CIS List of Publications

(II.) The Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C. has prepared the following list of publications on the population-environment issue. For other information, go to

(a) No Child Left Behind: A Review of The Empty Cradle: How Falling Birthrates Threaten World Prosperity and What to Do About It, by Phillip Longman, and Fewer: How the New Demography of Depopulation Will Shape Our Future, by Ben J. Wattenberg, (The review is done by Mark Krikorian in The Claremont Review of Books, April 25, 2005,)

(b) Outsmarting Smart Growth: Population Growth, Immigration, and the Problem of Sprawl, by Roy Beck, Leon Kolankiewicz, and Steven A. Camarota, August 2003

(c) Congressional testimony on immigration’s impact on U.S. population growth by Steven A. Camarota, August 2001

(d) Forsaking Fundamentals: The Environmental Establishment Abandons U.S. Population Stabilization by Leon Kolankiewicz and Roy Beck (Center Paper 18, March 2001)

(e) Immigration, Population, and the New Census Bureau Projections by Leon Kolankiewicz Center for Immigration Studies Backgrounder, June 2000

(f) The Impact of New Americans: A Review and Analysis of the National Research Council’s The New Americans: Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Effects of Immigration by Steven A. Camarota and Leon Bouvier. This is a Center for Immigration Studies Report, December 1999

(g) “Immigration and the Sierra Club: Did the Fuss Matter?” by Ben Zuckerman, pp. 11-13 in Immigration Review no. 33, Fall 1998

(h) “California’s Labor Force: Immigration, Fertility and the Post-Industrial Economy” by B. Meredith Burke p. 1 in Immigration Review no. 32, Summer 1998

(i) Reducing Greenhouse Gases: The Vital Immigration Angle by Steven A. Camarota, The San Diego Union Tribune, November 28, 1997

(j) Quality of Life in the 21st Century: What the Latest Census Bureau Projections Mean for America by Leon Bouvier. This is a  Center for Immigration Studies Backgrounder, May 1996

(k) Zero Net Migration: What Does It Really Mean? by Leon F. Bouvier and Dudley L. Poston Jr.  This is a Center for Immigration Studies Backgrounder, July 1995

(l) How Many Americans? Population, Immigration and the Environment by Leon F. Bouvier and Lindsey Grant. This is a  Center for Immigration Studies Book, Fall 1994 (Paperback + Hardcover)

(m) Four Hundred Million Americans! The Latest Census Bureau Projections by Leon Bouvier and John L. Martin. This is a Center for Immigration Studies Backgrounder, January 1993

(n) Immigration and Rising U.S. Fertility: A Prospect of Unending Population Growth by Leon Bouvier. This is a Center for Immigration Studies Backgrounder, January 1991

(See the web site by the American group “Population-Environment Balance” for a detailed look at the immigration-environment connection in the U./S. See also the following two January, 2004 articles by American environmentalists on the American Sierra Club issue.)

(1) Zuckerman. Ben. Like It Or Not, Over-Immigration Is Destroying Our Environment (The Globe and Mail – Week of Jan 26-30, 2004)

(2) (Author Not Available) “Immigration Issue Roiling Even Enviro Groups”


“FORSAKING FUNDAMENTALS”: One American group, the U.S. Sierra Club, is notorious for not making the connection between population levels and environmental health. The paper entitled “Forsaking Fundamentals” explains why the Sierra Club refused to join the movement to reduce unprecedentedly high American immigration levels (well over 1 million legals and substantially more illegals annually) when they know that such levels will result in a U.S. population of over 400 million by 2050. By 2099, the U.S. population could be an astounding 700 to 800 million.

The increases will largely be due to the inflow of immigrants and the offspring of immigrants. Immigration is, by far, the major contributor to U.S. population growth. Immigration to Canada also accounts for a significant part (now around 66%) of Canadian population growth. The big question that the Immigration-Environment issue raises is this: “Is it possible to deal with an effect without dealing with the cause?” It is clear that the two have to be looked at together.


Population & Environment (Taken from )

The Census Bureau projects an America of 400 million residents by 2050. Now more than ever,  policymakers need to ask, “How many Americans?” The question is less one of space and survival than that of quality of life and consent of the governed.

Immigration and children born to recent immigrants account for the overwhelming majority of U.S.  population growth, negating the American people’s voluntary embrace of smaller families. The National Research Council estimates that by 2050, current immigration policies will cause the population of the United States to be fully 80 million larger than without immigration, triple the population growth that would take place naturally without immigration. In effect, the federal immigration program is a social engineering project which rivals the population policies of Ceaucescu’s Romania.

Since 1970, America has suffered notable increases in traffic congestion, school overcrowding, loss of natural habitat, destruction of prime farm land, and increasing urban sprawl. Why? Since 1970, more than 68 million people have been added to the U.S. population. This surge is especially notable in light of the fact that Americans have been below replacement level fertility since 1972. A majority of this growth is thus derived from immigrants and their children.