Boosting the population of consumers makes short-term sense for executives, said Roy Beck, director of NumbersUSA, which is working to reduce immigration rates. “If you’ve got a rapidly growing population, then even inefficient and nonproductive businesses tend to survive,” he said.

However, shareholders and executives will lose in the long-run, he warmed.

“You may be importing a lot of new customers… but in the end, you’re importing a lot of people who will require a bigger government, and an electorate that will increasingly vote for legislators who are not pro-business,” he said.

“But for business, it’s all short term,” he said.

By Neil Munro in The Daily Caller

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Updated: Thu, Sep 12th 2013 @ 10:14am EDT