Almost each country is part of the problem (some countries have a falling population such as Russia [which has been experiencing an unprecedented decline in it's population for more than 15 years, but that subject is for a different thread) and some European countries.<quoted text>
Overpopulation is a global problem and must be dealt with at an international level. And the biggest strain on the environment will soon have little to do with the United States - it will be the number of automobiles in both India and China, which is rising at an almost exponential rate.
I'm concerned with how natural-born AMERICANS live in AMERICA.
First of all, there is no "RIGHT" to immigrate to the U.S. It is a gift we extend to many people.
But the resources of the U.S.(and obviously the world), both natural resources such as ground water, and manmade resources such as housing, are LIMITED. Some cities and communities in the U.S. have drawn so much ground water, that serious disagreements, requiring court intervention, are happening, even between states.
Furthermore, although congress has written laws to limit immigration, we have a HUGE illegal immigration problem because our immigration laws are not being enforced.
Why should congress even bother writing immigration laws, if everyone is going to ignore them ?
I'm AGAINST immigration to the U.S. because it is degrading our environment to the detriment of native-born Americans.
Me, American by birth, Brooklynite by the Grace Of God.