BASE A113 - Base A113, the head of Xeno-Earth Immigration has closed all borders to the Marble Planet.
Base A113, which is in geostationary orbit above Obama, D.C., has allowed a liberal xeno-immigration policy, however, the non-Earth population has reached nearly 10% of the total.
"There are nearly 200 billion humans and xeno-citizens down there," said Ian Smith, "We could construct more aerocity layers to cope with demand, but there is only so far up we can put layers, hovering or not. It's gotten so out of hand that there are some people on Level 89 who have never seen Level G. So we've no choice but to raise the shields for any organisms without a visa or a passport for any of Earth's 20 corpornations."
Earth, which has been named "the terra of a thousand trades", "the cultural centre" and other nicknames, is known galactic-wide for its business, and history.
Several other planets have responded by cutting off all interspace motorway routes with Earth and cancelling any orders of Earth origin, except for the Planet of Seods, who need Malus domestica (common apple) as a fuel source.
After much heated protests by many residents, A113 will not budge on its stance. Even the leaders of corporonations are telling the base to 'back down' on the policy, as it could 'harm interest in the planet'.