How the Left Abandoned the Environment: Immigration

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“CARRYING CAPACITY” refers to the number of people a region can sustainably support without degrading the environment. As most liberals will admit, Americans use way too many resources for their share of the earth’s land. In fact, the U.S. has the largest ecological footprint in the world.

The carrying capacity for the U.S. is 200 million — with the current population at 319 million. By 2050, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the nation’s population will be 439 million — more than double its carrying capacity. Yet the Left won’t give up its sophistic arguments for increasing the U.S. population.

The U.S. takes in roughly 1 million immigrants a year. The top countries of originfor immigrants are Mexico, India, China, the Philippines, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Vietnam, South Korea, El Salvador, and Iraq, based on 2013-2014 data — all countries with much lower resource use than the U.S. And these immigration numbers don’t even include asylum seekers, refugees, and…

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