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Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:00 am

Bruce Gach wrote a good report (6/6/19) on a timely Livermore Immigration Forum held May 19.

This set me to thinking about the planet as a whole. While Democrats make fun of Trump for his shifting manuevers regarding refugees at our southern border, the truth is Democrats seem equally clueless when it comes any longterm position on what to do about much larger efforts to emigrate--soon to come not just from Latin America but (among other places) from Africa and from the Sub-Continent of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. If one withdraws the special cases of Monaco and Vatican City from the the list of "the world's densest countries," then Bangladesh comes in third densest in the world after Singapore and Bahrain. Its population continues to grow while the increasingly rapid melt from the Himalayas becomes continually less dependable as a source for its agriculture. For instance, the rushing waters are dissolving the delta to the south into the Bay of Bengal.

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