NumbersUSA Is On The Lead To Balance And Reduce Immigration Numbers
NumbersUSA was founded by Roy Beck, who believes that immigration numbers are too high and “should be reduced substantially”. Their website states that they aim to educate people on the impacts of immigration policy, act as a watchdog group, and inform citizens what their representatives are doing. They want to reduce legal immigration numbers and keep illegal immigrants in their home countries.
They’re an offshoot of the FAIRO or the “Federation of American Immigration Reform Organizations”; which was founded in 1982 to represent the interests of citizens who believed in individual freedom and opposed mass-unlimited immigration.
In NumbersUSA’s opinion, America is a resource-rich nation with an abundance of natural resources and great wealth in both human and financial capital – but its ability to provide for its citizens is being “squandered” by immigrant labor. Illegal immigration is “destabilizing” the whole system of legal immigration, as immigrants come to rely on public benefits such as housing assistance, health care and education.
In addition, low wages are being driven down, making the working class worse. Beck argues that the idea that “immigrants do jobs Americans don’t want to do” is a myth; Americans are already doing these jobs, but for lower wages. NumbersUSA believes that free-market capitalism and democracy have allowed Americans to have “abundant wealth”, which should be used to provide for their people rather than become a magnet for immigrants from developing countries.
The NumbersUSA argues that Americans cannot find full-time jobs because of the illegal immigrant workforce. The organization believes in the right of Americans to support or oppose all immigration policies. They believe that citizens should have a say in whether or not their government enforces immigration laws or not. They inform citizens about their elected officials’ opinions, who they fund politically and what they have to say publicly. They want to ensure that all Americans know the advocates for more immigrants, such as the Chamber of Commerce.
The border crisis is also another concern that NumbersUSA puts forward. They believe that the government’s failure to secure the borders leads to the deterioration of US security and an ample supply of cheap workers willing to jump the legal immigration line. Reducing illegal immigration would mean more jobs and less taxpayer money spent on welfare. Refer to this article for additional information.
More about NumbersUSA on http://www.opensecrets.org/federal-lobbying/clients/summary?id=D000054867