Immigration Fuels U.S. Population GrowthrnWe at Negative Population Growth, Inc. (NPG) believe that our country is already vastlyrnoverpopulated in terms of the long range carrying capacity of its resources and environment.rnWe believe, therefore, that U.S. population growth shouldrnbe halted as soon eis possible, and eventually reversed.rnBut, unless our present massive immigration isrndrastically reduced, we will never be able to stabilizernour population at a sustainable level.rnIn the decade of the 80s we grew by some 25 million.rnImmigration, both legal and illegal, accounted for about 40rnpercent of that huge increeise in our numbers. Projections arernthat we will grow by at least as much in the 90s.rnIf present rates of fertility and immigration continue,rnour population, now over 2 5 6 million, will passrn400 million shortly after 2050, with no end to growthrnin sight! Such growth would be catastrophic both forrnour environment, and for our standard of living.rnWe need to reduce immigration to the level of emigrationrn(out-migration) so that immigration will no longer contribute tornour population growth. That would require halting illegalrnimmigration, and reducing legal immigration to a comprehensivernceiling of 200,000 a year, including all relatives andrnrefugees. Then, immigration would be roughly balanced withrnemigration.rnWe now allow roughly 700,000 legal immigrants to comernhere each year. Their numbers are swelled by perhaps 300,000rnillegal immigrants.rnAdvocates of Massive Immigration Are Wrong!rnThere arc powerful forces that fight tooth and nail not onlyrnto keep immigration at the present high level, but to increasernit. Among them are employers who want low-wage labor,rnethnic groups whose leaders seek greater political power, andrnhumanitarians who believe in virtually open borders.rnThey also include pro-growth advocates who believe thatrnan ever-growing labor force, fueled by immigration, is necessaryrnto achieve their goal of an ever-increasing GNP. That goal,rnin the real world of environmental and resource limits, is a recipernfor disaster.rnHow Can We Best Help Others?rnBeyond any question, the United States must maintain thernhumcine policies toward immigrants and refugees that haverncharacterized its past.rnBut we need to express our compassion in an intelligentrnway. Our guiding principle should be to do the most good forrnthe greatest number. Our priority should be to improve livingrnconditions in the developing countries, rather than to allow vastrnnumbers of their citizens to settle here.rnWorld population is growing by some 90 million a year,rnand almost all of that growth occurs in the developing countries.rnWe cannot possibly allow more than a tiny fraction of thosernmillions to come here. What can we do to help all those whornhave no choice but to remain at home?rnOne thing is crystal clear. The problems of the underdevelopedrncountries are beyond solution by emigration. Tornpretend otherwise is simply self-delusion.rnNothing can permanently improve living conditionsrnin these countries unless they first halt theirrnpopulation growth, the root cause of their poverty andrnenvironmental degradation.rnThose who assert that eradicating poverty is a prerequisiternfor halting population growth have the process just backwards.rnOnly after halting their population growth can developingrncountries even begin to bring their standard of living up to anrnadequate level.rnIf we are genuinely concerned with their welfare, wernshould spare no effort or expense to help those nations that arernprepared to make a determined effort to halt, and eventually tornreverse, their population growth.rnWe Need A Sensible U.S. Immigration PolicyrnWe cannot continue to allow our national immigrationrnpolicy to be dictated by special interest groups who pursue theirrnown agendas without regard for the broad national interest.rnOur immigration policy should be an integral partrnof a national population policy aimed at halting, andrnthen reversing, our population growth, so that U.S.rnpopulation can eventually be stabilized at a lower,rnmore sustainable level.rnAs Americans, our first obligation, to ourselves and to ourrnchildren and grandchildren, is to restore and preserve the landrnwc have inherited. In shaping our immigration policy, our toprnpriority must be our own national interest, and the welfare ofrnpresent and future generations of Americans.rn// x^ou agree that we need to drasticalli/ reduce legalrnimmigration, and halt illegal immigration once and for all,rnwe need your support. NPG is a nonprofit, public interestrnorganization founded in 1972. To become a member,rnplease send us ^/our check todai>.rnI 1rnYES! I want to become a member of NPG, and help reducernU.S. immigration to a level compatible with our nationalrninterest. I am enclosing my check for annual membership dues.rn_$30 _$50 _$100 OtherrnNamernAddressrnCity State ZiprnMail to: Negative Population Growth, Inc.rn210 The Plaza, P.O. Box 1206, Tcaneck, NJ 07666rnCR-5rnI Irnrnrn