What if the U.S. opened its borders to unlimited immigration? What would happen if we invited the world’s poor by the millions?
Let’s face it, California, at one point, housed a mere five million like Colorado. Today, that state features 37.5 million on its way to 60 million. At one point, citizens did not suffer gridlocked traffic, water shortages or air pollution. The same goes for all cities of the United States.
At some point, population growth raced out of control across this great land. At this moment, 150 million Americans, living in cities, feel the pinch, the unease of their predicament and the symptoms of their dilemma. You'll feel it more when gas hits $9.00 a gallon as in Europe.
Since we invite 1.2 million immigrants annually and another 1.1 million illegal migrants into this country annually—what’s the big deal about allowing five or 10 million annually?
If you study international demographics, you know that 82 million people add themselves, net gain to the planet, every year. (Source: www.populationmedia.org and www.worldpopulationbalance.org and www.balance.org )
To put things into perspective, one-third of them cannot find a clean glass of drinking water daily. Out of that 82 million, 18 million starve to death or die of starvation related diseases annually. (Source: World Health Organization) At least two billion humans live on less than $3.00 a day for food.
Thus, if we opened our borders to save humanity from its horrible fate, an immediate 18 million starving souls could find food and shelter in the USA annually. However, after a mere five years, that equals 90 million added to our country. In 10 years, that equals 180 million people and in 20 years…well, you get the picture. If you think Colorado suffers water shortages, air pollution and gridlock today, you ain't seen nothing yet!
William N. Ryerson, director of www.populationmedia.org, said, “I have read with interest the various perspectives presented in the debate on U.S. immigration policy. I pose the following question to anyone who thinks "border control" efforts will not accomplish anything: If the U.S. had no border control (or policing at airports, etc.) what would happen to the number of good people entering this country from the far corners of the world?
“There is no doubt that if there were absolutely no barriers or restrictions at our borders, this great nation would be flooded -- overwhelmed -- inundated -- by MILLIONS of well-meaning, hard-working, honest "tired and poor" people within a matter of months.
“It's hard to know the number who would move to the U.S. if our borders were opened, but surveys in many countries show significant numbers who would like to live in the U.S. If the borders were opened, perhaps 3 billion people would find their way here in a short period of time - ten times the current population of the U.S. The infrastructure would collapse, our water supply (and food supply) would be exhausted, people would be sleeping in the streets, energy would be at a premium, in short, chaos would be the new norm.
“At current rates of growth, in just 15 years the U.S. population will grow by the equivalent of a new Los Angeles, plus New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, San Francisco, Indianapolis, San Jose, Memphis, Washington, Jacksonville, Milwaukee, Boston, Columbus, New Orleans, Cleveland, Denver, Seattle, and El Paso. All of these to be added in just 15 years! We have heard a lot about the cost of rebuilding New Orleans. The cost of developing all the new infrastructure that will be required in the next 15 years will be huge - and perhaps not achievable. If we opened our borders, the reality would be much worse.”
Therefore, if you enjoyed the power of the U.S. presidency or controlled the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, what would you do? Open our borders to unlimited immigration—knowing your children could not survive in the long term? Or, would you be smarter, more logical and take actions in order to build a sustainable, long term U.S. sustainable civilization?
Within 30 years, we expect 100 million added to this country at our current level of legal and illegal immigration. Do you want that result for your children? What will they tell you in 30 years if that 100 million comes to pass?
I can tell you this: if we allow our country to remain an open border-- your life, your children and this society don’t stand a chance in the 21st century. Everything will degrade to enormous and irreversible population travesties. What do you think about that for future generations?