Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS), an anti-immigrant group, blames Mexican immigrants for increasing carbon emissions in the U.S. The group bases its startling claim on a bogus report by the nativist Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), which is linked the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a hate group. But even more worrisome: the group’s hatefest is airing on popular channels such as MSNBC.
And this cheap diatribe from the group’s website:
“Because of American’s proclivity for conspicuous consumption, most environmentalists understand that population growth in the United States affects the environment here and also worldwide,” commented Missy DeYoung, Chairman of the Board of Californians for Population Stabilization. “However, many environmentalists won’t talk about the fact that immigration is the number one factor driving U.S. population growth. It’s intellectually dishonest to think we can address population growth without addressing mass immigration.”
So, I guess the solution is to deport all Mexicans because they create “more carbon emissions than in their previous countries.” Oh, wait, I meant exile Americans to some remote corner of the planet. They’re the ones with an environmentally-unfriendly “proclivity for conspicuous consumption.”