ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Observing that mass immigration has by default become the nation's de facto population policy, Negative Population Growth (NPG) President Don Mann has released an updated position paper. The paper, Toward Negative Population Growth, restates NPG's call for an eighty percent reduction of annual legal immigration into the U.S.
NPG's proposal would reduce the current annual inflow from over one million to 200,000. Mann notes that this lowered amount would still allow the nation to meet its irreducible needs for the most scarce skills, critical entrepreneurs and investors, and essential humanitarian relief. NPG's plan outlines how the lowered ceiling on entries could be allocated among humanitarian, business, work and special needs. Family reunification, now accounting for two-thirds of all admissions, would be reduced to 50,000 yearly during a transition period, then phased out entirely.
Mann explained that the plan would also end birthright citizenship in all cases, except births to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. It would also sharply reduce so-called "temporary" visas, which confer open-ended residence rights – a rising practice in current policy.
Mann renewed his warning that population growth from current immigration trends is dimming the prospect of a smaller, environmentally sustainable U.S. population. The U.S., he concluded, has long been generous in accepting newcomers. Now it needs to be generous to the world in other ways: by ending its profligate consumption and waste dumping, and its brain-draining pre-emption of skilled labor. A smaller U.S. population, Mann stated, should be welcomed as a less intensive competitor for the resources of a shrinking planet.
SOURCE Negative Population Growth