Last updated on: 9/1/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Donald Mann Biography

Title:
President of Negative Population Growth (NPG)
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“For many years our Federal government has failed to stop illegal immigration, with the deplorable result that there are now an estimated 10-15 million illegal immigrants living here permanently, in violation of our laws…

Since it is unrealistic to think that 10-15 million immigrants could somehow be apprehended and deported in mass, the proponents of mass immigration maintain that the only other option is to put them on a path toward citizenship. That would amount to a mass amnesty, pure and simple. Such an amnesty would create a large and immediate increase in the size of our already vastly overpopulated country by an estimated 18 to 30 million, because the amnestied illegals would be able to bring their immediate family members currently living abroad into our country…

If our nation’s borders were made secure and the flow of new illegal immigrants were halted, the illegal population now could be pressured to depart voluntarily without government intervention. We believe that within several years at most their number would be reduced to near zero. That goal could be accomplished by putting into effect policies that would make it practically impossible for an illegal alien to reside here for any appreciable length of time without being apprehended, coupled with severe penalties for illegal presence when apprehended.”

“A False Choice: Citizenship or Mass Deportation: A Realistic View of Today’s Immigration Debate,” npg.org, Sep. 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President, Negative Population Growth (NPG), 1972-present
  • Officer, United States Navy, 1943-1946
Education:
  • Studied economics at l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris)
  • Studied philosophy at Columbia University
  • BA, Wesleyan University, 1943
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @npg_org
Quoted in:
  1. Birthright Citizenship Debate: Should Children Born on US Soil to Undocumented Immigrants Automatically Have US Citizenship?