Tuesday, March 28, 2006
U.S. population will climb to more than 450 million by 2050.
...A Washington, DC-based immigration reform organization has completed a study that projects the U.S. population could reach the half-billion mark by 2050 if Congress moves forward with plans for a guest worker amnesty program for illegal immigrants. The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) conducted the study. Co-author Jack Martin says without significant reductions in overall levels of immigration, the U.S. population will climb to more than 450 million by 2050. And the increase will be even greater, he says, if Congress moves forward with a guest worker amnesty program. "Between now and 2050, the U.S. population will grow by about 200 million people," says Martin. "That's from about 300 million now to about half a billion people. And if we are looking even further ahead, we will be on a projection that will take the U.S. population to about a billion people by the end of the century." Today (March 27) is the deadline imposed by Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist for a proposed immigration reform bill from the Senate Judiciary Committee. Martin admits he has some concerns. "[The Senate] is considering a possible amnesty or guest worker system as well as increased immigration that could run anywhere from to 600,000 additional immigrant visas a year up to perhaps a million more," he says. "If that type of an increase goes through, between now and 2050, the U.S. population will grow by about 200 million people." Martin alleges that the massive population growth resulting from current or proposed immigration policies will dramatically alter every aspect of life in the United States. [Chad Groening] From the Agape Press
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