NumbersUSA Education & Research Foundation - For Lower Immigration Levels

01/14/2019 01:39 PM
Half of Likely Voters Think Government Is Doing Too Little to Stop Illegal Immigration

A Rasmussen poll released January 11 found that almost half of likely voters surveyed think the government isn’t doing enough to prevent illegal immigration. When asked “Is the government doing too much or too little to stop illegal immigration? Or is the level of action about right?,” 48% of likely voters say the government is doing too little, 28% say too much, and 17% think the level of action is about right.

01/14/2019 11:56 AM
Rep. Bill Posey Introduces Legislation to End Visa Lottery
Rep. Bill Posey

Rep. Bill Posey (R-Fla.) has introduced H.R 479 that would end the visa lottery. This is the fourth consecutive Congress that Rep. Posey has introduced the legislation after taking it over for former Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.).

01/11/2019 10:27 AM
President Trump Did Not 'Manufacture' a Crisis at the Border; He Inherited One
  by  Eric Ruark

Many in the media are reporting that there is no crisis at the border because apprehensions are below "historic highs." That is true, but this framing is misleading. The increase in family units, unaccompanied minors, and asylum seekers has created an untenable situation. And total apprehensions increased in FY2018. The media recognized the problem in 2014. Now they tell us there's no need for concern.

01/10/2019 04:35 PM
Poll Finds 79% of Registered Voters Believe Illegal Immigration a Problem

A POLITICO/Morning Consult poll found public opinion split on the need to build a border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, although the question implied that the intent was to build it along the entire border. That isn't what President Trump, or anyone in Congress, has proposed. What was clear is that voters find illegal immigration to be a problem (79%), with a strong plurality believing it constitutes a crisis.

01/09/2019 08:39 AM
Pres. Trump Urges Congress to Fund Border Security

In his first-ever address to the nation from the Oval Office, Pres. Trump called on Congress to end the government shutdown by providing funding for additional fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border and additional resources to help end the ongoing surge of illegal border crossings.

01/08/2019 12:00 PM
Wisconsin's Recent Response to Population Growth Ignores Immigration Impact
  by  Dave Gorak

Wisconsin appears to be on the verge of joining 17 other states that allow motorists to drive on highway shoulders in order to reduce congestion during peak travel times. This "solution" reminds me of the story about the guy who came home to discover that he left the water running in a sink and attacks the problem with a mop and bucket instead of shutting off the water, in this case the "water" being population growth that is 88 percent fueled by immigration.

01/08/2019 10:55 AM
Rep. Steve King Reintroduces Birthright Citizenship Act
Rep. Steve King

For the fifth consecutive Congress, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has introduced H.R. 140, the Birthright Citizenship Act, that would prevent children born to illegal-alien parents in the United States from automatically receiving U.S. citizenship. The bill was introduced with 20 original cosponsors.

01/05/2019 12:41 PM
A Wall is a Wall is a Wall…
  by  Eric Ruark

The federal government is shut down, at least partially. The reason, we are told, is President Trump's demand for a "wall." That isn't really the President's demand, and that really isn't why we are at such an impasse.

01/03/2019 05:18 PM
116th Congress Convenes, Funding Compromise Remains Elusive

The House and Senate convened the 116th Congress today without any compromise in sight for funding the remaining federal agencies. President Trump invited congressional leadership to a border security briefing at the White House Wednesday but the meeting broke without an agreement. The president invited leaders to meet again on Friday but it is uncertain whether the meeting will take place.

01/02/2019 12:29 PM
Japan's Unpopular Guest Worker Expansion Mirrors U.S. Mistakes
  by  Van Esser

Using what has been described as “strong-arm tactics,” Japan’s ruling Liberal Democrat Party pushed legislation through the Diet (Japanese parliament) early last month to expand the nation’s guest worker program. 55 percent opposed the law but that apparently did not bother the ruling Party. It rammed the bill through the Diet rather build broad public consensus on the need for change. That’s not unlike how the ruling elites in the United States have pushed through guest worker programs that are detrimental to American workers.