Why a Moratorium is a Must for US Population Stabilization
Immigration Moratorium ASAP!
Alliance for Stabilizing America's Population
To protect and preserve our natural environment and quality of life for
all Americans, Congress and President Bush must develop and adopt a
national policy to stabilize U.S. population by 2030.
A stable population is key to a broad, multifaceted effort including
reducing consumption and improving production efficiency required to
sustain the United States' ecosystem.
Since the 1960s, American citizens have dramatically cut their family
sizes through "replacement level" - births equaling deaths - fertility
rates* in an effort to preserve our environment through population
stabilization. (U.S. population growth results from immigration and
¨ By 1976, our fertility rate dropped
to 1.7 (below replacement level). Today, the U.S. is the fastest
growing industrialized nation in the world and we are just beginning to
pay the high costs of resulting environmental degradation. Due primarily
to immigration, U.S. fertility rates spiked to 2.1.
Immigration has accounted for 70% of U.S. population growth this
¨ At current rates, U.S. population of
283 million will roar past half a billion by 2050!
Federal immigration policy forces population growth upon U.S.
citizens against our will. Every year, more than 1,000,000 legal
immigrants, twice the number legally admitted during the 1970s, settle in
the U.S. The INS estimates that 300,000 illegal aliens enter our country
every year and that an estimated 5,000,000 illegal aliens reside in the
Immigrant and illegal alien fertility rates--and those of their
offspring are double, sometimes triple those of American-born women.
Poll after poll finds the vast majority of American citizens--including
all ethnic groups support drastic cuts in immigration levels. By more
than a 3-to-1 margin, Americans say the U.S. should not allow more
immigrants into the country. (Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll,
Yet, federal immigration policies, totally out of sync with the desires
of Americans, and the INS's failure to secure our borders and deport
illegal aliens, have destroyed the gains made by responsible U.S.
citizens to stabilize our population and preserve our environment for
Congress and President Bush must act ASAP in line with citizens'
mandate to (1) enact a five-year immigration moratorium reducing
immigration from 1,000,000 to a firm, all-inclusive cap of 100,000 per
year (including refugees and asylees), (2) stop granting amnesties to
illegal aliens, (3) enforce immigration laws, deport illegal aliens and
(4) stop granting illegal aliens' offspring U.S. citizenship.
*Total fertility rate is the average number of
children born to a woman during her lifetime.
Population-Environment Balance is a national, non-profit membership
organization dedicated to maintaining the quality of life in
the United States through population stabilization.