Environment Threatened by ONGOING AMNESTIES by DECREE! and by An S744 Copycat Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill (H.R. 15) which is threatening in the House!
As BALANCE warned earlier this year, Mass Illegal Alien Amnesty (and more!) Bills are still very much alive in the House, notwithstanding Speaker Boehner's earlier comments to the Contrary.
The Discharge Petition (which would Require the Speaker to hold a vote on the House Amnesty Bill) already reportedly has several Republican Members' tacit support, and many Democrats are actually signing on--171 as we write. Thus the Petition is just a few votes short of the 218 needed to REQUIRE a vote. And the Pressure on the Holdouts is Extraordinary, and increasing so it could pass any day. [More]
Illegal Alien AMNESTY THREAT INCREASING! Ask your Representatives to 'Take the Pledge'
Ever since House Speaker Boehner said that he did not think that any Immigration Bills would pass this year, some Illegal Alien Amnesty Opponents Relaxed.... (Just what the House Leadership – which favors an Amnesty–wanted!) But it is a Bad Mistake to believe that the Threat of the passage of an Amnesty Bill is over! Indeed, it is Increasing! Consider:
–The pro-Amnesty House Leadership reportedly wants to wait to push an Amnesty Bill until AFTER the Deadline for filing to run in the Primaries is past, so that Establishment Candidates will not have Tea Party or other Opposition.
–And if the Establishment can not succeed in passing a Bill before the November Elections, we understand they intend to try to do so in the Lame Duck Session after the November Elections.
–Perhaps the Most Immediate Threat comes from Senator Schumer (D-NY) who is reportedly circulating a 'Discharge Petition' among House members which would force a Bill out of Committee to be voted on! [More]
Drought and Iimmigration Growth
(Letter to the Christian Science Monitor from BALANCE Board of Directors Member, Kathleene Parker)
Regarding the Feb. 10 Briefing on California's drought: (reported by The Christian Science Monitor): Work to combat drought should include a hard look at the sacred cow of a booming population. Do Americans conserve merely to free water for more growth in this, the world's third most populated nation, behind only China and India?
In the 1918 drought, California's population was 3.5 million. Today, it nears 40 million. The Southwest teeters at the brink of the first federal water emergency on the Colorado River, a primary California water source, even as Gov. Jerry Brown and others extend a welcome mat to the world.
The Pew Research Center projects that fully 82 percent of US population growth between 2005 and 2050 will come from immigrants and their descendants. Yet we dodge discussion of the consequences demographics have on scarce water resources. We must not simply conserve or find "new" water sources; we must take steps to curb – or at least take into account – immigration-driven population growth.
Rio Rancho, N.M.
Originally published in The Christian Science Monitor
Combat Unemployment, Drought, Increasing Taxes, Food Prices, and Environmental Degradation - Help Stop Illegal Alien Amnesty! Ask your Representatives to 'Take the Pledge'
The House of Representatives Leadership just released their "Standards for Immigration Reform" Unfortunately, they mirror many of the Horrendous Provisions of the Senate's Illegal Alien Amnesty Flood Bill (S. 744) including Legalizing ALL Illegals, providing them with Work Permits and enabling a tripling of Legal Immigration. Wherever we live in the USA, our Problems will worsen if any House Bill goes to conference with the Illegal Alien Amnesty Flood Bill (S.744), because the resulting Conference Bill would likely include the worst provisions of the Senate Bill Bills that come out of the joint Senate-House Conference Committee are almost inevitably passed and become law. Bills coming out of Conference Committee can be rammed through before the American people even know and have a chance to stop them. [More]
Great Threats & A Great Opportunity
As BALANCE prepares to launch our Action Initiatives for 2014, Great Threats are looming, but a Great Opportunity has risen. We urge you to help BALANCE fend off the Threats and seize the Opportunity. The Greatest Threat is of course that the House will pass some Immigration Bill, which, however positive, would go to Conference Committee with the horrendous Senate Bill (S. 744), with the almost certain outcome that the resulting Bill would be a copycat of the Senate Bill.S. 744 is a Bill replete with Deceptions and based on many False Premises. Consider just one of the Many False Premises-- that there is a Shortage of Skilled Workers in Silicon Valley and in Hi-Tech and other fields generally. A recent San Francisco (a Hi-Tech Center) Chronicle Report gives the lie to that Labor Shortage claim:
“In 2012, three high-tech companies in Silicon Valley announced they were laying off a combined 48,000 employees. Layoffs continue this year, including last week's announcement that an otherwise profitable Cisco Systems was letting 4,000 people go".
HOW TO STOP OVERPOPULATION TIDAL WAVE BILL!
BALANCE and Key ASAP! Coalition Allies are Now launching an Initiative which can succeed in STOPPING the Senate's Overpopulation Tidal Wave Bill (S. 744) now facing the House of Representatives. But we must all push this Initiative Hard NOW for it to succeed. This Strategy surmounts The Great Problem facing the House and all of us--ANY Bill passed by the House would go to Conference with the horrible Senate Bill, and any Bill coming out of the Conference Committee would inevitably contain many of the Very Bad Provisions of the Senate Bill [More]
STOP AMNESTY TIDAL WAVE BILLS IN THE HOUSE!
Unfortunately, leaders of both parties in the House of Representatives have expressed their desire to pass some Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill(s) in the House this Fall, legalizing the 25 Million plus Illegals in the USA and allowing them to import and legalize Millions more of their family members. Fortunately, some Representatives closer to their constituents intend to oppose any such Bills, not merely because Amnesty would cost U.S. Taxpayers over $6 Trillion NET (Heritage Fdn, CIS), or increase the suffering and decrease job opportunities for Americas' Millions of Unemployed, but also because Amnesty would swamp the USA's already overcrowded Medical and Education facilities and Infrastructure.[More]
STOP AMNESTY FLOOD DECEPTION BILL! & DISASTROUS PROGENY! -- Likely to Pass in Senate; -- Must be Stopped in House
Open Borders Advocates clearly want to HIDE the Disastrous Environmental, Budgetary, Employment, Economic, Demographic, Security, and Legal-Subversive Impacts of S. 744 (Schumer, NY, et al.) and its Destructive Progeny, like the Corker-Hoeven-Schumer Amendment and Copycat Bill Aborning in the House of Representatives. They are instead Marketing the Bill as a way to legalize the 11 Million (actually 24 Million plus) Aliens already living illegally in the United States. (Of course, even the Illegals brought here as children could return to their country of Origin and get in line for legal immigration with everyone else.) [More]
Stop Pro-Unemployment, Anti-Environment Amnesty Bill!
This Schumer-Rubio Illegal Alien Amnesty Bill (S.744) would launch an Unemployment Moonshot!
Real U.S. Unemployment via shadowstats (which calculates Unemployment the way it was done in the 1980s before the Official numbers became politicized) is ALREADY at:
23.9% in the USA
30.8% in California
19.9% in New York
22.4% in Florida, and
16.1% in Texas
Stop Amnesty Bill Tidal Wave!
The Amnesty Bill being rammed through Congress would do much more damage than merely Amnestying the 24 Million plus Illegal Aliens now in the USA, giving them AND their families residence and a Path to Citizenship in the USA. It would also TRIPLE the Legal Immigration flow to 3 Million per year and increase admission of STEM workers (via the H1b Program) to one million per year. In fact, the H1b program is a Cheap Labor program which benefits huge employers, while hurting the unemployed and underemployed with wage depression and job loss. [More]
Defend Citizens & Environment from Amnesty Flood Bill
President Obama says he expects Congress to debate the Immigration "Reform" Bill in April, so he can sign it as soon as possible (AP 3/25/13). But hold everything. “Immigration Reform” is DC code for Amnesty! Open Borders advocates hope for a quick vote so we will not have time to marshal effective opposition. [More]
Stop "Comprehensive" Immigration Flood Bill
The 'Gang of Eight' Open Borders Senators, and an ideologically compatible Group of House members are working, now behind closed doors, to flesh out the Details of their so-called Comprehensive Immigration 'Reform' Bill. 'Comprehensive' and 'Reform' are Washington words that should send Chills up every American's spine. Paraphrasing Will Rogers, it means that "the Congress is back from vacation and we definitely are not safe!!!" It now appears that once these Bills are introduced, the Open Borders lobby will try to Ram them through Blitzkrieg-Style, to shut off rational consideration. [More]
Urgent! Stop Open Borders Push!
Pressure has escalated in Washington, D.C. to pass a Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) bill as both its Republican and Democratic advocates call it. Indeed, if a bipartisan group of Pro Mass Immigration Senators have their way, the CIR Bill will be a de facto Open Borders Bill according to their plan announced today. Meeting Behind Closed Doors these Senators have decided to push a CIR Bill that would not only rubber stamp Senator Marco Rubio's (R-FL) Plan but also permit even more immigration than his plan contemplates. [More]
End of Year Letter
Dear BALANCE Supporter: 2013 provides BALANCE a Unique Opportunity, and also presents Serious Challenges. But as the ONLY explicitly Environmental National organization which advocates reducing Mass Immigration to protect the Environment, BALANCE is most favorably positioned to successfully meet the Challenges, by Mobilizing our Members and others. [PDF]
Opportunity to Achieve Immigration Reduction, Slow U.S. Population Growth, Protect the Environment, & Reduce Unemployment
The Impending Fiscal Cliff is handing us the opportunity we have been seeking to achieve a Reduction in the some Two Million Legal Immigrants and Offspring, and another two Million Illegals & their Offspring, added annually to the U.S. population. Unwilling to act Now, politicians surviving the November, 2012 Election will be forced to realistically address the United States' Massive and Increasing Budget Deficits, Debt, and Unemployment, and to realistically and dramatically cut Costs. And as BALANCE supporters know the Fiscal, Employment, and Environmental Costs of adding some 4 Million Legal and Illegal Immigrants and their Offspring to the U.S. Population each year (90% of U. S. Population Growth) are Immense! [More]
Super Fires -- The Population Growth Connection
BALANCE Board member Kathleene Parker calls attention to the link between more dangerous forest fires in the U.S. west and the region’s rapidly growing population. Forestry experts began to recognize something terribly wrong in the mid-elevation forests of the American West in the 1990s—too late considering the region’s explosive population growth in recent decades. The region, especially the Southwest, has experienced Third World-like population growth rates of two, three and four percent a year, creating a deadly combination of towns and cities sprawling into previously mostly unpopulated forests. Those sick, dying, overgrown forests have the potential to literally explode, such as near Los Alamos, New Mexico, last summer, when the Las Conchas Fire burned an astounding one acre per second in a blowup that blackened 40,000 acres in a few hours. [More]
American Jobseekers, Taxpayers, Environment Increasingly Overwhelmed by Mass Immigration! Act Now!
From January, 2009 when the Obama administration took office, to June, 2012, Immigrant Employment in the USA ROSE by 1.212 Million, or 5.6%. During the same period Native-Born employment FELL by 1.02 Million, or by.8% (Rubenstein, vDare, 7/8/12)
—In just the past 12 months Immigrants gained 725,000 Jobs! & the Immigrant labor force rose by 2.9% (Rubenstein) and
—The USA's Mass Immigration-generated population growth continues on trend to reach one billion in 2075. Indeed, if current immigration and fertility trends continue, Post 1970 Immigrants and their offspring will outnumber pre-1970 immigrants and the native born, plus their Offspring, by 2050. (BALANCE report, 2006) [More]
Help Halt Obama Amnesties Swamping Unemployed, Schools, and Environment!
Legislating by Executive Edict, President Obama recently announced that he had ordered a STOP to the Deportation of Young Illegals, and would make them Eligible for Work Permits. That’s another 1.4 MILLION Jobseekers competing with 23 MILLION plus American unemployed, and driving down the wages of those already employed. Worse, this latest Amnesty is part of the ONGOING Amnesties implemented by Obama, coming on top of the Administrative Amnesty Edict of a few months ago in which the Obama Administration announced only those Illegals convicted of serious crimes would be deported. [More]
Immigration Reduction Opportunity!
Though achieving a Reduction in the some Two Million Legal Immigrants and Offspring added annually to the U.S. population, may seem Unrealistic any month soon, it is NOT, and notwithstanding the current Gridlock in Washington D.C. Consider the facts. [More]
Help STOP this Bad Bill and Mass Immigration
Illegal immigrants and their offspring add over 2 million a year to the U.S. population. And Mass legal immigration also adds over 2 million immigrants & offspring to the U.S. population each year. Just think of the increased job loss, wage depression, strain on infrastructure and burden on budgets, hospitals and schools such an Influx causes -- and at a time when hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost and are losing their jobs! And when the net (after subtracting taxes immigrants pay) costs of Immigration to American Taxpayers are in the $multiBillions. [More]
Obama Administration Uses Environment as Pretext to Block Border & Environmental Protection
ACT NOW to support ' Protection from Transnational Gangs' Initiative. Using the Guise of Environmental Protection, the Obama Administration is blocking Border Control Agents' access to public lands along the border. This has allowed cross-border Human and Drug traffickers to run wild in these environmentally sensitive areas, and in the process to seriously damage them. "The criminals have destroyed the federal public land..." and "keeping the Border Control off simply allows illegal alien traffic to cause more damage." said Vice-Chairman Zack Taylor of the National Association of Former Border Control Officers, "It is the ploy of the Open Borders advocates to keep Border Control out and let the illegal aliens and drugs in." [More]
Help Stop Massive Cross-Border Illegals Flow!
Immigrants and their Offspring added about twenty million people to the United States' population in the decade 2000 to 2010, the highest number in the nation's history. About half of that number was from legal and the other half from illegal immigration. Now we have an opportunity to reduce the Illegal numbers and flow, at least. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) plans to introduce a bill to halt the Obama administration's lawsuits against States that seek to enforce laws against Illegal Immigration. A companion bill (S. 1856) has already been introduced in the Senate. [More]
Year End Letter
For every person added to the United States' population, one acre
of wild or farm land is converted to developed uses.
The added number of people overwhelms individual efforts to use
energy conservatively and substitute renewables for scarce fossil
More people means more pressure on scarce resources including
More people mean that individual efforts to minimize pollution are