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NPG’s Forum Series features original research and analysis on U.S. population issues and policy from some of the most prominent writers in the population field. This page features our most recent Forum papers.
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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[…]

Earth Day and Population: A Missed Opportunity

  Your gift helps publish and distribute materials like this. Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version EARTH DAY AND POPULATION: A MISSED OPPORTUNITY An NPG Forum Paper by Leon Kolankiewicz  THE RISE AND FALL OF EARTH DAY: FROM SPONTANEOUS, SUBVERSIVE HAPPENING TO CORPORATE-SPONSORED FEEL-GOOD FEST I was a skinny sophomore at a suburban high […]

Chain Migration: How Immigration Begets More Immigration

Just over 1.05 million new legal permanent immigrants were admitted to the United States in 2015 – a slight increase of 34,000 over the prior year, according to figures recently released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).1 The total number of new immigrants admitted in the last decade is just over 12.8 million. Legal immigration’s contribution to the U.S. population in the last decade is roughly the equivalent of adding a[…]

THE IMPACT OF U.S. POPULATION GROWTH ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

  Your gift helps publish and distribute materials like this. Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version THE IMPACT OF U.S. POPULATION GROWTH ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE An NPG Forum Paper by Edwin S. Rubenstein  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY On the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, the nation paused to consider the impact of human activity […]

Framework of the Future

Several years ago I gave a presentation called “Geo Destinies in the Coming Age of Geo Scarcity.” It was, of course, inspired by the seminal research and writing about depletion of the petroleum and minerals geologist Walter Youngquist. At the outset of my talk, I extolled his landmark 1997 book Geodestinies: The Inevitable Control of Earth Resources Over Nations and Individuals. […]

Growth of Foreign-Born Population Surges as U.S. Economy Recovers

Census projections proclaim that, with Americans’ fertility falling and deaths soon to begin rising, immigration – not natural increase – will become the principal driver of U.S. population growth as early as 2023 (Rubenstein, 2016).
A September 2014 Census projection estimated that, despite some slowing growth attributed to the 2008 recession and aftermath, […]

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