Last updated on: 12/10/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Family Security Matters (FSM) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“The President and his immigration allies on Capitol Hill argue that the illegals benefit our society by doing jobs Americans won’t, and at a low cost that makes agricultural production, as well as many urban domestic tasks, affordable for their employers. Mr. Bush wants to let illegal workers stay under a temporary work program in which they can earn legal status. In the coming fight over immigration, Congress is considering everything from another amnesty for illegals to restrictions on states’ ability to issue driver’s licenses to illegals. The one common characteristic to all these proposals is that they don’t do anything about the deadly serious problems that illegal immigration creates in health care, education, and in securing our nation against terrorist attack.”

“Mr. Bush’s Blind Spot,” www.familysecuritymatters.org, Apr. 3, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“Family Security Matters was created to give Americans like us the tools to become involved citizens and powerful defenders of our homes, our families, and our communities. We believe in the power of everyday Americans to make this world safer and more secure… we are dedicated to bringing this knowledge directly to you. We want to equip Americans, women and men, with the information resources to become discriminating citizens… And then we want to show you how you can influence national policy and community security directly, without waiting for government action. We want to be your best resource for accurate and practical knowledge that will make your families and communities safer, stronger, and more secure… learn everything you need to become active participants in America’s struggle for security and peace.”

“About FSM,” www.familysecuritymatters.org (accessed Jul. 17, 2007)

Mission:

“Our mission is to inform all Americans, men and women, about the issues surrounding national security; to address their fears about safety and security on a personal, family, community, national and international level; to highlight the connection between individual safety and a strong national defense; to increase civic participation and political responsibility; and to empower all Americans to become proactive defenders of our national security and community safety.”

“About FSM,” www.familysecuritymatters.org (accessed Jul. 17, 2007)

Other:
501(c)(3) Public Charity