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The Who's Roger Daltrey Slams Britain's Former Open Borders Policy

Monday, November 18, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

Roger Daltrey, the lead singer of the Who, has blasted the former Labour-led government of the United Kingdom for allowing in large numbers of foreign workers.  Daltrey, who has also criticized the current government for failing to tackle high immigration numbers said immigration has "undercut

States With High Immigration Rates First to Face Critical Water Shortages

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 2:58 PM EDT

Water scarcity in the Western part of the country will be a pressing issue in 2013, predicts the General Accounting Office, and population growth fueled by high levels of immigration are partly to blame.

U.S. Forest Service Predicts a Strain on Natural Resources Due to Rapid Population Growth

Friday, December 21, 2012, 9:46 AM EDT

The U.S. Forest Service has released a report this week which outlines how a growing population and increased urbanization in the next 50 years will drain the nation's natural resources including water supplies, open space, and forests.

Unemployment Higher Among Native Born than Immigrants

Monday, June 18, 2012, 9:41 AM EDT

The unemployment rate for immigrant workers in the United States is lower than the unemployment rate for native-born workers, according to data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS). BLS’s data show that unemployment among foreign born workers in May 2012 was 7.4 percent, while for native

New poll finds Americans still want far less Population Growth 40 years after government commission called for stabilization

Friday, April 20, 2012, 4:00 AM EDT

DALLAS (April 20, 2012) – Forty years after a multi-year bi-partisan government commission

New Study Says 24% of American Children have at least One Immigrant Parent

Friday, March 23, 2012, 9:28 AM EDT

NumbersUSA population growth chart
A new study from the Migration Policy Institute shows the impact of immigration on U.S. population growth. According to data, 17 million of the nation's 70 million children under the age of 17 have at least one immigrant parent. That equates to roughly one of every four children in

Great Britain's Population to Reach 70 Million by 2027; 68% Due to High Immigration Levels

Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

Great Britain's Office for National Statistics has released new information that reveals that the nation's population will exceed 70 million people by the year 2027 and grow to more than 73 million within 25 years. The Office says new immigration and children born to new

Australia to Create Post of 'Population Minister'

Sunday, April 11, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

Australia's government has announced that the post of Minister for Population will be created to address the country's population worries

British Opposition Leader Calls for Population Stabilization

Friday, January 29, 2010, 12:24 PM EDT

David Cameron
British Conservative Party leader and likely future Prime Minister, David Cameron has called for a population stabilization in Great Britain. Cameron said the nation's population must stay below 70 million, which means they have to reduce net immigration.

Australia to Create 50-Year Immigration Plan

Friday, September 4, 2009, 10:31 AM EDT

Australia's Department of Immigration and Citizenship wants to develop a 50-year immigration plan to ensure that future intakes consider a wide range of long-term issues.

'Treehugger' Website Wonders if Immigration Should Be Reduced To Help Environment

Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 10:49 AM EDT

A recent essay posted on an environmental website at Yale University, YaleGlobal, discusses the touchy subject of immigration's impact on environmentalism. The positions that political liberals take on both issues can often contradict each other.

Maps Show Where Americans' Quality of Life Challenged by High Population Growth

Updated Wednesday, July 1, 2009, 11:20 AM EDT

Introducing an exciting new mapping system that will help Americans view at a glance where quality-of-life challenges are the greatest around the country.

Immigration Drives CA's Population to Over 38 Million

Thursday, December 18, 2008, 1:12 PM EDT

For the first time, the nation's most populated state has surpassed 38 million residents. California added 436,000 new residents between July 2007 and July 2008 due mainly to immigration and births to immigrants.

America’s Optional Future – 439 Million by Mid-Century

Wednesday, September 3, 2008, 7:37 AM EDT

High Immigration Costing Miami-Dade Schools $22 Million More Per Year

Monday, March 11, 2013, 10:32 AM EDT

A new report shows that immigration is costing the Miami-Dade public school district $22 million more per year.

Immigration Contributes to Fuel Rise to Record U.S. Temperature

Updated Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 9:22 AM EDT

NOAA has released a report showing that 2012 was the hottest year on record in the United States, and while immigration wasn't to blame, it certainly was a contributing factor.

Progressive Group to Launch Environmental Impact Statement on U.S. Immigration Policy

Monday, August 6, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR) announced a major new project: an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on U.S. immigration policy.

150 Million Adults Worldwide Would Want to Relocate to the U.S.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 10:41 AM EDT

Over 150 million of the world's adults say they would like to move to the U.S., according to Gallup, making the U.S.

Take our Earth Day Survey on U.S. Population

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 10:21 PM EDT

What are your thoughts on U.S. population growth and immigration? Take our Earth Day survey and tell us what you think.

Gallup Poll Shows Plurality of Americans Favor Lower Immigration Levels

Thursday, January 19, 2012, 4:47 PM EDT

A new Gallup Poll shows that 42% of Americans say they wish immigration could be lower. Only 6% say they want immigration levels to be higher. Opinions were slightly different when broken down by political affiliations, but overall, Americans ranked immigration the third most

Arizona Website Focuses on Environmental Impact of Illegal Immigration

Thursday, January 27, 2011, 12:28 PM EDT
A new website established by the state of Arizona focuses on the environmental damage that is caused by illegal immigration. According to the new website,, more than 2,000 tons of garbage are left in Southern Arizona due to illegal border crossings.

New Report Discusses High Immigration's Negative Impact on the Environment

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 9:46 AM EDT

A new report from Progressives for Immigration Reform discusses the impact of high immigration levels on America's ecological footprint and depleting natural resources. The report, authored by Leon Kolankiewicz, says that "U.S.

Population Increased by 2.6 Million in 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 10:56 AM EDT

The Census Bureau reported today that the U.S. population has increased by 1% in 2009, adding another 2.6 million people. According to the bureau, the population is now 308,400,408, and the 2009 increase is due to an increase in births, amounting to a new American every 14 seconds.

Gallup Poll Reveals Americans Favor Reduced Immigration

Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 7:15 PM EDT

A new Gallup Poll reveals that more Americans are favoring lower immigration numbers as compared to this time last year.

Major US Cities see Rise in Population

Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 10:14 AM EDT

The population of the United States' larger and older cities saw a drastic rise in population with increased immigration levels playing a big role. The country's three largest cities -- New York, Los Angeles and Chicago -- all had population increases from mid-2007 to mid-2008.

UK Advisor Warns of High Population

Thursday, March 26, 2009, 5:56 PM EDT

One of Gordon Brown's leading green advisers issued a warning that Britain risks sustainability issues if their population is not reduced.

Global Community Harmed by America's Population Growth

Sunday, September 14, 2008, 10:32 PM EDT

The global population is skyrocketing and depending more and more on the United States to help provide a stable source of food as it has done for over one-hundred years.

Study: High Immigration Levels Linked to Higher Global Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Wednesday, August 13, 2008, 2:33 PM EDT

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) released a new analysis that establishes a causal relationship between high levels of U.S. immigration and significantly higher world-wide CO2 emissions.

In the News

Economic crisis slows U.S. population growth

In the News - Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Population does not necessarily equal economic growth anymore," says Bill Fulton, vice president for policies and programs at Smart Growth America, a coalition of environmentalists, planners and others working to slow sprawl.

He points to Las Vegas' population boom, which created low-paying jobs that disappeared when the housing market collapsed. By contrast, he says, cities such as Pittsburgh lost population but household wealth went up.

"We're still talking about adding a lot of people," Fulton says. "We know we can't environmentally sustain those people living in sprawled locations. … Local governments are not going to be able to afford sprawl anymore."

By Haya El Nasser -- USA TODAY

Brazil's economic boom drawing immigrant workers home

In the News - Tuesday, September 6, 2011

But he didn't return because he had realized the dream of many immigrants: earning enough money in the United States to start a new life at home. He gave up on California because he became convinced that booming Brazil offered much more opportunity than the crisis-ridden U.S.

And, like many others who have increasingly made the return journey, he found that reality far exceeded his expectations.

By Vincent Bevins -- Los Angeles Times,0,2800943.story

National parks feel the effects of human, environmental threats

In the News - Monday, August 30, 2010

Following a pair of recent studies that exposed man-made and climate-caused deterioration at those two iconic American attractions, environmentalists are raising new concerns about the future health of all 58 U.S. national parks in a time marked by barren budgets, rising energy cravings and warming skies.

By Bill Briggs -- Contributor

In immigration war, environment is a neglected casualty

In the News - Sunday, October 25, 2009

An estimated 300,000 illegal immigrants traversed Buenos Aires' 118,000 acres in 2007, leaving tons of trash, rusting abandoned cars, biologically hazardous waste and vehicle tracks that reduced parts of the landscape to a dusty wasteland.

That hurts just about every aspect of the refuge's mission, which was established in 1985 to try to preserve the endangered masked bobwhite quail, one of seven endangered species on the refuge.

By Stephen Dinan -- Washington Times

Our Water Supply, Down the Drain

In the News - Sunday, August 23, 2009

Droughts make matters worse, but the real problem isn't shrinking water levels. It's population growth. Since California's last major drought ended in 1992, the state's population has surged by a staggering 7 million people. Some 100,000 people move to the Atlanta area every year. Over the next four decades, the country will add 120 million people, the equivalent of one person every 11 seconds.

More people will put a huge strain on our water resources, but another problem comes in something that sounds relatively benign: renewable energy, at least in some forms, such as biofuels. Refining one gallon of ethanol requires four gallons of water. This turns out to be a drop in the bucket compared with how much water it takes to grow enough corn to refine one gallon of ethanol: as much as 2,500 gallons.

By Robert Glennon -- Washington Post

Erbe: A link between immigration and water shortages

In the News - Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Water shortages, which used to be limited to the dry western states, now plague just about the entire United States. Even regions that once seemed to have limitless supplies of water are facing predictions of shortages and imposing water restrictions on residents...

Depletion of water supplies is a problem of global proportions, driven in part by climate change. But a worldwide human population boom is also driving climate change. Here in the United States, the doubling of the U.S. population during the past five decades --driven largely by massive legal and illegal immigration and the children of legal immigrants -- is putting particular strains on the water supply. Why is no one discussing the relationship between these two phenomena?

By Bonnie Ereb -- Scripps Howard News Service

Parched State Searches for Ways to Expand Water Supply

In the News - Friday, July 10, 2009

When California's budget impasse is settled, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will have to deal with the state's other big crisis: fresh water.

Gov. Schwarzenegger and other top lawmakers have already drafted plans to attack a severe water shortage in the state, which has suffered a three-year drought.

As soon as the stalemate over how to bridge California's $26.3 billion budget gap is resolved, the governor and legislative leaders plan to introduce a package of water-related measures calling for more water conservation and an estimated $10 billion bond measure to finance more fresh water storage.

By Jim Carlton -- Wall Street Journal

D.C. area a hot spot for legal immigration last year

In the News - Sunday, July 5, 2009

The D.C. area was among the most popular regions for legal immigrants in 2008, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

The Washington region ranked fourth among metropolitan destinations for immigrants in fiscal 2008, and Virginia and Maryland were in the top 10 in state rankings, according to DHS’s annual flow report.

By David Sherfinski -- Washington Examiner

U.S. census sparks feud over the counting of illegal immigrants

In the News - Sunday, May 31, 2009

In a high-stakes battle that could affect California's share of federal funding and political representation, immigrant activists are vowing to combat efforts by a national Latino clergy group to persuade 1 million illegal immigrants to boycott the 2010 U.S. census.

The Washington, D.C.-based National Coalition of Latino Clergy & Christian Leaders, which says it represents 20,000 Latino churches in 34 states, recently announced that a quarter of its 4 million members were prepared to join the boycott as a way to intensify pressure for legalization and to protect themselves from government scrutiny.

By Teresa Watanabe -- Los Angeles Times,0,3637804.story

Growth of Hispanic, Asian Population Slows Unexpectedly, Census Reports

In the News - Thursday, May 14, 2009

"Deterred by immigration laws and the lackluster economy, the population growth of Hispanics and Asians in the United States has slowed unexpectedly, causing the government to push back estimates on when minorities will become the majority by as much as a decade.

Census data being released today also showed that fewer Hispanics are migrating to suburbs and newly emerging immigrant areas in the Southeast, including Arkansas, Tennessee and Georgia. Instead, Hispanics are staying in traditional gateway locations such as California...."

Hope Yen, AP, 14 May 2009