Immigration, Population, and the Environment: Experts to Debate Impact of Current Policies

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Due to the length of the panel, the video had to be split into two parts.

Part I: Panelist Statements

Part II: Question and Answer Session

It is well-documented that current U.S. immigration policies will increase Americas population by about 100 million people over the next half-century. Past attempts to restructure the federal immigration program have often included debates on education, assimilation, health care, labor, and many other issues. But the environmental impact of immigration-driven population growth is usually missing from the discussion, despite the fact that environmental concerns are high on the Obama Administrations priority list.