Saturday, March 31, 2012

Democrats for Reasonable & Responsible Immigration (DRRI), Part 2 - Population Projections

OK folks, here are the population projections from the U. S. Census Bureau.  The current population of the United States is estimated to be 313,279,753 at 3:41 pm Central Standard Time today, March 31, 2012.  If the USA were to have zero net international migration from 2000 to 2100 the total population would end up at roughly 378,000,000 in the year 2100, and if the USA were to follow the highest immigration projection rate, which we seem to be following (especially if you include some of the millions of unauthorized residents that probably did their best not to be officially counted in the census, and also see article from The New Republic), the population of the USA would reach roughly 1,182,000,000 by the year 2100.  Yup, that's one billion one hundred and eighty-two million residents in the USA by the year 2100.  Now you can see why we need to keep our net incoming international migration way down.  I have yet to meet an American who says that he or she wants the country's population to reach one billion any time in the foreseeable future.

To see the U. S. Census Bureau population projections for yourself go to:
www.earthdirectory.net/PopulationProjections2100.pdf

To see the U. S. and World Population Clocks go to:
www.census.gov/main/www/popclock.html

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Democrats for Reasonable & Responsible Immigration (DRRI), Part 1 - Opening Statement

I'm starting an unofficial organization named Democrats for Reasonable & Responsible Immigration  (DRRI).  I'm sick of various commentators stating that anyone who isn't for massive immigration into the United States is a white-supremacist nationalist.  I'm a progressive/liberal environmental editor who caucused for President Obama in 2008.  When I'm not working on my environmental publishing business you'll find me doing physical labor to make a living - painting, yard work, housecleaning, etc.  I favor universal single-payer health insurance for all Americans and favor universal civil rights and equal rights for everyone.  But I don't favor massive immigration into the USA.  It's my right to be against huge levels of immigration into my country without being considered a racist nationalist.  My home is in a university district and many of my friends are immigrants from all over the world who have become citizens in the last few decades and some of them even agree with me.  It's my right to believe that my country has already, or nearly already, surpassed a sustainable level of population that would allow people in the USA to continue to live in the current American lifestyle and standard of living.

More comments later, but in the meantime check out EarthDirectory's directory on population, demography and immigration - www.earthdirectory.net/population