Sunday, January 18, 2015

Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs

Has the massive illegal immigration from neighboring islands taken a toll on Puerto Rico's economy and quality of life?

Illegal immigration has added thousands, maybe a million or more, of  impoverished non educated persons to Puerto Rico which is faced with bankruptcy, lack of jobs, and resources.
Has this exodus benefited the economy of the surrounding Caribbean countries? I think so..

Presented by immigration author/journalist Roy Beck

Immigration - Global humanitarian reasons for current U.S. immigration are tested in this updated version of immigration author and journalist Roy Beck's colorful presentation of data from the World Bank and U.S. Census Bureau. The 1996 version of this immigration gumballs presentation has been one of the most viewed immigration policy presentations on the internet.

NumbersUSA Education & Research Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that favors an environmentally sustainable and economically just America and seeks to educate the public about the effects of high levels of immigration on U.S. overpopulation, the environment, jobs, and wages. They use government data to conduct research on the impacts of U.S. population growth, consumption, sprawl, and current levels of immigration and educate the public, opinion leaders and policy makers on the results of those and other studies.