This month, I led dozens of teenagers for the 21st summer in helping poor Americans with housing needs. I suspect that a great many of you have been similarly involved in compassionate acts in your local and national community this year. Great devotion to community is one of the reasons many NumbersUSA activists work so hard for lower immigration levels. When I say this, the open-borders crowd often challenges me and suggests that we immigration-reductionists don't have any record of compassion for our communities (other than our claim for what our immigration work can do) -- let's
Has Pres. Obama's new policy of ceasing deportation for most non-violent illegal aliens so discouraged some ANTI-amnesty activists that they will give up on passing a national E-Verify law this fall? As some people ask legitimate questions about this, I can tell you that we at NumbersUSA aren't about to fulfill Mr. Obama's wildest pro-illegal-worker wishes by stopping our all-out push for a mandatory E-Verify law. Here is why . . .
Radio hosts and newspaper reporters the last few days have been asking me what I suggest Americans can do to counter the terrible anti-American-worker announcement by the Obama Administration that it basically won't deport illegal aliens unless they are violent felons. I believe the answer is that the U.S. House of Representatives has to act immediately when it returns in September to send the world a bold signal that U.S. jobs are closed.
Three years into a jobs Depression the Obama Administration again turned
its back on unemployed Americans. The Department of Homeland Security
announced it will individually review the 300,000 cases of illegal
aliens currently holding deportation orders in an effort to appease his
pro-amnesty critics. With this move illegal aliens will become eligible
to receive work permits and compete with 22 million Americans who can't
find a full-time job.
The Obama administration quietly dropped a bombshell late
last week when it announced that it would be granting work permits to
as many as 300,000 illegal workers currently in deportation
proceedings. The mainstream media has marginalized this very
important story, especially overlooking the adverse impact the work
permits will have on 22 million Americans who want a full-time job but
can't find one.
The press continues to ignore the fact
In his August 14 column, "The Texas Unmiracle,"
Nobel-Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman
arrives at similar conclusions about immigration and employment as
NumbersUSA. First, Krugman acknowledges that immigration, in part, drove
Texas job growth (more people = bigger economy) during the recession.
Second, Krugman notes that job growth hasn't kept up with population
growth in Texas (more jobs, but high unemployment). Finally, Krugman
warns that the influx of workers has put downward pressure on wages
(supply and demand).
Since 1990, immigration numbers have been higher than in any other period
in U.S. history. Over the last two decades, immigration has averaged about 1
million people per year, or three times our traditional average.
U.S. population will
more than double from 203 million in 1970 to
439 million in 2050, and immigration will cause eighty-two percent of all U.S. population growth
between 2005 and 2050. The radical population growth Congress creates
through its immigration policies has no end in sight,
and is running up a bill future generations will have to pay.
Eight GOP Presidential Hopefuls participated in Thursday night’s debate
in Ames, Iowa, but only five were asked about immigration. And none of
the candidates brought up the issue on their own. Herman Cain had the
strongest response in dealing with illegal immigration, while the
frontrunner Mitt Romney was finally asked the question we’ve all been
begging to hear.
By Leon2014 of VA, Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 11:00 AM EST - posted on NumbersUSA
Our call for replacement-level immigration (a reduction in annual numbers by perhaps 80%) has just received a huge boost of validity in a new book -- Man Swarm and the Killing of Wildlife -- by Dave Foreman. Over the last four decades, few people have been more true and highly-publicized in their championing of the U.S. environment than Foreman. Essentially, he concludes that wildlife in the U.S. face a dismal future without deep cuts in immigration.
The "labor shortage" claim is an old lobbying gambit that reporters
still haven't caught onto. Mass-immigration activists learned decades
ago that the press loves a scary story about shortages, whether it is
true or not. In 2007, just before the recession Michael S. Teitelbaum,
Vice President of the Sloan Foundation testified
before Congress and noted that interest groups have a right to promote
their own interests. His testimony rings as true in this jobless
recovery as it did four years ago before the recession.