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7/31/2014 (2 years ago)

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Groups says U.S.is already overpopulated and can't sustain more people

Most of the United States' population growth is from immigrants - who are consuming resources dangerously fast. Those are the finding of the group called Negative Population Growth Inc. Furthermore, 80 percent of the growth in U.S. population comes from immigration, legal, illegal and among American-born children of immigrants.

A new report from the group warns that continued population growth could top a worldwide 10 billion by 2100. The report, entitled 'Our Plundered Planet,' said the result will be less energy and other resources for humans.

A new report from the group warns that continued population growth could top a worldwide 10 billion by 2100. The report, entitled "Our Plundered Planet," said the result will be less energy and other resources for humans.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

7/31/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in U.S.

Keywords: Immigrants, Negative Population Growth, resources, over population


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "With increased population, we see a direct increase in the problems our nation faces on a daily basis: pollution, over-consumption, traffic gridlock, crowded schools and hospitals, overburdened social services, unemployment, crumbling infrastructure, urban sprawl, over-development, threatened or extinct animal and plant species, and dwindling natural resources," Tracy Canada, the group's deputy director says.

"Immigrants to the U.S. are also found to greatly increase their consumption - and their resulting footprints - upon settling here, which furthers our nation's environmental impact."

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A new report from the group warns that continued population growth could top a worldwide 10 billion by 2100. The report, entitled "Our Plundered Planet," said the result will be less energy and other resources for humans.

The group is also confronting the immigration debate, warning that President Obama's policies, which have led to the recent surge in unaccompanied illegal minors crossing in the U.S. from Latin America, will hurt the country.

NPG President Donald Mann said the group is planning a public campaign to warn of the dangers to letting immigration continue unchecked.

"Our nation is already vastly overpopulated," said Mann. "The evidence is all around us: Millions are out of work, schools and hospitals are overcrowded, our natural resources are dwindling, pollution is increasing, and our infrastructure and social services are crumbling under the strain. Yet U.S. population is still growing by an average of over 6,600 people per day, and nearly 2.5 million people per year. We simply cannot afford to continue our growth. It is unsustainable, and irresponsible policies are the driving force behind it."

Mann said in a statement, "With over 80 percent of U.S. population growth now due to immigration - legal, illegal and the American-born children of immigrants - we must act now. We must take action to slow, halt, and eventually reverse our population growth before it is too late. And curbing illegal entry across our southern border is essential to that process."

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