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Immigration & Americas Future

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 06:29 AM
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The world has gone through a revolution and it has changed a lot.   We

have cut the death rates around the world with modern medicine and new

farming methods.   For example, we sprayed to destroy mosquitoes in Sri

Lanka in the 1950s.   In one year, the average life of everyone in Sri

Lanka was extended by eight years because the number of people dying

from malaria suddenly declined.

This was a great human achievement.   But we cut the death rate without

cutting the birth rate.   Now population is soaring.   There were about

one billion people living in the world when the Statue of Liberty was

built.   There are 4.5 billion today.   World population is growing at an

enormous rate.   The world is going to add a billion people in the next

eleven years, that's 224,000 every day!   Experts say there will be at

least 1.65 billion more people living in the world in the next twenty


We must understand what these numbers mean for the U.S.   Let's look at

the question of jobs.   The International Labor organization projects a

twenty-year increase of 600 to 700 million people who will be seeking


Eighty-eight percent of the world's population growth takes place in the

Third World.   More than a billion people today are paid about 150

dollars a year, which is less than the average American earns in a

week.   And growing numbers of these poorly paid Third World citizens

want to come to the United States.

In the 1970s, all other countries that accept immigrants started

controlling the number of people they would allow into their countries.

The United States did not.   This means that the huge numbers of

immigrants who are turned down elsewhere will turn to the United States.

The number of immigrants is staggering.   The human suffering they

represent is a nightmare.

Latin America's...


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