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Resurgent Pro-Natalism in the Trump Administration

Historically, the primary determinant of U.S. population size has been fertility – a topic associated with some of the most polarizing issues in American politics, now particularly health care policy. While net foreign immigration will soon replace fertility as the primary source of U. S. growth, shockingly high fertility rates in major sending regions (such as Africa, the Middle East, and Southern Asia) are significant drivers of immigration. Therefore, to[…]

AMERICA’S GROUNDWATER: ARE WE DOING ENOUGH TO SAVE IT?

Your gift helps publish and distribute materials like this. Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version AMERICA’S GROUNDWATER: ARE WE DOING ENOUGH TO SAVE IT? An NPG Forum Paper by Christopher J. Daly SUMMARY “When the well’s dry, we know the worth of water.”                       […]

Collision Course: Infrastructure and U.S. Population Growth

Your gift helps publish and distribute materials like this. Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version COLLISION COURSE: INFRASTRUCTURE AND U.S. POPULATION GROWTH An NPG Forum Paper American infrastructure faces two enormous challenges. Much of it was built shortly after World War II, so it is outdated and has been allowed to deteriorate. Equally important: the […]

Reforming Birthright Citizenship: A Must For U.S. Population Policy

Section 1, Clause 1 of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution declares: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.” Originally intended to protect the civil rights of freed slaves during the Reconstruction Era, the law has instead become a popular Constitutional loophole that is frequently exploited by the pro-amnesty and open-border immigration lobbies. In an effort to further their agenda of mass migration to and permanent legal settlement within the United States, these special interest groups are demanding that the U.S. adopt their interpretation of our nation’s 14th Amendment:[…]

Formulating Immigration Policy in a Time of Reform: A Plan For The Compensated Repatriation of Illegal Aliens

A HISTORIC OPPORTUNITY TO REFORM IMMIGRATION POLICY
Until 2016, a seemingly insurmountable coalition of interests groups had blocked any serious consideration of the prevailing system of high legal immigration and de facto toleration of illegal immigration. Democratic politicians were increasingly captivated by the vision of an immigration-propelled emerging majority, in which an influx of some 100 million people (80% of them low-skilled immigrants) would drive the population to over 400 million by the middle of the century. Once the illegal aliens[…]

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