is raising a new and shocking issue in Washington’s bitter fight over immigration reform: Most of the nation’s population growth is from immigrants, and they are consuming resources dangerously fast.

According to Negative Population Growth Inc., 80 percent of the growth in U.S. population comes from immigration, legal, illegal and among American-born children of immigrants.

“With increased population, we see a direct increase in the problems our nation faces on a daily basis: pollution, over-consumption, traffic gridlock, crowded schools and hospitals, overburdened social services, unemployment, crumbling infrastructure, urban sprawl, over-development, threatened or extinct animal and plant species, and dwindling natural resources,” said said Tracy Canada, the group’s deputy director.

She added, “Immigrants to the U.S. are also found to greatly increase their consumption — and their resulting footprints — upon settling here, which furthers our nation’s environmental impact.”

Something tells us that in any showdown between undocumented Democrats and environmentalists, the undocumented Democrats will always win. They are far more likely to become part of the permanent underclass the Democrats need to hold onto power. Environmentalists might some day wake up and realize that they have been hoaxed for years. (Cf. the co-founder of Greenpeace.)

The group just published a new report warning that continued population growth could top a worldwide 10 billion by 2100. The report, “Our Plundered Planet,” said the result will be less energy and other resources for humans.

Based in Alexandria, Va., NPG is also diving head-first into the immigration debate, warning that President Obama’s policies, which have led to the recent surge in unaccompanied illegal minors crossing in the U.S. from Latin America, will hurt the country.

NPG President Donald Mann said the group is planning a public campaign to warn of the dangers to letting immigration continue unchecked. “Our nation is already vastly overpopulated,” said Mann.

Note the irony of the head of a group dedicated to curbing the increase of humans being named ‘Mann.’ Wonder if he is any relation to Michael Mann of the notorious ‘hockey stick’?

“The evidence is all around us: Millions are out of work, schools and hospitals are overcrowded, our natural resources are dwindling, pollution is increasing, and our infrastructure and social services are crumbling under the strain. Yet U.S. population is still growing by an average of over 6,600 people per day, and nearly 2.5 million people per year. We simply cannot afford to continue our growth. It is unsustainable, and irresponsible policies are the driving force behind it.”

In setting an agenda to fight for fewer immigrants earlier this month, Mann said in a statement, “With over 80 percent of U.S. population growth now due to immigration — legal, illegal and the American-born children of immigrants — we must act now. We must take action to slow, halt, and eventually reverse our population growth before it is too late. And curbing illegal entry across our southern border is essential to that process.”

Nice try. But you can never have too many people who are dependent on the government and therefore the Democrat Party.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, July 31st, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Illegals Draining Resources, Increasing Carbon Footprint”

  1. TerryAnne says:

    Hmmmm. The article says we’re growing at a rate of roughly 2.5 million a year, and that 80% of our growth is due to immigration.

    That translates to 2 million people a year.

    And, since we aren’t easily snowed, that likely translates to 1.5 million illegals (to include their anchor babies) per year.

    That’s a whole lot more than what we’re told, isn’t it? And it makes me wonder just how great the uptick is with the illegals flooding across the border. Are we looking at over 1 million additional illegals since late last year (giving us 2-2.5 million illegals coming in per year, now?)?

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