You must confront the adverse impacts of U.S. population growth

Our ecologically-illiterate immigration policy is pushing us towards half a billion Americans by the end of the century, with some arguing that we should be aiming for a billion to ensure our power and prominence on the international stage.

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Environmental stewardship loses to immigration-driven population growth

I’m concerned about the persistent environmental degradation in America, such as water shortages, biodiversity loss, deforestation, pollution, and traffic congestion. It’s clear that we will never be able to resolve these problems without the gradual transition to population stabilization.

The Democratic Party needs to get back to its traditional values of protecting America’s environment and the biodiversity of life, which cannot happen as long as our population continues to rapidly grow. There needs to be an acceptance about the adverse impacts from America’s relentless population growth, and especially the primary source of that growth — immigration. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, our country is poised to gain another 75 million people by 2060 — with roughly 90% due to immigration.

America’s only realistic hope for a sustainable future is to take steps to reduce our high immigration rates. Please support immigration legislation (e.g., limit “chain migration”) that would lower America’s rapid population growth and help our country achieve authentic sustainability.


Greg Raven, Apple Valley, CA

P.S. Secure our borders and evict all those illegals here!

Lower immigration rates will reduce population growth and save nature.

I believe in welcoming immigrants to America, and having a humane immigration system that respects the dignity of every person. However, I’m concerned about how big our population will grow and, in turn, the fate of our nation’s wilderness areas.

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Americans want and need open space

Despite, and perhaps because of, the growing population density of our nation, Americans more than ever feel strongly about the need to protect open spaces. These natural areas support agricultural and forest production, and provide clean water, flood control, wildlife habitat and biodiversity, and recreational opportunities.

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Biden’s immigration policies are accelerating America’s population growth

Most Americans agree that population growth comes with serious drawbacks (e.g., crowded highways and schools, lack of affordable housing, water shortages, urban sprawl) and want tighter immigration control from the Biden administration. These results cross party and ideological lines, according to recent polling.

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New cuts in water withdrawals imposed

I am writing to you because the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation just declared a “Tier 2” water shortage for the Colorado River and Lake Mead. This trend threatens the drinking water of Southwest cities like Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. Leaders like you need to heed the warning signs that America’s population growth is unsustainable.

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