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The world has gone through a revolution and it has changed a lot We have cut the death rates around the world with modern medicine and new farming methods For example we sprayed to destroy mosquitoes in Sri Lanka in the 1950s In one year the average life of everyone in Sri Lanka was extended by eight years because the number of people dying from malaria suddenly declined Szumski 6 This was a great human achievement we cut the death rate without cutting the birth rate Now population is soaring There were about one billion people living in the world when the Statue of Liberty was built There are 45 billion today World population is growing at an enormous rate The world is going to add a billion people in the next eleven years thats 224000 every day Experts say there will be at least 165 billion more people living in the world in the next twenty years McClellan 23 We must understand what these numbers mean for the US Lets look at the question of jobs The International Labor organization projects a twenty-year increase of 600 to 700 million people who will be seeking jobs Eighty-eight percent of the worlds population growth takes place in the Third World More than a billion people today are paid about 150 dollars a year which is less than the average American earns in a week Growing numbers of these poorly paid Third World citizens want to come to the United States McClellan 24 In the 1970s all other countries that accept immigrants started controlling the number of people they would allow into their countries Anderson 46 The United States did not This means that the huge numbers of immigrants who are turned down elsewhere will turn to the United States The number of immigrants is staggering The human suffering they represent is a nightmare Latin
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