1. "Population" refers to increase in population.
2. "Consumption" refers to increase in developed land consumption per capita (per person).
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During the 1982-2017 period, Members of Congress more than doubled the national population growth that is driven by immigration policies. Besides the direct effect in Texas, immigration policies have created acute population pressures across the country, driving residents to flee into less-densely-populated states. California is the No. 1 state source of Texas population growth.