Perspectives on Immigration: The Issue is Overpopulation (NPG Footnote)

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version Leon F. Bouvier & Lindsey Grant  How Many Americans? San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, August 1994 We at NPG believe our members should know about this book. NPG played no role in its production, but both authors have written articles in the NPG Forum series. We think it […]

How Many Americans?: Population, Immigration and the Environment

by Leon F. Bouvier and Lindsey Grant Sierra Club Books, 1994. Read NPG President Donald Mann’s Review In this tough-minded, lucid book, Leon Bouvier and Lindsey Grant examine the inevitable and escalating environmental degradation that will result if population growth pushes the limits of our already strained environmental carrying capacity. If we are already grappling […]

Demography and Health Care Reform

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version The President’s proposal for a national Health Security Act must deal with an aging population structure, problems involving immigration, fertility, AIDS and perhaps other plagues, and a changing labor force. Those issues will affect the proposal in ways that may not be immediately apparent and that were […]

Alice in Wonderland: U.S. Immigration Policy

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version Lewis Carroll would be proud. Present U.S. asylum and immigration policies bear the distinctive mark of the Mad Hatter. The Sequence of Events  As a starter, we have laws concerning the premissible levels of immigration – not very rigorous laws, perhaps – but then we create an […]

Ending Illegal Immigration: Make It Unprofitable

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version Illegal immigration, increasingly profitable for powerful interests,  has added as many as 12.5 million to the U.S. population  since 1960.  Ending the flow will demand a national consensus to fully fund enforcement, insulate it from pressures, and  mandate electronic verification of work eligibility. The public social costs […]

What We Can Learn from the Missing Airline Passengers

Click here for a downloadable, printable PDF version The passenger manifests of airplanes flying into and out of the United States provide disturbing indications that immigration may be running at a substantially higher level than is generally supposed. If it is, the present estimate of US population and the Census projections for the future are […]