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Migration Worldwide President John F. Kennedy, A Nation of Immigrants There is, of course, a legitimate argument for some limitation upon immigration. We no longer need settlers for virgin lands, and our economy is expanding more slowly than in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
We will have doubled in 57 years. William Jefferson Clinton, Portland State University Commencement "Within five years there will be no majority race in our largest state, California. It is changing the face of America.
They can either strengthen and unite us, or they can weaken and divide us. But mark my words, unless we handle this well, immigration of this sweep and scope could threaten the bonds of our union.
Pitts I have nothing against immigrants. My ancestors were immigrants. My parents were immigrants to California. Some of my friends are immigrants.
But there has come a critcal time now that we must say no to growth. While the greatest need is in third world countries, tears come to my eyes when I think of what is happening to the wild areas of California, the favorite haunts of my youth. California is one of the most biologically diverse parts of the world.
But not for long. It has become horrifically sprawled out and the miles driven in greenhouse-gas-emitting vehicles has increased even faster than the population while the number of hours spent sitting or creeping along in traffic and the emissions still spewing out has increased even faster.
I have little faith that our unproven attacks on sprawl will resolve the ever-increasing problem of human overflow in California. Los Angeles, big and bloated, craves more and more water.
Economic growth due to population growth will end when our resources run out, but not before the environment is trampled. A million new legal migrants are coming into the USA every year and the Census Bureau projection for is million. The belief that the US is the best country in the world is a cornerstone of national self-belief, and many Americans want others to share it.
They also want cheap labor to cut the sugar cane, pluck the chickens, pick the oranges, mow the lawns and make the beds. The population issue is political dynamite and it is potent among the Hispanic community, who will probably decide the future president and do not wish to be told their relatives will not be allowed in or, if illegal, harassed.
Extra Americans are a problem for the world because migrants take on American consumption patterns. The federal government does not include anyone charged with thinking about this issue. This group includes 3, who have received immigrant visas that allow them to settle and become naturalized citizens after five years, and 99, tourists and business and student visitors.
About 2, unauthorized foreigners a day settle in the United States. Over half elude apprehension on the Mexico-U. The recent recession and unemployment has reduced the number of unauthorized foreigners entering the country. However, most unauthorized foreigners did not go home even if they lost their jobs, since there were also few jobs in their home countries.
The recession resulted in the loss of 8 million jobs; civilian employment fell from million at the end of to million at the end of Enforcement of immigration laws has been increased, especially after the failure of the U.
Senate to approve a comprehensive immigration reform bill inincluding the proposal to require employers to fire employees whose names and social security data do not match.
The number of unauthorized foreigners fell in for the first time in two decades but experts disagree over why it fell.
Some studies suggest the recession, others say the effects of federal and state enforcement efforts to keep unauthorized workers out of U. More states and cities are enacting laws to deal with unauthorized migration, including an Arizona law signed in April that makes unauthorized presence in the state a crime.
Public opinion polls find widespread dissatisfaction with the "broken" immigration system. For a decade, Congress has been unable to agree on a three-pronged package that would toughen enforcement against unauthorized migration, legalize most unauthorized foreigners, and create new guest worker programs and expand current ones.
Between andthe number of foreign-born U. Immigration directly contributed one-third of U.
The United States has more foreign-born residents than any country, three times more than number-two Russia, and more unauthorized residents than any other country.
In recent decades, immigrants have been mostly Asian and Hispanic, changing the composition of the U.The first official U.S.
census, in , returned a national population of a little under 4 million. The most recently completed, in , totaled America’s population at million: an increase of 7,%.
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