At NumbersUSA we believe that the numerical level of immigration should
be set in ways that: allow for a stabilizing U.S. population; allow for
the preservation of Americans’ individual liberty; and allow for
fairness in economic opportunity for Americans and legal workers.
The mainstream news media is filled with awe that Newt Gingrich showed some "compassion" for illegal aliens in last night's GOP presidential debate. A look at his record while in Congress shows this is nothing new. In fact, his leadership was one of the reasons we have illegal aliens who have been able to stay in this country for 25 years. Take a look . . .
workers rarely factor into the mainstream media's immigration coverage
unless they are being accused of being lazy or
unintelligent. They rarely get a chance to tell
their side of the story. The
New York Times' coverage of the Obama Administration's review of 300,000 deportation cases is no exception, but it does add a new twist. In the story "U.S. to Review Cases Seeking Deportations," the muzzled voices don't belong to apple pickers,
construction workers, or software engineers, but to the Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE) agents charged with
Just before the 2008 recession, Michael Teitelbaum of the Sloan
Foundation (dedicated to the education of science and technology in
America) bluntly told the House Subcommittee on Technology and
Innovation that there is no shortage of scientists and engineers in
America's educational pipeline. Teitelbaum further charged that the
press too often echoed the industry lobbyists' "shortage" claims while
ignoring the substantial body of evidence to the contrary. Four years
later, the mainstream media is still proving Teitelbaum right.
Some of the open-borders bloggers and leaders are suggesting that the recall of Arizona state senator Russell Pearce means the beginning of the end for state efforts across the country to stop illegal aliens from taking jobs and taxpayer-provided benefits. And some of our allies in other state legislatures are even asking if they should feel vulnerable. My short response is that the Pearce recall last week was largely a localized situation without much relevance to enforcement efforts nationwide. . . .
I have no doubt that the President and all the Members of Congress who this week expressed concern for unemployed veterans were sincere. But I also believe that, for the majority of them, moving young veterans into jobs is a much lower priority for them than to continue high levels of immigration to satisfy one special interest group or another. For most of our politicians, this is a day to "Honor Our Veterans As Long As It Doesn't Interfere With Mass Immigration."
E-Verify is gaining in popularity, even in states that have tried to
limit its use. But it will take a federal bill like Lamar Smith's Legal Workforce Act
to require every employer to use the free, online program. Employers
who use E-Verify give it high marks and recommend it to others but too
few sign up for it unless they are required to do so.
On Wednesday night, the GOP Presidential Hopefuls head to Michigan for
the 10th debate of the primary season. It's been a while since we've
seen the Hopefuls on the national stage, but tonight's debate is the
first of three debates to be held before Thanksgiving. With tonight's
debate hosted on CNBC, the main theme will be the economy. For the
most part, the Hopefuls have left immigration out of their economic/jobs
The economist Kenneth Boulding, the environmental adviser to President Kennedy, once famously said, "Anyone who believes in indefinite growth in anything physical, on a physically finite planet, is either mad - or an economist." This is the fourth of four blogs concerning
immigration-sustainability questions policymakers should address.
When NumbersUSA aired the "Lower LEGAL Immigration" ad during two recent
GOP national debates, a number of individuals posted comments on
Twitter in disbelief that any organization would advocate lower legal
immigration levels. Amnesty is the only form of LEGAL immigration that
some are willing stand against. However, just because something is legal
doesn't make it morally right. For example, if the African Slave trade
were still in operation today, I would stand against it.