Why Too Much of A Good Thing Can Be A Bad Idea.
California's Population is Growing Far Faster Than The State's Ability to Support It.
- Population has more than doubled since 1960.
- We grew by more than 5 million just in the last decade.
- At the current rate of growth we will be 50 million by 2032.
Virtually All of California's Problems Can Be Traced Back To Too Many People.
- Overcrowded schools
- Traffic gridlock in all major cities
- Degradation of our environment
- Urban sprawl
- Overburdened health care system
- Not enough money
- Higher tax rates to fund more public programs
- Unemployment of minimum wage workers
More than 98% of California's Population Growth In The Last 10 Years Was Due to Immigration.
- Most Californians are barely replacing themselves
- Most Californians are having less than two children per household
- But many immigrant families are averaging more than 2.9 children per household
If We Don't Do Something About Immigration, Our Problems Will Get Much Worse.
- Write or call your elected officials.
- Get involved in government.
- Contact CAPS for information.
Various publications are recommended throughout our website, usually at the end of articles, papers, or in bibliographies. For in-depth research on population, or immigration issues the following is our suggested list which will give you a good foundation. If you have suggestions, or questions please contact the CAPS office.
World on Edge
Lester R. Brown, 2011
Mark O'Connor & William Lines, 2009
The Late Great U.S.A.: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada
By Jerome Corsi, 2007
The Mexican Mafia
By Tony Rafael, 2007
The Population Fix: Breaking America's Addiction to Population Growth
By Edward C. Hartman, 2006
In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America's Border and Security
By Tom Tancredo, 2006
Unguarded Gates: A History of America's Immigration Crisis
By Otis L. Graham, Jr., 2006
Fighting Immigration Anarchy: American Patriots Battle to Save the Nation
By Daniel Sheehy, 2005
Mexifornia: A State of Becoming
By Victor Davis Hanson, 2004
Up Against Sprawl: Public Policy and the Making of Southern California
By Michael Dear, Jennifer Wolch, Manuel Pastor and Peter Dreier, 2004
California's Population Growth 1990-2002: Virtually All From Immigration (PDF) A CAPS Demographic Data Report, June 2003
Outsmarting Smart Growth - Population Growth, Immigration, and the Problem of Sprawl
By Roy Beck, Leon Kolankiewicz and Steven A. Camarota, 2003
Forsaking Fundamentals: The Environmental Establishment Abandons U.S. Population Stabilization
By Leon Kolankiewicz and Roy Beck, 2000
Alien Nation: Common Sense About America's Immigration Disaster
By Peter Brimelow, 1996
The Case Against Immigration - The Moral, Economic, Social & Environmental Reasons for Reducing US Immigration Back to Traditional Levels
By Roy Beck, Published by W.W. Norton, 1996
This book argues that current immigration levels hurt individuals and communities.
Living Within Limits: Ecology, Economics and Population Taboos
By Garrett Harden,Oxford University Press, 1993
The latest of Hardin's hard-hitting books that eloquently makes the case for stopping population growth.
Elephants in the Volkswagen: Facing the Tough Questions
About Our Overcrowded Country
Edited by Lindsey Grant, Published by W H Freeman, 1992
In this book, Grant asked eminent environmentalists (the Ehrlichs, among others) sociologists, defense specialists, and economists to comment on what the optimum population of the US should be (rather that what population the country could support). Their responses address the issue at the core of many problems.
Mass Immigration and the National Interest
By Vernon M. Briggs Jr., Published by M.E. Sharpe, 1992
Covers how US immigration policy has stimulated the largest inflow of immigrants in the 1980s and 1990s than at any time in the history of the US. In this analysis, the author seeks to show how the policy was designed essentially by political consideration. Briggs argues that policy neglected immigration's economic impact at a time when the country was entering a fundamental economic adjustment.
Fifty Million Californians?
By Leon Bouvier, Published by CIS, 1991
This book outlines the explosive population growth in the Golden State with all kinds of facts and figures.