Last updated on: 8/11/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

NumbersUSA.com Biography

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

“Very slowly, more and more Members of Congress are starting to look at the practical consequences of the Senate Gang of Eight’s broad proposals for a ‘path to citizenship’ for some 11 million illegal aliens. Elected officials have to be forced to consider that a better phrase would be that they are being asked to provide the 11 million immigration lawbreakers a ‘path to welfare, chain migration and U.S. jobs,’ all to the detriment of American workers and taxpayers.

Almost nobody in the news media has yet raised the question of why it is not absurd to be talking about massive amnesty and increase in green cards for mostly lower-skilled foreign workers during a time of budget deficit crisis and high unemployment.

Thousands of voters today began sending petition faxes through NumbersUSA to their elected officials opposing the Gang of Eight’s amnesty ideas.”

NumbersUSA Founder and President Roy Beck, “‘Path to Citizenship’ Would Be Path to More Deficits, Chain Migration, Unemployment & Illegal Immigration,” numbersusa.com, Feb. 6, 2013

Description:

“NumbersUSA Education & Research Foundation provides a civil forum for Americans of all political and ethnic backgrounds to focus on a single issue, the numerical level of U.S. immigration. We educate opinion leaders, policymakers and the public on immigration legislation, policies and their consequences. We favor reductions in immigration numbers toward traditional levels that would allow present and future generations of Americans to enjoy a stabilizing U.S. population and a high degree of individual liberty, mobility, environmental quality, worker fairness and fiscal responsibility.”

“About Us,” numbersusa.com (accessed on Feb. 27, 2018)

Mission:

“Members act to persuade public officials to support immigration policies that protect all Americans—especially the most vulnerable and including the foreign-born—from losing wages, individual freedoms, quality of life, and access to nature due to excessive immigration numbers that indiscriminately enlarge the U.S. population, the laborforce and government costs.”

“About Us,” numbersusa.com (accessed on Feb. 27, 2018)

Other:
501(c)(3) non-profit
Quoted in:
  1. Should State or Local Governments Help Enforce Federal Immigration Laws?