What many don't understand is the devastating affect that the illegal immigration and their children population will have on the United States in the future. We already see it now, but what happens when literally the population explodes to the point that we as a country can't sustain ourselves. Unforunately, our November Criminals (our elected leaders) will not talk about that issue and just avoids it. Read the article below from Roy Beck, founder and CEO of NumbersUSA.
By Roy Beck, Friday, September 18, 2009, 2:40 AM EDT
SAN FRANCISCO -- Not-so-random thoughts from the State of Denial:
I've been in California all week and can't figure out how in the world 18 million more people are to be crammed into this state by 2050 without destroying any semblance of a middle-class society or the natural and agricultural paradise that once existed here.
There are things to be learned from Norman Borlaug. . . .
WHO WILL STAND UP TO 'BUY SOME TIME' FOR CALIFORNIA?
As I speak with people across California, I haven't found anybody who thinks the state's enormous problems will be easier to solve by adding millions more people to live here. In fact, most think the prospect to be horrendous.
Yet, very few citizens of California -- and even fewer well-connected California elites -- are doing anything to try to stop this population growth from happening.
And this is what is on the way . . . .
The U.S. Census Bureau states that if immigration remains basically unchanged the U.S. population will grow by about 50% by the year 2050.
Applied proportionately to California, that means the current 37-million population will expand by another 18 million to 55 million (with no end in sight)!
The growth is being caused almost entirely by new immigrants and by births to the 10 million immigrants already living in California. This is a state that doesn't have enough water to meet the daily needs of 37 million people and of its agricultural industry and of its natural inhabitants and ecological systems. Right now, it is agriculture in this grossly over-populated state that is caught in the middle, with farms being denied the water to keep many of them alive.
Think what the choices will be with 10, 15, 18 million more people.
THE CONGRESSWOMAN CAPPS' NO-LIMITS PHILOSOPHY
Most California politicians won't even talk about what is happening with the population.
Consider Congresswoman Lois Capps of Santa Barbara. Lara Cooper of www.noozhawk.com submitted a number of questions about the health care debate to Rep. Capps and received written answers from Capps' office. We were thrilled to see this question asked (and hope that all of you will start asking similar questions of your own Members of Congress):
QUESTION: The United States admits more than 1.5 million immigrants per year on temporary and permanent visas. The U.S. population is projected to grow to 1.1 billion by 2100, primarily because of high immigration, legal and illegal. Do you believe such a densely populated nation is desirable and sustainable, or would you consider any reduction in immigration levels?
Perhaps a better way to have expressed it would have been that we are adding a net of around 1.5 million legal and illegal immigrants each year. Also, the 1.1 billion by 2100 figure is assuming the high range of projections, while NumbersUSA tends to stress the mid-range projection of around 600 million (up from 307 million today). Nonetheless, the question is definitely one that should get a thoughtful response from a Member of Congress which is forcing nearly all of that growth.
ANSWER: Right now, Congress is focused on enacting comprehensive health-insurance reform, but I do think we also need to enact comprehensive immigration reform. I personally believe the United States is a nation that has been built by immigrants and that immigration has always been a source of strength for this country....
-- Office of U.S. Rep. Lois Capps
So, apparently Rep. Capps not only believes that a billion people in the U.S. would be great but wants to pass legislation to make sure that happens a lot faster.
Seriously, is any leader from California really serious about this matter? If they really looked at the numbers and tried to figure out how they are going to accommodate all the infrastructure and water and energy needs for the 18 million additional residents by 2050, shouldn't they be in crisis mode?
Oh, that's right, they ARE in crisis mode -- permanently, it seems. But the majority position of the state legislature and of the state's congressional delegation is that immigration and population growth should be INCREASED!
Of course, there are many academics and government specialists out here who propose various measures that meet part of the need. If we stopped pushing massive population growth, those measures might buy some time.
But even if we halted 100% of immigration tomorrow, the population momentum from the last three decades of higher-fertility immigrants will ensure another 20% population growth by 2050, according to Census. That would mean another 7 million Californians, but would be so very much easier to try to deal with than 18 million.