This topic is something that has not been addressed enough. The USA has opened the spigot to massive numbers of immigrants(legal,illegal), asylums, legal refugees. The majority of immigration reformers that want to grant full amnesty to all immigrants, refugees, have long called enviros that want to slow down, or completely stop(ain't gonna happen) open immigration; the usual flagrant names.
Covellite says in Grist:
“The ‘really getting’ old argument implies that increasing the U.S. population size beyond its current 307 million by open immigration is going to improve the environment, or be an economic gain.
The reality is, once free-flowing rivers are being dammed to provide
impounded water for an already unsustainable population size.
Open spaces, deserts and mountains are being converted to energy grids
and transmission corridors to attempt to provide these millions with a
facsimile of the declining standard of living once experienced in the
Environmental laws are being suspended and endangered species are being
denied protections because more and more resources have to be diverted
to merely hold the social infrastructure of this overpopulated society
Governments are dissolving because they cannot afford to fund the
levels of state and national services that once characterized the U.S”
The argument that we all are descendants of immigrants, and this should be reason enough to keep Americas arms wide open, got... stale.... a. long.. time... ago. The era when mass immigration was needed to supply more bodies to fuel the industrial, manufacturing, farm machines, is long gone. Population stability, and sustainability is what is needed now, in the USA, as well as in other industrialized countries, developing countries.
With the economic issues, natural resource drain from overpopulation, the observances of Fort Wayne's huge refugee resettlement areas of thousands shows a disregard from the majority, of pride, hard work to have cleaner air to breathe, cleaner flowing rivers, streams, less trash, less consumption(still needs lots of work from everyone), more recycling.There are blighted areas in all major cities, and the rivers, streams, watersheds suffer most of the brunt of pollution, but cities have been trying to do better with Great American Clean-Up Day May 15, Earth Day, environmental awareness, and education. Right?
What is to be done with thousands upon thousands of new immigrants, refugees that of the majority have no moral, ethical obligation, inclination to preserve the environment?
But the U.S. is obligated to uphold the rights of refugees including the basic civil rights, the
Recent photos of refugee resettlement areas of Autumn Woods, and Brendon Wood Park Apts. in Fort Wayne. We cleaned up Autumn Woods exactly one year ago http://www.agreenerindiana.com/profiles/blogs/trash-wars, today it is even worse, and this is after conveying to tribal leaders that the trashing of the creeks, fields, and woods is not acceptable.
The mayor, and others keep preaching "cultural sensitivity" "tolerance" towards refugees, but at what cost?
The pics depict the refugees casual disregard for donated clothing, shoes, bedding, the creeks, and the dumpsters that are provided for all the trash. Any volunteers available
on May 15, or anytime, to clean-up these desecrated waterways, fields, woods?