ERIC Number: ED302446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Will There Be Enough Americans?
This paper considers U.S. immigration in terms of this country's fertility, mortality, and migration rates and patterns. Statistics and estimates are provided for both legal and illegal immigrants, and the positive and negative effects of population growth and decline are explored. The paper concludes that rising immigration rates will help balance low U.S. fertility rates but that an increase in immigration may also lead to overpopulation problems in the next 100 years. Immigration policies, based on considerations of future U.S. social and economic needs and requirements, should be established. (JHP)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Immigrants, Migration, Mortality Rate, Place of Residence, Population Distribution, Population Growth, Population Trends, Residential Patterns, Undocumented Immigrants
Center for Immigration Studies, 1775 T St. NW, Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Immigration Studies, Washington, DC.