Earth Day TV Ad Says Immigration Driven Population Growth In U.S. Fuels Environmental Degradation Here And Abroad

Apr 19, 2012, 10:52 ET from Californians for Population Stabilization

Congress Continues Admitting Millions, Despite Impact On U.S. Carbon Footprint and Population Explosion

SAN DIEGO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) has launched a national TV campaign calling attention to the fact that mass immigration to the U.S. is expanding the country's massive carbon footprint, driving population growth that will add one hundred million people to America in the next forty years. The campaign is currently running on national cable TV as well as local TV stations in San Diego, California.

"Because of American's proclivity for conspicuous consumption, most environmentalists understand that population growth in the United States affects the environment here and also worldwide," commented Missy DeYoung, Chairman of the Board of Californians for Population Stabilization. "However, many environmentalists won't talk about the fact that immigration is the number one factor driving U.S. population growth. It's intellectually dishonest to think we can address population growth without addressing mass immigration."

America is the world's leader in greenhouse gas emissions. As America grows, so do the world's carbon emissions. Currently, Census projects the U.S. will add one hundred million more people before 2050. That's about a 33% increase in population in just forty years. Pew Research Center attributes 82% of that projected growth to immigrants and births to immigrants. And when immigrants settle in America, they quickly begin creating more carbon emissions than in their previous countries. A 2008 study, lead by environmental scientist Leon Kolankiewicz for the Center for Immigration Studies, revealed that immigrants' carbon footprint expands by 400% when they settle in America.

Immigration policy in the U.S. has been on auto pilot for decades, year after year allowing millions to settle in the country, with few calls from Congress to reduce population growth. DeYoung puts part of the blame on Wall Street cheap labor interests, espousing growth at any cost economic theories. "Wall Street promotes the myth that our country's future economic prosperity is inextricably linked to population growth. Many in Congress buy into it. The fact is, growth for growth's sake is not necessarily good economics, especially when Americans can't find jobs. And it is indeed eviscerating our environment." Congress will allow one million to immigrate to America again this year.

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