Trump Could Accidentally Help Protect the Environment

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No one would mistake President Trump for an environmentalist. Yet his immigration policies could inadvertently safeguard the environment. Here’s why. More than 325 million people live in the United States. By 2065, that figure is expected to grow to 441 million. Immigration will account for 88 percent of this increase. If this growth materializes, we’ll have to bulldoze millions of acres of open spaces to build housing for new arrivals. To feed a larger population, we’ll have to convert more forests and grasslands to farms. Further ecosystem destruction will occur, more species will be t...

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