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NumbersUSA is an immigration reduction organization whose intent is to reduce United States' annual immigration to pre-1965 levels, but without the "country of origin quotas" that were in place during this period. The organization was created in 1997 and its current executive director is Roy Beck. Immigration reduction refers to movements active within the United States that advocate a reduction in the amount of immigration allowed into the United States or other countries. ... Roy Beck is a former journalist and public policy analyst who has served as the Executive Director of NumbersUSA since 1997. ...


From its base in Arlington, Virginia, NumbersUSA lobbies the executive and legislative branches for immigration reduction. Members can create an on-line account and send free pre-written faxes to Congress and the President as well as receive e-mail alerts with instructions for telephone calls to Congress as part of the NumbersUSA Action Network. Arlington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Virginia (which calls itself a commonwealth), directly across the Potomac River from Washington, DC. By an act of Congress July 9, 1846, the area south of the Potomac was returned to Virginia effective in 1847 As of 2000... Immigration reduction refers to movements active within the United States that advocate a reduction in the amount of immigration allowed into the United States or other countries. ...


NumbersUSA Policy Positions

NumbersUSA's position is that the United States has become overpopulated due to high levels of immigration caused by the Hart-Cellar Act of 1965. Without increased immigration since 1970, America would currently have achieved zero population growth or even a net population reduction. Any recent U.S. population growth can therefore be attributed to immigration since 1970, not the fertility rate of the pre-1970 native population. The Immigration Act of 1965 (also known as the Hart-Celler Act) abolished the national-origin quotas that had been in place in the United States since the Immigration Act of 1924. ... The (total) fertility rate of a population is the average number of child births per woman. ...


NumbersUSA tends to evaluate legislation based primarily on its overall impact on immigration levels. Legislation that would increase immigration is therefore opposed by NumbersUSA and, conversely, legislation that would decrease immigration is lobbied for aggressively by NumbersUSA. NumbersUSA believes that immigration in modest levels is beneficial to the United States, but it defines the optimal immigration level as being about 200,000 new immigrants per year, which is a fraction of the recent levels of one million immigrants or more per year.


Besides reducing the overall numerical levels of annual legal and illegal immigration, NumbersUSA has some immediate objectives, such as the elimination of "chain migration" and the elimination of the Diversity Immigrant Visa lottery. now. ... Chain migration refers to the mechanism by which foreign nationals are allowed to immigrate by virtue of the ability of previous immigrants to send for their adult relatives. ... The Diversity Immigrant Visa program is a United States congressionally mandated lottery program for receiving a Green Card. ...


NumbersUSA Statements

NumbersUSA states that it is a "non-profit, non-partisan, public policy organization that favors an environmentally sustainable and economically just America. [It] opposes efforts to use federal immigration policies to force mass U.S. population growth and to depress wages of vulnerable workers." A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ...


NumbersUSA also claims to be "pro-environment, pro-worker, pro-liberty and pro-immigrant. Activists in the NumbersUSA Action network are Americans of all races and include many immigrants and the spouses, children and parents of immigrants."


The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) lists NumbersUSA as part of the immigration reductionism network created by John Tanton. [1][2] The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is an American non-profit legal organization, whose stated purpose is to combat racism and promote civil rights through research, education, and litigation. ... John H. Tanton, M.D. is a retired eye surgeon from Petoskey, Michigan, the founder of U.S. English, the founding chairman of ProEnglish, and publisher of The Social Contract Press, serving as editor for its first eight years. ...


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NumbersUSA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (411 words)
NumbersUSA is an immigration reduction organization whose intent is to reduce United States' annual immigration to pre-1965 levels, but without the "country of origin quotas" that were in place during this period.
NumbersUSA's position is that the United States has become overpopulated due to high levels of immigration caused by the Hart-Cellar Act of 1965.
NumbersUSA believes that immigration in modest levels is beneficial to the United States, but it defines the optimal immigration level as being about 200,000 new immigrants per year, which is a fraction of the recent levels of one million immigrants or more per year.
International Relations Center | Profile | NumbersUSA (1244 words)
Founded in 1997, NumbersUSA states that it is a "non-profit, non-partisan, public policy organization that favors an environmentally sustainable and economically just America." The organization "opposes efforts to use federal immigration policies to force mass U.S. population growth and to depress wages of vulnerable workers.
NumbersUSA, which shares offices with ProEnglish and Evangelicals for Immigration Reform, is directed by Roy Beck, who has published books and articles about the pressing need to reduce legal and illegal immigration.
NumbersUSA charges that the new pro-immigrant policies adopted by the AFL-CIO under President John Sweeney and by other U.S. labor unions that organize immigrant workers are hurting U.S. workers but are providing a short-term boost to organized labor.
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