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Five Ways Immigration-Driven Population Growth Impacts Our Environment

Population growth in the United States is almost entirely driven by the federal government's immigration policy. The Census Bureau predicts that the nation's population will grow from 325.5 million today to 403.7 million by 2060 — and 96 percent of that increase of 78 million people is due to the current historically high level of immigration. As both Americans and as global citizens, we have an obligation to consider how such rapid growth might impact the planet around us.

More Immigration-Related Aspects of the Election

One of the most open-borders groupings in Congress is the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus; it consists of both House and Senate members with Asian roots and the three non-voting delegates from American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

It has been growing steadily in recent years, and it will probably soon expand its numbers by either two or three seats in the House, depending on the latest vote counts. Here is a thumbnail portrait of its growth over the last three elections:

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