Chain Migration Triggered by DACA Amnesty Could Outpace NYC Population

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21 December 2017
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An amnesty for nearly 800,000 to 3.5 million illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program could rapidly boom the United States’ already record-high foreign-born population.

In September, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that DACA would officially end in March 2018. Since then, the Republicans and Democrats have been plotting to negotiate an amnesty plan for January 2018 where up to 3.5 million illegal aliens could be granted a pathway to U.S. citizenship...

Such a plan would likely increase current legal immigration levels to the U.S. More than one million [legal] immigrants enter the country every year, leaving Americans forced to compete with an evergrowing number of low-skilled foreign workers for stagnant, blue-collar wages.

The legal immigration system is made up of more than 70 percent of what is known as “chain migration,”...

A DACA amnesty where newly amnestied illegal aliens are able to bring their foreign relatives to the U.S. could potentially trigger a chain migration reaching between 9.9 million to 19.8 million foreign nationals over a period of decades...

For years, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University Philip Cafaro has pleaded with Democrats and the Republican establishment to stop supporting massive increases in the U.S. population through immigration.

Cafaro wrote in 2009:

Like immigration policy for the past 50 years, immigration policy for the next 50 looks likely to be set with no regard for its environmental consequences. We believe this is a bad thing. As committed environmentalists, we would like to see our government set immigration policy (and all government policy) within the context of a commitment to sustainability. We don’t believe that the goals we share with our fellow environmentalists and with a large majority of our fellow citizens — clean air and clean water; livable, uncrowded cities; sharing the land with the full complement of its native flora and fauna — are compatible with continued population growth. It is time to rein in this growth — or forthrightly renounce the hope of living sustainably here in the United States.