New Study of Environmental Impacts of U.S. Immigration Policy
"Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR) announced a major new project: an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on U.S. immigration policy. PFIR also unveiled the website for the new project, and invited public comments on the proper scope and parameters of the study. In recent decades, American environmentalists have debated about whether or not to weigh in on U.S. immigration policy," the group said in a press release. "The main policy decision to be evaluated in the new EIS is what level Congress should set for annual immigration into the United States. Current legal immigration into the U.S. is now approximately 950,000 people per year, while an average of 300,000 to 400,000 people immigrate illegally."