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100th Anniversary of the Immigration Act of 1924

This Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Immigration Act of 1924, arguably the most overlooked and misunderstood immigration legislation in American history. As NumbersUSA’s CEO James Massa says, the 1924 Act “made the American middle class.” The Immigration Act of 1965, on the other hand, has resulted in greater inequality. Both bills had pros and cons. A better immigration policy in 2024 requires a better understanding of the Immigration Act of 1924.

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As immigration climbs, America’s biodiversity crisis worsens.

Among the main reasons for biodiversity loss are invasive species, pesticides, over-hunting, and pollution.  But nothing compares to the clear-cutting, burning, damming, draining, and/or bulldozing of natural habitat to make way for expanding human populations.  This includes the fragmentation and disconnection of entire wildlife ecosystems, where animals can no longer move between larger habitat areas.

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Amnesty & Indifference

If Mayor Adams took a tour of U.S. communities with low levels of immigration, he’d find American teenagers working as lifeguards. Employers who offer competitive wages and flexible hours to teens find a willing workforce. Increases in low-wage immigrant employment, on the other hand, has been found to decrease work for teens.

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How does America’s mass immigration affect endangered species?

While it may seem unimportant for a small animal to go extinct (i.e., be lost forever), it matters because all species are connected through their interactions in a web of life.  A balanced and biodiverse ecosystem is one in which each species plays an important role and relies on the services provided by other species to survive.  So, saving one species means saving its habitat and the other species that live there too.

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Immigration’s impact felt in Colorado, as divisions grow over density.

Citing NumbersUSA's poll of likely Colorado voters, Pomerance noted that 9 out of 10 people "desire a future where far fewer people move to the state" and 6 out of 10 want to stop growing completely.

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Washington Post: density has downsides

Density is a mitigation tool - and the preferred way of life for many - but Americans who desire more open space have science-supported reasons for asking Congress to address sprawl at one of its key sources: federal immigration policy.

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“They have lost their way of life.” Sprawl in North Carolina.

North Carolina's growth is "turning more of the farmland that [people] love into commercial distribution centers, housing developments, and public roads," Woodruff reports. People like Vaughan Willoughby and the Farm Bureau are worried about the future of agriculture. Only Texas and Florida have lost more farmland and habitat than North Carolina.

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Nevada Sprawl Report Coverage

Media coverage of NumbersUSA’s report on sprawl in the fastest growth state: Nevada.

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Sir David Attenborough, one of the great naturalists of our time, turns 98.

On May 8, 2024, Sir David Attenborough turned 98 years old.  Attenborough was born in England and became a famous broadcaster, biologist, natural historian, and writer.  He is known throughout the world as being one of the most passionate and effective supporters of environmental causes and the natural world.  He has advocated for restoring biodiversity, … Continued

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