Social studies educator, Hofstra University, my opinions, of course, are my own Welcome Back! A Brief History of Education in the United States Part 1 One thing that stands out to me is that education is never either an independent force in American society or a principle agent for social change. It is a reflection of the basic debates talking place in the broader society.
Migration Worldwide President John F.
Kennedy, A Nation of Immigrants There is, of course, a legitimate argument for some limitation upon immigration. We no longer need settlers for virgin lands, and our economy is expanding more slowly than in the nineteenth and early twentieth century.
We will have doubled in 57 years. William Jefferson Clinton, Portland State University Commencement "Within five years there will be no majority race in our largest state, California.
It is changing the face of America. They can either strengthen and unite us, or they can weaken and divide us. But mark my words, unless we handle this well, immigration of this sweep and scope could threaten the bonds of our union.
Pitts I have nothing against immigrants. My ancestors were immigrants. My parents were immigrants to California.
Some of my friends are immigrants. But there has come a critcal time now that we must say no to growth. While the greatest need is in third world countries, tears come to my eyes when I think of what is happening to the wild areas of California, the favorite haunts of my youth.
California is one of the most biologically diverse parts of the world. But not for long. It has become horrifically sprawled out and the miles driven in greenhouse-gas-emitting vehicles has increased even faster than the population while the number of hours spent sitting or creeping along in traffic and the emissions still spewing out has increased even faster.
I have little faith that our unproven attacks on sprawl will resolve the ever-increasing problem of human overflow in California. Los Angeles, big and bloated, craves more and more water. Economic growth due to population growth will end when our resources run out, but not before the environment is trampled.
A million new legal migrants are coming into the USA every year and the Census Bureau projection for is million. The belief that the US is the best country in the world is a cornerstone of national self-belief, and many Americans want others to share it. They also want cheap labor to cut the sugar cane, pluck the chickens, pick the oranges, mow the lawns and make the beds.
The population issue is political dynamite and it is potent among the Hispanic community, who will probably decide the future president and do not wish to be told their relatives will not be allowed in or, if illegal, harassed. Extra Americans are a problem for the world because migrants take on American consumption patterns.
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