NumbersUSA Continues With Its Quest To Change Immigration Laws
Since its formation in 1996 or thereabout, NumbersUSA has maintained its quest in raising a voice against the surge in numbers of people moving to the United States. According to the group’s manifesto, it doesn’t matter whether the movement into the US soil is legal or illegal.
All that NumbersUSA wants is the reduction of the number of people coming to study, work, or even live in the United States. It doesn’t matter if the person interested in moving to the US has a permanent home elsewhere or is a total refugee. The group’s firm stance has created a series of court cases, some of which are yet to be heard and determined.
Through its civil forums: NumbersUSA Action and NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation, it enlightens the public, leaders, and policymakers on dangers posed by high immigration numbers on environmental, economic, and American Quality of Life.
During its initial years of operation, NumbersUSA, often found itself at loggerheads with government entities such as the commissions formed to look into the matter. Overtime, NumbersUSA has slowly shifted into addressing and challenging some of its petitions in court. Roy Beck, the founder of the group is still optimistic that even with a democratic president; their grievances will still be heard.
According to their website, NumbersUSA says in part, “Our members are gradually increasing. For now, we have more than 5 million members spread across all the 435 congressional districts. We have urged our members not to tire until we achieve our mission. We know that we have a huge task ahead but we are not relenting until our claims are heard and settled.”
The aim of the members is to lobby for more support and initiate talks to officials and various stakeholders in a bid to reduce the number of people immigrating to the United States. NumbersUSA says, “As the number of immigrants keep increasing each year, our brothers and sisters stand a chance of losing individual freedoms, wages, access to fundamental rights such as nature, quality of life, as well as loss of jobs among other important things in the lives of the American people.” See related link for additional information.
For more information, visit: https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/NumbersUSA