England’s Porritt with an unapologetic “two child limit on British couples” sites the impact on the environment as the problem. United States’s House Speaker, Pelosi, offers a subsidized “tax-payer child prevention” plan “… to deal with the consequences of the downturn in our economy.” Where is the population growth in both these countries? IMMIGRATION. The CIA World Factbook sites these statistics for United States immigration and Great Britian immigration.numbers. Excluded are illegal immigration numbers. So, why are two high-ranking political figures in highly industrialized democratic countries calling for government intervention to reduce their own populations?