NPG Denounces Immigration Expansion by Edict

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Short-term political concessions continue to drive America’s unsustainable population growth.

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What we are witnessing is more than just tug-of-war between the White House and Congress.

Negative Population Growth (NPG) President Donald Mann has denounced President Obama’s new plan for unilateral action on immigration. Released on November 20, the new White House plan confers de facto resident status on more than five million illegal aliens now here, assuring future new waves of family reunification and illegal entries.

“What we are witnessing is more than just tug-of-war between the White House and Congress. Americans must not lose sight of the overriding issue: the more people we permit to enter and remain in our country, the greater social, economic, and environmental pressure we place on our society,” Mann declared.

Mann noted: “As immigration expansion and weakened enforcement become forms of political patronage, the nation moves farther away from coherent, enforceable, and sustainable immigration and population policies.”

NPG is the nation’s premier grassroots organization fighting for population stabilization, achieved largely through immigration reform. NPG has long fought for reduced legal immigration and an end to illegal immigration in order to slow, halt, and eventually reverse our nation’s soaring population growth.

“The irresponsible and short-sighted way our country’s political leaders are handling the entire immigration issue should frighten all Americans,” Mann said.

He continued: “If citizens don’t unite and derail President Obama’s recent action in unilaterally setting new immigration laws, it could spell doom for any chance to ever stop population growth. It will lead to greater political pressures on future presidents to relax our rules and open the gates for countless millions more immigrants to enter our country both legally and illegally. That will prove to be devastating to our nation.”

Mann cited a November 6th Forum paper authored by NPG Senior Advisor David Simcox, which stated: “The 41.3 million foreign-born residents recorded in 2013 is easily the largest number in U.S. history. America’s role as the world population sink is apparent in these numbers: a nation with only 4.5 percent of the world’s population now accommodates 18 percent of all its immigrants.”

Mann concluded: “America is a compassionate country, but we cannot allow short-term sentiment to override our nation’s broader interest in immigration limits. Our biggest challenge in the coming decades is to put the brakes on immigration and focus on how we can best reverse population growth. In all, respect for our nation’s laws – rather than scoring political points – is essential if we are going to craft responsible immigration policies and meet our obligation to leave our children and grandchildren a livable and sustainable future.”

Founded in 1972, NPG is a national nonprofit membership organization dedicated to educating the American public and political leaders regarding the damaging effects of population growth. We believe that our nation is already vastly overpopulated in terms of the long-range carrying capacity of its resources and environment. NPG advocates the adoption of its 10 Principles for a Responsible U.S. Population Policy, with the goal of eventually stabilizing U.S. population at a sustainable level – far lower than today’s. We do not simply identify the problems – we propose solutions. For more information, visit our website at http://www.NPG.org.

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